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July 15, 2010
Rural Communities Connected to More Opportunities

Most people remember the days of dial-up and many still have not had the opportunity to switch to high-speed. But thanks to a provincial pilot program dial-up is losing its grip on rural Alberta. The Rural Connections: Community Broadband Infrastructure Pilot Program has $2.4...

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July 14, 2010
Award of Excellence

Our very own Research Director, Paul Watson, was awarded the 2010 Premier’s Award of Excellence as part of the Rhodiola Commercialization Team (RCT).  Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen that has been used by Russian Olympic athletes, cosmonauts, herbalists, and physicians as a natural means for...

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July 8, 2010
New Events!

ARDN decided to make the calendar more user-friendly. Each week you will be able to view the recently added events sperate from the calendar. Hopefully that makes it easier for you to stay up to date on all the best conferences, workshops, classes, and other...

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July 8, 2010
Majority of Award Recipients from Rural Alberta

Eight young leaders were awarded the 2010 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal. Six of the eight are rural Albertans.The award celebrates the recipients’ volunteerism and leadership in their communities. The outstanding leaders are: ·    Amanda Achtman – Calgary ·    Amanda Beggs – Red Deer ·   ...

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July 6, 2010
What do You Think?

Can a voluntary survey replace the data that has always been collected by the mandatory census? On June 26, 2010, Statistics Canada announced that the usual mandatory long-form questionnaire will now be collected as part of a new voluntary National Household Survey (NHS). The change...

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July 5, 2010
Impressive Initiatives for Aboriginal Youth

New and exciting opportunities will create more possibilities for Aboriginal youth and develop safer communities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.  Two projects have been designed to provide services and supports to help students improve their high school performance, steer them away from crime,...

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June 28, 2010
Lethbridge Community Program – Turning Troubled Youth into Mature Adults

A creative outlet for young, at-risk youth has been initiated in Lethbridge.  The Building Bridges: Creating Resilience program will address multiple crime issues and show youth the path to success through education and positive choices. The program aims to help students overcome challenges such as...

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June 24, 2010
Changes in Legislation: Weed Control Act

The world of weeds has changed. Effective June 16, 2010, old legislation was replaced by the new Weed Control Act and regulation. Expectations stem from this change; Alberta’s agricultural land and natural spaces should flourish under the enhanced protection that this act promises. Regulations have...

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June 21, 2010
Alive and Well

“The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in rural Alberta,” says Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Jack Hayden. All across Alberta, people in the agri-food industry have been given an amazing opportunity: close to $9 million dollars in grants from the government. This money goes...

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June 18, 2010
Dinosaur Park off to a Flying Start

Have you ever seen a dinosaur fly? The people of Gibbons have. They got to experience the sight first hand on Thursday, June 18, as rubber, mechanical dinosaurs were lifted by giant helicopters to their new home near Gibbons – the Jurassic Forest and Learning...

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