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July 3, 2013
Information on Funding for Flood Relief, Donating, and Volunteering

The Canadian Badlands recently released a document for municipalities, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations for flood recovery in the Badlands region. This includes potential funding, donations, volunteer opportunities, and conservation of photos and artifacts. Click here to view the document - REVISED ...

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July 2, 2013
Aboriginal Education Levels Well Behind Canadian Average

Aboriginal Canadians continue to lag behind their non-aboriginal counterparts in educational attainment, with the largest gap still at the university level, according to newly released data from Statistics Canada. Nearly half of Aboriginal people ages 25-64 have a post-secondary qualification according to data from the 2011...

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April 26, 2013
Olds College Expands its Offering for Students in the MacEwan B.Sc. Transfer Program

Olds College will now be offering both the first and second years of MacEwan University’s Bachelor of Science program. For students who enrol in this transfer program, they will now be able to take the first two years in Olds. The second year will be...

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April 23, 2013
Nearly $425,000 Awarded to 7 Projects Addressing Homelessness in Rural & Remote Alberta

Being homeless can happen anywhere, including rural Alberta. Outreach and support services are needed in rural settings, just as they are in big cities. To provide Albertans in rural and remote communities with increased access to the supports and services that prevent and reduce homelessness,...

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April 18, 2013
Cuts at Rural Alberta Colleges Result in Job Losses, Program Reductions

By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal Two rural community colleges will cut dozens of jobs, close satellite campuses and are worried about reductions in adult upgrading programs critical to getting young people into trades and other skilled jobs. Lakeland College, based in Vermilion, will...

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April 17, 2013
Government Of Canada Helps Colleges Support Business Innovation

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced a significant investment in Canada’s colleges and polytechnics through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The announcement was part of the Minister of State’s keynote address at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’...

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April 12, 2013
Medicine Hat College’s Jacquie Penner Announced the Women in Business 2013 Inspire Award Recipient

ARDN would like to wish Jacquie Penner congraulations on winning the Women in Business 2013 Inspire Award. Jacquie is the current Dean of Business at Medicine Hat College and is a strong leader to the business community and aspiring business students. She has worked closely with...

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April 8, 2013
Battle River Bus to Offer Weekly Rural Transportation

Battle River Bus is the little engine that could. Camrose County council kept the wheels on the bus going around by adding funding to the pilot project on March 26. The transportation system will start the day in Bashaw and make stops in Ferintosh,...

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March 28, 2013
Building a Stronger Tourism Industry in the Canadian Badlands

The Government of Alberta is helping to establish the Canadian Badlands as an iconic tourism destination. Spanning about 90,000 square kilometres in southeast Alberta, the Canadian Badlands stretch from Stettler in the north to the Montana border in the south, and from...

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March 25, 2013
Growing Forward 2 Agricultural Programs Launched in Alberta

On March 25, 2013, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Verlyn Olson announced the signing of the Canada-Alberta Growing Forward 2 agreement. “Our Government is focused on the priorities of Canadians - jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity. This...

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