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GlobalFest full of surprises, fireworks and culture

GlobalFest full of surprises, fireworks and culture

By Christopher Walsh, editor

Hailed as Alberta’s “most explosive festival”, the ninth annual GlobalFest will be kicking off next week and organizers say it’ll be the most explosive yet.

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Two Brothers Totem Pole pays tribute to Aboriginal culture

Two Brothers Totem Pole pays tribute to Aboriginal culture

New totem pole erected in Jasper National Park to celebrate regional Aboriginal culture

A new totem pole in Jaspar Park not only replaces a century old landmark, but represents the cooperation between regional Aboriginal cultures and the Canadian people.

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Alberta Government’s investment puts Stampede Park renovation on the homestretch

Alberta Government’s investment puts Stampede Park renovation on the homestretch

The Agrium Western Event Centre will be a lasting legacy of the Stampede’s centennial

The Government of Alberta is committing $25 million towards construction of the Agrium Western Event Centre, for completion in 2014, and renovation of the existing agriculture facilities to commemorate the 100th Calgary Stampede.

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New Royal Alberta Museum advances to the next stage

New Royal Alberta Museum advances to the next stage

The Alberta government has selected four teams to submit their proposal for designing and building the new Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton.

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New Canadians encouraged to discover Alberta’s provincial parks

New Canadians encouraged to discover Alberta’s provincial parks

Alberta’s provincial parks waiting to be explored

The Alberta government partners with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship to encourage new Canadian citizens to experience Alberta’s provincial parks. The Institute’s Cultural Access Pass program aims to help new citizens explore and experience local cultures. Continue Reading

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New book on Parks Canada explores broader relationship with Aboriginal peoples

New book on Parks Canada explores broader relationship with Aboriginal peoples

Minister of the Environment Peter Kent recently announced the release of Working Together: Our Stories, a collection of stories about Parks Canada’s vision of working with Aboriginal peoples.

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Albertans warned against outbreak of non-native plant species

Albertans warned against outbreak of non-native plant species

Alien invaders come in either land or aquatic forms for both flora and fauna

The Alberta Government recently issued a reminder for preventing the spread of harmful, non-native land and aquatic organisms that have been introduced from other ecosystems and threaten the province’s biodiversity.

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Calgarians can become a Scottish Lady or Lord and help save Highlands

Calgarians can become a Scottish Lady or Lord and help save Highlands

Help preserve Scotland’s heritage

Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are set to visit Canada from June 30 to July 8. In line with celebrations lined up for the royal couple’s visit, Highlandtitles.com is inviting people to explore real estate opportunities in Scotland and help in the conservation of the Scottish Highlands.

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St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish-Canadian heritage

St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish-Canadian heritage

Troy Media – By Pat Murphy

If the recent past is any indication, this St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 will be feted as the definitive annual celebration of Irish-Canadian heritage. But while it’s certainly a great celebration, it symbolises only half of the Irish-Canadian story.

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Canadians should ignore Europe’s misgivings about multiculturalism

Canadians should ignore Europe’s misgivings about multiculturalism

Troy Media –  By Janet Keeping

While Canada’s massive diversity creates problems when it comes to integration and the protection of our liberal-democratic values, there is little we have to learn from Europe on managing it better. Continue Reading

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