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Looking down an alley on an overcast day, with apartments on the left and commercial buildings on the right
city council region

Calls for public engagement: Edmonton elections, 124 Street, Strathcona County policing

Here are some opportunities to shape civic initiatives, including an alley renewal project in the 124 Street area and an effort to improve municipal elections.

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Sunrise or sunset over a foggy field, with a couple buildings in the distance
city council region

Calls for public engagement: Park planning, downtown revitalization, floods

Here are opportunities to get involved in engagement efforts affecting Edmonton, including strategic planning for the city's newest river valley park and two downtown revitalization projects.

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A person with blonde hair and black glasses gives two thumbs-up while standing before a domed pavilion lit with bright purples and blues.
region climate change

COP28 experience sees advocate push for curriculum change

Grade 11 Sherwood Park student Shelby Hartman says that while climate change is top of mind for her generation, there remains a knowledge gap between advocates and the general population that prevents faster change.

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A photo collage of six pictures: A person stands at a podium in front of signs that read "abacusbio"; a person stands at a podium before a screen that reads "Strong Cities Network"; a person stands in front of a wall adorned with plants and a sign that reads "EPIC"; two people stand at a transit station that is decorated with yellow balloons; two people stand in front of a sign that reads "Dragons' Den CBC GEM"; a building with a sign that reads "Mercer".
city council business

Year in review: Acrimony, agribusiness, adaptation

In 2023, Taproot reported on several stories that continued to evolve after we published them. Here are some updates.

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A photo collage of six pictures, in order: A person stands in a blue T-shirt that reads "Deeleeo"; two people stand looking at the camera with their hands in their pockets; an Edmonton Police Service cruiser parked on a downtown street; a crowd listens to a speaker at an event at the Advanced Technology Centre; a person rides a bike past a building with a sign that says "CO*LAB"; two people stand beneath a sign that reads "Vietnamese submarine".
city council food

Year in review: Police, proteins, packages

In 2023, Taproot reported on several stories that continued to evolve after we published them. Here are some updates.

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Three smiling people sit in a row with microphones before them.
podcast city council

Municipal trivia can stump even Jeopardy aces

What do you get when you mix two Edmontonians who have appeared on Jeopardy with the author of The Ultimate Edmonton Trivia Book, as well as a kazoo-played version of the Final Jeopardy theme, for a YEG-themed game of trivia? The answer in the form of a question has got to be "What is the making of a great podcast?"

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A hydrogen bus parked in a lot.
technology region

Hydrogen bus pilot finds hiccups and fixes

The players behind a pilot of hydrogen buses in Edmonton and Strathcona County have used sandbags to replicate passengers and consulted with experts to expose and resolve any future challenges that the low-carbon technology has.

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A photograph of Amarjeet Sohi, framed from his shoulders up, taken in 2021.
region business

Sohi downplays three departures from Edmonton Global

The decision by three municipalities in less than a month to leave Edmonton Global is disappointing but not fatal, says Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi.

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A man speaks at a microphone at a podium with the words Edmonton Global on it, while people in a crowd look on
region business

Edmonton Global exodus extends to Sturgeon County and Fort Saskatchewan

The councils in Sturgeon County and Fort Saskatchewan both voted on Dec. 12 to depart from Edmonton Global, following the same decision by Strathcona County on Nov. 30.

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