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Alberta rate of inflation lowest in Canada


 

Alberta rate of inflation lowest in Canada

CALGARY — The rate of inflation in Alberta in February was the lowest in Canada as the country experienced its biggest monthly increase since January 1991.

Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that the Consumer Price Index in the province rose by 0.9 per cent from January. It was also up by only 0.9 per cent from a year ago.

The monthly jump was the lowest in the country while the year-over-year inflation rate tied Alberta with British Columbia for the lowest in Canada.

The rate of inflation in the province was up after consumer prices fell by 0.5 per cent in January.

For the Calgary census metropolitan, prices rose by 1.0 per cent in February after they dropped by 0.3 per cent in January.

 

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Alberta rate of inflation lowest in Canada.

The Incredible Growing Home


 

 

We talk a lot about home prices. We compare average prices today to a year ago, 10 years ago, or more.

But there’s a flaw in doing this. To rationally compare the price of an average home today to an average home any number of years ago, you have to assume that the two homes are the same — apples to apples. But they’re not. The average American home has changed drastically over the last three decades.

The median new home built in 2012 was 2,309 square feet, according to the Census Bureau. That was a new record, up nearly 10% in the last decade. Plot the average since 1974, and our humble abodes have grown by more than half:

 

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The Incredible Growing Home.

Canadian Index of Wellbeing and Allberta.com


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We are committed to a strategy based on CIW which is substantially more revealing of the sentiment within the local community.

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Community Network Map | community broadband networks


 

Community Network Map

Communities invest in telecommunications networks for a variety of reasons – economic development, improving access to education and health care, price stabilization, etc. They range from massive networks offering a gig to hundreds of thousands in Tennessee to small towns connecting a few local businesses.

This map tracks a variety of ways in which local governments have invested in wired telecommunications networks as well as state laws that discourage such approaches.

Community Network Map | community broadband networks.

Are small towns better off?


Majority of New Jobs in the Big Cities are minimum wage.

Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds - NYTimes.com

A waitress at Arco Iris Restaurant in Tampa, Fla., last week. The food industry has added 300,000 low-paying jobs in the recovery.

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While a majority of jobs lost during the downturn were in the middle range of wages, a majority of those added during the recovery have been low paying, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project.

The disappearance of midwage, midskill jobs is part of a longer-term trend that some refer to as a hollowing out of the work force, though it has probably been accelerated by government layoffs.

“The overarching message here is we don’t just have a jobs deficit; we have a ‘good jobs’ deficit,” said Annette Bernhardt, the report’s author and a policy co-director at the National Employment Law Project, a liberal research and advocacy group.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/business/majority-of-new-jobs-pay-low-wages-study-finds.html?_r=0

Collaboration with Video


 

Allberta.com Video Conferencing

 

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http://resources.idgenterprise.com/original/AST-0082002_Qumu-Ragan-Maximizing-Employee-Collaboration-With-Video.pdf

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