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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

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Headlines: Sept. 30, 2022

The Downtown Recovery Coalition is calling for enhanced safety and security downtown; about 1,000 people attended the inaugural forward/slash summit hosted by Edmonton Global; Karen and Gene Principe are "the north side's power couple" says EDify magazine.

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Headlines: Sept. 28, 2022

Council heard from more than a dozen speakers calling for their experiences to be included in the updated affordable housing strategy; Homeward Trust is conducting another homeless count; five more ambulances are now in service in Edmonton.

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Headlines: Sept. 27, 2022

The new Edmonton Police Service includes a goal to improve public relations; Edmonton's Food Bank is seeing record-high demand; community and public services committee has voted to overhaul Edmonton's fireworks bylaw.

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Nafaa Haddou in a blue shirt standing against a wall
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Nu Terra Labs aims to support vertical farming with automation and AI

Nafaa Haddou, co-founder and CEO of Nu Terra Labs, sees great opportunity for vertical farming to contribute to a more sustainable food system.

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Headlines: Sept. 26, 2022

Coun. Ashley Salvador wants to do something about illegal surface parking lots; parents in Edgemont are frustrated with the lack of a school in the community; Pride Corner on Whyte has resumed its activity following recent threats of violence.

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A bike lane flanked by a road and sidewalk
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Coming up at council: Sept. 26-30, 2022

This week, community and public services committee will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Tuesday morning. Urban planning committee will meet on Tuesday afternoon, executive committee will meet on Wednesday, and the code of conduct subcommittee will meet on Thursday afternoon.

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Trevor Caswell at a podium with the words "Pharma Logistics Masterclass" behind him
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Airport forges international reputation in pharma logistics and delivery

A spirit of collaboration has helped the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) earn a global reputation as a leader in pharmaceutical logistics and innovative delivery, says the organization's manager in charge of cargo.

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Gantt chart for the 2023-2026 budget timeline
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Hard decisions ahead as Edmonton's 2023-2026 budget process approaches

City council is just six weeks from the start of the 2023-2026 budget process. Agreeing on the next four-year budgets could be quite a challenge, given rising costs, the need to incorporate a carbon budget and accounting framework, and this council's composition, with several new members, a wide range of priorities, and time-management difficulties.

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Headlines: Sept. 15, 2022

CSU52 is rallies for pay increases ahead of city council's budget deliberations; the abandoned Dwayne's Home has been on fire 18 times this year; there will be no public holiday for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Sept. 19.

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