Want to hire a student this summer? We can help.

The Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) provides eligible employers with a $7/hour subsidy to help cover student wages.

The program helps high school and post-secondary students gain valuable work experience while helping employers hire the staff they need.

The program is available to small businesses, non-profit organizations, public...
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Summer Temporary Employment Program now accepting applications

Boundaries for Alberta's newest provincial parks have now been set. The Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park in southern Alberta is one of the biologically diverse areas in the province and home to over 200 rare or at-risk species. It's also an important source of clean water.

Conserving this area for future generations and supporting a vibrant tourism and recreation...
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‪AHS has issued a health warning following Respiratory Syncytial Virus outbreaks ‬across Alberta. RSV can lead to severe respiratory complications, especially in infants, children and vulnerable individuals.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus data prompts illness reminder | Alberta Health Services

Today, Premier Rachel Notley announced changes to her cabinet to focus on protecting children and communities.

This includes creating an accountable child protection and intervention system that serves the needs of Alberta's children and families.

To accomplish this, a new ministry of Children's Services has been created. It will be led by Minister Danielle Larivee, who has been given a...
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Cabinet changes focus on protecting children and communities

Did you know washing your clothes in cold water can save you ~90% on heating energy costs?

Becoming energy efficient doesn't need to cost you money. In fact, these simple acts to reduce energy use at home can help you save money.

Learn more:

Reduce energy use and save money

There's nothing more heartbreaking than the death of a child, and no task more important than preventing these tragedies.

A ministerial panel has been selected to propose actions to strengthen the child intervention system, make recommendations to improve the child death review process, and explore the systemic issues that lead to children coming into government care.

The 13-member panel...
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Ministerial panel to strengthen child intervention system

Sylvan Lake residents and visitors will soon have access to more health-care services and expanded hours. The Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre will undergo renovations this spring with the new service opening in 2018.

“This is wonderful news for the people of Sylvan Lake and surrounding area. For years, this community was promised increased health services by the previous government and...
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Sylvan Lake gets improved health care

The City of Edmonton is hosting classes for residents interested in installing solar panels on their homes.

Classes | Solar Energy Society of Alberta

The New Year brings new opportunities to invest in Alberta businesses as applications open January 16 for two new tax credits to create jobs and diversify the economy.

The Capital Investment Tax Credit encourages companies to make capital investments that create opportunities for economic growth. It offers at 10%, non-refundable tax credit of up to $5 million to Alberta businesses involved...
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New tax credits connect Alberta business with investors

The new Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program is helping seniors like the Osborne family update their home so they can maintain their independence and remain in their community.

The program provides low-interest home equity loans to a maximum of $40,000 per household to seniors with a household income of $75,000 or less. Homeowners must have at least 25 per cent home equity.

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Earlier this afternoon, I was happy to hear the government of British Columbia announced that their conditions have been met for the province to support the construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

This is another important step forward towards the completion of this critical project for the Canadian economy - building the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, and getting Alberta’s...
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Over a million Albertans have seen money appear in their bank accounts as carbon rebates have started rolling out across the province. | Alberta.ca

Albertans see benefits of carbon levy rebates | Alberta.ca

Alberta continues to face challenging times as low global oil prices have had a profound impact on Alberta's finances.

To help us prepare the upcoming budget, we want to hear your priorities and ideas on how to best meet Albertans needs without increasing costs or affecting front-line services.

Share your comments and feedback until Friday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m. online at [ Alberta.ca Link ]
Різдвом Христовим! С Рождеством Христовым! Καλά Χριστούγεννα!
Merry Christmas to all Orthodox Christians in Alberta and throughout Canada celebrating.
For many Orthodox Christians, Christmas Day is a time to come together in unity and peace. Christmas is a special time to enjoy the company of friends and family, and to celebrate the many blessings we enjoy in Alberta, including the ability to...
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Nominations for this year's Community Justice Awards will close on Feb 17, 2017. The awards are designed to recognize Albertans, organizations, businesses, and community groups who have done exceptional work to make our communities safer.

Read more and download the nomination form here:
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As of January 1, Alberta's small business tax rate has been cut by one third, to 2% - the second lowest in the country. The cut will save businesses an estimated $185 million this year, and will help small business owners continue to expand while adjusting to the carbon levy.

With no provincial sales tax, no payroll tax and no health-care premiums, Alberta small business owners also pay less...
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Wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.
Before ringing in the new year, take a step back in time at Alberta's museums and historic sites.

Alberta's Museums & Historical Sites

Small business owners will save an estimated $185 million in 2017 as part of Alberta’s plan to transition the province to a greener, more diversified economy. | Alberta.ca

Tax cut benefits small businesses, supports jobs | Alberta.ca