Category Archives: Alberta

'A mountain of power': The impact of Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock grew up in the huckleberry fields of Northern B.C. When she was a kid, she wanted an Easy-Bake Oven, but instead she got a book of poetry, a gift from an aunt.  In that book was Patrick Overton’s poem Faith. It’s a poem that guided Blackstock, decades ago, when she first understood that someone…

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Pot class in session at Alberta cannabis growing facility

An Alberta cannabis producer has opened its growing facility to students for a three-day pot production class.  Citing the cannabis industry’s struggle to keep supply up with demand, Freedom Cannabis Inc. partnered with Edmonton’s NorQuest College to offer the practical component to the school’s Cannabis Trimming and Production course this year.  The three-day class started…

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Lake Louise RCMP confirm a hiker died while climbing Mount Temple

Lake Louise RCMP have confirmed a 70-year-old hiker died while trying to climb Mount Temple in Banff National Park on Thursday. RCMP say that the male hiker was reported missing to Banff National Park Dispatch by another hiking party at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday. Parks Canada Visitor Safety immediately responded by helicopter, but the hiker was…

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New website offers support for Albertans who have a loved one living with dementia

Albertans now have a new guide and website to consult if they need guidance in supporting people living with dementia. The ‘dementia friendly communities’ guide was unveiled by the Brenda Strafford Foundation Friday in Calgary. The provincial government helped fund the project with a $200,000 grant. Navjot Virk, who is with the Brenda Strafford Foundation,…

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Kenney tells business audience Alberta will drop more trade barriers between provinces

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is eliminating more exemptions to a free-trade agreement between provinces. Kenney announced during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Saint John, N.B., on Saturday that Alberta will remove eight of 14 remaining exceptions to the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. Kenney says it will move Alberta from…

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