Mack Male



Mack is the co-founder and CEO of Taproot Publishing. Prior to becoming an entrepreneurial journalist, Mack spent more than a decade working in software development.

Recent work by Mack


Headlines: May 15, 2024

City of Edmonton is supporting Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees; UAlberta and Edmonton police remain under scrutiny for dismantling of protest encampment; city council approves Rice Howard Way entertainment district.

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Edmonton Transit Arc Card set against the background of Edmonton's downtown
city council transit

On the agenda: Youth on transit, Blatchford, and funding for safety and well-being

City council is back from the Thanksgiving break with three committee meetings to discuss transit improvements and fares for youth, an external evaluation of progress at Blatchford, and funding for community safety and well-being.

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A dug-out road in front of businesses separated by a fence
city council housing

On the agenda: Winter shelters, affordable housing, and construction compensation

This week, a public hearing takes place on Oct. 3, city council meets on Oct. 4 with a continuation scheduled for Oct. 5, and a special city council meeting takes place on Oct. 6.

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Vehicles parked in a gravel surface parking lot with towers in the background
city council downtown

On the agenda: Surface parking lots, Metro Line to Blatchford, and funding transit growth

This week, community and public services committee meets on Sept. 18, urban planning committee meets on Sept. 19, executive committee meets on Sept. 20, and audit committee meets on Sept. 22.

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City clerks and others seated in front of a screen facing members of city council inside council chambers
city council budget

On the agenda: Operating deficits, capital spending, and another Oliver tower

A public hearing will take place on Sept. 11, and city council will meet on Sept. 12 and 13. Council services committee will meet on Sept. 15. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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An Edmonton Police Service vehicle parked in front of police headquarters
city council police

On the agenda: Police funding formula, Heritage River designation, and more

City council returns from its summer break next week, just as Taproot Edmonton is starting ours. Here are some of the key items on the agenda for the next two weeks.

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Headlines: Aug. 9, 2023

Proposed apartment building in The Quarters concerns residents; food bank donations during August long weekend down this year; 124 Street businesses report spike in break-ins

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Headlines: Aug. 8, 2023

Free valet bike parking service available downtown; Edmonton's Food Bank urgently seeking donations; new all-girls hockey association launches in Edmonton

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Headlines: Aug. 2, 2023

Cities and province call for more federal funds for affordable housing; racialized women face exclusion and unfairness in Edmonton workplaces; LRT consortium says it has learned from past mistakes heading into bridge construction

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