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Six women represent olds as nominees for 2020 women of excellence awards May 12, 2020

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May 12, 2020

Community represented by a strong team of talent and experience

(Olds, AB – May 12, 2020) As the province prepares to ease into a re-opening of activities and business, more good news is announced for five local ladies.

Last week the Red Deer & District Community Foundation announced the nominees for the 2020 Women of Excellence Awards. A total of 48 women will be r…

Alberta Government resource assists with business re-launch May 11, 2020

To support businesses reopening during stage one of Alberta’s phased relaunch, government is launching a new resource to help them keep their staff and customers safer.

The new alberta.ca/bizconnect webpage will provide business owners with information on health and safety guidelines for general workplaces and sector-specific guidelines for those able to open in stage one of relaunch to ensure businesses …

Online hub helps seniors during COVID-19 and beyond May 10, 2020

A new online hub called CORE will coordinate community services for older Albertans and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

CORE – Collaborative Online Resources and Education – provides a platform for seniors-serving organizations to improve delivery of services for seniors. The hub will make it easier for organizations to share resources and coordinate services, with a focus on key COVID-1…

UPDATED: Resource Sharing May 6, 2020

Our continued thanks to Nicole Lorrain from Alberta Labour & Immigration for providing us with ongoing updates from all levels of government and support sectors.

The Province of Alberta has announced a Strategy to support Reopening Business– check out the plan and stages at Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

Alberta Health has released the Workplace Guidance for Business Owners document outlining health an

Increasing mental health supports in response to COVID-19 April 15, 2020

Additional funding will improve access to mental health and addiction recovery services, supports and resources for all Albertans.

The Government of Alberta is spending more than $53 million to implement more online, phone and in-person mental health and addiction recovery support to make it easier for Albertans to access services from anywhere in Alberta during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know peo…

OLDS INSTITUTE SETS A HIGH STANDARD FOR INFORMATION SHARING TO SMALL BUSINESS, TOURISM INDUSTRY April 15, 2020

Local contributions recognized on international webinar

(Olds, AB – April 15, 2020) In the midst of the COVID-19 dynamics globally, on the local level the residents and business operators in Olds and area have a top-notch resource at their fingertips, according to Destination Development Association founder, Roger Brooks.

Olds Institute, its business and community directory site Everything Olds, and the T…

Alberta Works! April 9, 2020

We received a number of announcements from Edmonton today, programs and initiatives to help us move quickly into economic recovery.


$2 billion investment in job creation

In response to the COVID-19 recession, the Alberta government will allocate almost $2 billion from the 2020 Capital Plan to resurface roads, repair bridges, restore schools and fill potholes, all to get thousands of Albertans back to work.  

T…

Additional restrictions to stop spread of COVID-19 March 27, 2020

To protect the health and safety of Albertans, mass gatherings will be limited to 15 people and more restrictions will be placed on available services.

As a result of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at certain businesses and organizations across the province will be prohibited effective immediately.

“This was a difficult decision to make, but we must do everything we can to protect the safety of Albe

Increased security for Alberta renters March 27, 2020

The Government of Alberta is providing security for Alberta residential renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is part of an overall $7.7-billion package in direct supports and deferrals designed to relieve the immediate financial burden brought on by the crisis and provide stability during these unprecedented and uncertain times.

The new protections mean:

  • Effective immediately, tenants cannot be evic
Mental Health Support March 27, 2020

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has boosted its service to help Albertans should they need to speak with someone about mental health concerns.

If Albertans call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or the Addiction Help Line at 1-866-332-2323 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week, they will be connected directly to a dedicated team of AHS addiction and mental health staff.

This change will support 811 …

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