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January 23, 2013
Canadian Food Strategy Online Consultation
The Conference Board’s Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC) invites you to provide your online feedback and assessment of draft content for the Canadian Food Strategy. The principal goal of CFIC is to engage stakeholders from business, government, academia, associations, and communities to create...
Patients living in northern Alberta will continue to have access to rapid, reliable, and safe emergency care when the new air ambulance base is relocated to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in March. Alberta Health Services air ambulance operations are moving to a...
January 21, 2013
Research Grant Will Help Seniors’ Centres Address Changing Needs
Alberta’s seniors will benefit from improved and more responsive programs and services offered by seniors’ centres thanks to new research about to get underway. The Alberta government is providing $70,800 grant to the University of Alberta, the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres (AASC) and...
January 18, 2013
Opening Doors for Aboriginal Students
New National Database Enhances Access to University On January 17, 2013, Canada’s universities launched a new online tool to provide Aboriginal students with better access to information on programs and services on campuses across Canada. The comprehensive, searchable database of resources designed to meet the needs...
January 17, 2013
More Albertans to Get Access to High-Speed Internet
Up to 4,600 additional households in rural central Alberta will now have access to high-speed Internet. A new government initiative will help eligible residents in rural and remote areas connect to high-speed Internet thanks to satellite technology and waived installation distance costs. The initiative...
University and college students who feel stressed, isolated or overwhelmed will have more mental health professionals and services to stay mentally healthy. The University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge will each receive $3 million in grant funding over three years...
Presidents of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions were honoured with Diamond Jubilee medals by Premier Alison Redford on Tuesday, January 15. “Alberta is fortunate to have such dedicated, visionary leaders in the post-secondary system. I wanted to recognize these leaders, and celebrate the work they do...
January 9, 2013
Rural Alberta Co-ops Creating New Tourism Destinations
In Alberta’s badlands region, a tourism association is helping start cultural co-ops to increase tourism and economic opportunities for artists. Bob Davis, Canadian Badlands travel and tourism executive director, says a grant from Rural Alberta Development Fund has helped the association support the founding...
December 18, 2012
Alberta to Host Multi-Day International Cycling Race and Festival
The Rural Alberta Development Fund (RADF) Board of Directors has approved $3.5 million in catalyst funding to the Alberta Peloton Association (APA) to support the inaugural Tour of Alberta: Alberta’s Pro Cycling Festival to be held from September 3-8, 2013. The race, modeled on such...
December 17, 2012
Portage College Secures Eligibility for Scientific Research Funding
Portage College in Lac La Biche will begin the new year with access to specialized federal funding for scientific research initiatives. The eligibility for the funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERCC) will allow Portage students and faculty to...
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Provincial MS Strategy Applauded
A provincial multiple sclerosis (MS) patient strategy, the first of its kind in Canada, is expected to be of great benefit to central Albertans. In the...
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How Has The Suspension of STEP Affected Your Community?
In Budget 2013, the province suspended STEP (summer temporary employment program) as part of its fiscal restraint measures. According to the...
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A New Publication Will Help Albertans Gain Basic Knowledge About First Nations, Metis, and Inuit People in Alberta.
“This publication offers a starting point for Albertans to learn about the...
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Athabasca Working Towards Establishing an ODC
Ten community leaders in Athabasca are working towards establishing an opportunity development co-op (ODC) in the northern Alberta town of about 3,000. The project is...
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BVC Unveils The Iniikokaan (Buffalo Lodge) Aboriginal Centre
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut [ah IN chut] Atleo [hat-lee-oh]; Bow Valley College President and CEO, Sharon Carry;...
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