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February 3, 2012
Caring for Our Watersheds in The Classroom

This program gets junior and senior high school students to answer an important question: what can I do to help improve my watershed? The Battle River Watershed Alliance offers schools a free presentation introducing students to their watershed and to the contest. Students work...

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February 2, 2012
Alberta Tackles Rural Gang Reduction Strategy

Original Article from the Lloydminster Source; written by Thomas Miller. The Alberta Government is hoping rural communities will help them reduce the influence of gangs with a $1-million grant from Alberta’s Civil Forfeiture Office. The Civil Forfeiture Office sells property seized...

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January 26, 2012
Have Something to Share About Policy and Research in Community Investment?

Check out the call for posters for the Rural Research Workshop "Policy and Research in Community Investment"! The workshop will focus on the complex relationships between policy and research as they relate to the practice of rural community investment. It will also...

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January 17, 2012
Alberta Government Brings High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

From the Edmonton Journal; Written by Sarah O’Donnell. Pockets of rural Alberta still unable to connect to high speed Internet will have a chance to tap into a $5-million fund from the Alberta Government. The program is part of an effort to...

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January 13, 2012
New Online Material Brings First Nations, Metis and Inuit Histories, Cultures and Perspectives Into The Classroom

New online material will help teachers and students to better appreciate and understand the contributions of Alberta’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) peoples. “We are pleased to launch this valuable learning material as it adds a rich dimension to Alberta’s curriculum,” said Education...

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January 10, 2012
Proving Naysayers Wrong Fuels Dream of Opening Family Practice in Fort Smith

From The Vancouver Sun; Written by Chris Zdeb. James Van Camp loves a challenge. Tell him he can’t do something and you encourage him to prove that he can. It’s how the former class clown passed Grade 10 math, graduated high school...

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January 9, 2012
U of A Encourages More Aboriginal Students to Choose Medicine

From The Vancouver Sun; Written by Chris Zdeb. The University of Alberta has the oldest aboriginal medical program in Canada dating back to 1988 and has graduated the most aboriginal doctors of any such university program in the country — 73 as of June...

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January 3, 2012
Rural Medical School Keeps Doctors Local

From Voice of America; Written by David Weinberg. For the first time in modern history, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. That includes doctors, leaving many small communities with no primary care physician. However, a new program at Kansas University...

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December 21, 2011
Olds College Announces The Winner of The $100,000 Centennial Innovation Fund

Olds College Director of Health and Wellness/Athletics, Greg Lendvay’s proposal for the ‘Canadian Centre for Rural High Performance’ is the winner of the $100,000 Centennial Innovation Fund.  This submission proposes developing a training space, which will measure approximately 4,000 square feet,...

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December 20, 2011
Rural Business Pilot Program to Help Small Businesses Grow

Rural entrepreneurs and small businesses will receive enhanced advice and support as the result of a three-year pilot program that will partner local community organizations with the Government of Alberta. The Rural Alberta Business Centre (RABC) program will provide one-stop access to business information...

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