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Your Weekly Tune Up: July 17 – 23, 2021 5 Million doses of Vaccine Administered in Alberta   As of July 18, 5,056,062 doses have been administered through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies, physician clinics and dedicated walk-in clinics. Now 74.8 percent of eligible Albertans have received at least one dose of vaccine and 59.7 percent…

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Your Weekly Tune Up: July 3 – 9, 2021 Cabinet Changes Support Economic Recovery and Renewal Premier Jason Kenney has announced several changes to cabinet and welcomed six new members to further support Alberta’s economic recovery. Read more Diversifying Alberta’s Agricultural Sector Alberta’s government is focused on building a strong agriculture sector that creates jobs…

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Your Weekly Tune Up: June 19-25, 2021 Alberta 2030: Expanding Apprenticeship Education Alberta’s government is inviting post-secondary institutions and industry groups to collaborate and submit proposals for new certificate and diploma programs that provide a majority of education through paid on-the-job mentorship. Approved program proposals will qualify for grant funding to support program design and…

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Weekly Update: June 5- June 11, 2021 Supports for Business Stage 2 of the Open for Summer Plan Began June 10 Changes Include: Outdoor social gatherings increase to 20 people, with distancing. Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies may occur with up to 20 attendees. Receptions are permitted outdoors. Indoor and outdoor funeral services remain unchanged…

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Weekly Update: June 1- June 4, 2021 News for Business New Canada Recovery Hiring Program The proposed Canada Recovery Hiring Program would help hard-hit businesses hire the workers they need to recover and grow as local economies reopen. The program would provide a subsidy of up to 50 per cent of eligible salary or wages.…

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Weekly Update: May 14 – May 31, 2021 Supports for Business Open for Summer Plan Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan is a three-stage road map to lifting health restrictions and safely getting back to normal as vaccine targets are met. Based on current numbers, the province will enter Stage 1 on June 1.  As of…

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Weekly Update: April 30 – May 6, 2021 Supports for Business Expanded public health measures for Business Mandatory public health measures will apply to all communities with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases. Indoor fitness – Effective May 5 All indoor fitness must close, including for one-on-one training.…

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Weekly Update: April 23 – 29, 2021 Supports for Business ICYMI: SMERG – Spring payment portal is now open The application portal for the third Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant (SMERG) is open! SMERG offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives and non-profit organizations with fewer than 500 employees that have faced restrictions or…

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Business Beat: Business Innovation Grant accepting applications The City of Medicine Hat commenced the application process for the fourth and final phase of the City of Medicine Hat Business Innovation Grant (MHBIG). The $2M MHBIG was part of an $8.2M COVID relief package approved by City Council on May 4, 2020 to support businesses in…

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Weekly Update: April 16 – 22, 2021 Supports for Business SMERG Application intake for the spring 2021 payment from Alberta’s small business grant is now open The Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant program has been reopened for a new payment to businesses affected by the April 2021 public health orders. Eligible organizations can now…

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