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A man walks past the large, street-level windows of The Helm menswear store downtown
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The Helm opens bigger flagship downtown while others shy away

When the team behind The Helm started talking about expanding to a bigger space, there was no question about where it should be. "Our entire DNA is based in the downtown core of the city," said co-founder Chad Helm.

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A smiling Jalene Anderson-Baron holds an award in front of a backdrop featuring the Alberta Chambers of Commerce logo
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Future Fields sees growth potential beyond cellular agriculture

Future Fields was founded to grow meat in the lab. It pivoted to generating the growth factor that cellular agriculture depends on. And now its leaders see a whole new opportunity in developing recombinant protein for therapeutics, vaccines, and other such applications.

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A cluster of mushrooms growing in the dark
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Zylorion files U.S. provisional patent for novel psilocybin-based compound

Mental health care and psychedelic therapy innovator PsiloTec Health Solutions, operating as Zylorion Health, has filed a provisional patent for a novel psilocybin-based compound. The compound, ZYL-314, is to be used in the treatment of mental health disorders as well as other conditions and disorders related to the central nervous system, the company said.

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Santiago Lopez and Kristin Panylyk stand beside a shelf of packaged coffee beans, near a counter full of pastries]
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The Colombian opens third café, eyes further expansion

The Colombian has opened a third café in Edmonton during highly uncertain times for the food service industry, but this expansion is only a hint of what founder and co-owner Santiago Lopez envisions.

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A portrait of Blue Plate Diner owners John Williams and Rima Devitt, above a picture of the chalk sign reading "Thank you for 15 amazing years, 104 St. community" and beside a picture of the patio on Stony Plain Road
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Heartbroken owner of Blue Plate Diner feels community's love

As she prepares to close the Blue Plate Diner for good, owner Rima Devitt can't help but wonder what would have happened if her restaurant hadn't been pushed out of its longtime home on 104 Street.

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Michael Bowling, Richard Sutton, and Patrick Pilarski smile in front of an array of DeepMind logos
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DeepMind celebrates five years in Edmonton

DeepMind Alberta, the first international research office of the UK-based AI arm of Alphabet, celebrated its fifth anniversary at its newly completed office space in downtown Edmonton.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Bloom: Driving growth while saving lives with connected trucks

Episode 24 of Taproot's podcast about innovation in Edmonton features a conversation with Brian Heath, CEO of Drivewyze, a company that is intent on growing here even though most of its customers are in the United States.

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A technician holds a device on a baby's hip joint and looks at an ultrasound image
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Medical imaging company Medo acquired by California's Exo

Medo, an Edmonton-based medical AI innovator, is being acquired by Exo, an American health information and medical device company interested in making ultrasound imaging faster and simpler so that a wider range of caregivers can use it.

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A semi truck with the banner "oversize load" on the front drives past sensor equipment at an inspection station along a highway
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Clean Air Strategic Alliance aims to find out what trucks are emitting

Machines will be shooting beams of light through the exhaust plumes of heavy-duty trucks along Alberta highways this summer to measure emissions, gathering the last bits of data needed for a report on how to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation sector.

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