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August 19, 2013
How Long Have You Been Dreaming of Starting a Business? You Could Be Eligible for Government Funding!

If you are re-evaluating your career options, perhaps becoming an Entrepreneur is for you. Independence and fanatical freedom is on the horizon. What’s even better, you may be eligible for government funding through Alberta Human Services and Service Canada while taking the Self-Employment Training Program...

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August 15, 2013
Making Experience Count for New Canadians

SAIT Polytechnic has teamed up with the Centre for Newcomers to help immigrants with backgrounds in accounting bridge the gap between the career they left behind in their home country, and their new life built in Canada. The Business Communication for Accountants (BCA) program...

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July 29, 2013
A Smarter Way to Educate Students About The Future

There has been a myriad of discussions in the media recently around the issue of skills training and development. Without a doubt, there are improvements that need to be made in the system to better link graduates with the available jobs. Among them are better...

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July 19, 2013
Small Alberta Town Gets Massive 1,000 Mbps Broadband Boost

Ultrafast internet speeds that most Canadian city dwellers can only dream of will soon be available to all 8,500 residents in a rural Alberta community for as little as $57 a month, thanks to a project by the town’s non-profit economic development foundation. "We’ll...

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July 15, 2013
U of L Study to Examine How Social and Economic Stressors Affect the Health of Aboriginal Adults

In a first-of-its-kind study, University of Lethbridge researchers are examining how the social and economic adversity faced by Aboriginal peoples may affect their biological health.   This new study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will be co-lead by three researchers at...

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July 10, 2013
Researchers Call for New Vision on Local Governance

A new report on a six-year study led by researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) waves a big, red flag over a collection of provincial and federal government budget cuts. Among the targets are the consolidation of provincial school boards, changes to employment assistance...

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July 9, 2013
Experience the Flavour of Rural Life During Open Farm Days

Farmers and ranchers across the province invite Albertans to experience rural life during Alberta’s first Open Farm Days, August 24 and 25. Open Farm Days festivities will kick off on Saturday, August 24, when talented chefs will team up with local producers to create...

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July 8, 2013
Redford Government and Lac Ste. Anne County Partner to Improve Internet Access for Rural Residents

Lac Ste. Anne County residents will have greater access to high-speed Internet as the result of a $500,000 Final Mile Rural Community Program grant. “The Internet is a powerful tool that puts a wealth of information at our fingertips,” said Verlyn Olson, Minister of...

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July 5, 2013
Law Students Use Their Education to Help Flood Victims

Three University of Calgary law students have partnered with several pro bono legal organizations in Calgary to provide information and advice to people affected by the recent southern Alberta floods. “With many people displaced from their homes due to the flooding, questions related to...

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July 4, 2013
AAMDC 2013 Scholarship Program - Encouraging Young Rural Albertans to Pursue Further Education

In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties established the AAMDC Scholarship Program in 1995. The AAMDC Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue...

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