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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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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 province says the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), signed Friday by federal, provincial and territorial trade ministers, will give Alberta businesses, investors, and workers increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territorities.

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The government is crediting a successful fall tour as motivation to expand their #ReadyForHer campaign to a spring tour encouraging women to run for councils and school boards. While half of Alberta’s population are women, 23 per cent of the province’s towns and cities do not have a woman on their councils.

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A $10 million allocation in the provincial budget will make funds available to take Alberta’s school nutrition program to every school board in the 2017/18 school year.

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The Wildrose have released a new report to improve transparency and accountability in what they see as a "deteriorating and increasingly secretive" Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) process under the NDP government.

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The Government of Alberta says the new Service Dogs Qualifications Regulation, which came into effect Apr. 1, will allow more schools to train qualified service dogs, something the province believes will give more Albertans opportunities to find a job, attend school and participate in their communities.

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A dozen new fishing destinations have been added this year, after the recovery of several lakes and fisheries closed for decades, the government announced Saturday. The province will open eight lakes to walleye fishing this year, many of which have been closed since 1996 when Alberta introduced major restrictions to walleye harvesting after major population declines.