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Rossdale Power Plant Photos and Tour
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Touring the Rossdale Power Plant When I learned that tours were being offered of the former Rossdale Power Plant by Prairie Sky Tours, I signed up for the first available tour immediately! It did not disappoint, either. A very informative guide filled us in about the history of the plant READ MOR...
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Agile-ish: How we adopted some Agile principles into our custom WordPress web design process
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You can too! The post Agile-ish: How we adopted some Agile principles into our custom WordPress web design process appeared first on Kick Point Inc..
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Hicks on Biz: Good luck and farewell by GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, June 12, 2020
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Sun Graham Hicks freelance writer New mug shot of Edmonton Sun Graham Hicks freelance writer in Edmonton, Alberta on March 30, 2011. TOM BRAID/EDMONTON SUN QMI AGENCY Edmonton Sun Graham Hicks freelance writer TOM BRAID, TOM BRAID/EDMONTON SUN QMI AGENCYTOM BRAID / TOM BRAID/EDMONTON SUN QMI AGEN...
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HICKS: Racism is not gone from Edmonton By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, June 5, 2020
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Thousands of people gathered in Calgary's Poppy Plaza to protest against racism and police brutality on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The global protests were ignited after the death of George Floyd, who was killed by the police in Minneapolis.Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia, file Two steps forward, one ...
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Hicks on Biz: Pandemic spending could leave Edmonton feeling like Regina By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 30, 2020
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The skyline of Regina, Sask. Graham Hicks warns the post-COVID world could alter Edmonton's standard of living to Regina-like levels.Edward Willett / Getty Images/Flickr RF The memory is still vivid. In 2003, as an Edmonton Sun columnist, I headed to Regina to report on the non-football side o...
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Hicks on Biz: De-carbonized oil the key to Alberta's future By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 22, 2020
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TC Energy's Keystone pipeline facility in Hardisty, Alberta.Jeff McIntosh / The Associated Press Let us lay ourselves down a while and rest from this ceaseless doom ‘n’ gloom. Let’s have a chat with Ian MacGregor — the most creative and visionary mind in Alberta’s oilpatch, who not only talks ...
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Sunland, Alberta Holy Trinity Russo Orthodox Church
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Sunland, Alberta Holy Trinity Russo Orthodox Church
 There are many ways to make new friends, and sometimes it involves a visit from the RCMP. While I was out doing some nighttime photography at the Holy Trinity Russo Orthodox Church in Sunland, Lamont County, we caught the attention of a nearby resident and church member who thought we READ MOR...
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User Experience to Become a Google Ranking Factor for SEO
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User Experience to Become a Google Ranking Factor for SEO
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, Google announced that a user’s page experience will become a considerable ranking factor in their search algorithm. Another way to think of this is that, once these changes roll out, if you have good UX, you will rank better in search results than those who have p...
Published at Paper Leaf
COVID-19 Update: When Will We Return to the Office?
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COVID-19 Update: When Will We Return to the Office?
I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since we shifted to fully remote work in response to the global pandemic. Since that time, our team has continued to deliver the work and client service we are known for – except we’ve been delivering it from our home offices, our bedrooms...
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Hicks on Biz: Climate change — the Alberta solution By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 15, 2020
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The virus may dominate the headlines, but Alberta’s biggest battle still looms. If we do not gain the “social licence” to produce environmentally acceptable oil and gas, we might as well pack up and leave Alberta now rather than later. We face a staggering enemy, outnumbered even within Canada by...
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Hicks on Biz: Why a post-COVID-19 real estate collapse is not going to happen By Graham Hicks first published: May 8, 2020
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Edmonton's housing market started out strong in March, but ended with an overall decline of two per cent compared to last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.File Predictions of doom in the post-COVID Canadian real estate market have to be questioned … as do visions of sunshine and roses. On...
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Hicks on Biz: Northern Alberta’s pot industry — the euphoria is gone, but the buzz isn’t bad By Graham Hicks, first published EDMONTON SUN, May 2, 2020
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Staff harvests cannabis at the Freedom Cannabis facility in Acheson, Alberta on Sept. 21, 2019.David_Bloom / Postmedia With all eyes on the COVID-19 crisis, the fledgling Northern Alberta cannabis industry has been slowly crawling toward some degree of normalcy. There are now 125 cannabis reta...
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Hicks on Biz: Prosperity will return after COVID-19, but will we still be around? By Graham Hicks, first published EDMONTON SUN, April 24, 2020
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Chief Jim Badger said Sucker Creek First Nation is well prepared to deal with the single COVID-19 case since the individual was infected from a connection in High Prairie and is now self-isolating.NIAID-RML / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Despite the current COVID-19 and oil/gas malaise, Alberta has su...
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3 Website Development Grants for Canadian Non-Profits
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3 Website Development Grants for Canadian Non-Profits
This article is a guest post from a professional grant writer, David Kincade. My friends at Paper Leaf wanted to know: are website development grants for Canadian non-profits available, and feasible to win, when it comes to building a new website? The short answer: Yes. That said, the grant disco...
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Oh Shit. A President’s Message.
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When ACE hosted the Breakfast Brief on February 11th, we had a very limited understanding of how world events were to shape this year and our community. We were in the middle of a cold winter and, the board and volunteers were working with our illustrious judges to review the work submitted for t...
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