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Productive Start to Asia Mission

Premier Rachel Notley has made significant progress on Alberta-China relations during her first three days in China. Premier Notley signs an energy and environment cooperation agreement in China. During the first-ever China-Alberta Energy and Climate Change Roundtable held in Beijing on April 20, Premier Notley met with approximately 20 representatives from both... Read More »

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How to Write a Great Article for an ATIS Listing

The purpose of every article in ATIS is to tell a good story. A story that is interesting to your potential visitors. Articles are not advertisements, so be careful not to use “marketing speak,” no brochure copy and never include prices. Here are some helpful tips for you to reference... Read More »

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Deadline is Looming - Nominate Your Colleague for an ALTO Today

As Canadians we know our sports and entertainment heroes. But what about those in tourism? Who, exactly, is contributing to Alberta's fourth largest industry? Who's behind the controls – who's making a difference? The search and consequent celebration of those tourism "heroes" is what the Alto Awards program achieves. The Alto Ambassador... Read More »

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E-rase Your E-waste at the Calgary Zoo

To mark Earth Day on Saturday April 22, the Calgary Zoo is calling on all Calgarians to safely and securely recycle their unused electronics. Working with GEEP, Global Electric Electronic Processing, the zoo is holding a free four-day drop off event to collect items no longer being used. “As a conservation... Read More »

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Going Wild for Wildlife Week

For almost 70 years, the week of April 10 has been the week that Canadians are encouraged to celebrate our wild species, to enjoy our country’s natural heritage and to rededicate ourselves to conservation and sustainable management. Alberta – which is home to almost 600 wild animal species as well as... Read More »

Alberta Environment and Parks

Not Your Grandfather’s Parks

Eighty-five years ago, a trip to an Alberta provincial park usually meant a boat ride, swim or picnic at one of six scenic sites. Today, visitors can camp, hike, mountain bike, canoe or just relax at about 280 provincial parks and recreation areas, while more experienced outdoor adventurers can explore... Read More »

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Albertans Get Better Deal with New Trade Agreement

Alberta businesses, investors and workers will have easier and increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territories, under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Companies and workers from other provinces and territories have long benefited from Alberta’s open markets. The new agreement brings other Canadian... Read More »

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Funding to Boost Economies in Southwestern Alberta

The Alberta government is helping communities in southwestern Alberta create jobs and diversify their local economies through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. Communities in southwestern Alberta will benefit from $225,000 in funding to support local economic development projects. Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East, made the announcement today on behalf... Read More »

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Province Declares April 2017 Sikh Heritage Month

The province is recognizing April 2017 as Sikh Heritage Month, celebrating the contributions of Alberta’s Sikh community to Alberta’s cultural diversity. Ministers Sabir and Miranda joined by representatives of Alberta's Sikh community at McDougall Centre in Calgary. Sikhs have been making Alberta their home since the early 1900s. Many arrived in Alberta... Read More »

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Southeast Alberta Gets Economic Boost

Communities in southeast Alberta will benefit from $370,000 in funding through the first CARES intake. Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East made the announcement today on behalf of Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous. “So much of Alberta’s economic strength and entrepreneurial drive is centered in our province’s smaller cities and towns.... Read More »

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