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Minister Ric McIver speaks at a podium beside a slide reading "Welcome to the EMRB"
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Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board to meet for first time since elections

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) will usher in six new mayors on Dec. 9 at its first official meeting since the municipal elections earlier this fall.

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The port in Prince Rupert, B.C.
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B.C. flooding highlights Edmonton's advantage as shipping hub

Disastrous flooding in British Columbia that has blocked rail and road shipments has also highlighted Edmonton's potential as a transportation and distribution hub, with its 1,100-kilometre rail link to Canada's fastest-growing port in Prince Rupert, B.C.

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A collage of arts and crafts such as jewelry, socks, and ceramics
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Royal Bison returns in person, just in time for the holidays

A mainstay in Edmonton's craft fair scene is back for the holiday season, and it's happening in person for the first time since before the pandemic began. Royal Bison kicked off its online sale last week and will return to the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre on Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12.

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Customers at 1st Round in downtown Edmonton
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Downtown leaders call on Sohi for budget boost to spur recovery efforts

Downtown business and community leaders want Mayor Amarjeet Sohi to follow through on campaign promises to champion the area's recovery, urging him to boost funding for vibrancy initiatives and offer financial incentives for residential and Warehouse District projects.

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Larry Harris, owner of Bonne Vie Bakery
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Bonne Vie Bakery celebrates first birthday

Bonne Vie Bakery, which was a part of a large contingent of home-based businesses that opened during the pandemic after the province relaxed the rules around the preparation and sale of low-risk home-prepared foods, has celebrated its first anniversary.

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Frazil pans, or the clusters of ice seen here, emerged on the North Saskatchewan River as temperatures continue to drop.
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Coming up this week: Nov. 22-26, 2021

Coming up this week in Edmonton, the Centre for Race and Culture will host a roundtable on Nov. 24 to discuss discrimination in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, a session for how communities can embrace winter, and more.

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People celebrate on stage amid coloured lights and champagne
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PulseMedica secures about $400K at Startup TNT's Investment Summit IV

A company that's working on a revolutionary solution for patients suffering from major eye diseases took home the top prize in the Edmonton third of Startup TNT's Investment Summit IV.

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An old classified ad, including one for the Edmonton Hotel, "the pioneer house of entertainment west of Portage la Prairie"
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A moment in history: Nov. 18, 1882

On this day 139 years ago, travellers were invited to spend a night at the newly expanded Edmonton Hotel, Donald Ross's ticket to making money more efficiently than the gold-panning that brought him to the city.

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Two white-coated scientists working in the Entos lab
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Edmonton's Entos partners with California company to help develop gene therapy

Entos Pharmaceuticals has announced a new partnership with BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. to develop its gene therapy candidates using its Fusogenix platform

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