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Lethbridge EMS drug responses highest level since Feb

Lethbridge EMS responded to the second lowest number of drug-related events during August 2022 than in any other August over the last 5 years, but the number of drug responses have increased in each of the last three months.

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Alberta sees largest loss in active businesses

Between May 2019—two months before the Job Creation Tax Cut came into effect—and May 2022, Alberta has seen the largest loss in the number of active businesses of all the provinces in Canada.

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11 Alberta communities lost ER service in August

One other community had lost ambulatory care, a second lost urgent care centre services, and a third lost obstetrical care.

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Alberta lost 20,000 full-time jobs last month

That number increases to 25,000 if you look at just full-time workers who are women.

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New data confirms SCS usage may prevent drug deaths

New data for the first half of 2022, shows a relationship between SCS usage in Lethbridge and the number of drug deaths seen in Lethbridge.

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Alberta had second worst wage growth since 2019

Since June 2019, the last month before the UCP implemented their so-called Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta was one of only two provinces that saw its average wage increase by less than $100 a week.

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Alberta’s fiscal update isn’t the good news the UCP say it is

The UCP government released the first quarter fiscal update for the current budget year and while it’s true Alberta will have a surplus of over $13B, there’s some stuff they’re not telling us.

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UCP cut arts funding by $4.3 million

And that’s not counting inflation or population growth.

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AB lost 4K companies with employees since Job Creation Tax Cut

That’s the largest loss of any province over the last 3 years.

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What Martin Long left out about Alberta venture capital investments

Last week, Alberta’s small minister business parliamentary secretary boasted about new venture capital investments in Alberta. He left out some stuff though.