Alberta business awards

Alberta Business Awards of Distinction 2016

On February 26, 2016, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce presents the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction. As a proud partner and supporter of this event, the Government of Alberta encourages our members to submit your business or nominate your peers for one of twelve awards.

The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction recognize businesses/organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and contribution to their community while having developed business expertise and management practices to ensure long term sustainability.

Submit your business or nominate your peers by Monday, November 30.

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AB Climate Change Recommendations Released

The Alberta Government released November 22nd a wide-ranging set of recommendations to address climate change (see report here).

Of greatest significance for business opportunities for ACA members is the section regarding energy use in buildings and communities (pages 72-79). ACA will monitor and seek opportunities for input to shape initiatives to address the report recommendations in this regard.


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Winter Construction: Time to Prepare

As winter weather has returned as such we are mindful protecting yourself, and your employees from cold exposure. Prevention of problems with extreme weather is one way to ensure a safe work environment.

Early warning signs of cold exposure can include:

  • Physical discomfort (feeling cold)
  • Possible injuries such as pulled muscles
  • Loss of feeling and dexterity in fingers, hands and toes
  • Frost nip (outermost layers of skin turn white)

Please keep in mind that when you are shivering it is the body reacting to the cold and if you stop shivering without addressing this cold can mean that you are entering a more dangerous stage of exposure.

For further information and tips about working in extreme weather conditions please see this document.(PDF)

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