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    Dear readers, First of all the weather is now definitely spring. I can see some greens now in the rock garden and the backyard. Having a garden is quite a bit of work but if you have a green thumb you are definitely enjoying this part of the year. So enjoy Spring while it [...]

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Premier Kenney appoints strong team ready to lead

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Alberta’s 18th Premier, Jason Kenney, and his cabinet were sworn in at Government House in Edmonton on April 30.
“Albertans gave our new government a huge democratic mandate for bold change that gets our economy back to work and stands up for this province. This is a strong team that is ready to lead, and to [...]


Rachel Notley track record strong on health

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Albertans face a stark choice about the future of health care in Alberta.
Rachel Notley believes in strong, stable public health care. Jason Kenney has spent decades trying to bring private health care to Alberta.
Over the past four years, Notley put health on a stable footing. Despite tumbling global oil prices, closing hospital beds was not [...]


Fil-Canadian couples win snow-sculpting awards in Alberta

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A Filipino-Canadian team bested five other international competitors to win the “judges’ pick” award at the First International Snow-Sculpting Competition in Alberta, Canada.
Composed of couples Ross and Marites Baisas. and Antonio and Maria Elena Baisas, Team Baisas also won the People’s Choice Awards.
They won the contest for their snow sculpture called “Tangle”, depicting two moose [...]


Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement to kick off Alberta’s first Month of the Artist:

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement to kick off Alberta’s first Month of the Artist: thumbnail

Month of the Artist: Minister Miranda
Alberta artists such as dancers and musicians are an important part of our culture, and they along with the rest of the arts community are being honoured this month.
“Art and artists are a vital part of our culture. They make our province a great place to live, visit and raise [...]


New employment standards for youth under 13

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The Government of Alberta is updating employment rules for youth aged 12 and under.
The new standards only apply when there is an employment relationship, such as jobs where employers make mandatory deductions or provide benefits such as vacation pay. They do not apply to volunteer activities or casual work such as babysitting, lawn-mowing, snow-shovelling or farm and ranch work.
The changes mean [...]


Thousands head back to class in new schools

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As part of the Government of Alberta’s largest infrastructure build in the province’s history, nearly 32,000 students will be attending school in new and modernized learning spaces this school year.
The 37 new and modernized schools scheduled to open during the 2018-19 school year stretch across the province from Okotoks to Fort McMurray, and from Ashmont [...]


New funding boosts opportunities for women

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Status of Women is supporting 32 projects that will help immigrant entrepreneurs, empower Indigenous communities and make life better for Alberta women.
The province is providing $850,000 to non-profit organizations to kick-start or expand innovative projects that empower women in leadership roles, increase economic security for their families and prevent gender-based violence.
“When women succeed, Alberta succeeds. [...]


Alberta Premier’s Round Table Discussion

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
The Honorable Rachel Notley, NDP, Premier of Alberta recently gathered members of Calgary media into a round table discussion on vital issues that affect the people of Alberta, namely racism and the expansion of the trans mountain pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver, B.C. In her opening statement, Premier Notley, thanked all [...]


New anti-racism grant now open

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As part of government efforts to address racism, Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has unveiled details of a new Anti-Racism Community Grant Program.
Minister Miranda announces the new Anti-Racism Community Grant Program.
The grants are to help communities combat racial discrimination, foster acceptance and promote diversity and inclusion.
Announced as part of Alberta’s Taking Action Against Racism [...]


Redesigned, more secure driver’s licences unveiled

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New driver’s licences and identification cards will help protect Albertans against counterfeiting and ID theft and save government more than $1 million annually.
To better protect Albertans from fraud, the government has redesigned provincial driver’s licences and ID cards with updated security features like clear windows, laser engraving and 3D embossing that makes it harder to [...]


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