Edmonton-based Localize Services Wins Top Honours At VenturePrize 2014

Localize ServicesLocalize Services Inc., winner of the 2014 VenturePrize Fast Growth competition, walked off with the top prize of $100,000 at the TEC VenturePrize Awards in support of emerging Alberta businesses at the Shaw Conference Centre Wednesday evening. As an additional plus, Localize captured the Edmonton Journal’s People’s Choice Award with 59.5% of the online votes cast in the weeks leading up to the competition’s finale.  Localize Services Ltd. is an Edmonton-based company that has created a grocery shelf labelling service enabling shoppers to quickly learn where products come from and other information, allowing grocers to easily embark on local or regional food campaigns. The service is already in 50 grocery stores and expects to expand to 250 stores in Western Canada within the next few months.

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Alberta Dental Association + College Reports Fluoride is a Safe, Effective and Economical Way to Prevent Dental Cavities

Alberta Dental AssociationThe Alberta Dental Association and College supports water fluoridation as a safe, effective method for the prevention of dental cavities. There are more than 90 national and international professional health organizations that support the safe and effective use of fluoride for the prevention of dental cavities.  Included among these are the Alberta Dental Association and College, Alberta Health Services, the Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Medical Association, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Dental decay is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting five (5)  to eight (8)  times as many children as asthma.

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Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation Names Winners for Round One of $35 Million International Carbon Use Competition

CCEMC AlbertaThe Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has named 24 winners for the first round of the organization’s $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses.  The group was selected from 344 submissions from 37 countries on six continents. The announcement was made at Zero 2014: A Conference for a Low Carbon Future. “While efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions around the world are making progress we still need to pursue other strategies that can reduce emissions as global demand for fossil fuels grows,” said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell. “We applaud the leaders behind these projects who are taking action through developing new carbon utilization technologies.”

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Alberta Program on Mental Health Disorders to be Featured on DocZone, March 27

Research for Children, AlbertaStatistics for violent youth crime remain high. What if there was a way to stop a criminal in his tracks – in kindergarten? CBC Television’s upcoming episode of Doc Zone, “Angry Kids, Stressed Out Parents”, airing March 27, 2014 at 9 pm (MST), follows groundbreaking programs which identify kids with a high probability of becoming criminals and looks at how early intervention transforms their lives. Two of the programs featured in the documentary, are part of a novel research project funded by The Government of Alberta.

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Announces 2014 Celebration of Achievement Award Finalists

AWE Award FinalistsAlberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is honoring female entrepreneurs from across the province. Nominated by their peers these inspirational women are achieving growth and success in business. With 33 nominees for the 2014 award, they collectively represent over $500 million dollars in annual revenues and over 7,700 employees.  There are 13 nominees from Calgary, 10 from Edmonton, 2 from Grande Prairie and 1 each from Fort McKay, Drayton Valley, Nisku, Plamondon, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, St. Albert and Strathmore.

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