News releases

Kananaskis revitalized by funding boost

Jun 28, 2017

Visitors to Kananaskis this long weekend will enjoy improved campsites, upgraded infrastructure and more parking.

More support for Alberta’s non-profit sector

Jun 27, 2017

Non-profit groups now have greater access to provincial funding to help them better deliver services thanks to expanded and streamlined Community Grants programs.

Cold Lake labour agreement: Statement from Minister Gray

Jun 27, 2017

Minister of Labour Christina Gray issued the following statement regarding the collective agreement reached at the Points West Living facility in Cold Lake:

Alberta stands firm in support of forestry

Jun 27, 2017

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Oneil Carlier issued the following statement in response to the United States’ anti-dumping action against Canada and Alberta’s softwood industry:

Housing strategy builds foundation for the future

Jun 26, 2017

A new Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy will help more Albertans save for the future and find a safe and affordable place to call home. 

Whirling disease in Red Deer watershed

Jun 23, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared the Red Deer River watershed infected with whirling disease.

Nominate an amazing volunteer: #Sharetheirstories

Jun 22, 2017

Nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open and Albertans are being asked to share the stories of the amazing volunteers in their communities.

Whirling disease lab opens in Vegreville

Jun 22, 2017

The Alberta government is taking action on whirling disease by opening Canada’s first laboratory exclusively dedicated to testing for and preventing the disease. 

Training women to lead in Grande Prairie

Jun 21, 2017

On National Aboriginal Day, Status of Women is giving a $50,000 grant to a program that integrates sacred teachings with leadership training for women. 

Partnerships to turn Alberta research into business

Jun 21, 2017

New partnerships with the University Hospital Foundation and leading pharmaceutical companies, Servier and Merck, will help dozens of Alberta health innovators market their discoveries to the world.  

Mentoring women leaders in north-central Alberta

Jun 21, 2017

A Bonnyville leadership conference by women for women is getting a $33,250 boost from Status of Women.

Energy minister to strengthen ties with U.S.

Jun 21, 2017

Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd will travel to Bismarck, N.D. to promote Alberta’s energy industry and meet with U.S. legislators who are members of the Energy Council.

Sun rises on solar rebates

Jun 21, 2017

The beginning of summer marks the official launch of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $36-million Residential and Commercial Solar Program.

World Refugee Day: Ministers Miranda, Sabir, Gray

Jun 20, 2017

The ministers each issued the following statements to recognize World Refugee Day:

Improving post-secondary students’ mental health

Jun 20, 2017

Government is investing $25.8 million over three years to protect and improve mental health resources for post-secondary students across Alberta.

Classroom Improvement Fund to help students

Jun 20, 2017

An additional $75 million will be invested to benefit students and teachers during the 2017-18 school year. 

Orders in Council

Jun 19, 2017

Orders Approved - June 13, 2017

More Alberta businesses go international

Jun 19, 2017

AERIUM Analytics is the latest Alberta business to go international thanks to support from the Alberta Export Expansion Package (AEEP). 

It’s #MuseumWeek: Let’s celebrate!

Jun 19, 2017

Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda issued the following statement about Museum Week (June 19 to 25) and recent international attention received by Alberta’s historic sites and museums:  

Women encouraged to run in municipal election

Jun 19, 2017

With three months left to run for the 2017 Alberta municipal elections, Status of Women is encouraging more women to submit their nomination forms.

New Seniors Advisory Forum established

Jun 16, 2017

Organizations who work with seniors in communities throughout the province are helping government  address the needs of older Albertans.

Alberta celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Jun 16, 2017

Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan will speak at a National Aboriginal Day kickoff event June 19 in Edmonton, featuring Indigenous artists and performers. 

Oil Sands Advisory Group reaches consensus on first phase of work

Jun 16, 2017

The Government of Alberta has received the first round of consensus advice from its Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG). 

Highway 15 improvement work starts in June

Jun 16, 2017

Paving and rehabilitation work is about to start along Highway 15 north of Edmonton.

REVISED*: Alberta’s top baby names for 2016

Jun 16, 2017

Olivia reigns as Alberta’s top baby name for the third year in a row.