Family Fishing Weekend (July 4 & July 5)

Michelle Mak Community, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Fishing is a fun way for friends and family to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them. During Family Fishing Weekends, Albertans and visitors are encouraged to give fishing a try on waterbodies with open fishing seasons without having to purchase a sportfishing licence. Alberta hosts two …

Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan

Lisa Cai Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Today, Premier Jason Kenney announced the Alberta’s Economic Recovery Plan to help our province get over the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and restore economic growth. This recovery plan will address both the short-term and long-term challenges facing our province and its keywords include creating jobs, building, and diversifying. Here are some highlights: An investment of $10 billion in …

Domestic Travel Restrictions as of June 26

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

In this article, let’s take a look at the latest domestic travel restrictions for Alberta and its neighbors: Alberta Albertans are legally required to isolate for 14 days if they returned from travel outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; Albertans are legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have any COVID-19 symptoms not …

CBC Forum on Systemic Racism

Lisa Cai Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

CBC Alberta will run a free, public forum We Need to Talk tomorrow on Thursday, June 25, on systemic racism in Alberta. Some of the topics that will be explored include: How does systemic racism affect people of color in Alberta? What can be done to address that? Individuals who have experienced systemic racism firsthand will share their personal stories. …

Movie Theatres Re-opening in Alberta

Michelle Mak Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Certain movie theatres are set to reopen their doors this coming Friday, June 26, 2020. With the reopening of these theatres, it is important to still stay aware of each theatre’s policies and the health precautions to take when attending these theatres. Theatres will be operating at 50% capacity and will follow social distancing requirements by only having certain seats …

Alberta increases minimum wage in September

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As of September 1, 2014, Alberta’s general minimum wage will increase from $9.95 to $10.20 per hour. The liquor server minimum wage will rise from $9.05 to $9.20 per hour. A $1 per hour differential recognizes that liquor servers typically earn tips. About 1.5 per cent of Alberta’s employees that is approximately 25,700 people, earn minimum wage. To compare, 6.8 …