Newsletter: Fall 2020

Submitted by Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (NRCAER) They lower our heart rates, love us unconditionally, and are so happy to see us whether it’s been eight seconds or eight hours. Our animals give their humans so much and most of us would do anything for them. One of the things we can do,…

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Heartland 101 September 2020: Plastics Waste and the Circular Economy

A circular economy allows resources to be used for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while they are in use. This is different from a linear economy where we use a product, followed by disposal. 

Take plastics, for example. The unique characteristics of plastics allow them to be lightweight, durable, versatile, and cost effective. Plastics can help extend the life of our food, contribute to product shelf life, and even protect our front line workers. But plastics waste is an increasing burden on our environment, including oceans and other water bodies. 


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Newsletter: Summer 2020

Submitted by Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (NRCAER) They lower our heart rates, love us unconditionally, and are so happy to see us whether it’s been eight seconds or eight hours. Our animals give their humans so much and most of us would do anything for them. One of the things we can do,…

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Heartland 101 June 2020: Air Quality in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

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Newsletter: Fall 2018

Smoke from forest fires in British Columbia during August led to record levels of poor air quality since Fort Air Partnership (FAP), the organization that monitors the air people breathe in the local region, began reporting the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). The AQHI is a measure of air quality that people are exposed to…

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Newsletter: Summer 2018

It is that time of year again when facilities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland take advantage of warmer weather. For many companies, spring signals the start of turnaround season and the continuation of construction projects. Just like your vehicle and home, industrial facilities require regular maintenance to keep them operating safely and efficiently. Companies schedule turnarounds…

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Heartland 101 July 2018: Our Watershed

The quality of the water we use is vitally important to all community members living in the Heartland region. Additionally, the availability and consumption of water—both by residents and industry—is equally concerning for all who live and work in the Capital Region and Industrial Heartland.

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Heartland 101 June 2018: Air Quality in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Every year, Clean Air Day is celebrated the first Wednesday of June as part of Environment Week in Alberta. The day is a reminder of the importance of clean air and that everyone has a role to play in keeping local air quality as healthy as possible.

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