Monument at Spruce Meadows honours Alberta leaders

Alberta Champions Society honours six outstanding individuals who made a lasting impact on the province

Monument at Spruce Meadows honours Alberta leadersThe Alberta Champions Society commemorated on Tuesday six outstanding individuals who have made a lasting impact on Alberta. The society unveiled it newest monument at Spruce Meadows to honour David E. Black, Martha Cohen, Haider Dhanani, Ruth Gorman, John Robert (Bud) McCaig and Ron Southern. The Alberta Champions Society was created in 2003 by Gordon…

Alberta leads Canada in launch of new breweries in 2018

Imported beer sales declined across the country for the first time, down 3.4%, according to report

Alberta leads Canada in launch of new breweries in 2018Alberta led the country in 2018 with the number of new breweries launched, according to Beer Canada’s Industry Trends report released on Monday. The report said the number of licensed brewing facilities operating in Canada increased to 995 in 2018, more than double the number in operation just five years ago. “Alberta led the way…

Shoppers Drug Mart launches medical cannabis online platform

Albertans can now have a variety of products delivered to their doors

Shoppers Drug Mart launches medical cannabis online platformShoppers Drug Mart has expanded its online platform for the sale of medical cannabis to patients in Alberta. “As trusted medication experts, pharmacists have an important role to play in the safe and informed use of medical cannabis. This launch in Alberta is a leap forward for those looking for professional oversight and trusted support…

Preserving Bighorn too important for political squabbles

Natural beauty distinguishes Alberta from so many places. Let’s follow the will of the majority and protect this beautiful region

Preserving Bighorn too important for political squabblesIt’s disappointing to see that the Alberta government's proposal to create new protected areas in west-central Alberta has led to a partisan political brawl.  Over the last week, the government cancelled public information sessions for the Bighorn Country proposal because of reports of intimidation and threats by opponents to the proposal. The local MLA, Jason…

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century Alberta

Christmas was more primitive in the 18th  and mid-19th century, but it was still Christmas – joy and fellowship were, and are, its primary expression

Celebrating Christmas in 18th and 19th century AlbertaTurn the clock back to the late 18th century and mid-19th century Alberta, and chances are you’d be eating fish, beavertail, and stewed moose rather than roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham for Christmas dinner. Instead of rockin’ to tunes emanating from audio systems and iPods, you’re more likely to be dancing the jig to the sounds of…

Albertans have a penchant for eating and drinking out

Sales in the food services and drinking places industry rose to $796.127 million across Alberta in September

Albertans have a penchant for eating and drinking outDespite an economy that continues to struggle, Albertans are still keen on eating and drinking out. New data released on Thursday by Statistics Canada showed that sales in the food services and drinking places industry rose to $796.127 million across Alberta in September. That represented a hike of 0.1 per cent from August and was…

Albertans appetite for eating out continues unabated

Increased sales across the country can be partially attributed to many summer festivals with favourable weather

Albertans appetite for eating out continues unabatedEven though the economy is still struggling and recovering slowly, people in Alberta continue to have an appetite for eating and drinking out. Sales in the food services and drinking place sector continue to rise in the province. On Tuesday, Statistics Canada reported that those sales climbed to $798.9 million in July, up 0.8 per…

Meet the people who put food on your table

Sixth-annual Open Farm Days, set for Aug. 18, 19, promotes Alberta's agri-tourism industry

Meet the people who put food on your tableMore than 110 farms, ranches and small businesses across the province are gearing up to open their gates for the sixth-annual Alberta Open Farm Days. Taking place Aug. 18 and 19, the agricultural tourism event will include farm tours and family-friendly activities. Albertans will have the opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of…

Alberta home to 11 of Top 50 Best Places to Live in Canada

Study measured wealth and economy; demographics; affordability; population growth; taxes; commute; crime; weather; access to health care and amenities; and culture

Alberta home to 11 of Top 50 Best Places to Live in CanadaLacombe, Canmore and Red Deer rank among the top 20 best places to live in Canada in 2018, according to a recent study published by MoneySense. Taking into consideration important lifestyle characteristics such as affordability, population growth, taxes, crime and weather, the study ranked 415 cities across the country. Alberta contributed 11 cities to the…