Students east of Edmonton take on project to build beds for children in need

A number of schools east of Edmonton have partnered with a local charity to help ensure children in the area who don’t have a proper bed will get one. On Wednesday, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) issued a news release…

Defenceman from Edmonton 10 years into size-defying National Hockey League career

The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon’s hockey career came when he was just 13: his peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenceman. There was no going back for Spurgeon, even though he hasn’t grown much bigger since…

Citizen group argues public inquiry appointment posed conflict of interest for Alberta justice minister

Questions are being formally raised about the how the commissioner appointed to an already contentious public inquiry in Alberta was selected, and whether conflict-of-interest rules were broken through his hiring. On Wednesday, Democracy Watch, which describes itself as a non-profit…

1.5 million litres of crude oil spilled in Saskatchewan CP Rail train derailment

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released new details regarding the Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment near Guernsey, Sask. The train originated in Rosyth, Alta., — right next to Hardisty, which is home to large oil storage and terminal…

NDP asks ethics commissioner to investigate premier, UCP MLAs for election commissioner firing

Alberta’s ethics commissioner should investigate the premier, at least five cabinet ministers and all United Conservative Party MLAs for their roles in crafting, promoting and voting on a bill that fired election commissioner Lorne Gibson, said Opposition NDP leader Rachel…