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Solar power with a nanotech twist being researched at University of Alberta
Edmonton Sun
The word "Nano" comes from the Greek word nanos, which means dwarf or very small. But there's nothing small about the work being done by Jillian Buriak, chemistry professor at the University of Alberta, Canada Research chair of nanomaterials, and leading expert in semiconductor surface chemistry. At a basic level, Buriak easily defines nanotechnology as a tool of science used to build things on what is known as the nanoscale.
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Edmonton avoids impact of Alberta job losses
CBC News
Edmonton is bucking the provincial trend and managed to hold on to jobs recently, according to the city's chief economist, John Rose, in his labour force report. An increase in full-time jobs were able to offset a "significant" drop in part-time employment. However, Rose warns that the situation could get worse in the second half of 2015 if oil prices stay low.
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Construction season picking up in Calgary
660 News
It's been a very busy construction season in Calgary and it's about to get even busier. Crews began work on the Glenmore Trail — Ogden Road S.E. interchange recently, expected to be complete in late 2017. Once done, traffic will be free-flowing from end to end, including an overpass spanning the CPR and CNR tracks, as well as the Western Headworks Canal.
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Electricity comes down but gas goes up
Medicine Hat News
In complete reversal of what happened recently, the price of natural gas for Medicine Hat customers is up, while the price of electricity is down. Gas City customers will pay $2.83 per gigajoule, up from $2.26, the average based on the prices set by AltaGas, Direct Energy North and South, and Gas Alberta. The high in the province is Direct Energy North at $3.20, while the low is Direct Energy South at $2.45.
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Henday construction on schedule
Sherwood Park News
The many road closures and detours seen in and around Sherwood Park due to the construction of the final portion of the Anthony Henday ring road may have disturbed commuters, but the end is in sight. Bill van der Meer, urban construction manager for Edmonton with Alberta Transportation, said that overall construction on the northeast portion of the ring road has been going well.
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4 NAIT apprentices off to the WorldSkills International Competition in Sao Paolo, Brazil
Edmonton Sun
Four young Edmonton apprentices will put their skills to the test in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The NAIT apprentices will join the 32-member Team Canada at the WorldSkills International Competition, which is the largest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. Each apprentice will have to complete a specific task by the end of each day and be judged on their work.
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Wildlife underpass under construction near Big Lake provincial park
iNews 880 AM
A new $4 million underpass for wildlife is being built under Winterburn Road near Hawks Ridge. Catherine Shier an ecological planner with the City of Edmonton tells 630 CHED's Ryan Jespersen Show that with the Big Lake provincial park nearby, there's a lot of wildlife in the area which could potentially end up running out onto roads.
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Energy monitoring outside the building box
Building
Green building certifications in the real estate industry, while yet to reach critical mass, are increasing. Property management firms are directly finding that such certifications translate into tangible benefits for occupants. Meanwhile, programs like BOMA BESt are acquiring more buzz, with talk of a potential update and improvement of the current version 2 program.
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