Colin Gallant



Colin is a reporter for Taproot Edmonton. He studied journalism at Mount Royal University and has been an editor for publications including Avenue Calgary, BeatRoute Magazine and The Calgary Journal.

Colin is also the co-founder of a QTBIPOC advocacy group called Pink Flamingo. Each year, he writes and/or edits more than 200 band bios for Sled Island Music & Arts Festival. He has two dogs and loves riding his bicycle.

Recent work by Colin

A red cocktail sits in a sunbeam on a wooden table beside a menu with the heading "DRINKS".
food business

Industry vet opens Little Wolf in former Three Boars space

A chef with more than 20 years of experience just opened the first restaurant of his own in the former Three Boars space in Garneau.

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A screenshot of Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw speaking into a microphone
region business

Sturgeon County wins appeal to develop Villeneuve Airport Area

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board has approved a plan for the development of the area around Villeneuve Airport, reversing an earlier stance that had Sturgeon County questioning whether the regional body was working for its smaller members.

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Justin Riemer, Sean Collins, Ian MacGregor, and Andrew Gillis sit on a conference stage beneath a screen showing their names
region business

Cleantech startups see opportunity in Alberta's Industrial Heartland

Two Edmonton cleantech companies are getting closer to opening facilities in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, where they plan to leverage the area's unique assets.

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Two cosplayers — a fae in a long coat with epaulettes and a lady in a knee-length frock and a big, fancy hat — pose with six black-clad conference-goers in front of a portal promoting Nightingale.
arts technology

Gaming studios leverage connections made at GamesCom

A trade mission to Germany helped a big Edmonton video game developer build more hype around its first big release while giving smaller studios more traction on an international stage.

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A large crowd of people is gathered at Churchill Square for Cariwest Festival.
arts festivals

Summer festival safety measures evolve, but not out of fear

Security at summer festivals evolved this year, but not because of a fear of violence, despite a general narrative that the city is less safe.

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A portrait of chef Joshua Nhan holding three tomatoes and wearing a beanie and a sweater. Beside him is a closeup of three empanadas surrounded by garnish on a pink table.
food business

Emerging chef brings Peruvian flair to Dolly's Cocktail Bar

Joshua Nhan, a recently graduated chef, is leading his first kitchen at the new restaurant concept from The Common.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi addresses a seated audience inside City Hall.
city council business

Edge Fund submissions to be judged on contributions to Edmonton

Submissions to the new Edmonton Edge Fund will be evaluated based on the degree to which they make Edmonton a better place to live.

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Small children gathered on a floor. In the foreground, the back of the head of a child with blonde braids and tortoise glasses.
business technology

Parent-assisting companies look to grow in Edmonton

Two startups focused on solving parents' problems are heading into back-to-school season with expansion in mind.

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Uproot Food Collective co-founder and CEO Chris Lerohl poses to the right of a food-manufacturing tool.
food business

Uproot Food Collective to extend FrontFundr campaign

An Edmonton-based frozen food innovator is extending its equity-crowdfunding campaign to give supporters more time to help fund its expansion.

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