Recent News Releases

New payday loan laws further protect consumers
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Payday lenders are now required to provide all loans with instalment plans, with no penalty for early payback. This drastically reduces the interest rate, and helps prevent Albertans from falling into a cycle of borrowing.New rules also restrict the number of times a lender can make pre-authorize...
Published at Government of Alberta
EPS lays first drone-related charge
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The Edmonton Police Service has charged a man in relation to the unsafe and dangerous operation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also commonly known as a “drone.”On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, a constable trained as a UAV operator for the EPS observed an UAV operating in a dangerous manner in d...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
New chief medical examiner appointed
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Brooks-Lim has been serving as interim acting chief medical examiner since July 2016. Her permanent appointment at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) follows an open competition to fill the position.Brooks-Lim has a long-standing career in forensic pathology spanning Canada and the U...
Published at Government of Alberta
Men's basketball squad set for California warm-up tourney
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Men's basketball squad set for California warm-up tourney
Jake Notice, right, looks for an opening against Alberta last week. The Griffins are off to a California holiday non-conference tournament later this month (Nick Kuiper photo).  Jefferson Hagen, Sports Information Officer While most will be sipping hot ch...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Capitalizing on tourism and trade opportunities with Mexico
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The minister will participate in meetings with government and tourism industry officials to build important relationships and explore tourism opportunities, which are vital in helping diversify the economy, create jobs and grow Alberta’s tourism sector.On Dec. 1, the Canadian government lifted th...
Published at Government of Alberta
Vigil shines light on violence against women: Statement
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Vigil shines light on violence against women: Statement
Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean hosts a vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance “Twenty-seven years ago, 14 female students were tragically murdered at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal. They were killed because they were women.“It wasn’t just an a...
Published at Government of Alberta
Alberta to strengthen ties with largest trading partner
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The CSG helps member states and provinces maintain subnational relationships, and provides links to the U.S. federal government.This year, conference topics include trade agreements, investment attraction, workforce development, the incoming U.S. federal administration and more.The Commonwealth o...
Published at Government of Alberta
Golden Bears and Pandas mid-season recap
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Golden Bears and Pandas mid-season recap
Lindsey Post, Maddie Rogers and Ajeej Sarkaria The University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas have completed a highly successful first term of the 2016-17 varsity season. Alberta has won one national title, one Canada West title, had three teams compete at their respec...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
Police release composite sketch of suspect in series of assaults
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Police release composite sketch of suspect in series of assaults
The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is releasing the following composite sketch in hopes of identifying a suspect in a series of sexual assaults that occurred on Nov. 8 and 9, 2016. A female complainant reported that on Nov. 8, 2016, at approximately 6:20 p.m., while w...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Improving consumer protections in auto industry
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Improving consumer protections in auto industry
Service Alberta Minster Stephanie McLean and AMVIC Board Chair Paul Williams Minister McLean appointed George Cuff in August 2016 to review the operations and governance of AMVIC as well as its mandate to protect consumers.Cuff’s report highlights areas of progres...
Published at Government of Alberta
New supports to help students and teachers with math
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New supports to help students and teachers with math
David Eggen, Minister of Education, and Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park, at Ardrossan Junior Senior High School Starting in 2018, high school mathematics diploma exams will once again require students to show their work. This portion of t...
Published at Government of Alberta
Griffins Landing Three Stars of the Week
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Griffins Landing Three Stars of the Week
Lee Iverson had 24 combined kills against UBC on the weekend and is the Griffins Landing first star of the week (Chris Piggott photo). MacEwan AthleticsLee Iverson is the Griffins Landing first star of the week for his performances in leading the men’s volleyball team...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
New CFAC Week 108: Garage doors
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New CFAC Week 108: Garage doors
Door installation continues into another week at the new Centre for Arts and Culture. Last week, it was the vestibule entrance to the main atrium that received doors; this week, crews turned their focus to something a little more heavy duty, adding doors to some less visible but equally important...
Published at Grant MacEwan University
Grant programs improve access for non-profits
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Grant programs improve access for non-profits
Playground construction “Investment in Alberta’s non-profit and voluntary sector helps to build strong families and communities and creates new business and employment opportunities. Changes to both CFEP and CIP will help better meet the needs of non-profits by ad...
Published at Government of Alberta
Volunteer Stars celebrated at Government House
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Volunteer Stars celebrated at Government House
Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award “Through their commitment, dedication and passion to make a difference, the recipients of the 2016 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award have demonstrated outstanding community spirit. I am proud to add my voice to the voices of all Alb...
Published at Government of Alberta
Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths
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Fourteen of those 15 deaths occurred between September and the end of November.“I am deeply concerned about the increasing number of deaths associated with carfentanil. It’s possible these individuals were not aware they were taking it. Albertans need to know that carfentanil is here – in Alberta...
Published at Government of Alberta
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