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Drought-hit tax deferral zones named

Ottawa has seen enough drought in parts of southwestern Alberta, southern and eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec to offer deferrals on their ranchers’ 2016 income tax from breeding livestock sales. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on Tuesday released the federal government’s initial list of municipalities designated for the 2016 deferral. In Alberta, those areas include Clearwater, […] Read more

Dozens of volunteers, such as Audrey Petruk (left) and Claudette Stetsko in Redwater, help make Communities in Bloom a success.

Making Alberta beautiful: It’s a blooming good idea

Drought or not, Alberta’s Communities in Bloom must go on and earlier this month, a host of communities was recognized for their efforts to brighten up their towns and villages. Earlier this summer, volunteer judges toured participating Alberta communities to evaluate them on six criteria: tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, and floral […] Read more