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Three feral wild boar on a hill
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Wisdom of wild boar farming questioned in light of feral pig problem

While Alberta is grappling with the destructive threat of a growing population of feral wild boar and fears they could soon invade urban areas, there are farmers in the Edmonton area and elsewhere in the province who are still raising them.

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Justin Larocque-Villiers holding a microphone in front of a dark background
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Scription named the Edmonton winner at Startup TNT's Investment Summit V

Scription, which offers a software-as-a-service platform for equipment maintenance companies, took away the top prize at the fifth annual Startup TNT Investment Summit on June 23.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Bloom: Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters

In Episode 19 of Bloom, Tiffany Linke-Boyko explains what kind of investment opportunities she's looking for as the recently hired principal for Canada with Flying Fish Partners.

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Nicole Matos speaking in front of a white brick wall
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Oonnie aims to connect consumers with local producers

Oonnie, a website that aims to assist consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to shop locally, is set to officially launch on June 25, bringing to life the vision of a Métis entrepreneur who has spent the past 13 years in the commercial construction business.

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Nanostics chief commercialization officer Colin Coros holds a giant cheque at Inventures
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Nanostics wins Inventures pitch competition for 'game-changing health'

Nanostics, the precision-health company that develops and commercializes non-invasive diagnostic tests, won the pitch competition in the "Game-changing Health" stream at Inventures in Calgary on June 3, bringing home a cheque for $10,000.

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A smiling Filipina with her arm around her six-year-old daughter
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Mother and advocate wages final campaign to avoid deportation

A Filipina who came to Edmonton as a temporary foreign worker and went on to win a human-rights award for her advocacy work is scheduled to be deported in July, likely bringing her six-year-old Canadian-born daughter with her if she has to go.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Bloom: Sending robots where humans fear to tread

In Episode 18 of Bloom, Karen Unland shares an interview with Nicolas Olmedo, CTO of Copperstone Technologies, which offers "robots as a service" to help companies monitor hazardous sites.

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Two wrestlers stare each other down in the ring while a cameraman captures the action
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Edmonton wrestling school rolls out of pandemic and into first main event

Edmonton's Top Talent Wrestling Academy had its grand opening in April 2020, just as the first wave of pandemic restrictions hit. After years of online seminars and limited capacity runs that kept the school afloat, founder Justin Lawrick feels he's finally able to test the potential of his passion project.

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A portrait of Amsale and Paul Sumamo sitting at a table in their restaurant
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Langano Skies leaves a legacy of awareness about Ethiopian cuisine

Longtime Ethiopian restaurant Langano Skies will host its last meal on June 19. After more than 18 years in business, owners Paul and Amsale Sumamo have decided it's time to close this chapter in their lives.

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