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Alberta’s minimum wage increases to $10.20 September 1

Minimum wage earners in Alberta will get a raise September 1 when the province’s two minimum wage rates increase to keep pace with rising provincial incomes and the cost of living. Alberta’s general minimum wage will increase to $10.20 from $9.95 per hour. The liquor server minimum wage will rise to $9.20 from $9.05 per …

Canmore and neighbours make progress on flood mitigation

Fifteen vital flood mitigation projects are completed or well underway in Canmore and neighboring communities within the MD of Bighorn. “As we know, this area was one of the hardest hit last June, and we needed to work diligently to prepare for this Spring. I am happy to say that we have made great progress …

Trout pond opens for a new season at Bow Habitat Station

The annual stocking of the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond celebrates flood recovery, environmental stewardship and the sport of fishing. Bow Habitat Station is gearing up for another busy season of teaching young people how to fish responsibly and respect fish, wildlife, water and aquatic habitats. There is plenty to celebrate this year after flood …

Liam and Olivia top baby names in record-breaking 2013

Liam held on as the top baby name for boys, but Olivia edged out Emma for girls in the third straight record year for births in Alberta. Alberta parents welcomed 53,090 babies – 25,789 girls and 27,301 boys – in 2013, ahead of 2012’s total of 52,439, and 2011’s tally of 50,844. “Alberta is a …

Alberta comments on federal moratorium on temporary foreign workers in food services sector

  Today Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, issued the following statement: “We agree with the Government of Canada on a number of important points. Canadians must have first access to jobs in this country. The federal Temporary Foreign Worker program has rules, and it is important that they be followed. There …

Stay a free night at select provincial campgrounds

Alberta Parks is offering campers a “Stay for 3, Pay for 2 nights” midweek promotion for regular campsites in select provincial campgrounds this season.     The special offer is valid Sundays through Thursdays for camping starting June 29 until end of the season at 48 campgrounds throughout the province, including Pigeon Lake, Cypress Hills, Franchere Bay …

Bighorn sheep skull lives up to the name

  Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers have discovered a huge bighorn sheep skull near Hinton that has the potential to break the existing record for ram horns. The ram, which died of natural causes over the winter, had horns measuring 209 1/8 inches according to a representative from Boone and Crocket – an America group …

Sheep River Bridge work protects against flooding

Long-term flood mitigation projects at the Sheep River Bridge at Highway 22 will protect the important route from future floods. As part of Budget 2014’s proactive flood mitigation effort, the river banks at the Sheep River Bridge on Highway 22 are being fortified to make them bigger, stronger and wider. The $800,000 bridge and embankment …

Celebrate Grizzly bears at Bear Day

  As the snow melts and Alberta’s bears begin emerging from their winter dens, Alberta Parks and WildSmart are once again hosting Bear Day in Canmore on Sunday, April 13. Bear Day is a celebration of all things bear, particularly Grizzly bears. The event provides visitors the opportunity to learn about the challenges that bears …

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