Alberta redesigns drivers licences, adds iconic dinosaur Albertosaurus

It's the first re-design of the province's licence in more than a decade

Proposed new Alberta driver's licences. PHOTO COURTESY ALBERTA GOVERNMENT

EDMONTON — Alberta is updating and redesigning its driver’s licences, including one change that was 66 million years in the making.

The new licences will have modern, updated security features like clear windows, laser engraving and three-dimensional embossing to foil counterfeiters.

They will also have imagery reflecting Alberta’s landscape and history, including Castle Mountain and the dinosaur Albertosaurus.

The Albertosaurus was a T. rex-type predator from the late Cretaceous period whose remains were first found in Alberta.

Service Alberta Minister Stephanie McLean says Alberta is the first jurisdiction in North America to mix security and safety with artistic design.

It’s the first redesign of the cards in almost a decade.


The Canadian Press

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