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November 17, 2011
Increasing Educational Opportunities in Rural Communities

From The Globe and Mail: When it comes time to consider their post-secondary options, young people from small towns and rural areas often have little choice but to leave home and move to larger cities, where university campuses are typically found. But Newfoundland...

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November 15, 2011
Lethbridge College Increases Focus on Community Engagement

Lethbridge College’s International Wind Energy Academy (IWEA) will shift from classroom instruction to community engagement as part of a partnership to capitalize on economic development opportunities in 22 southern Alberta communities.   The college has teamed up with SouthGrow Regional Initiative, an economic development alliance...

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November 8, 2011
Medicine Hat College joins forces with Mount Royal University

Students at Medicine Hat College now have more choices when it comes to obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Medicine Hat. Officials from Mount Royal University were on campus Monday to sign an official partnership agreement, giving students at MHC the option of earning...

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November 7, 2011
Premier Pushes for Broadband Service in Rural Alberta

Rural Albertans stuck in a bygone era of low-speed, snail-paced Internet connections may finally catch up to their urban counterparts. Premier Alison Redford is calling on two recently-appointed cabinet ministers to deliver broadband service to parts of the province on the wrong side of...

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November 3, 2011
Small Business, Big Impact – Alberta Small Business Profile 2011

Small businesses in Alberta are the heart and soul of Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit.  From the independent construction contractor, to the family-run restaurant, to the software developer, to the growing manufacturer with dozens of employees – our province’s small businesses can be found in virtually every...

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October 21, 2011
ARDN Invests in Rural Alberta Water Projects

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is investing $100,000 in two rural water research projects aimed at improving the quantity, quality and long term sustainability of water in rural areas. Water was identified as a priority for rural Alberta at a workshop held in...

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October 18, 2011
Twenty Five Doctors Recruited to Rural Communities

Original Article found in The Fairview Post: Nearly 25 general practitioners and specialists have been recruited to rural communities in northern Alberta this year as Alberta Health Services (AHS) continues its physician recruitment strategy with the support of community partners and organizations. A...

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October 6, 2011
Remote Stroke Treatment Helps Those in Rural Locations

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Anne-Marie Tobin with the Canadian Press wrote an interesting article on remote treatment options for rural Albertans who are suffering from a stroke. Here is a sampling of the article: Dennis Gordeyko was feeding cattle on his ranch near Camrose, Alta.,...

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September 28, 2011
Interns Make a Difference in Rural Alberta Communities

From the Sept 26, 2011 Issue of Agri-News Working on municipal bylaws in a closet may not be for everyone, but for political science student Jeremy Smith, it was an exceptional opportunity. Smith is one of 12 rural capacity interns placed by the...

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September 16, 2011
Construction of Canadian Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship Officially Begins

On September 7, the ground was officially broken for construction of Pomeroy Inn & Suites and the Canadian Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship (CIRE). It is a significant in Olds College’s long history. Pomeroy Inns & Suites will be comprised of a four star...

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