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The Voice: May 30th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Highway 3 twinning – Construction is expected to start in 2023 Caution: Roadwork ahead. The 2022 highway construction season is underway with nearly $1.4 billion being invested in 300 capital and highway improvement projects employing 12,000 Albertans. Read More Planning continues for several capital projects, including: Highway 3 twinning – Construction…

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The Voice: May 24th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Government of Canada launches consultation period for renewal of Federal Tourism Growth Strategy The strategy will focus on important areas such as workforce challenges and destination development, which have become increasingly significant since the first strategy was launched in 2019. Tourism stakeholders, business owners and employees, as well as members of…

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The Voice: May 16th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Boosting tech innovation across the province Alberta’s government is investing in networks that support startup businesses by helping them bring their products to market. The province will invest $18.7 million over three years in the eight regional innovation networks to foster and support high-potential startups and entrepreneurs, help diversify the economy…

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The Voice: May 9th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Towne Square operations planning underway The Public Services Division is preparing for activation and operation now that the development work is complete at Towne Square downtown. The City will look for innovative and creative ideas for Towne Square which complement the downtown community and help drive foot traffic. While the plans…

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The Voice: May 2nd, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Eligible businesses to write off up to $1.5 million in qualifying investments In the 2022 federal budget tabled April 7, the federal government confirmed the expansion of the temporary immediate expensing measure, allowing eligible businesses to write off up to $1.5 million in qualifying investments in the first eligible year rather…

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The Voice: April 25th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Cypress County Strategic Plan  Forged through a series of meetings early in 2022, Cypress County’s strategic plan endeavours to achieve council’s vision of what the county aims to do in the next decade and beyond. The County has identified 6 strategic priority areas including: Regional Leadership Balance Financial Strategy Growth and…

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The Voice: April 18th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Plan Ahead for the Construction Season To help inform residents of upcoming, in-progress and completed construction projects, city staff have relaunched the interactive project map ahead of the 2022 construction season. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) map includes major construction projects taking place in parks, with utilities and on roadways over…

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The Voice: April 11th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Federal budget 2022 The federal government presented its 2022 budget on April 7. Some highlights identified by the Canadian Chamber include: The gradual phase out of the small business tax rate when taxable capital reaches $50 million instead of $15 million. Investments in the critical minerals industry to support the full…

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The Voice: April 4th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Drivers save the 13-cent provincial fuel tax Alberta’s government is no longer collecting the provincial fuel tax while oil prices are high. With the corresponding reduction in GST, this amounts to total savings of about $6.80 per tank for a compact car (50 litres), $7.21 for a small SUV (53 litres),…

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The Voice: March 28th, 2022

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Your Weekly Tune Up Changes to Immigration Streams The Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), formerly the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, has two new immigration streams: 1. The Rural Entrepreneur Stream allows the Government of Alberta to nominate qualified and capable immigrant entrepreneurs who intend on supporting the economic growth and revitalization of rural Alberta communities…

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