Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has asked the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) to streamline their crop inspection procedures to better assist farmers concerned about unharvested crops.
Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier has asked the Agriculture Financial Services
If you’ve been thinking of upgrading to energy efficient products around your home, now is the time to do it.

Save instantly when you purchase eligible products, such as LED lights, programmable thermostats, water-saving devices, smart power strips and heavy duty timers at participating home improvement stores between April 28 and June 11. Another 6 week rebate campaign will run in the fall....
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If youve been thinking of upgrading to energy efficient products around your

Instant rebates on energy efficient products
Chrystal Sawchuk
John Knoll
Christopher Ladouceur
Justin Balog
Christine Dargis Laramee
Shawn Mansoff
Starting May 1, warrants will no longer be issued to enforce tickets and overdue fines for minor, not-traffic-related infractions like failing to shovel a sidewalk or not paying a transit fare.

This means people with overdue fines for these types of minor offences will no longer risk jail time. Instead, they will be held accountable through civil measures like restricting motor vehicle...
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Starting May 1 warrants will no longer be issued to enforce tickets

Easing pressure on Alberta’s justice system
Oriel Figeli
Ross Utigard
Deepak Teenà Deep
Releasing aquarium or domestic pond water, plants, dead or live animals into urban or wild waterbodies is illegal in Alberta. Help stop the spread of diseases and invasive species!
YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) 04/23/2017

Don't Let it Loose | AEP - Environment and Parks
Yousef Saleh
We're helping more low-income seniors cover transportation and accommodation costs when they need to travel from rural or remote areas to receive medical treatment or care.

Improvements to the medical trip benefit include:

1. Reducing the minimum travel distance from 100km to 80km round-trip in order to qualify for the benefit.

2. Increasing support for seniors who travel more than...
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Were helping more lowincome seniors cover transportation and accommodation costs when they

Help for seniors travelling to medical appointments
Valerie Vaclav Dancer
Diana Halvorsen Collis
Connie Roddick Southwell
Modern and efficient highways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating good-paying, middle-class jobs.  |
YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) 04/21/2017

Major investment in Alberta highway projects will provide safer, more efficient travel across the province |
John Thomson
Kevin Medwed
Tammy Wood
Parents are encouraged to file their tax returns to qualify for financial supports like the Alberta Child Benefit and the Family Employment Tax Credit.

Need help? Free tax preparation clinics for lower-income Albertans are available in communities across the province.

“Tax filing is a poverty-reduction strategy for the working poor. Beyond the immediate refunds, the federal and provincial...
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Parents are encouraged to file their tax returns to qualify for financial

Alberta Child Benefit makes life more affordable for parents
Shawn Mansoff
Jim Warner
Christine Dargis Laramee
Starting April 28, you can receive up to $3,500 in rebates for improving energy efficiency in your home.

Eligible products include insulation for attics, basements and above-grade walls, tankless hot water heaters and triple glaze (low-e, argon) windows.

To qualify, select from a list of Alberta-based contractors registered to install eligible products. Rebates will be issued once the...
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Christine Dargis Laramee
Ida Fairburn Roberts
John Thomson
Albertans will be first in line for available jobs under a new federal-provincial pilot project that will help employers hire locally.

The new Employer Liaison Service will help Alberta employers find and hire unemployed Albertans rather than temporary foreign workers.

The initial focus will be on 29 occupations looking for high-skilled workers in sectors that have higher rates of...
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Albertans will be first in line for available jobs under a new

Employers get help to hire Albertans
Claressa Ellinger
Melanie Bosch
Gen Curry
A new Energy Efficiency Alberta program will support homeowners and local Alberta contractors through rebates for insulation, tankless hot water heaters and windows. |
YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) 04/19/2017

Efficiency rebates support home improvements |
Ross Peck
Vern Schiebelbein
Darryl Power
Happy Easter!
For Christians, Easter brings a renewal of faith and hope. It is a time to share great meals, to love one another and to enjoy the closeness of family.
As Christians around the world honour the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we pause to reflect on the meaning of sacrifice. Whether you find yourself reflecting in a church or around the dining-room table, with...
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YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) 04/14/2017
Nhato Liezel Damaso
Rauf Ramooz
Karim Gharawy
Elle LeFever
Stephen Walter Howard Crane
Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, made the following statement in response to today’s introduction of federal legislation to legalize, regulate and restrict cannabis: |

Federal cannabis legislation: Minister Ganley |
Shawn Mansoff
Yousef Saleh
Darryl Steve Whitford Shott
It's been more than a decade since both the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers have been in the playoffs at the same time. We're celebrating with a friendly "Battle of Alberta" wager involving flags, made-in-Alberta craft beer and fundraising for charity.
Andrea Fodor
Duane Smith
Ingrid Thiessen-Cheston
Today we announced funding for flood mitigation projects in Calgary to help protect downtown and neighbouring communities from flooding.
Students can’t learn if they’re hungry. Whatever their circumstances, all children should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

This year, 33 schools participated in a pilot project to provide a nutritious meal each day to more than 5,000 students. It proved that full bellies lead to increased learning and attendance. That’s why we’re expanding the program to all publicly funded...
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Students cant learn if theyre hungry Whatever their circumstances all children should

School nutrition program goes provincewide
Amanda Kuttnick Dyer
Stephanie Eileen LeBrocq
Darrell Kremer
The province is recognizing April 2017 as Sikh Heritage Month, celebrating the contributions of Alberta’s Sikh community to Alberta’s cultural diversity. |
YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) 04/08/2017

Province declares April 2017 Sikh Heritage Month |
Mardon Day
Harsewak Singh
DeAnna Beauchamp
Finding quality, affordable child care can be a challenge for many families. We’re working to change that by launching a 3-year pilot program that explores how a $25-a-day child care program can work in Alberta.

Starting next month, 22 non-profit centres will open 1,300 child care spaces across the province with fees capped at $25/day.

The centres will also provide innovative programming....
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Finding quality affordable child care can be a challenge for many families
Andy Verheyden
Debby Erickson
Ross Utigard
Alberta's school nutrition program is going provincewide next year after a successful pilot project with 33 schools this year. Students receive a daily nutritious meal and learn how to make healthy food choices at home.

“We know students can’t focus in class if they have an empty stomach. Giving students access to a daily nutritious meal not only ensures they have the fuel they need to get...
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Rebecca Furniss
Christine Dargis Laramee
Rana Bilal