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Instant rebates are on offer at home improvement stores throughout the province for energy-efficient home products. The provincial government announced the new retail campaign runs from Apr. 28 to June 11. A second six-week retail campaign will be offered in the fall.

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The province's Status of Women grant program, originally budgeted for $500,000, tripled in the budget year 2016-2017 to $1.5 million for community projects the government says boosts women’s safety, economic security, and leadership.

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Fort Saskatchewan resident Mark Plamondon will take over as the Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association's (AIHA) executive director May 1. The association says as it grows "into a global leader in energy processing," AIHA's new executive director will guide the activities of the municipal partnership.

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The Government of Alberta says new measures starting May 1 will give police officers and court staff more time to deal with serious and violent offences.

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Governments use home improvement rebates as an incentive for people to upgrade their old appliances or home equipment for new and more energy-efficient products. The Alberta government, for example, introduced a program last week that offers up to $3,500 back to those who replace their attic insulation, windows, or who invest in tankless water heaters.

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The provincial government says improvements to the medical trip benefit will help low-income seniors who travel from rural or remote areas of the province for treatment or care.

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The government says the Alberta Child Benefit will make life more affordable for 130,000 families caring for 235,000 children in Alberta. With the Apr. 30 tax filing deadline ahead, the province is urging parents to file their tax returns on time to be eligible for the Alberta Child Benefit and other financial supports.

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The province has announced "a major investment in Alberta highway projects" it says will provide safer, more efficient travel across the province.

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The Wildrose and Progressive Conservative caucuses have joined representatives from Alberta’s business community in calling on the NDP government to "extend and enhance the consultation process" in its review of the Labour Relations and Employment Standards Codes.

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The government announced Tuesday that their new Energy Efficiency Alberta program would support homeowners and local Alberta contractors through rebates up to $3,500 for insulation, tankless hot water heaters, and windows.