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Edgar Spurgeon, [?-after 1973], lived in the Brule area of Alberta between 1907 and 1924. He retired to Willowdale, Ontario.
Edgar Spurgeon, [?-after 1973], lived in the Brule area of Alberta between 1907 and 1924. He retired to Willowdale, Ontario.
Lawyer, Politician, Chancellor, 1857-1941. Alexander Cameron Rutherford came west to the Northwest Territories (now Alberta and Saskatchewan) to practise law. He was Deputy Speaker of the N.W.T. Assembly from 1902 to 1905; from 1905 to 1910 he served as the first premier of the new province of Alberta. It was he who in 1906 introduced the bill for the establishment of the University of Alberta. He was elected Chancellor of the University in 1927, an office he held until his death. The Rutherford Library is named for him, in recognition of his services to the University and his gift of books which established the first Library.
The Town of Athabasca lies on the south bank of the Athabasca River at a point 12 miles north of the geographical centre of Alberta. It is located on Highway No. 2, 133 km north of Edmonton in section 20-66-W4 and Census Division No.13. It is a hilly town, heavily wooded and interspersed with ravines. There has been a presence on this site since 1877. The hamlet of Athabasca Landing was incorporated as a village on June 5, 1905; incorporation as a town occurred on September 19, 1911. The word Landing was officially deleted on August 5, 1913.
<em>Dates of founding and/or dissolution:</em> The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment was founded effective May 27, 1999 by means of Order in Council 241/99 pursuant to the <em>Government Organization Act, </em>1994 c. G-8.5. <em> Functional responsibility:</em> The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment is responsible for:;oversight and design of social services programs, including income support and employment support programs,;regulation of the workplace and employer-employee relations, including employment standards, workplace health and safety, and mediation services,;oversight of personnel services within the provincial government,;oversight of certification in specified professions and occupations, and registration of professional and occupational associations, and;manpower development programs. The Minister of Human Resources and Employment is responsible for the administration of the following acts and regulations pursuant to these acts. General - <em> Government Organization Act</em>, Schedule 8;Social services, income support, employment support and manpower development;<em>Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Act;Dependent Adults Act;Domestic Relations Act;Income Support Recovery Act;Metis Settlements Act;Metis Settlements Land Protection Act;Parentage and Maintenance Act;Personal Directives Act;Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Act;Social Development Act;Special Payment Act;Student and Temporary Employment Act;Widows' Pension Act</em>;Occupational health and safety;<em>Occupational Health and Safety Act;Radiation Protection Act</em>;Employment standards;Employment Standards Code;Labour relations (Labour Relations Board);<em>Burial of the Dead Act;Labour Relations Code;Managerial Exclusion Act;Police Officers Collective Bargaining Act;Public Service Employee Relations Act</em>;Personnel administration for the Government of Alberta (Personnel Administration Office);<em>Public Service Act</em>;Workers' compensation (Workers' Compensation Board);<em>Blind Workers' Compensation Act;M.L.A. Compensation Act;Workers' Compensation Act</em>;Professions and occupations;<em>Agrologists Act;Architects Act;Certified General Accountants Act;Certified Management Accountants Act;Chartered Accountants Act;Consulting Engineers of Alberta Act;Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Act;Forestry Profession Act;Land Agents Licensing Act;Land Surveyors Act;Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act;Regulated Accounting Professions Act;Veterinary Professions Act</em>;<em>Predecessor and successor bodies:</em> The predecessors of the Ministry of Human Resources and Employment are the Department of Family and Social Services (social services and income support programs), the Department of Labour (workplace and employee-employer relations programs, professions and occupations, Labour Relations Board, Workers' Compensation Board, Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Commission), and the Department of Advanced Education and Career Development (training, manpower development and the Personnel Administration Office). <em> Administrative relationships:</em> The Ministry of Human Resources and Employment reports to the Legislative Assembly through the Minister of Human Resources and Employment. A number of agencies either report to the Minister or through him to the Legislative Assembly. These agencies are the Personnel Administration Office, Workers' Compensation Board, Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Commission, Labour Relations Board, and the Occupational Health and Safety Council. Information about these agencies may be found in their respective sous-fonds descriptions. <em>Administrative structure:</em> The Ministry is made up of the:;Department of Human Resources and Employment,;Personnel Administration Office,;Alberta Labour Relations Board,;Workers' Compensation Board,;Workers' Compensation Board Appeals Commission,;Council on Professions and Occupations,;Occupational Health and Safety Council,;Council on Workplace Safety, and;Employability Council. Programs and services of Human Resources and Employment are delivered through a network of offices and Career Development Centres located throughout the province. Training programs are also delivered through post-secondary institutions, private schools, high schools, and private providers. At the time that the Ministry was created, the Department was made up of seven divisions. Regional Services Delivery (renamed Delivery Services Division in 2002): responsible for the administration of the network of regional and district offices that deliver training, student finance support, income support, family maintenance, worksite health and safety management, and temporary employment programs, guardianship services for dependent adults, and distribute labour market information and information about employment standards;Program Design Division: responsible for the design, development and implementation of income support, social services, job training and labour market programs, creation of support materials for case workers, development of program guidelines, interdepartmental liaison, and provision of consulting services regarding professions and occupations. Performance, Evaluation and Information Services Division: responsible for design, development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for programs, creation and operation of departmental systems for information management and distribution. Strategic Services Division: responsible for legislative support services to the department, strategic planning and issues management, and mediation services. Finance Division: responsible for financial administration and planning for the department, asset management, budgeting and forecasting;Information Management and Technology Division: responsible for planning and maintenance of information systems and data for the Ministry. Human Resources Division: responsible for personnel support functions for the department. In 2000, the Performance, Evaluation and Information Services Division was eliminated. Most of its responsibilities were added to those of the Strategic Services Division. Its Appeal functions were merged with the Mediation Services activities of Strategic Services to form the new Workplace Relationships Division. This Division was renamed Workplace Investments in 2002. In February 2002, the structure of the department was reorganized. The Finance, Human Resources, and Information Management and Technology Divisions were merged to form the Corporate Services Division. At this time, the Program Design Division was broken up to form two new Divisions, the People Investments Division, responsible for income support and social services programs and the Skills Investments Division, responsible for training, manpower development and labour market programs. <em> Names of chief officers:</em> Minister of Human Resources and Employment: Clinton E. Dunford May 26, 1999-present
J. Monroe "Roy" Thorington, 1894-1989, was an ophthalmologist, mountaineer and mountain historian at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thorington was a pre-eminent climber and explorer in the Canadian Rockies starting in 1922. He studied the Freshfield and Lyell Glaciers for 22 years and explored and mapped the Purcell Range, British Columbia. Thorington wrote approximately 300 publications on mountaineering, mountain history and the Canadian Rockies. He was active in numerous organizations, particularly the American Alpine Club.
William Aberhart began a bible study group in Calgary in 1918 that steadily grew until by 1923 the Palace Theatre was rented to handle the crowds. Soon after the services were broadcast on CFCN radio to a large audience in Alberta. In 1927 the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute building was constructed to house the weekly services and broadcast, as well as to train students in The Bible. Aberhart prepared most of the educational materials. In 1948 staff member Cyril Hutchinson left and most of the students followed him to found the Berean Bible College (later Foothills Christian College).
The Olympic Building Committee, created in January 1984, was responsible for the overall planning related to Olympic facilities and services. Terms of reference were: a) Review and make recommendations on the award of contracts greater than $500,000 for any job contained in the approved Olympic project budget; b) Reports regularly to the Board on the progress of each project relative to established costs and timing targets; c) Provides advice and direction to the Vice-President (Services)/Executive Vice-Chairman and Director of Campus Development in respect of project design, development and construction; and d) Provides advice and direction to the Vice-President (Services)/Executive Vice-Chairman and the Director of Campus Development in respect of contract terms and conditions for the execution of the construction. The predecessor body was the Olympic Facilities Planning committee that was created in 1981. Reports prepared by this committee are included in the Olympic Planning Committee series. The committee was discharged in December 1986.
In the late 1940s, the council of the Municipal District of Grande Prairie No. 127 "approached the Department of Municipal Affairs suggesting that a form of the County system be tried." (County of Grande Prairie No. 1 50th Anniversary Special Edition, Daily Herald Tribune) The County Act became law on July 1, 1950 and the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 was incorporated on January 1, 1951, the first and largest county in the province of Alberta. On February 22, 1951, eleven councilors were elected to the County of Grande Prairie: Lewis Hawkes, M.D. Kehr, G.R. Johnson, Bob Rycroft, Tom Warden, Alex Novlesky, Bernard Liland, Percy Johnson, Ed Williamson, A.E. Hawksworth, and James Smith. The first council meeting was held on March 8, 1951 and M.D. Kehr was elected chair.
Prior to 1944, Jack Stewart worked as a trapper, fur trader, and Warden for Wood Buffalo Park near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. From 1944 to 1967 Jack Stewart served as an Indian Agent for the Athabasca Agency at Fort Chipewyan
A re-organization of Board committees took place in December 1986. At that time, the Finance Committee and the Business and Building Committee were discharged, and the Planning and Budget Committee and the Operations and Finance Committee were created. The Planning and Budget Committee took over the responsibilities that had previously been assigned to the Business and Building Committee. The terms of reference for the Planning and Budget Committee were: a) Review and makes recommendations concerning campus development plans, long and short term operating and capital budget plans, operating and capital grant requests, operating and capital budgets, policies and procedures employed to determine operating and capital budgets, capital and development programs, space allocation, standards and procedures for design and construction, and the award of contracts greater than $500,000 for any job contained in the approved budget; and b) Responsible to the Board of Governors for the activities of the University Budget Committee. A subsequent re-organization of the committee structure undertaken by the Board of Governors resulted is rescinding the terms of reference for the Planning and Budget and the Operations and Finance Committees in April 1992, and creating a new Planning and Finance Committee.