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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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ALUS launches Canada 150 campaign on Earth Day

Posted April 22, 2017 in Saskatchewan

On Earth Day, ALUS kicked off its first-ever fundraising campaign, assisted by Canada Helps, the Canadian non-profit that helps connect donors and charities online.
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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 Saskatchewan

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 Launches in Quebec

Posted August 10, 2016 in Quebec

A partnership between ALUS Canada and the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie, the ALUS Montérégie program launched August 10, 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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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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