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business city council

Jasper Place builds 'symbiotic' community-business relationship

A business association in Edmonton is testing whether building belonging can be good for both the community and the bottom line with a new micro-grant program that focuses on community resources, transforming existing assets, creating events, and launching pilot projects.

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arts business

Founder shifts from neuroscience to fashion

One of Edmonton's newest fashion brands comes from the mind of a founder who is finally doing what she wanted to do when she grew up, after detours into neuroscience and an internet-of-things tech startup.

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business housing

Financialization of housing puts Edmonton's affordability at risk, advocates say

Investors own nearly half of all purpose-built rental buildings in Edmonton, and as National Housing Day approaches, housing advocates warn that the city's lauded affordability could disappear if governments do not act on this fast-moving trend.

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technology arts

AGNT books a win at Startup TNT's Investment Summit VIII

AGNT, an online marketplace that makes it easier for event organizers to book entertainers, won the Edmonton finale of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VIII.

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A newspaper clipping of a story headlined "H.B. Kline Firm Passes Half-Century Mark: Mark Anniversary By Remodelling"
history business

A moment in history: Nov. 15, 1954

On this day 69 years ago, H.B. Kline and Company celebrated its 50th year on Jasper Avenue.

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A woman stands at a podium on a circular stage, surrounded by an audience. Above them, two large panels read "Walking Forward Together" and "Explore Edmonton."
business region

Indigenous Tourism Strategy focuses on understanding, economic reconciliation

A new Indigenous tourism strategy from Explore Edmonton that's aimed at international travellers could be a step towards economic reconciliation, but observers note such work can also create unhealthy expectations unless Indigenous communities are in the driver's seat.

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business fashion

Poppy Barley stitches knitwear into its lineup

Edmonton-born brand Poppy Barley has launched a knitwear line, its first foray into garments after a decade of focus on sustainable leather footwear and accessories.

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technology business

Student with two startups among winners at ASTech Awards

A University of Alberta student who has co-founded two startups — one that decentralizes plastics recycling and another that uses AI to better understand the shape of wounds — was among the recipients of this year's ASTech Awards.

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region business

Task forces launched to support regional economic development

Those involved in the economic development of the Edmonton region are shifting their focus from celebration to action with the launch of four task forces.

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