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Public servants working with Albertans to protect our environment.

Online rebates newest way to save on energy-efficient products

image003 (1) More and more Albertans are choosing energy-efficient products and appliances for their homes. A new online rebate is another way to make those choices more affordable.

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Instant in-store rebates for energy efficiency products

 

Environment Minister and Minister responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips at Dalhousie Canadian Tire – Calgary.

If you’ve been thinking of upgrading to energy efficient products around your home, now is the time to do it. A new government program will provide instant rebates on items like programmable thermostats, water saving devices, and smart power bars – and gives Albertans another way to save money and make their homes more comfortable.

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Alberta Parks’ Vibrant Volunteers

Alberta Parks has a vibrant volunteer program. People who love the outdoors have dedicated thousands of hours to help support and conserve our province’s protected areas.

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Did you know that there are three main ways you can share your time and expertise with us?

 

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New efficiency rebates support home improvements

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An energy efficient home is a more comfortable and affordable home. A new Energy Efficiency Alberta program will support homeowners and Alberta contractors by providing rebates of up to $3,500 for installation of insulation, tankless hot water heaters and triple glaze, low-e, argon windows. Continue reading

Studying Cougars in Alberta – How to Collar a Cougar

This is part two of a three part series on cougar management work in Alberta.

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So now that you have met the people who are collaring cougars, we are going to take a look at how the work is done. Of course, offering this cougar a necklace just won’t fly – there is a purpose and method in this management work.
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Making our brownfields green

Picture4Some problems we think are buried don’t stay buried; in fact they can grow over time if not addressed.

This is sometimes the case when industry does not properly address harmful substances underground and the substance spreads into the soil and groundwater in the area. Over time, sites like this can become apparent when vegetation does not grow; these areas are called brownfields. Continue reading

Alberta’s Merry Migrators: A little birdie told me spring is here!

This is the final part of a four part series on migrators. You can find the first three parts on songbirdswater birds and bats and other birds here.

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This installment of our series is about our migratory species’ coming home to Alberta – some of which have already made their way here! The sound of Canada geese honking has been resonating in the sky for a couple of weeks now (depending on where you live). Geese and other waterfowl try to time their return for when water bodies start becoming ice-free.   Continue reading

Going Wild for Wildlife Week!

Its-starting-owl twitterFor almost 70 years, the week of April 10 has been the week that Canadians are encouraged to celebrate our wild species, to enjoy our country’s natural heritage and to rededicate ourselves to conservation and sustainable management. Continue reading

Alberta Municipal Solar Program an overwhelming success

Municipalities across the province are investing in renewable energy, harnessing the power of the sun to produce safe, clean energy for their communities. The province is supporting these investments through the Alberta Municipal Solar Program.

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New year, new fishing opportunities

2017 is a great year to get your family hooked on the Alberta fishing experience!

The 2017 Sportfishing Regulations come into force starting April 1 and with them come some new opportunities for recreational anglers in the province.

This decision was made based on several factors including data gathered from Fall Index Netting, information around fisheries management objectives and engagement with anglers and other interested members of the public. Continue reading