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Emily Rendell-Watson

Managing Editor

She/Her

Recent work by Emily

An array of faces of the members of the City of Edmonton's energy transition climate resilience committee
News

'The defining issue': How city council candidates want to tackle climate change

Most candidates running for council think the city is on the right track with its Community Energy Transition Strategy, with many thinking it's just a start. But a few feel it's too expensive.

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A screen capture of some mayoral candidates' answers to two questions from the Taproot Survey, one on funding and the other on racism
News

New candidates more interested in freezing Edmonton police budget than incumbents are

A couple of questions about policing on the Taproot Survey reveal a divide between new candidates and those who are seeking re-election.

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Edmonton Startup Week will be held in a virtual format for 2021.
News

Edmonton Startup Week to celebrate local innovation community

The eighth annual Edmonton Startup Week is days away from kicking off, with more than 50 events scheduled between Oct. 18-22 aimed to bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, community champions, and those interested in startup culture.

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An array of racks for solar panels surrounded by trees
News

River valley solar farm not popular among most council candidates

The majority of candidates responding to the Taproot Survey say they don't support the location of a solar farm in the river valley beside the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant, even though it is already under construction.

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Puneeta McBryan, executive direction of the Downtown Business Association
News

'A critical role': Most candidates support spending as much — or more — on Downtown Vibrancy Strategy

The Taproot Survey of council candidates has revealed many champions for the Downtown Vibrancy Strategy, with the majority of respondents supporting the current level of city investment or more. But a few are opposed, including two incumbents.

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Drummers in African prints parade down a residential street
Brief

Weekend agenda: Oct. 7-11, 2021

This Thanksgiving weekend in Edmonton, join a parade through Royal Gardens, run for Doctors Without Borders, or check out the 11 O'clock Number.

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A screenshot of how the mayoral candidates answered Taproot Survey questions on helping the arts and business recover from the pandemic
News

Where the candidates land on helping the arts recover from the pandemic

Candidates for mayor and city council are split when it comes to the Taproot Survey question of how much the City of Edmonton should spend to help the arts sector recover from the pandemic — but no one has said the city should spend less.

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A map of all of the public washroom locations in Edmonton
Feature

How public washrooms help make a city work well

Most candidates for mayor and city council agree that Edmonton needs more permanent public washrooms, a move that is vital for a city to work for everyone, says consultant Lezlie Lowe.

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<p>Shelvie Fernan and Victoria Celi of Fly &amp; Fetch </p>
News

Startup TNT announces top 20 for Investment Summit IV

Twenty Edmonton companies are preparing to pitch on Oct. 7 for the opportunity to be a finalist at this fall's Startup TNT Investment Summit IV. At least one business will receive a minimum of $150,000 from participating angel investors following the Nov. 18 summit.

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