College developing courses to meet local needs

A growing seniors population and an impending shortage of health care aids, has a local college developing programs that could help fill the void.

Bow Valley College, which recently opened a campus in High River and has an office in Okotoks, is working collaboratively with community stakeholders to offer courses, which will help train local employees to fill roles close to home.

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Edmonton’s working-age population on the rise, city economist says

EDMONTON – The Edmonton region could reach 1.5 million people within a decade if the working-age population keeps rising at its current rapid pace, city economist John Rose says.

The number of people in the area over age 15 increased by about 30,000 in the past year, a boost of 3.1 per cent, he said Wednesday during a year-end interview.

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Demand growing for late-night transit service

CALGARY — As Calgary moves toward a “late-night economy” — driven by a younger, inner-city-loving, vehicle-averting demographic — the need for late-night transit increases, say business and taxi advocates.

On Wednesday, a city council committee passed a draft of its ambitious 30-year transit blueprint: RouteAhead.

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