Emily Rendell-Watson



Recent work by Emily

Two women and a man wearing outdoor gear stand in front of a body of water
food business

7 Summits Snacks secures chance to pitch at Startup Canada competition

An Edmonton chocolate company that makes endurance bars for athletes has been named a semifinalist for this year's Startup Global Pitch Competition.

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A portrait of Amit Kumar
region business

Hydrogen: Where we're at and where we're going

The opportunity and promise of hydrogen in the Edmonton region will be highlighted again when the f-Cell Canada conference comes to the Edmonton Convention Centre on May 25 and 26, a month after the Canadian Hydrogen Convention ignited interest and investment.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
food innovation

Bloom: Fuelling with endurance chocolate

In Episode 16 of Bloom, Emily Rendell-Watson interviews Kristyn Carriere, co-founder of 7 Summits Snacks. The Edmonton-based company has developed chocolate bars that can replace energy gels and bars for endurance athletes.

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The covers of three chapbooks from Glass House Press
arts publishing

'Serve the artists': Glass Bookshop launches small press

The co-owners of Glass Bookshop have now become publishers to encourage and elevate the kind of work they want to sell in their independent bookstore.

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Edmonton police cars parked in front of an apartment]
city council police

Coming up at council: May 16-20, 2022

Community and public services committee is scheduled to meet on May 16, with executive committee on May 18. There is also a utility committee meeting on May 20. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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technology business

Amii helps brewery harness AI to make and market beer

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and Blindman Brewing have combined their skills to launch a new beer, just in time for AI Week. The May Long Double IPA, which the Lacombe-based craft brewery releases yearly, features a beer label design that's generated with the help of artificial intelligence.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton]
podcast bloom

Bloom: Applying AI to craft beer

In Episode 15 of Bloom, co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson and Faaiza Ramji interview Kirk Zembal, co-founder of Blindman Brewing, and David Chan, product lead for industry at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). They discuss the craft brewery's use of artificial intelligence to make beer label art and improve its CO2 capture technology, and they explore how other businesses can determine whether AI adoption could give them an edge.

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Play equipment and toys in the child-minding space at the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
city council recreation

Child-minding offered at five city recreation centres

The City of Edmonton and the YMCA of Northern Alberta have partnered to offer child-minding at Kinsmen Sports Centre and Terwillegar, The Meadows, Clareview, and Commonwealth recreation centres as a year-long pilot program. The service provides supervision for children who are 11 or younger to play and learn while their parents or caregivers use the city's recreation facilities.

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City council's swearing in ceremony in 2021
city council

Coming up at council: May 9-13, 2022

City council is scheduled to meet on May 9, with a continuation on May 11. There is also a city council public hearing on May 10. Here are some of the key items on the agenda this week.

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