Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program is expected to attract at least $10.5 billion of investment into the Alberta economy by 2030, creating more than 7,200 jobs for Albertans. The Alberta Electric System Operator is now set to open the first of a series of competitions that will kick-start this investment and put Alberta on track to achieve its target of 30 per cent renewable electricity by...
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Plans are underway to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, including a second bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River.

The much-needed project will improve safety, reduce travel times and encourage economic development in the Industrial Heartland.

This important region of economic activity and good-paying jobs will see 2 new petrochemical...
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Twinning the bridge into Fort Saskatchewan
We're shutting off all non-essential equipment and lighting at 77 buildings in 35 communities for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30-9:30pm. Find out how you can participate at [ Link ]
Today, on World Water Day, we announced funding to help local watershed councils protect and preserve Alberta's water resources.

Alberta's watershed planning and advisory councils represent 11 major river basins in the province. These non-profit organizations support community flood- and drought-resiliency planning. They also evaluate the health of local watersheds and support water planning...
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Alberta invests $12 million to protect water
Eight brand new schools, nine replacements of old ones and seven modernizations will address enrolment growth and revitalize older schools while creating thousands of jobs for Albertans. Planning funds have also been earmarked for two additional schools, with construction dollars expected at a later date. Budget 2017 allocates $500 million for these projects, the first of which will be ready...
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Budget 2017 is boosting funding for community and home care so more seniors and Albertans with disabilities can receive the health services they need at home.

Since being diagnosed with ALS in 2008, home care has allowed Jaye Fredrickson to continue living at home with her husband and son, stay close to family and friends and retain her independence.

Without this investment, many patients...
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Budget 2017 provides stable funding to protect the vital services Albertans rely on.

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Extreme avalanche hazard in the mountain parks this weekend. Please check conditions and warnings before you head out to play.

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Budget 2017 is focused on creating good jobs, making life more affordable for Albertans and protecting the programs and services families count on.

It puts Albertans to work building long-overdue schools, hospitals, highways and bridges, while reducing the growth of government spending and maintaining a responsible plan to bring down the deficit.

“Alberta’s economy is stabilizing and jobs...
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Budget 2017 will be released today at ~3:15 pm. Get the information and watch the livestream at

Budget 2017
Legislation was introduced today to protect Alberta's voluntary blood donation system to ensure patients have a secure and reliable supply when they need it.

Protecting Alberta’s voluntary blood donation system |
The federal government and the Government of Alberta agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care.

Canada Reaches Health Funding Agreement with Alberta -
"Responders Way", where King Street overpasses Highway 63, was where first responders who participated in the Fort McMurray evacuation welcomed home their fellow residents when the staged return began on June 1, 2016 and for the following three days.

First responders helped an estimated 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray safely get out the city during two mandatory evacuations on May 3 and 4,...
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“Responders Way” signs in place |
Financial assistance is available to help unemployed apprentices continue their technical training.

To be eligible for the Apprentice Training Award, apprentices must:
- not be working in their trade for at least 30 consecutive days prior to the start of training
- be registered for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th period training at a post-secondary institution or training organization
- provide...
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We're delivering on our commitment to invest in infrastructure projects that support jobs, stimulate the economy and make a difference in the lives of Albertans across the province.

There are currently 324 major projects underway in Alberta, including:
- 146 school projects
- 40 seniors and affordable housing projects, like Parkdale II
- 40 affordable supportive living initiative...
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The legislature was lit up magenta last night to celebrate Social Work Week, recognizing the challenging and life-changing work they do to make Albertans lives better.

“Social workers devote their lives to making a difference for those who need it most. I continue to be inspired by their dedication and I am thankful for their commitment to making life better for thousands of children in our...
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Legislation was introduced today to increase access to the legal system for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

If passed, the two-year time limit to make a civil claim would be removed for:
- sexual assault
- sexual misconduct involving a minor, intimate relationship or dependant
- non-sexual assault involving a minor, intimate relationship or dependant

The proposed changes...
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Supporting survivors of sexual and domestic violence
The Government of Alberta is making life more affordable for Albertans by helping an additional 1,000 apprentices continue their technical training through the Apprentice Training Award. |

More training grants for apprentices |