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Government of Canada gives Calgary-based Innovators a Boost by Buying and Testing their Cutting-edge Products

October 28, 2016 — Calgary, Alberta The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy and the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), the Government of Canada is investing in Canadian innovations to create inclusive and sustainable economic growth for communities across Canada. The Honourable Judy M. …

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New Our High River mobile app will reveal clues during Mystery on Mainstreet event

Our High River announces the launch of an innovative community engagement app… and a mysterious team scavenger hunt for High River residents to try it out. High River, AB: The local Our High River (OHR) community group is proud to announce the launch of a new mobile app to promote economic prosperity, encourage town involvement, and enhance community capacity in …

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Mobile and the Space Between Public and Private Alerts

Last week RallyEngine was pleased to attend the first annual National Public Alerting Summit in Edmonton. Organized by CATAAlliance, nearly 100 Canadian and International thought leaders converged to discuss the latest developments in emergency alerting. Collaboration and the sharing of best practices are of course vital to achieving success in such a critical and often complex field.

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The Single Most Important Thing We Can Learn from the Ottawa Lockdown

Last Wednesday’s events in Ottawa – the deadly shooting of a soldier at the War Memorial, the violent showdown with the shooter inside Centre Block of Canada’s Parliament, and the all-day manhunt around the hotel, shopping centre, and area surrounding Parliament Hill – put a spotlight on everything from national security, international politics, and mental health to public safety protocols, …

Spring thaw exposes flood anxieties and still-frozen emergency communications plans

With the anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods looming, are organizations now any better prepared for emergencies? CALGARY, ALBERTA– From cold snaps and ice storms to polar vortex windchill, Canadians are emerging from one of the coldest and snowiest winters in decades. It has been a long, bitter winter but are we really ready for spring? Questions around emergency preparedness are …