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Alberta dentists, government holding further discussions about fees despite new guide

Alberta dentists have been ordered to go back to the bargaining table as the government seeks to reduce dental fees.

A review by the province last year found Albertans pay 44 per cent more for common dental procedures on average than the rest of Canada. 263 more words


Albertans could see dental costs drop thanks to new fee guide

The Alberta Dental Association and College has released a new dental fee guide.

The goal of the guide is to create transparency and put downward pressure on dentists to reduce service fees closer to the national average. 503 more words


Alberta Indigenous construction training program receives $1.9M in government funding

The Alberta government will invest an addition $1.9 million over two years to fund a program that helps train Indigenous people and find them jobs in the construction industry. 368 more words


Alberta government aims to stop family violence among immigrants and refugees

The Alberta government is funding five community projects to help immigrants and refugees affected by family violence.

On Tuesday morning, Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir announced that the province is investing $600,000 into community agencies that have developed culturally appropriate services that provide education, increasing awareness, supporting victims and engaging men and boys. 236 more words


Final Fort McMurray wildfire report indicates misunderstanding over seriousness of threat

A new report done for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) determined that senior emergency officials did not understand the seriousness of the threat that last year’s wildfire posed to the community of Fort McMurray. 900 more words


Alberta economy rebounding, but deficit will remain: Conference Board of Canada

 Editor’s note: The statement from the Alberta government was incorrectly attributed to the assistant director of communications for the Ministry of Finance and has been correctly attributed to Finance Minister Joe Ceci. 723 more words


B.C. NDP government says it will take several months to develop a poverty reduction plan

Advocates have asked for one and B.C. is the only province without it; a legislated poverty reduction plan.

The NDP government says that’s going to change. 159 more words