Category Archives for "Lifestyle"

Jun 24

Whirling Disease Lab Opens in Vegreville

By Gateway Gazette

The Alberta government is taking action on whirling disease by opening Canada’s first laboratory exclusively dedicated to testing for and preventing the disease. The new facility is part of $9.3 million committed in Budget 2017 to expedite testing as part of efforts to prevent the further spread of the parasite-related disease, which was discovered in […]

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Jun 24

Wildrose Releases Recommendations to Improve Sexual Assault and Evidence Collection Policy

By Gateway Gazette

CALGARY, AB: Supporting survivors of sexual assault through strengthening the policies surrounding the time from when a survivor comes forward after being sexually assaulted to before their case goes to trial is the focus of a new report entitled Standing with Survivors, released today by the Wildrose Official Opposition. The recommendations are: Studying the possibility of […]

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Jun 24

Town of Canmore: Civic Centre Solar

By Gateway Gazette

Although the Canmore Civic Centre was one of the first LEED Silver buildings in Alberta, now with the installation of a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of the Civic Centre, the Town of Canmore will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even further. More than 190 modules, each with a 340 watt capacity, were […]

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Jun 23

Partnerships to Turn Alberta Research into Business

By Gateway Gazette

New partnerships with the University Hospital Foundation and leading pharmaceutical companies, Servier and Merck, will help dozens of Alberta health innovators market their discoveries to the world. Twelve Alberta biotechnology and health sciences organizations joined Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) annual conference in San Diego this week. […]

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Jun 23

Training Women to Lead in Grande Prairie

By Gateway Gazette

On National Aboriginal Day, Status of Women is giving a $50,000 grant to a program that integrates sacred teachings with leadership training for women. The unique 16-week “Leading the Way” leadership training program, offered through the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, helps women remove barriers to achieve leadership roles – for board positions or to run […]

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Jun 23

Mentoring Women Leaders in North-central Alberta

By Gateway Gazette

A Bonnyville leadership conference by women for women is getting a $33,250 boost from Status of Women. Finding career success and leadership opportunities can be especially difficult for women living in poverty and those with disabilities, as well as for Indigenous women and women who are returning to work after raising children. The Town of […]

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