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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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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi speaks onstage
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Mayor slams province, praises region, in State of the City address

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi used his first State of the City address to criticize the province for its lack of support for Edmonton.

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Edmonton Region Hydrogen Hub booth at the Canadian Hydrogen Convention
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Edmonton seeks leadership role in hydrogen economy

The Canadian Hydrogen Convention attracted thousands of people to Edmonton from April 26-28 to discuss the emerging hydrogen economy and the role the Edmonton region will play.

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Steve Siciliano holds a thin tube of metal in the air, with a projector screen in the background
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'Saving the soils will save the world': EMS secures $250K investment

Environmental Material Science Inc.'s soil remediation technology is gaining traction across the Prairies, as it prepares to continue fundraising after securing at least $250,000 at Startup TNT's Cleantech Investment Summit at the beginning of April.

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An industrial site near a lake
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Tax credits for carbon capture expected to fuel development around Edmonton

The federal budget that was tabled on April 7 offers $2.6 billion in tax incentives over five years to companies that deploy carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), enabling them to write off up to 60% of their investments in the area. That should provide plenty of fuel for the projects underway in the Edmonton region.

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A map illustrating the proposed location for the Edmonton-Strathcona County Footbridge
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Coming up at council: April 4-8, 2022

City council meets on April 4 with continuations on April 5 and 6. There is also a city council public hearing on April 5. Here are some of the key items on the agenda this week.

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