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Weekly Economic Review

June 25, 2018

  Please note that all information found in this post is from the Weekly Economic Review, and the Indicators at a Glance published on June 22nd, 2018. The full report is available online at https://www.alberta.ca/economic-review-indicators.aspx — Alberta’s real GDP grew by 4.9% in 2017, the largest gain of any province in Canada and year-over-year, and the Alberta Activity Index was up […]

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Canada and Alberta renew oil sands environmental monitoring agreement

Canada and Alberta renew oil sands environmental monitoring agreement

December 23, 2017

On December 21, the governments of Canada and Alberta renewed their commitment to continue providing clear and scientifically rigorous information on the environmental impacts of oil sands development in northeastern Alberta. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, signed a memorandum of understanding formalizing […]

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New petrochemical plant will help diversity Alberta’s energy exports

New petrochemical plant will help diversity Alberta’s energy exports

December 18, 2017

  The Government of Alberta has been very focused, especially in light of plunging crude oil prices, on diversifying our economy. That includes encouraging a diversity of energy products. Now, a $3.5 billion private-sector investment is moving forward, with help from Alberta’s Petrochemicals Diversification Program (PDP). The final investment decision by Calgary-based Inter Pipeline will […]

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Provincial News

New cancer supports for Alberta firefighters

New cancer supports for Alberta firefighters

January 25, 2018

Premier Rachel Notley and Minister of Labour Christina Gray announced, in Calgary on Thursday, January 18, 2018, new rules for firefighters who contract certain reproductive cancers on the job. They will now be compensated and supported. The Government of Alberta is making sure firefighters who contract ovarian and cervical cancer will receive workers’ compensation benefits […]

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Seeking ideas for the old Royal Alberta Museum

Seeking ideas for the old Royal Alberta Museum

December 23, 2017

You may know that the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton is moving to a new building. The question – what to do with the old building, which has some issues like mould and asbestos, but is nonetheless a beautiful and historic structure. I’m interested in hearing your ideas at this website: https://www.alberta.ca/glenora-building.aspx. That site also has […]

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$25-a-day child care program expands to another 78 centres

$25-a-day child care program expands to another 78 centres

December 19, 2017

The Government of Alberta plans to create up to 78 additional $25-a-day Early Learning and Child Care Centres thanks to an agreement with the Government of Canada. The expansion of the pilot program, which was launched in the spring, will create an additional 4,500 affordable child care spaces, giving families across Alberta access to quality, […]

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Calgary News

Rocky Ridge YMCA opens January 15; Tours still available

Rocky Ridge YMCA opens January 15; Tours still available

December 23, 2017

I had the pleasure to tour the new Rocky Ridge Shane Homes YMCA, with the Alberta Forest Association. The building features the largest wood roof in North America, and it is spectacular! The whole building is architecturally beautiful. The building opens January 15. Facility rentals become available on February 1st, but can be booked now. […]

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Provincial government invests in Innovate Calgary to expand small business incubator

Provincial government invests in Innovate Calgary to expand small business incubator

December 16, 2017

The Government of Alberta is investing in Innovate Calgary to help more small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs grow or get their ideas off the ground. Innovate Calgary will use $1.5 million to expand its small business incubator. Small business incubators connect entrepreneurs with mentors and experts who help them navigate the early stages of starting and […]

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Setting the record straight on Calgary’s Cancer Centre

Setting the record straight on Calgary’s Cancer Centre

December 4, 2017

You may have seen some news stories in which the Official Opposition complained that the government accepted a bid to construct the Calgary Cancer Centre that was $200 million higher than the lowest bid.  The reason for this is because the successful bid also offered 20% better energy efficiency than our target. The operating savings […]

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