Door-to-door sale of energy products and services is against the law in Alberta. The ban includes furnaces, water heaters, windows, air conditioners, energy audits and utility contracts.

Since the ban came into effect on Jan. 1, there have been a number of reports about salespeople misrepresenting themselves to get invited into a customer’s home. This violates Alberta’s consumer protection...
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Door-to-door energy sales: Know your rights
Law enforcement, first responders and Albertans required to wear uniforms at work now have a unique way to participate in Pink Shirt Day - a movement for people to show their support to end bullying.

Recognizing that law enforcement and first responders cannot cover up their uniforms, to ensure the public can easily identify them, Sgt. Major Adrian Marr came up with the idea of the pin.

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

Have fun!

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Bring the family out to Cypress Hills PP this Family Day! There are loads of activities to enjoy - skating trail, snow luge, xc country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing! The Learning Centre and Visitor Centre will be open all week long 10am-5pm.
More than 60 per cent of Alberta's wildfires in 2016 were caused by human activity - and therefore, preventable. 1,338 wildfires burned more than 611,000 hectares last year, including the Horse River wildfire that spread into Fort McMurray.

This year's wildfire season kicks off March 1 - so now's the time to brush up on how to do your part to keep our forested areas safe:

* Check fall and...
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Alberta wildfire season begins March 1 |
Share your home renovation experiences and feedback by March 14 to help inform a new builder licensing program for Alberta's residential construction and renovation industry.

Builder licensing could require builders to demonstrate they are in good financial standing and have the competencies and skills to work in residential home construction. Combined with mandatory home warranties, builder...
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Builder licensing engagement
This Valentine's Day, Darren and Michelle Reynes have a message for Albertans - register to become an organ donor and talk to your family about your decision.

It's a message close to their hearts. Darren received a kidney from Michelle in a living donor transplant in 2004, and a pancreas from a deceased donor in 2008. Their family of 4 is still together today thanks to these gifts of...
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Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry
On this day in 1947, a crew of roughnecks struck black gold in a farmer’s field, launching a second oil rush in Alberta. Seventy years later, we celebrate that heritage - and the hard work so many Albertans have done to make our oil and gas sector an international success story.

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Northern Cree and Carla Morrison performs "Cree Cuttin'" and "Un Beso" at the 59th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Northern Cree, Carla Morrison GRAMMY Performance: "Cree Cuttin'" And "Un Beso"
Today, I held the first of a series of roundtable discussions with business leaders from the oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, and manufacturing sectors over several days to discuss our trade relationship with the U.S., the economy and how Alberta can continue to ensure strong trade ties that will help generate jobs for millions of Albertans and Americans.
I met with leaders from the oil and...
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Stanley Cup Champion Andrew Ference has been selected to lead Alberta’s sport promotion and development agency, Alberta Sport Connection.

The new board of directors also includes:
- Olympic Gold medallist Erica Wiebe
- Olympic Silver medallist Helen Upperton
- Paralympian Antonio Flores
- Indigenous sport advocate Kody Taylor
- Alberta Sports Hall of Fame inductee Kelly Blackshaw

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New roster for Alberta sport board
A special avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users has been issued for Friday, Feb. 10 to Monday, Feb. 13.

Affected areas include Kananaskis Country and Waterton Lakes National Park, Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies and Lizard and Flathead regions, as well as the southern part of the Purcells region.

Recreational backcountry users with little or no avalanche training or...
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Avalanche warning issued for Kananaskis Country
Explosive growth has persisted in both of Alberta’s largest cities…

New census data shows Edmonton, Calgary among Canada's fastest-growing cities
Fentanyl and other opioids continue to have a deadly impact on Alberta communities. Last year, 343 people died of apparent fentanyl-related drug overdoses in this province.

Alberta's moving ahead on several initiatives to help combat this crisis:

- All first responders, including firefighters, can now administer naloxone by injection, giving them an additional life-saving tool when...
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Alberta expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces
Non-profit organizations can apply for funding to design and deliver evidence-based climate education projects across Alberta.

Projects must focus on social benefits that help Albertans better understand and address climate change.

Apply by March 6, 2017.

Community Environment Action Grant
Southern Alberta entrepreneurs now have more support to launch and grow their companies.

The first business incubator approved under Alberta's Entrepreneurship Incubator Program will be located in Medicine Hat. It's the first of several regional incubators planned to support startup businesses across the province.

The program will give entrepreneurs access to professional business...
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Edmonton has the second largest urban Indigenous population in Canada. 70% of these residents originated from other communities.

Indigenous Canadians moving to cities often experience the loss of traditional supports, have difficulty accessing services and have trouble getting housing, employment and education.

The New in Town Aboriginal Welcome Service, delivered by the Bent Arrow...
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Helping Indigenous newcomers succeed in Edmonton
Alberta has officially proclaimed February as Black History Month to recognize the contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made to our province.

As the 150th anniversary year of Confederation, 2017 is an excellent time to learn more about the black Canadian experience. For a list of events, visit: [ Link ]