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A chart depicting COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Edmonton.
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Announcement of optional passport system spurs uptick in COVID-19 vaccinations

Alberta's vaccine passport system didn't come into effect until Sept. 20, but the Edmonton health zone already experienced a spike in vaccinations the day after the program was announced, according to data from Alberta Health Services.

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A chart depicting how Edmonton city councillors voted from 2017-2021.
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A look back at how councillors voted as Edmonton prepares to usher in a new council

Edmonton city council held its final meeting last week before breaking for the upcoming municipal election. Edmonton's Open Data Catalogue provides a look back at how councillors voted over the past four years, which sheds some light on council's direction and the structure of its voting process.

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A chart depicting precipitation trends in Edmonton.
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Chart of the week: A look at Edmonton's dry decade

It's the end of a very dry summer in Edmonton, and while 2021 was particularly parched, it's the latest of a decade-long trend that has seen less rainfall in the city, according to data from Environment Canada.

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A chart depicting hotel occupancy rates in Edmonton between 2019 and 2021.
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Edmonton hotels face slow but steady recovery

Visitors are booking more hotel rooms in Edmonton this year, but the industry has a long way to go to get back to pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the Alberta government.

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A chart showing the number of cannabis licences issued per month in Edmonton since August 2020, peaking just over 20 in October and April.
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Chart of the week: Cannabis licences

The number of retail cannabis licences issued in Edmonton has been dropping since April, but a 90% cut to licensing fees may help reverse that trend in the new year.

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The Delta variant surges in the Edmonton zone
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Chart of the week: Delta variant surges in Edmonton zone

As COVID cases rise in Alberta, the B.1.617 "Delta" variant of the virus, which sparked concern among public health officials since it was first discovered in December, continues to spread in Edmonton.

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A chart depicting Alberta businesses that laid off staff during the pandemic, by industry.
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Chart of the week: Pandemic layoffs

As businesses reopen or work back up to their pre-pandemic capacity and schedule, it is apparent that closures hit some industries and workers harder than others, according to data from Statistics Canada.

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A bar graph showing the percentage change in seated diners in Edmonton in 2021 compared with 2019, with huge deficits through most of the year until June and July, where several days are now above 2021 levels
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Chart of the week: Restaurants bounce back

Edmonton's restaurants have consistently seen more business this month than before the COVID-19 pandemic — see the data for yourself in our chart of the week.

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Chart of the week: Edmonton's future population growth
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Chart of the week: Edmonton's future population growth

The provincial government is projecting the Edmonton area will be one of the fastest-growing regions in the province between now and 2046.

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