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A photo of black and green compost bins.
region technology

How Leduc uses AI to keep plastic out of organics carts

A Leduc pilot program that uses artificial intelligence to help residents keep plastic out of organics bins has been extended to the end of 2024 after the city saw a significant reduction in contamination.

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Lime e-scooters in downtown Edmonton in 2020.
region business

E-scooter operators remain bullish on Edmonton region

Despite bankruptcies in other countries and bans in other cities, micromobility operators say shared e-scooters and e-bikes aren't rolling out of the Edmonton region any time soon.

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A person wearing a suit and glasses stands inside a campus building.
business technology

NAIT set to grow from four schools to seven

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology is shaking up its academic structure to respond to industry needs as it looks towards 2050, a senior leader said.

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An aerial view of a multifamily housing development next to a single-family home.
business technology

Neighbours who developed multifamily 'gem' look to replicate success

A group of North Glenora neighbours who collaborated to build multifamily housing in their own backyards have already netted an Urban Design Award and are now looking to repeat their climate-focused success in another mature neighbourhood, just with a smaller footprint.

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A woman in a white bathrobe wears a bright pink, adjustable shower cap and looks in the mirror
business technology

How one inventor's shower cap landed an exclusive U.S. patent

Local inventor Gillian Thomson has earned a United States utility patent for her Skipper shower cap and with it the exclusive selling rights in that country.

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Solar panels atop a large building are depicted in the foreground, with the Edmonton city skyline in the background.
technology business

EXPO goes big on solar to hit climate goals

The Edmonton EXPO Centre now hosts Canada's largest rooftop solar array, and it's one large piece of a $98-million puzzle to improve the centre's carbon footprint.

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A person stands at a microphone while there is a sign that reads "Edmonton Unlimited" behind them.
technology business

Catherine Warren ousted from Edmonton Unlimited

The board of Edmonton's innovation agency has decided to part ways with its founding CEO three years into her term.

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A picture of an Edmonton Transit Service ticket machine. The screen says "Press any button to START".
technology city council

MovEd targets inefficient public services with hackathon

When Mykola Holovetskyi tried to board an Edmonton Transit Service bus for the first time, the recent newcomer from Ukraine didn't have cash or an Arc card but instead only his credit card on his phone. What happened next prompted a big idea.

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Three men smile and stand next to each other in matching black jeans and white t-shirts that say "elev".
technology business

Elev builds student housing hub

As housing becomes ever more precarious for post-secondary students, startup Elev is building a platform that seeks to make them more attractive to landlords in order to encourage more matches between the two.

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