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November 26, 2013
How Has The Suspension of STEP Affected Your Community?

In Budget 2013, the province suspended STEP (summer temporary employment program) as part of its fiscal restraint measures. According to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s (AUMA) budget analysis, this cut represents a $2 million dollars loss to municipalities who typically used this provincial program to...

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November 20, 2013
A New Publication Will Help Albertans Gain Basic Knowledge About First Nations, Metis, and Inuit People in Alberta.

“This publication offers a starting point for Albertans to learn about the diverse cultures of Aboriginal people, their history, current lives and future aspirations," says Aboriginal Relations Minister, Robin Campbell. "Creating understanding provides an opportunity for Aboriginal people and other Albertans to work together in...

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November 19, 2013
Athabasca Working Towards Establishing an ODC

Ten community leaders in Athabasca are working towards establishing an opportunity development co-op (ODC) in the northern Alberta town of about 3,000. The project is part of the Unleashing Local Capital initiative, which encourages communities to invest money locally, direct their own economic development...

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November 18, 2013
BVC Unveils The Iniikokaan (Buffalo Lodge) Aboriginal Centre

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut [ah IN chut] Atleo [hat-lee-oh]; Bow Valley College President and CEO, Sharon Carry; and the Honourable Linda Johnson, MLA for Calgary-Glenmore, gathered today to celebrate the official grand opening of the Bow Valley College Iniikokaan [Ee knee...

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November 15, 2013
New RINSA Website Will Better Link Entrepreneurs to Essential Support

The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) today revealed a new design to its website making it easier for entrepreneurs to find advisory, business development and funding support in the southern Alberta region.   The website is designed to ensure that those with an...

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November 14, 2013
Alberta Community Group to Star in Lead Role at Governor General’s History Awards

There was Gabriel Dumont - Louis Riel’s Lieutenant, Irene Parlby – a champion of rural women, cabinet minister and one of the Famous Five, and James Gadsby – American Civil War veteran and sharp shooter. While these legendary Alberta residents lived in the early 1800s...

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November 12, 2013
Labour Market Demands a National Education Strategy

Employers say they can’t fill one in five positions in Canada because the candidates don’t have the right skills to do the jobs. Yet more than half of all Canadians hold a university or college degree, diploma or certificate, more than any other country in...

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October 30, 2013
Website the New Face of Research at the University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is excited to launch a new website today - - that will serve as the public face of research at the U of L.   “As one of Canada’s most influential research institutions, we are home to world-renowned...

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October 29, 2013
Educators, Industry and Government Agree Greater Focus on Colleges, Training and Apprenticeships Will Help Reduce Skills Gap

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges has announced it is seeking closer alignment with the country’s business communities and industry sector associations to support jobs and growth. The move is part of efforts to bridge Canada’s very real skills gap and ensure students and parents...

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October 28, 2013
University of Lethbridge Researcher Wins 2013 ASTech Award for Outstanding Contribution to Alberta’s Agriculture Industry

University of Lethbridge epigenetic researcher Dr. Igor Kovalchuk was honoured with the Innovation in Agricultural Science Award at the 2013 ASTech Awards held in Calgary Oct. 25.   The Innovation in Agricultural Science Award recognizes an individual, team, or company that has demonstrated exceptional innovation...

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