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Orders in Council
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ALBERTA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION ACT (section 7); ALBERTA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION REGULATION (section 3) - Reappoints Eric Newell and redesignates him as Chair, reappoints Kathleen Sendall and redesignates her as Vice-chair to the board of directors of Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment So...
Published at Government of Alberta
Chef’s Choice is now in Strathcona County!
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th, 2014 We are happy to be partnering with the Strathcona Information and Volunteer Centre to now offer our Chef’s Choice frozen meals to the residents of Sherwood Park and area. A percentage of the monies spent will remain in the community and allow IVC to continue to support local...
Published at Edmonton Meals on Wheels
Highway 40 north of Grand Cache gets upgrades
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Workers will improve the intersections at the junction of Highway 40 and Weyerhauser Road, and Highway 40 and Canfor Road, as well as build a three km long passing lane for northbound traffic, and a new rest area for southbound traffic. These upgrades to the highway will increase motorist safety ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Tracking racism on Twitter
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Irfan Choudhry is looking at the relationship between racist terms on Twitter and the ethnic makeup of major cities across Canada. (Edmonton) If you’ve ever spent time scanning the comments section of online news stories, you’ve likely seen your share of openly racist rem...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
New partnership will share oil sands history and grow tourism
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“This agreement allows us to capitalize on the growing interest in heritage tourism and its potential for continued growth. With its marketing expertise and knowledge of the regional tourism sector, Fort McMurray Tourism is the perfect partner to help promote the story of oil sands development in...
Published at Government of Alberta
New judge appointed to Edmonton Provincial Court
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Purvis received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1989. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1990 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2014.Purvis has served in a wide variety of roles throughout his career. His last position was as the Executive Director of the Alberta Seriou...
Published at Government of Alberta
Interchange at Highway 44 and 16 partially closed
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Workers will close Highway 44 northbound from the southeast ramp to the northeast ramp on the bridge. Due to the frequency of large gravel trucks using this interchange, it is necessary to upgrade the approaches to the interchange to provide a smoother ride for all motorists. The cost will be abo...
Published at Government of Alberta
Alberta lifts publication ban on children who die in care
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“Upon my appointment as Minister of Human Services seven months ago, I pledged to change the province’s laws that govern what information can be shared about the tragic deaths of children in care.“As I have often said, I believe we must empower those who are closest to these children to speak or ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Oilers add Tony Borgford to Barons staff
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Oilers add Tony Borgford to Barons staff
The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have appointed Tony Borgford as Assistant Coach and Manager of Hockey Operations for the Oklahoma City Barons.Borgford, 39, joins the Barons after serving as a Video Coordinator/Coach for the past three seasons with the Winnipeg Jets. He also worked as a ...
Published at Edmonton Oilers
Spielberg adaptation to open upcoming theatre season
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Spielberg adaptation to open upcoming theatre season
Theatre programs prepare for the next season of ambitious student performancesCatch them all if you can – the next season of theatre shows has been announced and promises to be one filled with big personalities and big imaginations. Catch Me If You Can, October 30...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Driver charged in fatal pedestrian collision
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The Edmonton Police Service Major Collision Investigation Section has completed their investigation into a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in a crosswalk in west Edmonton in late May. Bradley Nordell, 42, has been charged with careless driving and failing to yield to a ped...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Jean-François Houle named head coach of Bakersfield Condors
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Jean-François Houle named head coach of Bakersfield Condors
The Edmonton Oilers announced today, that Jean-François (J.F.) Houle has been named the sixth head coach in Bakersfield Condors history. Houle replaces Troy Mann, who was named head coach of the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears earlier this month. He will be formally introduced in Bakersfie...
Published at Edmonton Oilers
Fire restrictions in place in southwest Alberta
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Effective 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, restrictions will apply to various types of burning activities in the region.The fire restrictions include the area from the northern boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park to the northern boundary of the Municipal District of Ranchlands, extending east fro...
Published at Government of Alberta
Offenders repair 100 more bicycles for Calgary children in need
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Under the supervision of correctional peace officers, offenders learn valuable skills while repairing old bicycles.In addition to the 100 bicycles from the Calgary Correctional Centre, the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Chinook will donate its 5,000th bicycle to a child in need on July 24. Since the par...
Published at Government of Alberta
New supports for Albertans affected by eating disorders
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The Alberta government has committed more than $165,000 over three years to the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA).“Albertans who are coping with eating disorders often rely on their loved ones for needed support, so we must ensure their families are also supported during long-ter...
Published at Government of Alberta
Employment Pension Plans Act (2012) takes effect September 1
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The 2012 Act and regulation make it easier for private sector employers to offer or continue to offer pension plans. Toward this end, the Act and regulation establish funding rules for private sector pension plans that choose to move to a target benefit model on a go-forward basis only.The 2012 A...
Published at Government of Alberta
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