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A crowd of people on stage at a convention.
business region

Explainer: Edmonton's complex regional cooperation landscape

Several of the five municipalities that have voted to leave Edmonton Global say they remain committed to regional economic development — but will do so through other organizations.

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Lime e-scooters in downtown Edmonton in 2020.
region business

E-scooter operators remain bullish on Edmonton region

Despite bankruptcies in other countries and bans in other cities, micromobility operators say shared e-scooters and e-bikes aren't rolling out of the Edmonton region any time soon.

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The John Fry Sports Pavilion is pictured, showing its awning that has the title "Sports Park" written on it.
city council business

On the agenda: OP12, George Spady, six rezonings

This week, council meets virtually to discuss many items that were postponed in the wake of the attack on city hall in late January.

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A person wearing a suit and glasses stands inside a campus building.
business technology

NAIT set to grow from four schools to seven

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is shaking up its academic structure to respond to industry needs as it looks towards 2050, a senior leader said.

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An aerial view of a multifamily housing development next to a single-family home.
business technology

Neighbours who developed multifamily 'gem' look to replicate success

A group of North Glenora neighbours who collaborated to build multifamily housing in their own backyards have already netted an Urban Design Award and are now looking to repeat their climate-focused success in another mature neighbourhood, just with a smaller footprint.

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A person stands behind a podium on stage surrounded by greenery. The podium includes a crest and text that includes, "St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce" and "City of St. Albert."
region business

Edmonton Global hopes to listen its way to harmony

Edmonton Global is hiring two consultants as it embarks on a roughly six-month "listening tour" to gather concerns from its 14 member municipalities and consider how it might convince those who want to leave to change their minds.

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A woman in a white bathrobe wears a bright pink, adjustable shower cap and looks in the mirror
business technology

How one inventor's shower cap landed an exclusive U.S. patent

Local inventor Gillian Thomson has earned a United States utility patent for her Skipper shower cap and with it the exclusive selling rights in that country.

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Amy Quon wearing a Chicken for Lunch t-shirt at The Lingnan
food business

Amy Quon closing Chicken For Lunch after 32 years

Edmonton culinary institution Chicken for Lunch is closing after 32 years of business. The kiosk, located in the food court in Rice Howard Place (formerly Scotia Place), is known for its long line-ups and Amy Quon, its gregarious proprietor. Its last day of business will be Feb. 29.

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A wrinkled and torn paper McDonald's bag discarded in the street
city council business

Survey says Edmonton split on single-use bylaw

A survey completed by nearly 8,000 residents shows that nearly half of respondents support Edmonton's single-use item reduction bylaw and the other half don't.

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