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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.

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The government says the Act to Strengthen Municipal Government proposes practical changes to help municipalities build stronger and more sustainable communities for Alberta families. The MGA is Alberta’s second-largest piece of legislation. The government is proposing changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) they say reflect the input received from municipalities, community organizations, Indigenous groups, school boards, small businesses, industry and the public. This data was collected since the government released a discussion guide last November.

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The government announced Monday that the Bridge to Teacher Certification program is expanding and will offer industry professionals more opportunities to bring their skills to the classroom. This program allows certified professionals to teach career and technology studies in high schools while working to get their teacher certification.