Healthy homes, healthier people

Pilot planning initiative puts public health front and centre of new community development

A stretch of Nose Creek that straddles Calgary’s northwest and northeast quadrants may now be only home to scenic, rolling grassy hills.

But soon enough, about 9,000 city residents could being calling it home sweet home, along with 21,000 jobs, as planning is underway to develop a community with residential, commercial and industrial opportunities.

Most notably, however, is this community, once built, will be one of city’s healthiest places to live, work and play.

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5 things: Alberta Budget

On March 26, Alberta Finance Minister Robin Campbell addressed the province on the 2015/16 budget for Alberta.

After spending $1,300 more per capita, compared to the national average, on programs and services last year, changes to spending outlined in the current budget will narrow that margin over the next three to four years.
“We have told Albertans that tough decisions would be needed and budget 2015 reflects a balanced approach that will see us return to surpluses within three years,” said Premier Jim Prentice. (more…)

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