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Orders in Council

Feb 23, 2017

Order Approved - February 23, 2017

Signs of economic recovery continue, deficit steady

Feb 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy is turning a corner and showing early signs of recovery, including higher exports, drilling activity and employment. 

Provincial funding supports Wood Buffalo recovery

Feb 23, 2017

Disaster Recovery Program funding will help the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo rebuild and recover.  

New support for Grande Prairie entrepreneurs

Feb 23, 2017

Grande Prairie is the second location to receive business incubator funding under the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program. 

Take a stand against bullying on Pink Shirt Day

Feb 22, 2017

Albertans are wearing pink today to show their support for safe and inclusive schools, workplaces and communities.

New funding to boost northern economic growth

Feb 22, 2017

The Alberta government is helping northern Alberta communities grow and diversify their local economies with support from a new grant program.

Emergency response simulates a B.C. earthquake

Feb 22, 2017

A collaborative effort will test the province’s emergency plans and procedures by simulating a catastrophic B.C. earthquake.  

Door-to-door energy sales: Know your rights

Feb 21, 2017

Door-to-door sale of energy products and services is against the law in Alberta.  

Promoting Alberta agriculture to the world

Feb 21, 2017

Minister Oneil Carlier will promote Alberta’s agriculture sector during a trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India from Feb. 23 to March 3.

Beds to help youth with addictions in Red Deer

Feb 21, 2017

A new $7.3-million, eight-bed safe house for children with drug and alcohol addictions in central Alberta begins the design phase.

Indigenous Climate Leadership programs survey launched

Feb 17, 2017

The government is looking for feedback from Alberta’s Indigenous communities and organizations on future Climate Leadership programs in a new survey.

Women encouraged to pursue political future

Feb 17, 2017

An Indigenous law student, a Campus Food Bank team lead and an engineering intern are just a few of Alberta’s Daughters of the Vote delegates.

Orders in Council

Feb 17, 2017

Orders Approved - February 15, 2017

Pin for law enforcement supports anti-bullying

Feb 16, 2017

A new pin is available to help Alberta’s law enforcement and first responders take part in Pink Shirt Day, with proceeds going toward an anti-bullying program.

Camping season kick-off draws record numbers

Feb 16, 2017

Reservations for comfort camping in Alberta parks opened Feb. 13 and set a new record with 847 bookings. 

Alberta wildfire season begins March 1

Feb 15, 2017

As fire season approaches, Alberta wildland firefighters are gearing up to defend the province and its communities from forest fires.

Orders in Council

Feb 14, 2017

Order Approved - February 14, 2017

Boosting home buyer confidence

Feb 14, 2017

The province is seeking input on a builder licensing program to strengthen consumer protection in residential home construction.

Free admission to provincial historic sites, museums, parks on Family Day

Feb 14, 2017

Have fun and enjoy special events and free admission this Family Day weekend at provincial museums, historic sites, archives and parks.

Have a heart - become an organ donor

Feb 14, 2017

This Valentine’s Day, Darren and Michelle Reynes are again able to celebrate their love, thanks to life-saving organ donations.

Plans for Willow Square centre moving forward

Feb 13, 2017

A Request For Proposal for a consultant is a key step to developing a continuing care centre and master site plan for Willow Square.

Public Lands Act charges against construction firm

Feb 13, 2017

An Edmonton company has been charged with failing to comply with orders to vacate public lands and occupying public lands without authorization.

Alberta celebrates oil and gas history

Feb 13, 2017

On Feb. 13, 1947, a crew of roughnecks struck black gold in a farmer’s field, launching a second oil rush in Alberta and confirming the importance of oil and gas in the province.

Environmental Appeals Board hearing schedule

Feb 13, 2017

The Environmental Appeals Board will conduct a hearing on April 26, 2017, commencing at 9:00 am at the Board’s office in Edmonton.

If driving to B.C., be careful and plan ahead

Feb 10, 2017

With hazardous winter conditions continuing in the Highway 3 mountain pass, Alberta drivers are asked to use caution if travelling to B.C. this weekend.