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Alberta tribal casino exceeds hiring expectations

News Brief: A new resort opening this month near Edmonton will be one of the largest employers of aboriginal people in Alberta, says the general manager.

Casino Camrose work proceeds

News Brief: Work on Casino Camrose and the adjacent hotel and convention centre is progressing.

Calgary Schools End Casino Fundraisers

News Brief: Catholic schools in Calgary have agreed to stop using casinos as a means of fundraising.

Calgary Casino Project Breaks Ground

News Brief: Construction has begun on a massive casino project in southwest Calgary, despite a warning from the city's mayor that a deal still needs to be struck on access roads.

West Edmonton Mall Casino Workers Strike

News Brief: The 250 workers of Palace Casino in West Edmonton Mall went on strike to support their effort to get a first union contract under the United Food and Commercial Workers.

Alberta Tribal Casino Construction Finished

News Brief: Alberta's first aboriginal-run casino is weeks away from opening as construction on the $178-million River Cree Resort and Casino wraps up more than two months ahead of schedule.

Alberta Casino Highlights Native Culture

News Brief: The new River Cree Resort and Casino includes tasteful references to First Nations culture while avoiding any exploitation of sacred symbols.

Bishops Unite Against Casinos

News Brief: Calgary"s bishops will once again inform the Catholic school board it must stop fundraising through casinos and bingos because the practice is "morally problematic."

Alberta Charity Casinos Bring in $1.7 Million

News Brief: More than $1.7 million in gambling revenues coming annually from casino nights hosted in Calgary, according to information provided by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

Catholic School Parents Support Gambling Funds

ews Brief; Edmonton's Catholic school parents aren't ready to fold on casino fundraisers just because the church frowns on gambling, says one Edmonton Catholic School Board trustee.

Calgary Casino Construction Begins

ews Brief: Construction on a controversial $27-million First Nation casino-hotel project west of Calgary can proceed after a judge granted an injunction preventing protesters from interfering further.

Full House for Calgary

ews Brief: It’s a full house when it comes to casinos in Calgary and no further gambling dens will be approved for the foreseeable future, says Alberta Gaming Minister Gordon Graydon.

Calgary Catholic Schools Debate Gambling Funding

News Brief: Trustees with the Calgary Catholic School District will debate on Wednesday the issue of raising funds through gambling, a practice the city's bishop has called morally problematic.

Calgary Preacher Praises Poker

News Brief: Thou shalt play Texas Hold 'Em, says a Calgary preacher known for his ability to connect God and pop culture.

Century Casinos Bets on Edmonton Casino

News Brief: Century Casinos Inc. will use its worldwide experience to serve high-end gamblers and entertainment audiences in northeast Edmonton, says the company's chief operating

Councillors Cold to Casino Idea

News Brief: Canadian Councillor Ossi Treutler Jr. may have a hard time selling his casino idea to Banff residents and community members.

Calgary School Casino Fundraisers in Jeopardy

News Brief: Banning casino fundraisers for the classroom will be on the table next week for Calgary's Catholic school board, thanks to a motion filed by dissident trustee Michael O'Malley.

Expert Warns About Alberta Casino Growth

News Brief: Alberta is pressing its luck by giving permits to so many casinos, suggests a professor with the Gambling Research Institute.

Calgary Casino Workers End Strike

ews Brief: A six-week strike by Casino Calgary workers is over, after employees voted 73 per cent in favour of returning to work.

Alberta Tribal Casino Smoking Policy Criticized

News Brief: Construction of the new River Cree casino at the Enoch Cree Nation is smoking along but Edmonton casinos are going into nicotine fits over Enoch's smoking policy.

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