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Alberta, Saskatchewan businesses may receive some Lady Luck

Communications firm launches contest for hard-working entrepreneurs

CARTHUMBToday, July 22 marks the day that marketing company William Joseph Communications open applications until Sept. 8 for a new contest, The Raw Power Marketing Project, which gives grants of up to $25,000 to hard-working entrepreneurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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MRU rolling out indigenization plan

Campus preparing for surge in enrolment of aboriginal students

Jenny contemplatingWhen Morley resident Alysha Raine stepped foot on Mount Royal University campus in September 2014, she was cautiously optimistic.

A 21-year-old Aboriginal woman from Stoney Nation, Raine was starting her first year in the open studies program at MRU. She was one of 486 aboriginal students on campus, making up 3.6 per cent of the student body.

Raine said there were times she felt isolated. However, she expected to feel like more of a minority than she actually did.

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More convention space would benefit Calgary

Might the new Flames' arena complex provide such a space?

TelusConventionCentreThumbThe Telus Convention Centre has been working on expansion plans for some time, and while its director of marketing cannot speak to plans for a new Calgary Flames arena, she said unequivocally the city needs more convention space.

Heather Lundy, director of marketing and communications at the Telus Convention Centre, said they have lost business due to the size of the current downtown facility. Though she could not provide specific group names of conferences that did not happen in Calgary, Lundy, in an email interview, said that the estimated economic loss between the years 2000 and 2013 is over $250 million.

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The Fight for Water

After moratorium on water licenses, two businesses in southern Alberta find water needs to be a business strategy

Southern AlbertaFinding water needs to be a business strategy in southern Alberta. In 2006, the province imposed a moratorium on water licenses for the South Saskatchewan River Basin because of low water levels. This means businesses need to find someone with a water license willing to make a deal.

Though, transfers between license holders and companies are only possible if holders gives water already held. Potential deals are also monitored by the Alberta government, who can holdback 10 per cent of the transfer for conservation purposes.

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