Category: Alberta

Parks Canada checks out of Maligne Lake hotel proposal

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Parks Canada checks out of Maligne Lake hotel proposal

Maligne Lake hotel proposal included 66-room hotel, 15 tent cabins Parks Canada is saying no to a proposal for a new hotel on the shores of Jasper National Park’s scenic Maligne Lake. But the federal agency will continue to consider a series of other plans for area, including tent cabins and an expanded program of boat […]

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Thomas Lukaszuk says schools should be first thing built in new subdivisions

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thomas Lukaszuk says schools should be first thing built in new subdivisions

Thomas Lukaszuk wants to make neighbourhood schools more community oriented Alberta’s school construction policy has lapsed into “fields of shattered dreams” and needs a complete rethink, Tory leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk said Thursday. Lukaszuk promised new, “smarter” plans to work with private developers to get the schools built for the hundreds of thousands of recent newcomers […]

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Three U.S. men charged after guns seized at Alberta border crossings

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Three U.S. men charged after guns seized at Alberta border crossings

A total of 16 guns seized at Alberta border crossings in July alone Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency at three Alberta ports of entry recently discovered three men from the United States attempting to cross into Canada while carrying firearms. On July 18, Michael Littlehorn, 60, of Golden, Colorado allegedly attempted to enter […]

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Fire restrictions in southwest Alberta due to warm, dry conditions

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fire restrictions in southwest Alberta due to warm, dry conditions

Fire restrictions in southwest Alberta effective Wednesday The Province has announced fire restrictions have been issued for a large area of southwest Alberta due to warm weather and dry conditions. The fire restrictions were announced effective at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23 and include areas from the northern boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park to the northern boundary […]

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South Saskatchewan Regional Plan: new provincial parks, conservation and recreational areas

| July 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
South Saskatchewan Regional Plan: new provincial parks, conservation and recreational areas

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan extends grazing leases for ranchers The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) has been developed by the Province of Alberta to help manage growth pressures and protect the environment in southern Alberta. The region stretches from the Canada/U.S. border to Crossfield and is home to nearly half the population of Alberta. To […]

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Bill and Andrea Groner of Edmonton kept mum about $50 Lotto Max win

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bill and Andrea Groner of Edmonton kept mum about $50 Lotto Max win

Bill and Andrea Groner won December 20 Lotto Max jackpot If Bill and Andrea Groner tell you they can keep a secret, you can take them at their word. For seven months, the Edmonton couple hid the fact that they were the winners of the second-largest lottery prize ever awarded in Alberta. On Tuesday, they finally came […]

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Former Alberta health executive flagged for breaching contract rules

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Former Alberta health executive flagged for breaching contract rules

Alberta health executive was a previous partner and current shareholder in firm granted sole-sourced contract A former executive with Alberta Health Services has been rebuked by the public interest commissioner for breaking conflict-of-interest rules. Peter Hourihan says the senior IT official delivered a $75,000 sole-sourced contract to a firm in late 2012. “The senior AHS executive […]

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Alberta Support Our Troops licence plate available Wednesday

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta Support Our Troops licence plate available Wednesday

$55 from each sale of the Alberta Support Our Troops licence plate will go to Support Our Troops Program The new Alberta Support Our Troops licence plates will offer drivers in wild rose country a new way to honour Canada’s brave service men and women. The new plates can be purchased for a one-time fee of […]

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Teen killed at Drumheller work site – AFL calls for youth labour law changes

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Teen killed at Drumheller work site – AFL calls for youth labour law changes

Teen killed at Drumheller work site got tangled in conveyor belt at a gravel crushing operation The Alberta Federation of Labour hopes the death of a teen at a work site will prompt change in youth labour laws. A 15-year-old boy was killed during a gravel crushing operation near Drumheller on Saturday, when he became […]

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Ontario man killed in Highway 63 crash north of Wandering River

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ontario man killed in Highway 63 crash north of Wandering River

Head-on crash north of Wandering River involved pickup and gravel truck Wood Buffalo RCMP report a head-on crash north of Wandering River has claimed the life of a 66-year old Ontario man. The collision occurred about 35 Km north of the village of Wandering River at Kilometre marker 190 on Highway 63 just after 2 p.m., […]

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