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Growing self-sufficiency: New gardeners look for more support, increased food security
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Growing self-sufficiency: New gardeners look for more support, increased food security

As people spend more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, an interest in gardening, and growing food in particular, has blossomed.

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U of A study explores using cannabis as a potential treatment for arthritis
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U of A study explores using cannabis as a potential treatment for arthritis

University of Alberta researchers are investigating whether cannabis can be used as a potential treatment for arthritis. The two-year project aims to develop a decision tool to help arthritis patients and health providers decide if cannabis products would be an effective option for treatment.

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A chart depicting vaccination rates and how they correlate with number of COVID-19 cases in Edmonton.
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Chart of the week: Edmonton's vaccination rates

This chart demonstrates the correlation between the number of vaccine doses administered and the number of active cases in the Edmonton zone, using AHS data compiled by the City of Edmonton.

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A photo of the North Saskatchewan River and the streetcar bridge, with the Edmonton skyline in the distance.
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Coming up this week: June 14-18, 2021

Coming up this week, sign up for Startup TNT's investment summit, plus Edmonton's largest annual volunteer fair is back.

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Kemet to build 'modular' manufacturing facilities to resolve global drug shortages, advance health equity
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Kemet to build 'modular' manufacturing facilities to resolve global drug shortages, advance health equity

Kemet Advanced Manufacturing is hoping to tackle medical shortages in Canada and globally with a new innovative approach. The Edmonton-based company aims to build modular, portable, and digitally connected manufacturing facilities that can produce essential drugs based on the market's needs.

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Chart of the week: Fighting the bite
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Chart of the week: Fighting the bite

This chart shows the average number of mosquitoes that have been found in the city's light traps in May since 2016, using City of Edmonton data that records the traps each week from May to October.

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True Angle Medical closes $1.64M funding round, led by Accelerate Fund III
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True Angle Medical closes $1.64M funding round, led by Accelerate Fund III

Accelerate Fund III, an early-stage angel co-investment fund, led the investment in a recent funding round by biotechnology company True Angle Medical, whose Mobili-T technology helps patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders.

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A man sits on a bench with a bike behind him, overlooking Edmonton.
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Coming up this week: May 31-June 4, 2021

Coming up this week, NAIT's Mawji Centre is offering a free seminar for entrepreneurs, plus, check out the Edmonton Resilience Festival.

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New initiative launches to showcase Alberta as a major hub for medical research
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New initiative launches to showcase Alberta as a major hub for medical research

Alberta Innovates has launched a new initiative to attract world-class clinical trials to the province and establish Alberta as a major destination for medical research and innovation in North America.

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