Category: Lifestyle

  • Olds College Expansion and Revitalization

    Olds College Expansion and Revitalization

    More than $21 million in capital maintenance and renewal funding will create about 120 jobs in the Olds area. Government will spend $6.21 million to redevelop the James Murray Building and $15.16 million to expand the Lachlin McKinnon Building and Animal Health Technology labs at Olds College. Both projects will result in more state-of-the-art spaces […]

  • Family Support & Visitation of Patients & Residents: novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Family Support & Visitation of Patients & Residents: novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has had to make the difficult decision to limit the interactions between patients/residents, families and visitors in order to ensure their safety, as well as physicians and staff providing their care. These decisions have not been taken lightly, and we understand it has been difficult […]

  • Veterans Affairs Canada Releases Annual Study on Veteran Suicide Mortality

    Veterans Affairs Canada Releases Annual Study on Veteran Suicide Mortality

    18 June 2020 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada Veteran suicide is a critical public health concern for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Today’s release of the Department’s third annual Veteran Suicide Mortality Study, a collaborative study with the Department of National Defence and Statistics Canada, aims to help VAC better understand the suicide trends over […]

  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site RE-OPENING ADDITIONAL VISITOR SERVICES

    Bar U Ranch National Historic Site RE-OPENING ADDITIONAL VISITOR SERVICES

    Longview, Alberta, July 13, 2020 – Starting July 13, 2020, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site will re-open some additional visitor services. Visitors will have access to the following services and facilities: ·         Parking lot; ·         Admission to the national historic site and access to public washrooms; ·         National Historic Site grounds; ·         The new 3 km Pekisko Creek Hiking Trail throughout […]

  • AMA: Summer Safety

    AMA: Summer Safety

    Speeding: It’s looking to be the summer of the Alberta road trip! But a new CAA poll finds 46% of Albertans have seen an increase in speeding in recent months, placing it well ahead of other risky driving activities (e.g. aggressive driving and driver inattention). Going back to at least 2013, this is the first time […]

  • Shell Quest Milestone: Premier Kenney

    Shell Quest Milestone: Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement about the Shell Quest facility: “Congratulations to Shell and its joint venture partners for reaching this historic carbon capture and storage (CCS) milestone at its Scotford Complex near Fort Saskatchewan. Since 2015, five million tonnes of emissions have been safely captured and stored as part of its Quest […]

  • Supporting Sand and Gravel Operators

    Supporting Sand and Gravel Operators

    Government is providing certainty for job creators by clarifying how minerals and pits are defined in provincial legislation, and how sand operations are regulated in Alberta. By amending the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the government is eliminating confusion about what constitutes a mineral by providing clear definitions in legislation. This will ensure sand continues to […]

  • Healthy Together: More Play, Play More

    Healthy Together: More Play, Play More

    Plenty of Fun Needs to be Had We hear you! COVID-19 has greatly changed how families play and have fun. You’ve worn grooves into every board game. Everyone in the house knows the good Hide and Seek spots. You’ve done every puzzle. Twice. Plenty of fun can still be had. And needs to be had. […]

  • Okotoks Water Spray Park Open with COVID-19 Public Health Orders

    Okotoks Water Spray Park Open with COVID-19 Public Health Orders

    The spray park re-opened on July 6.  To comply with COVID-19 public health orders, please be aware of the following changes and information. Visiting the Spray Park Prevention starts with awareness. Be informed on how you can protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Please respect and follow these measures to ensure your safety and the safety of […]

  • Alberta the Top Business Destination in Canada

    Alberta the Top Business Destination in Canada

    Alberta’s corporate tax rate has dropped to eight per cent, making it by far the lowest rate in Canada and among the most competitive in North America. By fully implementing the Job Creation Tax Cut a year and a half ahead of schedule, government is sending a strong message that we are open for business. […]

  • Upgrades Coming to University of Lethbridge

    Upgrades Coming to University of Lethbridge

    Government is providing $20 million to upgrade the University of Lethbridge’s district heating and cooling centre, creating about 112 jobs in the Lethbridge area. The district heating and cooling centre is located in the iconic University Hall building, which first opened in 1971. An upgraded district heating and cooling centre is critical to the continued […]

  • Expert Panel Formed to Review Affordable Housing

    Expert Panel Formed to Review Affordable Housing

    An independent Affordable Housing Review Panel will bring a new vision for affordable housing into focus. Seniors and Housing Minister Josephine Pon has appointed 10 experts to an independent panel, led by MLA Mickey Amery, to conduct a review that will provide recommendations to transform affordable housing. Through this review, the panel will identify ways […]

  • The 3 Ingredients in Restorative Self-Care

    The 3 Ingredients in Restorative Self-Care

    By Barbara Collins | JUL 2, 2020 | Family support, Self-care When was the last time you were stressed out? Maybe when you were paying bills, watching the news, attempting to make sense of COVID-19 or processing paperwork as a result of the loss of your loved one. Your heart starts racing, your palms get sweaty, your stomach jumps into your […]

  • New Program to Make Alberta a Petrochemicals Powerhouse

    New Program to Make Alberta a Petrochemicals Powerhouse

    A new 10-year grant program will attract a wave of investment to the province’s petrochemical sector, diversifying the economy and getting Albertans back to work. The Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program, part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, will bring multi-billion dollar investments to petrochemical projects throughout Alberta, helping to strengthen and diversify the province’s economy and create […]

  • Turner Valley Pool and Spray Park Now Open

    Turner Valley Pool and Spray Park Now Open

    The Town of Turner Valley is excited to announce the Dr. Lander Memorial Swimming Pool and spray park opened for the season on Thursday, July 9. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to staff and patrons, the Town has implemented guidelines and has adjusted programming to adhere to provincial gathering and distancing restrictions. To meet these […]