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Announcing two new ALUS programs in Alberta

Posted September 17, 2020 in Alberta

ALUS Canada announces a pair of new ALUS programs in Alberta that will produce cleaner air, cleaner water and more biodiversity.
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ALUS Canada announces $100,000 sponsorship from Silk® to help restore farmland across the country

Posted September 9, 2020 in Alberta

Announcing a $100K New Acre™ Project sponsorship by Silk®, contributing to the brand’s mission of promoting healthier eating and living for all Canadians.
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The Port of Montreal supports ALUS Montérégie

Posted August 27, 2020 in Quebec

The Port of Montreal named a “Creator of Biodiversity in Agriculture” for its support of the ALUS Montérégie environmental program.
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ALUS Canada Builds New Acre Platform with $340,500 from RBC Foundation

Posted August 14, 2020 in Ontario

ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announces multi-year support of $340,500 by RBC Foundation.
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ALUS Canada welcomes Joe Csoff as PAC Liaison

Posted July 29, 2020 in Ontario

ALUS is delighted to announce that Joe Csoff will be available to support all ALUS Partnership Advisory Committees (PACs) across the country.
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Helping At-Risk Fish

Posted July 22, 2020 in Manitoba

New fact sheets showcase how farmers and ranchers can help endangered fish species, thanks to ALUS Canada and funding from DFO’s Canada Nature Fund.
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Announcing ALUS SODCAP

Posted July 15, 2020 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada is thrilled to welcome a new ALUS community in Saskatchewan, in partnership with the SODCAP Inc.
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ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success

Posted June 30, 2020 in Quebec

ALUS Canada launches new booklets to help farmers and ranchers monitor ALUS projects for best success.
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Announcing ALUS Assiniboine West

Posted June 30, 2020 in Quebec

ALUS Canada is thrilled to announce the evolution of the ALUS Little Saskatchewan River program into a new community: ALUS Assiniboine West.
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ALUS Canada announces new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta

Posted March 25, 2020 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | Calgary, Alberta, March 25, 2020 | ALUS Canada’s Western Hub to benefit from nearly $450,000 in new funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta (Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change program)
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Nearly $1M in federal funding for aquatic SAR in ALUS Prairie Hub

Posted March 20, 2020 in Manitoba

PRESS RELEASE | Regina, Saskatchewan, March 20, 2020 | ALUS Canada announces nearly $1M in new federal funding for aquatic species at risk in the Prairies
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TD Bank Group sponsors launch of New Acre™ Project, ALUS Canada’s innovative corporate-sponsorship program.

Posted October 29, 2019 in Manitoba

TD Bank Group named as launch sponsor of ALUS’ innovative corporate-sponsorship program: PRESS RELEASE | Toronto, October 29, 2019 | With a two-year commitment of $220,000 through their corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD will help ALUS roll out the New Acre™ Project, expand its bilingual materials and raise awareness across the country.
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ALUS Canada and Government of Manitoba’s GROW program increase conservation funding

Posted October 22, 2019 in Manitoba

PRESS RELEASE | Glenlea, Manitoba, October 22, 2019 | ALUS Canada and Government of Manitoba’s GROW program increase conservation funding in the province.
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ALUS Montérégie announces $160,000 from FARR

Posted August 27, 2019 in Quebec

At a press conference in Saint-Liboire on August 27, 2019, the Montérégie UPA Federation and ALUS Canada thanked Quebec’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAHM) for providing $160,000 for ALUS Montérégie program through FARR.
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Partnership helps grassland birds in PEI

Posted July 15, 2019 in Prince Edward Island

ALUS PEI's successful pilot project for grassland bird conservation receives additional funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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A step forward for agriculture and the environment

Posted July 12, 2019 in Quebec

A step forward for agriculture and the environment: ALUS Montérégie expands into the Pierre-de-Saurel RCM | PRESS RELEASE | SAINTE-VICTOIRE-DE-SOREL, JULY 12, 2019.
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ALUS wetland projects bolstered by Lake Winnipeg Basin Program

Posted July 5, 2019 in Manitoba

PRESS RELEASE  | REGINA, July 5, 2019 | Lake Winnipeg Basin Program announces nearly $140,000 for ALUS Canada in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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Press Release: ALUS Canada Presents 2019 Dave Reid Awards

Posted June 4, 2019 in Alberta

On June 4, 2019, ALUS Canada presented the Dave Reid Award to farmers and ranchers for excellence and innovation in producing ecosystem services.
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Rhonda King joins ALUS Canada

Posted May 2, 2019 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | ALUS Canada is proud to welcome a new staff member, Rhonda King, who came on board last month as our Western Canada Lead.
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A Season of Growth

Posted April 26, 2019 in Alberta

ALUS is growing! View an infographic of ALUS Canada’s impact on the ground so far (national statistics updated April 1, 2019).
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Intact Announces Support for ALUS

Posted April 25, 2019 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | Montreal, April 25, 2019 – ALUS Canada thanks Intact for nearly $250,000 to fund ALUS projects benefiting Canadian communities in three provinces.
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ALUS Montérégie annual cheque presentation

Posted December 11, 2018 in Quebec

PRESS RELEASE | SAINT-HYACINTHE, DECEMBER 11, 2018 | At the annual cheque presentation event, ALUS Montérégie thanked 21 local farmers for their commitment to improving the environment.
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Building resilience

Posted November 17, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

ALUS Canada co-organized the country’s first-ever Natural Infrastructure Forum in November 2018.
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ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI

Posted September 11, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

PRESS RELEASE | CHARLOTTETOWN, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 | ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI
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Environment and Climate Change Canada grants ALUS Canada $600,000 to improve Lake Erie water quality

Posted July 19, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

PRESS RELEASE – PORT COLBORNE, July 19, 2018 — Environment and Climate Change Canada grants ALUS Canada $600,000 to improve Lake Erie water quality.
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ALUS Canada Funds Grassland Bird Conservation in PEI

Posted June 22, 2018 in Prince Edward Island

PRESS RELEASE—ALUS Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island have signed a landmark agreement to help conserve threatened grassland bird species on Prince Edward Island.
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The 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award

Posted June 13, 2018 in Ontario

Congratulations to Dr. Wanhong Yang, recipient of the 2018 Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award.
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The 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award

Posted June 12, 2018 in Ontario

Congratulations to Joe Csoff, ALUS Norfolk participant and PAC member, for receiving the 2018 ALUS Canada Producer Innovation Award
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ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation present Innovation Awards for ecosystem services

Posted June 6, 2018 in Ontario

PRESS RELEASE—Tillsonburg, June 6, 2018: ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today presented the 2018 Innovation Awards, which recognize researchers and producers of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches.
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ALUS granted $720,000 by Province for critical flood-prevention work in Alberta

Posted May 3, 2018 in Alberta

ALUS Canada is delighted to announce it has received $720,000 from Alberta Environment and Parks’ Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP).
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ALUS Middlesex Program Gearing Up for 2018

Posted January 10, 2018 in Ontario

Ontario’s newest ALUS community, ALUS Middlesex, is gearing up to hit the ground running in spring 2018.
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Quebec ALUS farmers receive nearly $11,000 before Christmas

Posted December 12, 2017 in Quebec

Christmas came early for 14 Quebec farmers who, as participants in the ALUS Montérégie program, were presented with their annual payments at a December press conference.
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Ontario Trillium Foundation invests in ALUS

Posted September 19, 2017 in Ontario

On September 19, 2017, ALUS Canada, Ontario Nature and guests celebrated a grant of nearly $700,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support ALUS in Ontario.
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David Bissett and ALUS Canada announce great news for environmental conservation on farms and ranches

Posted August 29, 2017 in Alberta

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, announced "The Bissett Action Fund," a new $500,000 gift which will support environmental projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta.
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New ALUS Community in Lacombe County, Alberta

Posted January 12, 2017 in Alberta

On January 12, 2017, ALUS Canada and Lacombe County announced the creation of a new ALUS community in Alberta.
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ALUS Canada Hires Agrologist Howie Bjorge

Posted January 12, 2017 in Alberta

PRESS RELEASE | TILLSONBURG, January 12, 2017—ALUS Canada is proud to announce the hiring of Howie Bjorge as ALUS Canada Agrologist.
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National Launch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative

Posted November 4, 2016 in Prince Edward Island

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation announce $5M grant to launch a groundbreaking environmental initiative now known as ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, along with its New Acre™ Project.
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ALUS Canada Honoured at Clean50 Summit

Posted October 13, 2016 in Ontario

ALUS Canada was honoured with a Clean50 Award and named to the more exclusive “Clean16” category at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on September 22.
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ALUS Relaunches in Ontario

Posted August 24, 2016 in Ontario

The Ontario relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initiative, was held at Springview Farm in Waterford, Ontario, on August 24, 2016.
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ALUS Relaunches in Alberta

Posted July 28, 2016 in Alberta

More than 130 people gathered at the Edmonton Corn Maze on July 28, 2016, to celebrate the official relaunch of ALUS Canada, a Weston Family Initative, in Alberta.
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A Bright Future for ALUS in Saskatchewan

Posted June 29, 2016 in Saskatchewan

ALUS Canada's Silton announcement on June 29, 2016, set the stage for a bright future in Saskatchewan.
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ALUS Wins Alberta Emerald Award

Posted June 8, 2016 in Alberta

ALUS Canada won the Shared Footprint Award at 25th annual Alberta Emerald Foundation gala in Calgary, June 8 2016.
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No More Brown Snow: ALUS Farmers Win Sustainable Agriculture Award in PEI

Posted February 17, 2016 in Prince Edward Island

An ALUS farmer in Prince Edward Island (PEI) has been awarded the 2015 Hon Gilbert R. Clements Award for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture.
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ALUS Expands Into Assiniboine Watershed

Posted April 21, 2015 in Saskatchewan

The Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SaskFS) officially announced on April 14, 2015, the launch of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program into its entire watershed area.
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ALUS Expands Into Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds

Posted April 9, 2015 in Saskatchewan

Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) announced today the launch of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program into its entire watershed area.
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(Video) Meet an ALUS Producer: Keith and Tracy Johnson, Alberta

Posted December 9, 2014 in Alberta

Meet ALUS Canada producers Keith and Tracy Johnson and see how ALUS projects are making things better for their cattle, and the environment, near Red Deer, Alberta
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ALUS farmers recognized for Environmental Excellence

Posted August 8, 2013 in Ontario

Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) would like to congratulate ALUS farmers Bryan and Cathy Gilvesy of YU Ranch who recently received a Minister’s award for Environmental Excellence, which recognizes outstanding achievement, leadership and innovation in environmental protection.
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ALUS Ontario East Launches Its First Demonstration Site

Posted June 12, 2013 in Ontario

On May 29, 2013, Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Ontario East inaugurated the first of three demonstration projects on the farm of Jackie and Steven Pemberton (Winchester, Ontario).
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Wetlands Get a Boost in Alberta

Posted April 30, 2013 in Alberta

A new funding source for local wetland restoration has opened in Alberta.
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Alternative Land Use Services Expands In Alberta

Posted April 23, 2013 in Alberta

Delta Waterfowl and Red Deer County have joined forces to establish the third Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) demonstration project in Alberta.
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Saskatchewan Launches New Conservation Program

Posted December 7, 2011 in Saskatchewan

Four rural municipalities in the Wascana Creek and Qu’Appelle River watersheds announced today they will introduce the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation program.
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$1.5 Million Gift to Norfolk ALUS From The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

Posted December 7, 2011 in Ontario

The Norfolk ALUS team is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
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