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Joshua Kirsch and Dustin Bajer stand in front of trees in the Edmonton Urban Farm
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Project looks to map saplings given to Alberta first-graders

For more than 60 years, the government of Alberta has distributed nearly 70,000 tree saplings to Grade 1 students during Alberta Forest Week. Now two local tree enthusiasts want your help to map those generations of lodgepole pine and white spruce.

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A semi truck with the banner "oversize load" on the front drives past sensor equipment at an inspection station along a highway
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Clean Air Strategic Alliance aims to find out what trucks are emitting

Machines will be shooting beams of light through the exhaust plumes of heavy-duty trucks along Alberta highways this summer to measure emissions, gathering the last bits of data needed for a report on how to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation sector.

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The view through a bus windshield of the grain elevator and highway through Spruce Grove
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Survey shows metro area residents support regional transit. Now what?

Plans to amalgamate several Edmonton-area municipal transit systems into a single regional system have popular support, a survey suggests.

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A smiling Nathan Flim stands in a classy bar, holding a glass of spirits
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The Fort Distillery strikes a deal with Rogers Place

A Fort Saskatchewan distillery that has had success getting its product into the United States is celebrating a more local coup: getting two of its offerings into Rogers Place. The Fort Distillery's Mountain Pass Whisky and a mixed-cocktail beverage called Tumbler & Rocks are now available at the arena.

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Aerial photo of the Villeneuve Airport area
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Villeneuve Airport area imagined as investment and innovation hub

Sturgeon County council has given first reading to the area structure plan for the Villeneuve Airport Area, advancing the plan to a public hearing later this year.

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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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A hare sniffs at some wood chips beside an eavestrough
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The (biodiversity) battle of Alberta begins June 9

The BiodiverCity Challenge, which pits citizen scientists from Alberta's urban centres against one another in a friendly competition to document species, is holding its annual "BioBlitz" in the metro Edmonton region from June 9 to 12.

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A carnival ride high off the ground that swings riders around in a circle
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Regional tourism heats up for summer

The City of Spruce Grove and the Town of Stony Plain are collaborating on a new online tourism initiative called On-The-Edge YEG to attract tourists by highlighting events, restaurants, and recreational activities in the region west of Edmonton.

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A portrait of Amit Kumar
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Hydrogen: Where we're at and where we're going

The opportunity and promise of hydrogen in the Edmonton region will be highlighted again when the f-Cell Canada conference comes to the Edmonton Convention Centre on May 25 and 26, a month after the Canadian Hydrogen Convention ignited interest and investment.

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