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June 12, 2012
Province asks public to help create Social Policy Framework

Albertans are invited to share their ideas about how social policy can achieve better outcomes for Alberta’s children, families, individuals and communities. The Speak. Share. Thrive. public engagement provides Albertans opportunities at and at community-led discussions to help create a social policy...

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June 11, 2012
Lethbridge College announces Interim President and CEO

June 6, 2012 – The Lethbridge College Board of Governors has appointed Peter Leclaire as Interim President and CEO, effective July 1, 2012. Leclaire is currently the vice-president academic and chief learning officer at Lethbridge College. His appointment will ensure smooth transitions and the continued...

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June 5, 2012
ARDN Launches Student Internship Website

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) has launched The Community Engaged Rural Learning Initiative (CERLI) website which will help bring Alberta’s post-secondary students to rural communities. The site will be a virtual meeting place where students can research rural communities, search for work...

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May 31, 2012
Food Processing Facility set to Diversify Local Alberta Economies

Edmonton, AB – The Rural Alberta Development Fund Board of Directors approved $950,000 in funding towards a regional food processing and food sciences training facility in northeast Alberta. The Food Processing/Food Sciences Training Facility project, led by Portage College St. Paul Campus, will provide an...

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May 25, 2012
FASD Virtual Community builds community links with students across Canada

Caregivers, educators, professionals and others affected by the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can now connect online to share information, resources and support, thanks to a new FASD Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) spearheaded by Lethbridge College. “We’re building partnerships and connections....

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May 11, 2012
Olds College receives $945,000 for New Livestock Project

The Government of Canada announced the support of 35 community colleges that will partner with businesses to conduct research projects in the areas of information and communications technologies, environmental technologies, natural resources and energy. The Honorable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology...

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May 2, 2012
Rural Alberta Demography 2011

Rural Alberta Demography 2011 - (original link)    A summary of Alberta population change between 2006 and 2011 was recently posted to Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development’s website. Key observations include: Rural grew by 4.1 per cent ...

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April 18, 2012
Feds to End Regional Ag Councils’ Funding Role

Regional agriculture adaptation councils across Canada have been told their services won’t be required by the federal government come 2014. Several of 14 provincial and regional councils -- bodies now tasked with approving and distributing funding from the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program...

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April 13, 2012
U of L to Offer More Medical Training

Original Article from the Lethbridge Herald; written by Dave Mabell. The University of Lethbridge will soon be training family physicians. Premier Alison Redford made that announcement during an election campaign stop in Lethbridge. A southern Alberta rural practice "clerkship" program already in...

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April 4, 2012
Empowering Individuals to Build Strong Rural Communities

Devoting more time on one’s greatest strengths or assets can lead to positive change in individuals, their organizations and their communities. By utilizing these resources and investing in themselves, a community can work towards the creation of a strong, positive and vibrant future. Steps to...

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