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A scientist wearing a lab coat pours liquid into a beaker.
technology business

How NAIT helps Edmonton food companies develop delicious

NAIT's Centre for Culinary Innovation is embarking on a new waste-reduction project worth $1 million as it continues to develop groundbreaking products with local food and beverage companies.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad from 1917 that details a train service from Edmonton to Alberta Beach
history region

A moment in history: July 17, 1917

On this day in 1917, beachgoers in Edmonton were taking the Moonlight Express train to Alberta Beach, 60 kilometres northwest of the city.

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Five people stand by a sign.
business technology

Applied Pharma facility could open local doors while bridging national gap

The head of Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation said a new manufacturing facility and start-up incubator that the company is building at the Edmonton Research Park should help spur a new wave of health innovation in the city.

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Rendering of a proposed 31-storey apartment tower next to an existing 13-storey building
engagement city council

Calls for public engagement: Downtown tower, Fort Sask bike park

Here are opportunities to help shape civic planning about new developments, strategies, and services. Please complete surveys only for municipalities where you are a resident.

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A picture of a person at speaking above a sign that says "Edmonton Global"
podcast city council

Podcasters taxed by administration's non-residential tax report

A new administration report shows the percentage of taxes the city collects from non-residential properties is smaller than that same percentage across the region. Given non-residential taxes from businesses net a municipality far more than residential ones, the report poses a problem that the co-hosts were keen to discuss in Episode 269 of Speaking Municipally.

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View of Edmonton's river valley on an overcast day, centred on the Groat Road Bridge, facing east
engagement region

Calls for public engagement: Walking 102 Avenue, future planning for the river valley

Here are opportunities to help inform municipal planning for downtown transportation, updates to regulations in the river valley, rezonings, and more.

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Knives for sale inside a retail display, with a note attached to the glass reading "PLEASE CLOSE KNIFE DISPLAY WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED GRABBING PRODUCT"
city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Knife sales, Wagner Road, St. Albert mobility

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal decision-making about public safety, street safety, mobility, and more. Please only complete surveys if you are part of the target audience or a resident of the affected municipality.

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A tractor in a dry-looking field.
region food

Rain improves drought outlook in Edmonton region

A rainy and cool May has made a "tremendous improvement" to drought conditions across the Edmonton region, but experts warn that a dry month could quickly reverse that progress.

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Entrance sign for Castle Downs Park, with icons indicating the park's amenities, including a skating rink, picnic tables, and sports fields
city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Castle Downs Park, Blue Quill, Belmont

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal planning on several issues, including planning for a Sturgeon County development, surplus school sites in some Edmonton neighbourhoods, and the future of Castle Downs Park.

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