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Mack Male

Publisher

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Mack is on a mission to change the world through code and prose. He co-founded Taproot Publishing Inc. in 2016 and has been covering Edmonton city council for more than a decade.

A dedicated community builder, Mack has earned numerous awards and distinctions including being named a "Top 40 Under 40" by Avenue Edmonton Magazine and one of "Alberta's Next 10 Most Influential People" by Alberta Venture Magazine.


Recent work by Mack

Graham Kawulka wearing a white collared shirt and grey sweater
News

Nanoprecise scales up to cut emissions through predictive maintenance

Nanoprecise Sci Corp is scaling up to help companies around the world reduce their carbon footprint by improving the efficiency of their industrial equipment.

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Machines in a factory
News

Airport-based facility to boost production of compostable straws

Plant Plus, which produces compostable straws using a novel plant-fibre polymer, is planning to boost production thanks to an upgraded facility in the Edmonton region.

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A street in the Historic West Ritchie area with "false front" façades
News

On the agenda: Cost-cutting, Strathcona development, and council's conduct

Council will start the week with a public hearing on Jan. 23, followed by council services committee on the morning of Jan. 24, a code of conduct subcommittee meeting on the afternoon of the 24th, an emergency advisory committee meeting on Jan. 25, and a non-regular council meeting on the afternoon of the 25th. Here are some of the key agenda items.

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Seven men wearing suits in front of a PrairiesCan banner and Canadian flag
Brief

Feds inject $9.74M into Edmonton region's hydrogen economy

Edmonton's growing hydrogen economy has received another boost with the announcement of more than $9.74 million in funding through PrairiesCan to strengthen the region's hydrogen supply chain, increase access to refuelling equipment, and upgrade testing facilities.

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Exterior view of the new Coronation Park Sports and Recreation Centre within Coronation Park with people and dogs in the snow around the trails leading to the building
News

On the agenda: Coronation funding, pedway construction, climate reviews

City council returns from its holiday break this week, with community and public services committee on Jan. 16, urban planning committee on Jan. 17, and executive committee on Jan. 18. Here are some of the key agenda items.

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A map of Edmonton showing redeveloping, developing, and future growth areas, with completion thresholds for developing areas overlaid
News

New standard could help shift Edmonton's growth pattern

The city is developing a new measure called the substantial completion standard aimed at supporting the City Plan's goal of encouraging a market shift from primarily greenfield development to infill. But representatives from the home building and development industries are concerned it could contribute to the affordability crisis in housing.

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Sharon Yeo and Freya Fu lead a group of people down a wide sidewalk in Edmonton's Chinatown
News

Chinatown Dining Week returns with inflation-friendly deals

Chinatown Dining Week is back for the sixth year in row, featuring 15 food businesses in Edmonton's Chinatown area from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5.

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Council chambers during the final day of the budget process
News

'Gruelling' budget process ends with tax increase of 4.96% in 2023

City council has approved Edmonton's 2023-2026 budgets, which will result in property tax increases of just under 5% in each of the next four years.

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Justin Weleschuk and Alex Putici seated on a couch in front of a brick wall with two red mugs on a white table in front of them
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Work Nicer opens second Edmonton location at Mercer Warehouse

Work Nicer's second Edmonton location is now open inside the historic Mercer Warehouse on 104 Street downtown.

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