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Feb 20

Your Pets: Top Cold Weather Safety Tips!

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The cold weather is sticking with us and were here to help you keep Fido and Fluffy nice and safe. Check out our top tips for making it through an Alberta winter! 1. WATCH OUT FOR DANGEROUS WINTER CHEMICALS Keep antifreeze and other winter chemicals far away from curious paws and try using a pet friendly […]

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Feb 20

Classroom Investment Fund Creates Teaching Jobs

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Alberta students are receiving more individual attention and a better classroom experience after the government provided funding for hundreds of teaching and support staff positions.   The Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) was created as part of the central agreement reached with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) last year, providing a dedicated fund to help ensure […]

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Feb 20

Green is Part of this Coffee Shop’s Culture

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How Home Ground Coffee & Roasting House is going green   Fresh coffee, roasted onsite, home baked goods and friendly faces are what greet you at Home Ground Coffee and Roasting House. Home Ground, has been owned by Heather Van Aalst since 2013. She said that purchasing the coffee house wasn’t always a sure thing […]

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Feb 19

Ensuring Sn-site Training for Alberta Apprentices

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A new bidding policy for construction contractors will ensure apprentices receive work experience on all major Government of Alberta-funded infrastructure and transportation projects. Beginning this month, proponents on large-scale, public infrastructure projects will be required to utilize apprentices in the 11 construction-related trades. The new policy requires apprentices to participate on major public projects valued […]

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Feb 19

Rowan House New Outreach Program: Peer Support

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Our Outreach team is piloting a new Peer Support group for former residents, outreach clients, and those who have participated in the Healthy Relationships group.  This was developed in recognition that friendships and support networks are vital to the enhancement of women living abuse-free lives. The Peer group is overseen by staff, facilitated by group […]

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Feb 19

Energy-efficiency Upgrades for Athabasca Chipewyan

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Alberta has partnered with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower utility expenses. With support from Alberta’s Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program, a new local grocery store and six much-needed family homes will be built with upgraded energy-efficiency features. These features will prevent up to 90 tonnes […]

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Feb 19

Family Day: Statement from Premier Notley

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Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement extending best wishes to Albertans on Family Day: “Every February since 1990, Alberta has set aside a special day to celebrate families and the vital role they have played in building this great province. “Whether you spend Family Day with your kids, parents, brothers and sisters, or spend […]

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Feb 18

Small Businesses Need Tax Fairness, Innovation and Training Support in 2018 Federal Budget

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Skyrocketing labour costs leaving young workers in the lurch  Ottawa – Fairer tax measures and incentives for innovation and youth hiring are at the top of small business owners’ priorities for the upcoming federal budget, submitted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).  “With tax season rapidly approaching, Canadian small business owners are telling us […]

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Feb 18

Free Family Fun Awaits at the Alberta Legislature

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Visitors to the Alberta Legislature on February 19 will find adventure, history and entertainment around every corner. From magic shows to puppetry, live music to the opportunity to become an Agent of Discovery, the Legislature will be open for Albertans to experience free, family fun. “The Family Day holiday provides a much-needed opportunity for each […]

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