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  • Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Relaunch: Responding to Alberta Government Announcement

    Foothills School Division 2020-21 School Relaunch: Responding to Alberta Government Announcement

    An announcement from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Education today has indicated that Alberta School Divisions, including Foothills School Division, will be entering School Relaunch Scenario 1 when classes resume this fall. This means that our students, families, and staff can expect near-normal operations with many health measures in place.  Some of […]

  • Students Returning to School for 2020-21 School Year

    Students Returning to School for 2020-21 School Year

    Students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will be ready to welcome students under scenario 1, which is near-normal daily operations with health measures. Alberta’s government has developed a re-entry tool kit to prepare parents and students for what to expect in the new school year. […]

  • How Will the Pandemic Affect Your Retirement

    How Will the Pandemic Affect Your Retirement

    A few short months ago, a global pandemic was seen by many as a theoretical risk. Today it is causing disruptions in economies and stock markets around the world. While the potential for a global pandemic has always existed, the necessary lockdowns to protect public health and the resulting economic impact of COVID-19 is not […]

  • Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes – Light, Fluffy and Perfect

    Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes – Light, Fluffy and Perfect

    If your children are not willing to eat their breakfast or they don’t actually find it interesting – then the banana pancakes would be a remedy at this point. Try it!

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Water Fun

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Water Fun

    Spending a week at the cottage, going fishing or sailing, or just having fun in your backyard pool can make for a great summer. But water needs to be treated with respect or accidents can happen. By paying attention to certain safety rules and by knowing what to do in case of an emergency, you […]

  • Government Introduces Legislation to Support Canadian Workers, Businesses and Persons with Disabilities

    Government Introduces Legislation to Support Canadian Workers, Businesses and Persons with Disabilities

    July 20, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic, and to position them for a strong and safe economic restart in the wake of the crisis. The […]

  • Ophthalmologists’ Call to Opt-out of AMA: Minister Shandro

    Ophthalmologists’ Call to Opt-out of AMA: Minister Shandro

    Minister of Health Tyler Shandro issued the following statement on the request from the Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta to negotiate directly with government: “Today, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons Association of Alberta (EPSAA) issued a news release calling on the Government of Alberta to negotiate with a group of physicians other than […]

  • Peacekeeper Park in Calgary

    Peacekeeper Park in Calgary

    Peacekeeper Park in Calgary, Alberta, features a bronze statue and a Wall of Honour that commemorate Canadian peacekeeping missions and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives. Peacekeeper Park is located at 3031 Dallaire Ave SW. “Izzy” dolls The statue depicts a Canadian peacekeeper giving an “Izzy” doll to a child. The “Izzy” […]

  • What’s Next for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Alberta?

    What’s Next for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Alberta?

    Written by Julie Sengl COVID-19 suspended normalcy around the globe, taking lives, threatening livelihoods, shuffling priorities, stifling interactions and reining in everyday expectations. The food, tourism and hospitality sectors have taken a particularly hard hit. They’ve been clobbered really, by the pandemic and by the measures imposed to curb its spread. What a difference six […]

  • Falun Gong Persecution: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Falun Gong Persecution: Statement from Premier Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against Falun Gong: “Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Communist Party of China’s violent repression of the spiritual cultivation practice of Falun Gong. “Before July 20, 1999, the Communist Party of China tolerated and even encouraged the practice of Falun Gong, […]

  • UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Available

    UFA Rural Communities Foundation Grant Available

    The UFA Rural Communities Foundation is pleased to present the 2020 Rural Communities Foundation Grant, which will award up to $100,000. Communities are encouraged to apply for a minimum of $10,000, up to a total of $100,000 for projects that support recreational, educational and cultural facilities and programs. Applications will be accepted from June 12 […]

  • Redesigned Program Supports Indigenous Housing

    Redesigned Program Supports Indigenous Housing

    A redesigned housing capital program will offer more flexibility and autonomy for Indigenous communities to build affordable housing. Government developed the Indigenous Housing Capital Program (IHCP) to increase the supply of affordable off-reserve, off-settlement and on-settlement housing for Indigenous communities. The Alberta government will invest $32 million in IHCP over three years. Changes to the […]

  • Injured in an Auto Accident – Here’s What You Need To Do

    Injured in an Auto Accident – Here’s What You Need To Do

    Here’s an interesting statistic: A whopping 6 million people get involved in a car accident each year and around 3 million get injured! Undoubtedly, people take a significant risk each time they drive. That being said, the importance of knowing the right thing to do following an auto accident cannot be overstated. Let’s face it, […]

  • Healthy Together: Helping Teens Adapt to the New Normal

    Healthy Together: Helping Teens Adapt to the New Normal

    Older Kids & Young Adults Feel Cramped by COVID-19 Teenagers like to believe they can do anything, that they’re like superheroes. But COVID-19 has clipped their powers, leaving them in an altered reality of physical distancing and staying at home. For many teens and young adults, the pandemic is cramping their style and short-circuiting their social […]

  • High River Spray Park has Re-opened

    High River Spray Park has Re-opened

    Please enjoy Parks & Rec’s virtual & outdoor activities! The Spray Park has re-opened with new rules and hours. Hours of use will be split into two time frames, with cleaning occurring mid-day. Users are invited to enjoy the park from 11 am to 2:30 pm or 3:30 to 7 pm, seven days a week. Visit […]