Monday, June 30, 2008


Here's a sampling of what's going on in Alberta magazines today. Chew away.

Alberta Venture names Alberta's 50 Most Influential People

Edmonton, Alberta--In its 12th year, the annual list is the cover story of the July issue of Alberta Venture, hitting newsstands July 7th or available immediately online at Featuring Premier Ed Stelmach on the cover, other notable headline-makers include business leaders such as Encana CEO Randy Eresman, Calgary Opera backer Said Arrata, Nexopia creator Timo Ewalds and new Oilers owner Daryl Katz. This year's list also features a trio of Nobel Peace Prize Honorees in Stefan Bachu, Bill Gunter and David Keith.

"This year's list is populated with modern Medicis, human rights protectors, CEOs and rising tech stars," says Michael McCullough, editor of Alberta Venture. "It reflects Alberta's broader economy, a noticeable shift in thinking about economic sustainability, and a growing emphasis on arts and culture," he adds.

Alberta Views' Short Story Competition Deadline Today

Make your final edits and finishing flourishes because today is the deadline for Alberta Views' short story competition. Alberta Views has been publishing original fiction by Albertans for over 10 years, and is proud to host the only short story competition specifically for Albertan writers.

Did you know? The winner (Kari Lund-Teigen, Pruning Martin) and runner-up (Barb Howard, Western Taxidermy) in the 2007 competition were both honoured with Western Magazine Award nominations. Don't delay, get your submissions in today.

BC Imposes Carbon Tax Act

Taken from LawNow's e-newsletter, an easy way to stay informed about the latest law news.

This Act takes effect in British Columbia on July 1, 2008. It imposes a surcharge of $10 per metric tonne of carbon dioxide emissions in the first year, climbing to $30 per tonne by 2012. The tax applies to all emissions from fossil fuel combustion, including gasoline, home heating furnace oil, and natural gas. The tax is to be revenue-neutral, requiring the government to return the funds raised by the carbon tax to people and businesses through tax cuts. Low-income earners will receive a quarterly tax credit.