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A newspaper clipping that reads, "Urges stop to confectioners, cafe licenses"
history food

A moment in history: May 29, 1934

On this day in 1934, some concerned citizens were calling for Edmonton to have fewer candy stores.

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A smiling person looks into the camera while tucking their hair behind their ear.
technology business

UpRow launches 2.0 as it eyes Inventures pitch and international expansion

Hot on the heels of investment successes, UpRow has launched the 2.0 version of its app marketplace that assists newcomers in the lead-up to its pitch at Inventures in Calgary and a trade mission to London.

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Jason Wong on the street next to the front window at Little Bon Bon
food business

Little Bon Bon set to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history

The creators of Yelo'd are opening an ice cream parlour and café called Little Bon Bon in the historic Hull Block, at 9660 106 Avenue NW, in June.

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An architectural rendering of a multi-family housing development.
city council housing

New city team aims to accelerate housing construction

The City of Edmonton has established a housing action team with the goal of scaling up investment in affordable housing and accelerating construction.

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Two smiling people pose in a space filled with comic books and boxes.
business infrastructure

Variant Edition finds new Bat Cave after Stony Plain Road flood

Variant Edition has opened a new sanctum after catastrophic flooding at Revolution Square forced it and at least nine businesses to leave. Now the indie comic shop's owners are forging a future where the bricks-and-mortar store is just the origin story in a hero's arc.

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An excavator digs through the remnants of a building that has burned down
history city council

Hangar 11 loss called a crucial moment for Edmonton architecture

Dan Rose swore as he watched the flames destroy Hangar 11 on April 22. "I was like, 'For Christ's sakes, we just can't catch a break,'" he told Taproot.

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The word "ARTS" in block letters with images representing visual art, theatre, music, and coming together superimposed on the letters
city council arts

Podcasters wonder what makes a district

Following city council's decision to designate Rice Howard Way as a downtown entertainment district, news about two other districts in downtown Edmonton caught the attention of Episode 264 of Speaking Municipally.

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Shoppers visit the 124 Grand Market in 2023.
food business

Busy summer ahead for Grand Markets Edmonton

Grand Markets Edmonton has launched its 2024 season, and there are some changes afoot for those looking for locally made food, beverages, and art.

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Mikayla Balfour models her outerwear apparel in a snowbank.
business fashion

Nexarina founder carves a path for women in snow sports

Mikayla Balfour, the NAIT grad named Student Entrepreneur of the Year at the YEG Community Startup Awards, is about to start accepting pre-orders for her size-inclusive women's outerwear.

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