Stephanie Swensrude



Stephanie is a curator and reporter at Taproot Edmonton. She attended NAIT's radio and television program and has worked at CBC, CFJC in Kamloops, and 630 CHED. Stephanie loves to write about city council and learning more about how Edmonton works. When not reporting, you can find Stephanie roller skating, knitting, playing video games, baking, or chilling with her two adorable cats Juno and Pepper.

Recent work by Stephanie

A person holds a phone displaying The ATLAS app.
technology health

Edmonton startup pilots its accessibility app at KDays

People with impaired mobility may find it easier to move through KDays this year as the 10-day festival partners with Edmonton startup Click&Push Accessibility.

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121 Street in Wîhkwêntôwin.
city council health

City proposes renewing Wîhkwêntôwin to prioritize pedestrians over cars

As it prepares for neighbourhood renewal in Wîhkwêntôwin, the City of Edmonton wants feedback on its design proposals for new bike infrastructure, traffic-calming measures, and linear parks in place of portions of roads.

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Two people hold a sign for the Fyrefly Institute.
health youth

Partnership allows CHEW to increase hours, explore Calgary expansion

The CHEW Project's partnership with Boyle Street Community Services and Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) has helped it emerge from challenging times, expand hours, and now even consider an outpost in Calgary.

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Five people stand by a sign.
business technology

Applied Pharma facility could open local doors while bridging national gap

The head of Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation said a new manufacturing facility and start-up incubator that the company is building at the Edmonton Research Park should help spur a new wave of health innovation in the city.

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The Wild Earth Cafe and Bakery in 2018.
city council housing

On the agenda: Residential parking program, 99 Street development, homelessness funding

This week, councillors will have their last week of meetings before the summer break. They are scheduled to discuss the residential parking program, services for those who are homeless, and a rezoning on 99 Street.

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Lime e-scooters in downtown Edmonton.
business technology

E-scooter operators introduce cognitive test among features aimed at addressing critics

Riders who use shared e-scooters and e-bikes in Edmonton may have noticed a new test that encourages them to reflect on their level of intoxication before taking to the streets.

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Edmonton city council in chambers in August 2023.
city council zoning

On the agenda: District planning, Blatchford infusion, auditor deadlines

This week, councillors will continue to hear from the public about the proposed district policy, discuss an update on Blatchford utilities, and learn about city auditor recommendations.

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A person is photographed in a forest setting
arts indigenous

Magazine aims to amplify Indigenous writers and editors

The first issue of a digital literary magazine with a mandate to promote both established and emerging Indigenous writers and editors is readable online.

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Trees in downtown Edmonton.
health climate change

Tree enthusiasts set to cultivate urban canopy conversation at conference

An arborist and a tree historian are bringing together international experts for a one-day urban forestry conference at the Backstage Theatre on June 21.

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