TOPIC: ALBERTA DATA STORIES

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Fewer farmers in Alberta in 2021, but number of women increasing: StatsCan

New Statistics Canada data has revealed some very interesting trends when it comes to farming in Alberta, such as the fact there are fewer farmers in Alberta, but more women. And there are more farms but less farmland.
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Alberta's retiring boomers may leave labour shortages in their wake. Experts say there's still time to prepare

The silver tsunami is raising concerns about the void in the labour force that would occur if the youngest baby boomers retire by 65. But researchers aren’t despairing. Alberta is younger than most of Canada and some seniors here still want to work.
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Census data gives clearer picture of Alberta's transgender, non-binary community

Statistics Canada released more 2021 census data Wednesday morning, relating to age, sex at birth and gender, and types of dwellings. This is the first time the census posed a question that differentiated between a person’s sex at birth versus their gender.
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Alberta sees fewest divorces in over 40 years after COVID-19 hit, data shows

COVID-19 has forced many Albertans apart, but may have kept many married couples together — at least for now.
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Distracted driving convictions dived during COVID. It doesn't mean roads are safer, experts say

Fewer Alberta drivers were convicted of distracted driving during the first year of the pandemic, but Edmonton police and a road safety advocate warn it doesn't mean our roads are any safer.
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Growth rate slows, but Alberta population still up nearly 200,000 over 2016: census

Data shows Alberta’s population has increased since 2016 — but much slower than the province has seen over the previous four census periods.
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Vaccination rates for Alberta kids ages 5-11 are the lowest in Canada, but experts see hope ahead

Accessibility is a roadblock, and so is vaccine hesitancy among parents and guardians. Public health experts who spoke with CBC News believe that improving vaccine uptake among younger Albertans will be key to protecting them from the illness.
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Edmonton's greenhouse gas emissions have gone down. The city is studying why.

Greenhouse gas emissions in the City of Edmonton are dropping, data shows — and work is being done to find out exactly why.
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Big earthquakes are rare in Alberta, but small ones happen often — even if you don't feel them

CBC News analyzed publicly available data from Earthquakes Canada, which has tracked natural and induced earthquakes since Jan. 1, 1985. Since then, about 1,000 quakes have occurred in Alberta or on its borders, data shows.
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These maps show how Alberta municipalities voted on equalization and daylight saving time referendums

A little over a month ago, Albertans were asked to vote on two referendum questions. CBC Edmonton mapped the results across the province.
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Whomp! See which Edmonton neighbourhoods complain the most about potholes

In Edmonton, residents can report potholes through the 311 app, the city website, email or by phone. City crews are also on the lookout for the havoc-causing scourges of our streets.
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Fewer people tend to vote in municipal elections in Edmonton than in Calgary. We look at why

When it comes to municipal elections in Alberta, data shows that Calgary usually has a higher voter turnout than Edmonton. There are several theories as to why, but political analysts say competition may be the difference-maker.
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Alberta reported more COVID-19 cases in September than any month prior, data shows

September was arguably Alberta's worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic, data suggests. More Albertans tested positive than in any month prior, and records for hospital and ICU admissions were set. September was also the deadliest month since the second wave. Experts look at what could come next.
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Time for Alberta to target COVID-19 vaccine uptake in rural, remote areas: health experts

It’s time for Alberta to make COVID-19 vaccines and information about them more accessible to people in rural and northern communities, public health experts say, as provincial data shows uptake in those areas lags behind urban centres.
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COVID-19 another blow to passenger traffic at Fort McMurray airport after years of decline

The COVID-19 pandemic tightened the squeeze on the Fort McMurray International Airport, which had already been seeing fewer passengers travel through its gates for several years.
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After being devastated by COVID-19, Alberta's major airports have high hopes about the recovery

Alberta's two largest airports are seeing signs that they can prepare their recovery for takeoff in the wake of a worldwide pandemic that almost grounded the industry.
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There could be over 3M more people living in Alberta by 2046. Here's what that looks like

Alberta’s population could grow by over three million people and have much more seniors over the next 25 years, projections recently released by the provincial government suggest.

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