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Recent stories about health


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health community

Good Talk celebrates a year of structuring spaces to build community

The Good Talk Collective is set to celebrate a year of small events that explore what it means to be a leader and work to heal loneliness, disconnection, and division.

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city council business

Edmonton grants $4.7M to 17 organizations through Edge Fund

Details of $4.7 million in Edmonton Edge Fund grants the city is awarding to 17 innovators and entrepreneurs to create economic or social benefits went live on May 7.

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Smoky skies in downtown Edmonton.
health climate change

Is your neighbourhood vulnerable to climate change? New research provides answers

University of Alberta researchers have used public data to create a set of maps that illustrate the Edmonton neighbourhoods where residents are most vulnerable to negative health outcomes caused by climate change.

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city council health

Prescribing joy: How Edmonton advocates help seniors age in place

The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council is partnering with medical professionals to help the city's seniors keep living in their homes rather than in long-term care facilities.

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Four people sit on a couch at the CHEW Project.
health fyrefly institute

Boyle Street to take over CHEW Project operations

Boyle Street Community Services is taking over the day-to-day operation of the CHEW Project on April 1 as the centre has struggled with staffing and new requirements.

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health business

OligomicsTx wins at Startup TNT summit finale

OligomicsTx won a minimum of $155,000 from Startup TNT at the organization's Life Sciences Summit finale on March 14 in Edmonton.

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The Alberta Legislature Building.
region health

Podcast hosts suggest budget misses mark for Edmonton

The 2024 provincial budget lacks meaningful investment in Edmonton, said the hosts of Episode 254 of Speaking Municipally.

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Two police officers are pictured from behind as they stand in front of a cultural gate in Edmonton's Chinatown.
city council business

City awards most of $1M Chinatown fund to security

The City of Edmonton awarded more than $700,000 of the $1 million Chinatown Recovery Fund to proposals focused on security rather than vibrancy, a report on the fund says.

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A photo of colourful tarps, several bikes in disrepair and a person with a cart show a homeless encampment in Edmonton.
health shelters

Homeless reception centre generates big numbers as well as 'abject misery': advocate

The United Conservative Party government describes its recently-launched homeless reception centre as a success, but some advocates for people without housing strongly disagree.

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