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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.

Orders in Council

Feb 10, 2017

Orders Approved - February 9, 2017

Premier meets with business leaders to talk U.S. trade

Feb 10, 2017

Premier Notley will meet with provincial business leaders in four key sectors to discuss ways to build on Alberta’s strong trade relationship with the U.S. 

Whirling disease in Bow River watershed

Feb 10, 2017

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared the Bow River watershed infected with whirling disease and the province of Alberta a buffer zone.

Global research, innovation to support Alberta industry

Feb 10, 2017

Thousands of the world’s best researchers from a variety of industry and scientific backgrounds will come to Alberta to share expertise and work together on innovation through new funding from the Government of Alberta and other international partners.

Bioenergy grants protect jobs, diversify economy

Feb 09, 2017

Government is giving 31 bioenergy companies short-term funding to support the low-carbon industry.

New roster for Alberta sport board

Feb 09, 2017

A new team led by Stanley Cup Champion Andrew Ference has been selected to lead Alberta’s sport promotion and development agency.

Avalanche warning issued for Kananaskis Country

Feb 09, 2017

A special avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users has been issued for Friday, Feb. 10 to Monday, Feb. 13.

Stop the texts and you’ll stop the wrecks

Feb 08, 2017

Distracted driving is rapidly becoming one of the most dangerous driving behaviours.

Province funds two new medical examiners

Feb 08, 2017

Two additional medical examiners and newly completed renovations will strengthen service for Albertans at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). 

Third-quarter sole-source service contracts online

Feb 07, 2017

The province’s online database has been updated with service contracts awarded outside a formal competition process during the last fiscal quarter.