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Karen Unland

Editor-in-Chief

She/Her

Karen is the co-founder of Taproot Publishing Inc. and the Alberta Podcast Network. She previously worked as a reporter and editor for 14 years at the Edmonton Journal before leaving the newsroom in 2011 to start a consulting business and teach journalism.

Karen has a Masters in Journalism from Carleton University and attended the beat business training program at CUNY's Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism in the summer of 2015.


Recent work by Karen

A map of Edmonton's pihêsiwin ward
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pihêsiwin: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in pihêsiwin answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's papastew ward
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papastew: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in papastew answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's O-day'min ward.
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O-day'min: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in O-day'min answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi ward.
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Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's Nakota Isga ward.
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Nakota Isga: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in Nakota Isga answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's sipiwiyiniwak ward
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sipiwiyiniwak: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in sipiwiyiniwak answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's Métis ward
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Métis: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in M´´etis answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A cyclist is followed by a car in a screenshot from a video on safe streets for everyone
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Safe passing distance quantified, but precision isn't the point

We now know how close is too close when a motorist is passing a cyclist in Edmonton. On Episode 145 of Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male discuss the new safe passing distance bylaw, among other things.

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ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ Amiskwaciy-wâskahikan
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Truth and reconciliation in Edmonton: Where we're at and what you can do

Implementation of the City of Edmonton's Indigenous Framework, which city council endorsed in February after extensive consultation with a panel of Indigenous leaders, is in its "embryonic stage." Edmontonians can help ensure the strategy doesn't just become lip service.

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