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Brett McKay

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Recent work by Brett

Craig Knox accepts DrugBank's award surrounded by a crowd at Poppy Barley
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DrugBank continues winning streak at YEG Community Startup Awards

DrugBank was awarded "Most Edmonton Startup of the Year" at the second annual YEG Startup Community Awards on May 19.

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Two pie charts breaking down the proposed one-time and ongoing spending on community safety and well-being initiatives
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Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money

Members of city council's community and public services committee spent a lot of time this week debating how best to spend $8.4 million remaining from the money they diverted from a police funding increase last year.

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A smiling Danielle Paradis, wearing T-shirt with Cree syllabics on it, stands with her arm around McKenzie Toulouse
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Immersive program combines coding, ceremony, and Indigenous knowledge

A program that merges technology and traditional teachings has come to Edmonton to give Indigenous young adults digital skills and deeper connections to their communities.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi speaks onstage
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Mayor slams province, praises region, in State of the City address

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi used his first State of the City address to criticize the province for its lack of support for Edmonton.

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A large crowd inspects bikes in an underground parkade.
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Alberta Bike Swap returns with family-friendly addition

A popular event that gives cyclists a chance to buy and sell bikes without the hassles of online marketplaces is returning to Edmonton, this time with plans to include children's bikes, too.

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Cory Janssen at a podium bearing the words "Diversifying our Economy" beside a banner reading "AI Lab for Government, powered by AltaML]
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Province creates public sector AI lab with AltaML

The Alberta government is putting $3.4 million annually into GovLab.AI, a public sector artificial intelligence lab that aims to solve complex problems by pairing experts from AltaML with post-secondary students and graduates via Mitacs to work with public servants.

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Screenshots of the Allies app, with a map of Louise McKinney Park, a description of an incident where a senior Asian lady is being verbally harassed, and a number of people indicate they have arrived to help
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App aims to equip bystanders to respond to hate

An Edmonton-based developer is building an app to help bystanders respond appropriately to hate-motivated attacks. The Allies app allows users to send out a beacon if they are experiencing or witnessing a hate incident, alerting nearby users and helping to coordinate bystander intervention.

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