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  • Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Welcomes $19 Billion Safe Restart Agreement

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney Welcomes $19 Billion Safe Restart Agreement

    Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement welcoming the Safe Restart Agreement: “I am pleased to announce that, after several weeks of negotiations, the provinces have reached an agreement with the federal government on a Safe Restart Agreement. This agreement will help our economy take the next steps to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 as […]

  • How to Be a Better Motorcycle Rider

    How to Be a Better Motorcycle Rider

    Fatima Bhutta Riding a motorcycle requires skills, effort and patience to become a better rider on the road. Becoming a professional rider needs several practices in learning to ride safely. And meeting the basic safety rules for ensuring a safe ride. If you want to ride professionally, there are certain guides on how to be […]

  • ARCHES Audit Finds Serious Financial Mismanagement

    ARCHES Audit Finds Serious Financial Mismanagement

    The province has released the audit of the ARCHES supervised consumption site in Lethbridge and as a result of its findings, will be ending its grant funding agreement with the organization. The independent accounting firm Deloitte conducted a grant expenditure audit after the Alberta government learned of possible financial irregularities within the ARCHES organization. The […]

  • High River RCMP Detachment Re-Opens to Public

    High River RCMP Detachment Re-Opens to Public

    Staff Sergeant Greg Wiebe now on the job for four months High River AB – Staff Sergeant Greg Wiebe has been stationed in High River since March 2020. He has managed the RCMP members through the COVID-19 situation. Now that things are returning to business as usual, we want to thank Greg and officially welcome […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 20 – 27, 2020

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 20 – 27, 2020

    By Eric Francis Coppolino Aries (March 20-April 19) — The current phase of your life, through January, comes with the theme of cultivating self-confidence. You may think you’re a self-assured person, though this astrology will take you deeper, and help you question yourself in some worthwhile ways. I’m talking about something different from assertiveness or being […]

  • Funding Boost for Unemployed Apprentices

    Funding Boost for Unemployed Apprentices

    Financial support will help about 3,300 unemployed apprenticeships continue their training. Eligible apprentices under the Apprentice Training Award will now receive $1,500 during their classroom instruction period, up from $1,000 offered when the program began in 2016. Financial support is designed to assist apprentices who are unemployed continue in their apprenticeship program. The funds are […]

  • Lake Louise RCMP Respond to Deceased Skier at Moraine Lake

    Lake Louise RCMP Respond to Deceased Skier at Moraine Lake

    Lake Louise, Alta. – On July 18, 2020 at approximately 10:40 a.m., Lake Louise RCMP Detachment, Lake Louise Fire and Parks Canada staff were advised that an individual had succumbed to injuries suffered during a fall while skiing. A group of five men were in the Moraine Lake area where they had hiked to the […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Force of Nature

    From My Bookshelf: Force of Nature

    By Lynn Willoughby Force of Nature ~ Jane Harper This story line had great promise. A group of five women are sent on a three day hike and camp out as part of a team building exercise for their company. They are in the Giralang Ranges just outside of Melbourne. What could possibly go wrong? Just about everything, […]

  • Prime Minister Announces New Lieutenant Governor for Alberta

    Prime Minister Announces New Lieutenant Governor for Alberta

    June 30, 2020Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Salma Lakhani as the new Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. A long-time community advocate and successful business owner, Ms. Lakhani has dedicated her life to helping people in need and those who face obstacles to success in our society. Through her work to […]

  • Eat Your Way to a Healthier Immune System

    Eat Your Way to a Healthier Immune System

     Are your healthy eating habits taking a break during lockdown? Many of us turn to cravings like ice cream and chips during this stressful time, but we need to eat well to stay healthy. Nourishing meals can boost our immune system and help prevent us from getting sick. Look for foods containing nutrients that fortify […]

  • Improving Access to Emergency Medical Services

    Improving Access to Emergency Medical Services

    Alberta has updated ambulance regulations to help improve efficiencies and access to emergency medical services for Albertans. The new regulations support more timely and appropriate access to emergency medical services by allowing stretcher vans and other vehicles to safely respond to non-urgent patient needs, keeping ambulances available for more critical situations. “Regulating more vehicles means […]

  • As the Peak of Summer Approaches, Calgary Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners Not to Leave Pets in Vehicles

    As the Peak of Summer Approaches, Calgary Humane Society Reminds Pet Owners Not to Leave Pets in Vehicles

    Every summer, animal protection authorities are inundated with calls about dogs left in hot cars. While most offending owners do not mean to cause harm to their pet, leaving an animal in a vehicle in warm weather can be incredibly dangerous to the health of the animals. Animals are safer left at home. The consequences […]

  • Town of Black Diamond Receives Environmental Grant

    Town of Black Diamond Receives Environmental Grant

    The Town of Black Diamond has been awarded a Community Naturalization and Tree Planting Grant from FortisAlberta for $2,500. The grant will be used to plant trees at the 606 Riverside rehabilitation project. Through these grants, FortisAlberta seek to support their municipal customers with developing and improving environmentally friendly programs and facilities in their communities. […]

  • Indigenous Participation to Create Jobs

    Indigenous Participation to Create Jobs

    Alberta’s government is taking action to ensure Indigenous companies and communities benefit from the province’s energy industry. Several measures will strengthen Indigenous participation in Alberta’s $1-billion Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP). This includes appointing an Indigenous liaison to help facilitate Indigenous participation in the program, and establishing an ongoing working group with Indigenous communities and companies. […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness: Do You Get Heartburn?

    AHS Weekly Wellness: Do You Get Heartburn?

    Heartburn and acid regurgitation are common. They happen when food in the stomach backs up into the esophagus (the food pipe that leads from the mouth to the stomach). This is often referred to as reflux or GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease). It is uncomfortable and over time, it may damage the esophagus lining. It often […]