State of Alberta
Alberta is located in western Canada, east of British Columbia, bounded
by the U.S. sate of Montana. The capital,
Edmonton locates about 300 Km north of CalgalyAwith about 730,000 and 980,000
David Thompson Highway outside of Banff National Park
Bow Summit, photographed in July 2011
Alberta is the most populous and fastest growing of Canada's three prairie
provinces. It is about the same size of France
or Texasand had a population of 3.7 million in2009. The economically important
resource is its vast oil reserves.
(L) Lake Louise and Chateau (R) Lake Louise seen from the lakeside trail,
photographed in July 2011
View of Lake Louse from the top of Big Beehive
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park
(L) Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park Photographed in July 1962
(R) Angel Glacia, Jasper Photographed in July 1974
(L) Angel Glacia, Jasper Photographed in July 1974
(R) Waterfall from Lake Agnes, a tea house and Canadian rocky mountains,
photographed in July 1962
(L) Hot Springs in Banff National Park (R) Highway junction at Banff
Both pictures were taken in July 1962.
The capital of Alberta is Edmonton, located just south of the centre of
the province. Calgary locates roughly, 300 kms
south of the capital, is the Alberta's largest city and a major distribution
and transportation hub as well as one of
Canada's commerce centres. Edmonton is the primary supply and service hub
for Canada's oil sands and other
northern resource industries. According to recent population estimates,
these two metropolitan areas have now both
exceeded 1 million people.
(L) Canola field in Central Alberta (R) Grain elevator in southern Alberta
(L) Mildred Lake mine plants at the Athabasca Oil Sand
(R) St.Joseph's College at University of Alberta, Edmonton
(L) The main building of the Telus World of Science, Edmonton
(R) Jasper Avenue, a hub of major offices and the financial centre, Edmonton
(L) The entry way to Grant MacEwan University, downtown campus, Edmonton
(R) West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, is the largest shopping mall
in North America.
The World Waterpark is the world's largest indoor water park, built in
1985, with a size of over 20,000 square meters,
with a very large wave pool.
(L) Tornado attacked Edmonton in 1987
(R) Parade cerebrating the anniversary of Hudson's Bay Company in 1920
(L) Calgary as it appeared in about 1885 (R) Condominiums in the downtown
Calgary in 2006
(L) Downtown Calagry viewed from Prince's Island, Calgary
(R) Pengrowth Saddledome and downtown buildings of Calgary
@Icefield and Bow Summit
Alberta Tobacco Reduction Act
January 2008, the Act became effective.
- It prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces since January
- It bans retail displays, advertising and promotion of tobacco products.
- It prohibits the sale of tobacco products from all health-care facilities,
- post-secondary campuses, pharmacies and stores that contain a pharmacy
- effective January 2009.
Under this Act, tobacco products include any products composed in whole
in part of tobacco, including tobacco leaves or any extract of tobacco
The Tobacco Reduction Act protects Albertans from the harmful effects
- Pipe tobacco; and
- Special tobacco products like chewing tobacco, sinus and snuff
of second hand-smoke by removing smoking from public places, workplaces
and public vehicles. Smoking is limited to private living accommodations
- In 2007 Bill 45 was passed in Alberta with strong support from the Canadian
- January, 2008 - all Alberta public and work places became smoke free.
- July 2008 - power walls and other tobacco displays or promotion were covered
- removed in retail stores around the province.
- January, 2009 the final decree was implemented removing tobacco from pharmacies,
- health care facilities, and post secondary institutions.
The legislation also instituted that no person shall smoke:
- The Inside space of a building
- The areas within 5 metres of a doorway, window or air intake
- On a patio related to a business, restaurant, lounge or night club.
- A bus, taxi, public transit, bus shelter, or phone booth
- The inside spaces of bars, bingo halls and casinos
- Public areas of a multi-unit residential facility, including patios, pools
- Enclosed parking garages
Report an infraction
@@Healthy and Wellness, Government of Alberta
- If you see any infraction against the Tobacco Reduction Act, feel free
- local authorities such as Bylaw officers, RCMP, or city police. You can
- your local Canadian Cancer Society office or tobacco reduction coalition.
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The article was written in February 2010, and a photograph was added in
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.