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University hopeful amid financial challenges
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University hopeful amid financial challenges
(Edmonton) The funding envelope for Alberta’s post-secondary system will be reduced by 1.4 per cent for the coming year and 2.7 per cent in 2016-17, according to details of the provincial government’s 2015-16 budget announced March 26.“This is a very good outcome,” said University of Alberta Pres...
Published at University of Alberta ExpressNews
Efficient spending supports economic growth, diversity
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All ministries are finding efficiencies to direct funding to the front line. This includes regulatory work that holds the energy industry accountable, market and industry development, including tourism, and skills training for a growing workforce that includes more Aboriginal people, youth and wo...
Published at Government of Alberta
Supporting families and communities a budget priority
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Protecting front line services where people live and work is achieved in Budget 2015. An Alberta Poverty Reduction Action Plan is being developed to work in concert with programs and initiatives to support a complementary, balanced and aligned social serving system for low-income working families...
Published at Government of Alberta
Vulnerable Albertans protected in Budget 2015
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Seniors and low-income families and individuals in need will continue to have access to safe housing and shelter, and income support. Human Services is maintaining front-line services and staff for vulnerable Albertans. For seniors, a new low-interest Home Repair Loan Program will be introduced t...
Published at Government of Alberta
Helping child and adult students achieve their potential
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Funding to school boards in Budget 2015 will honour the last year of the current collective agreement with teachers. The commitment to protect classroom teachers will help set up long-term success. In addition, approximately $10 million from the Alberta Education department budget will be realloc...
Published at Government of Alberta
Patient care protected while lowering health spending
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Alberta Health will spend $18.9 billion on a consolidated basis in 2015-16, a reduction of $159 million or 0.8 per cent from the 2014-15 forecast. This budget marks the first time in 20 years the province has reduced overall health spending.“Alberta’s health spending is out of line with other pro...
Published at Government of Alberta
Police seek public’s help in locating missing man last seen in downtown Edmonton
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Police seek public’s help in locating missing man last seen in downtown Edmonton
The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an Edmonton man who has not been seen since Tuesday, March 10, 2015. George Orville Ladouceur, 43-years-old, was reported missing to the EPS on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, after his family became concerned that...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Budget green light for roads, schools, hospitals and facilities
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A new five-year Capital Plan will meet Alberta’s needs for roads, schools, hospitals and other public facilities on a priority basis, and will triple the funding for maintenance and renewal by 2019-20. All the schools that have been promised will be built.“Every day Alberta grows and changes. New...
Published at Government of Alberta
Alberta to fix fiscal foundation
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Alberta’s new 10-year plan recognizes that energy revenues are a unique benefit, and treats them as a heritage legacy for all Albertans instead of a source of funding for day-to-day government expenses.“It is no longer good enough that we go from boom to bust budgets and come up with another set ...
Published at Government of Alberta
Budget 2015 sets a balanced direction for Alberta’s future
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Guided by 10 Fiscal Principles and a matching 10-year vision, Budget 2015 includes five year fiscal and capital plans showing Albertans the long-term approach government is taking. Budget 2015 balances spending restraint with revenue enhancements and will use savings in the Contingency Account to...
Published at Government of Alberta
Metcalfe Hungary for World Championships
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Metcalfe Hungary for World Championships
Metcalfe played five seasons for the Evergreen and Gold from 2005-06 to 2009-10, and was the team captain in his final two seasons. He tallied 63 career points in 154 conference games, and helped the Bears to the CIS national title in 2005-06 and 2007-08. He also won the Dr. Randy Gregg Award in ...
Published at University of Alberta Athletics
JUST IN THE NIK OF TIME
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Nik Bilic is just one of those guys who goes about his business, game in game out, quite often with little recognition.But when you do see Bilic it’s for all the right reasons. A year ago, Bilic’s first with the Edmonton Rush, he became one of the team’s most dependable defenders while collecting...
Published at Edmonton Rush
City announces winners of organics, recycling survey
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The City of Leduc thanks residents for completing the online organics and recycling services survey that will be used to help assess the effectiveness of the curbside pickup program and Eco Station services. Respondents had the option to be entered into a random draw ...
Published at City of Leduc
Leading By Example
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Eskimos CEO Len Rhodes has opened up his heart and home to providing a service dog for those in need
Published at Edmonton Eskimos
Woman wanted on 44 fraud-related warrants
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Woman wanted on 44 fraud-related warrants
The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 24-year-old woman currently wanted on 44 outstanding, fraud-related warrants.Investigators believe that Michelle Sonya Ulrich (see photo below) is responsible for multiple frauds involving the theft of women’s wallets at...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
Two young offenders linked to increase of theft of autos in Northeast Division
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Analysts at Northeast Division have made a correlation in the increase of theft of autos to two repeat young offenders. “There is a significant impact to our community” says, Supt. Terry Rocchio with Northeast Division. “Edmontonians are victimized when criminal steal vehicles for a joy ride.” Th...
Published at Edmonton Police Service
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