Category: General

  • Nationally Acclaimed Entrepreneur Comes Full Circle at SAIT

    Nationally Acclaimed Entrepreneur Comes Full Circle at SAIT

    It seems only fitting successful Calgary entrepreneur Jennifer Carlson should find herself back at SAIT. After all, the co-founder of Baby Gourmet spent a lot of time at the post-secondary institution as a youth — her father was a marketing instructor here. She was also a SAIT School of Business graduate in 1998 with a diploma in marketing and is […]

  • Remembering Those Lost to Transphobia

    Remembering Those Lost to Transphobia

    Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, issued the following statement to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20th): “Today, we commemorate all those around the world who have had their lives taken from them because they were transgender. “While we work towards an Alberta built on diversity and a spirit of inclusiveness, Transgender Day […]

  • Dual Credit Gives Students a Head Start

    Dual Credit Gives Students a Head Start

    The Alberta government has made changes to the dual credit program to improve access for students and ensure the program is sustainable for the long term. Dual credit programming allows students to earn credits for high school and post-secondary studies at the same time. This gives students the chance to explore their career options while […]

  • Kenow Fire Update – Unified Command – 23.09.2017; 13:00

    Kenow Fire Update – Unified Command – 23.09.2017; 13:00

    Note: Updates will be provided only when there is a significant change in fire activity or closures. The Kenow Fire is now classified as being held. The fire remains active and covers an area of approximately 38,100 hectares. We continue to work closely with provincial and local partners to contain this wildfire and protect key infrastructure […]

  • Diversifying Economies in Coal Communities

    Diversifying Economies in Coal Communities

    Alberta’s coal communities have access to new funding for locally led projects that support regional economic development. The Coal Community Transition Fund will be available for projects that focus on regional partnerships and economic diversification. The fund, which is also expected to grow with additional support from the federal government, is one step in a […]

  • Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

    Science Horizons Youth Internship Program

    The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy. Science Horizons gives recent post-secondary graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines internship opportunities that support youth employment in a green economy and that produce important positive environmental outcomes. Science Horizons provides wage subsidies to eligible employers […]

  • Minister Bilous Leads Biotech Mission to California

    Minister Bilous Leads Biotech Mission to California

    Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, will promote investment opportunities in Alberta biotech and health sciences at the 2017 BIO International Convention in San Diego, June 16-21. Minister Bilous will join 12 Alberta biotechnology and health sciences organizations attending the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) annual conference. It is the largest gathering of its […]

  • Increased Drone Use Creating Safety Concerns in Canadian Airspace

    Increased Drone Use Creating Safety Concerns in Canadian Airspace

    University of Calgary study shows incidents involving drones are on the rise By Heath McCoy, Faculty of Arts Canadian airspace is adapting to the rise of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) or, drones, which now outnumber piloted aircraft in our skies, and a new study from the University of Calgary shows this has led to a […]

  • Helping Calgary’s Homeless get the Right Support

    Helping Calgary’s Homeless get the Right Support

    The government is investing $750,000 to help improve health outcomes for Calgary’s most vulnerable population. The funding will go to the Calgary Recovery Services Task Force over three years to improve coordination between agencies and help individuals access a range of health supports, including mental-health and substance use treatment, more quickly. “People who are experiencing […]

  • New Wastewater Project Benefits Central Albertans

    New Wastewater Project Benefits Central Albertans

    By ensuring that water and wastewater systems are modern, efficient and meet the capacity needs of our communities, the governments of Canada and Alberta are safeguarding the well-being of residents, protecting the province’s waterways and preserving its ecosystems. Today’s ground-breaking event was attended by Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Brian Mason, Alberta […]

  • Winter Energy Saving Tips for your Home

    Winter Energy Saving Tips for your Home

    Although cooler weather can bring many beautiful days and lasting memories, it can also have the unfortunate side effect of bringing higher energy bills due to heating costs. High heating costs can lead to headaches and unwanted money-management problems that most people do not want to deal with at the end of the year. Luckily, […]

  • Benching Hockey Stench

    Benching Hockey Stench

    By AJ Lee Hockey players can work up quite a sweat during a game. If you have been around one after the final horn, then you know what I’m talking about. With all that equipment and the amount of sweat lost in it, cleaning gear can be quite a challenge. Luckily, there is a way to […]

  • Faith Forum ~ The Faithful Little Donkey

    Faith Forum ~ The Faithful Little Donkey

    By Gloria Wessner. Artwork by Granddaughter, Sydney Peterson. The little donkey trudged slowly on the rocky path despite the weariness he felt from the many days of travelling. He put one hoof in front of the other as he carefully placed each step to keep the precious burden balanced on his back. His head bobbed […]

  • High River Lane and Parking Restrictions on 3 Avenue S.E. and 1 Street S.E.

    High River Lane and Parking Restrictions on 3 Avenue S.E. and 1 Street S.E.

    HIGH RIVER, AB: There will be lane and parking restrictions near the intersection of 3 Avenue S.E. and 1 Street S.E. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 1. Work will be conducted by Clifton Associates between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Traffic will continue to flow in both directions, however drivers […]

  • Information and Privacy Commissioner Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court of Canada Decision

    Information and Privacy Commissioner Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court of Canada Decision

    The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has upheld a Court of Appeal of Alberta decision that found that the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act does not empower the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta to compel production of records in order to determine whether solicitor-client privilege has been properly claimed over records […]