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January 22, 2013
New Air Ambulance Base Will Provide Quality Care for Northern Alberta Patients

Patients living in northern Alberta will continue to have access to rapid, reliable, and safe emergency care when the new air ambulance base is relocated to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in March. Alberta Health Services air ambulance operations are moving to a...

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January 21, 2013
Research Grant Will Help Seniors’ Centres Address Changing Needs

Alberta’s seniors will benefit from improved and more responsive programs and services offered by seniors’ centres thanks to new research about to get underway. The Alberta government is providing $70,800 grant to the University of Alberta, the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres (AASC) and...

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January 18, 2013
Opening Doors for Aboriginal Students

New National Database Enhances Access to University On January 17, 2013, Canada’s universities launched a new online tool to provide Aboriginal students with better access to information on programs and services on campuses across Canada. The comprehensive, searchable database of resources designed to meet the needs...

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January 17, 2013
More Albertans to Get Access to High-Speed Internet

Up to 4,600 additional households in rural central Alberta will now have access to high-speed Internet. A new government initiative will help eligible residents in rural and remote areas connect to high-speed Internet thanks to satellite technology and waived installation distance costs. The initiative...

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January 16, 2013
Student Mental Health Services Expanding at Alberta Universities, Colleges

University and college students who feel stressed, isolated or overwhelmed will have more mental health professionals and services to stay mentally healthy. The University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge will each receive $3 million in grant funding over three years...

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January 15, 2013
Post-Secondary Institution Leaders Honoured with the Diamond Jubilee Medal

Presidents of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions were honoured with Diamond Jubilee medals by Premier Alison Redford on Tuesday, January 15. “Alberta is fortunate to have such dedicated, visionary leaders in the post-secondary system. I wanted to recognize these leaders, and celebrate the work they do...

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January 9, 2013
Rural Alberta Co-ops Creating New Tourism Destinations

In Alberta’s badlands region, a tourism association is helping start cultural co-ops to increase tourism and economic opportunities for artists. Bob Davis, Canadian Badlands travel and tourism executive director, says a grant from Rural Alberta Development Fund has helped the association support the founding...

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December 18, 2012
Alberta to Host Multi-Day International Cycling Race and Festival

The Rural Alberta Development Fund (RADF) Board of Directors has approved $3.5 million in catalyst funding to the Alberta Peloton Association (APA) to support the inaugural Tour of Alberta: Alberta’s Pro Cycling Festival to be held from September 3-8, 2013.  The race, modeled on such...

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December 17, 2012
Portage College Secures Eligibility for Scientific Research Funding

Portage College in Lac La Biche will begin the new year with access to specialized federal funding for scientific research initiatives.   The eligibility for the funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERCC) will allow Portage students and faculty to...

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December 14, 2012
Alberta Government Investing to Reduce Homelessness

In alignment with its 10-year Plan to End Homelessness, the Alberta Government has committed approximately $60 million to community-based organizations in seven Alberta cities, an increase of $12.3 million or 26 per cent over last year. Funding will help provide permanent supportive housing programs and...

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