A new poll from Environics on the issue of publicly funding private schools shows widespread support and positive momentum for defunding elite private schools and shifting funding to the public education system.
Three out of four Albertans, 75 per cent, agree that schools charging more than $10,000 per year in tuition should not receive public funding. ...continue reading
Local Lodge 99 has started an exciting new design contest: We are giving away a $500 Visa gift card to the winner of a competition to determine the best T-shirt artwork we can find. This contest is open to the general public (check out the rules here:) We are encouraging everyone to participate and are eager witness the talent we have in Alberta and the NWT
Corporate Canada has reached a milestone in 2014. For the first time ever, it is now hoarding more cash than the national debt. What that means is that in one fell swoop, Canada's corporations could pay off our entire national debt with just the cash sitting in their banks accounts, nevermind their other assets. ...continue reading
In the next phase of getting Local 99's communications back up to speed, Don Seel, Local Lodge 99's VP, Educator and Communicator has finished the first day of training with Frank Saptel, Communications Representative for the IAM in Canada on the use of WordPress;
website creation and maintenance software. IAM Local Lodge 764 was kind enough to let the other locals use their facility in Richmond BC, so the students are taking full advantage of the knowledge base available to get their sites to where they should be. ...continue reading
When? May 14th/2014 @ 4:30pm and 6:30pm
Where? Sawridge Inn and Conference Center 9510 100st, Peace River, Alberta.
We need to meet a quorum of 25 members in order to conduct business, so we hope to see you all there!