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Brett McKay

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Recent work by Brett

A man wearing a safety harness and holding washing equipment is suspended off the side of a roof
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Heights Residential employs artists to light the lights and wash the windows

A company that was founded to help artists find work in between gigs is ready to hang your Christmas lights as the festive season approaches.

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A profile pic of ELIXR president Martin Ferguson-Pell
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ELIXR celebrates new partnership with EON Reality

An Edmonton-based non-profit focused on extended reality is marking Virtual Reality Day by celebrating a new partnership that will give thousands of Alberta students access to XR development tools.

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A screenshot of a Google Map showing the bike paths added to Street View by Eugene Chen
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Project adds hundreds of kilometres of bike paths to Google Street View

With the help of funding from a Community-Based Budgeting Project created by two city councillors, Eugene Chen has added more than 500 kilometres of Edmonton bike paths to Google Street View. Now he is hoping to keep the project going by enlisting the help of community groups and volunteers.

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People gather on a surface parking lot decorated with planters and picnic tables, with a food truck in the background
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Downtown vibrancy funds largely spent on festivals and public safety

The city councillor representing Edmonton's core is happy with the way funding for the Downtown Vibrancy Strategy has been spent so far, but would like to see future funds go towards more permanent initiatives.

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Stills of three actors from This is Where We Live
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Film project puts true stories of street life in the mouths of actors

A new short film titled This is Where We Live uses verbatim theatre to let Edmonton's unhoused community tell their own stories.

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The outside of the Champion Petfoods facility in Acheson, with a white maple leaf on a large red circle and a sign with the tag line "World's Best Petfood"
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Global giant acquires Edmonton's Champion Petfoods

The acquisition of Champion Petfoods by Mars Petcare will accelerate the company's international growth, says the director of trade for Edmonton Global.

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A graphic summary of how the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System works
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Digital health competition to fund research into better care delivery

Five proposals from researchers at the University of Alberta are among the nine selected to move on to the final phase of a competition for funding in the realm of digital health.

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Wyvern's Chris Robson with Edmonton's downtown skyscrapers behind him
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Wyvern secures more funding, gets set to launch satellites

Edmonton-based space imaging company Wyvern has raised another US $7 million, setting it up to launch its first satellites in early 2023.

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A drawing in black ink called Weather Balloon, roughly in the shape of a poppy seed pod, floating in the sky
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Each + Every turns to art to help fund harm reduction

A collective of businesses seeking to reverse the drug poisoning crisis has launched an ongoing art auction to help fund harm reduction groups.

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