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New direction for labs will improve patient care
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“This report shows planning under the former government did not consider the full range of options for delivering lab services, but it also outlines how we can strengthen our current system. Our government is moving to public oversight of lab services - as recommended by the report - and the comm...
Published at Government of Alberta
Walk through how zoning influences development in mature neighbourhoods
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  The City of Edmonton invites residents to come on a Jane’s Walk of the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood to learn more about how zoning regulations help shape development in Edmonton’s mature and established neighbourhoods. Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016   Time: 10 a....
Published at City of Edmonton
Phyllis Grocery designated as a historic resource
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Phyllis Grocery designated as a historic resource
  The City of Edmonton has formally designated Phyllis Grocery as a Municipal Historic Resource. The building has been added to the City’s list of designated historic resources, bringing the total of protected properties in Edmonton to 129. Built in 1941, Phyllis Grocery is significant...
Published at City of Edmonton
Wayfinding: Where it's At
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Wayfinding: Where it's at May 3, 2016 Simply put, wayfinding is about knowing where you are, where you want to go and knowing how to get there. To help you do this, the City of Edmonton has gathered input from citizens on how to improve signage. The new design standard, which is close to completi...
Published at City of Edmonton
Learn about the Springbank Reservoir at May open houses
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Project members will provide updates about the project, including the EIA, engineering related activities and design and development. The public can also learn more about the regulatory processes and road alterations required to accommodate the reservoir.Tuesday, May 10 (Springbank)5-8 pmWild Wil...
Published at Government of Alberta
Fire restriction in effect for Alberta’s forested areas
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All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new permits will be issued. Safe wood campfires are permitted in designated campgrounds only.The fire restriction applies to the province’s Forest Protection Area, which includes northern and western regions of the province.Other jurisdictions, i...
Published at Government of Alberta
Student-produced films star workplace safety
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Student-produced films star workplace safety
Labour Minister Christina Gray with Seth Dunham, Jilliane Kell and Christian Montiel The High School Video Contest is hosted each year by Alberta Labour and awards are handed out to the top three student filmmakers.This year’s awards ceremony was held on April 27,...
Published at Government of Alberta
Get Ready in the Park
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Get Ready in the Park
Learn how to prepare for an emergency at the 10th annual Get Ready in the Park. You’re invited to this free, fun event with lots to see, do and learn for the entire family. Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016  Time:  10 a.m to 4 p.m.  Location: William Hawrelak Park  ...
Published at City of Edmonton
EcoCar team wins in Motor City
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EcoCar team wins in Motor City
The UAlberta EcoCar team's car, Alice, gets off the starting line during competition in Detroit. A first-place victory for the U of A EcoCar Team at an international competition in Detroit has been sweetened with a berth at the world eco-car championships in England this summer.The F...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
New CFAC Week 77: A growing workforce
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New CFAC Week 77: A growing workforce
If you look at the weekly number of construction workers present on the Centre for Arts and Culture construction site, you’ll notice a trend. Lately the average number of workers on site has climbed almost every week. This past week, average manpower reached an all-time high of 295 workers.Choosi...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Government moving forward on research and innovation
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Bill 11 proposes to merge four existing Alberta Innovates corporations into one. This leaner entity would build on the strengths of each corporation while enabling a stronger, more responsive research and innovation system. This change would make it easier for Alberta companies, innovators and re...
Published at Government of Alberta
Pedestrian struck at bus stop sustains serious injuries
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The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a collision in the city’s north end, after a pedestrian was struck at a bus stop over the weekend.At approximately 4:45 p.m., on Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016, Northwest patrol members responded to the area of 127 Street and 133A Avenue on the report of a pe...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Government discloses fourth-quarter, sole-source service contracts
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The Sole-sourced Service Contracts Database has been updated with an additional 1,099 contracts with start dates on or before March 31, 2016. Of this number, 126 support government business and 973 provide direct social supports through Human Services. The total value of these contracts is approx...
Published at Government of Alberta
Property closed after residents express safety concerns
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Property closed after residents express safety concerns
The problem property, at 12838 65 Street, was closed by SCAN team members on May 2. SCAN’s investigation was launched in August 2015 after a number of complaints from area residents about drug activity at the home.“The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods unit with Sheriffs Branch of Alberta Just...
Published at Government of Alberta
Young carers: a hidden population
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Young carers: a hidden population
New research sheds light on young caregivers in Canada and their need for community support.
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Volunteers “spring clean” Alberta highways
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Motorists will see volunteers wearing safety vests and picking up garbage along roadsides across the province as they earn money for their community organizations. In the event of bad weather, the cleanup will take place the following Saturday, May 14.The annual highway cleanup was established as...
Published at Government of Alberta
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