UCP denies University of Alberta request for budget flexibility, planned layoffs will go forward despite COVID-19 crisis

University of Alberta president David Turpin said that despite attempts to work with the government to “reach an agreement,” mass layoffs due to the 2020 provincial budget will go forward, amid the COVID-19 crisis. In a blog post Monday, Turpin…

Parents hope to save historic rural school facing funding cuts near Calmar

A group of community members south of Calmar are hoping to save a 120-year-old school currently in jeopardy. New Humble Centre School was first built in 1900. The current school is the third building that has been on the site.…

Royal Alberta Museum to reduce hours, find efficiencies following provincial budget

The Royal Alberta Museum is taking steps to cut costs in the wake of the Feb. 27 provincial budget. The facility will be reducing operating hours and assessing how much certain programs are used. READ MORE: Alberta budget 2020 winners…

Alberta premier says coronavirus outbreak may affect balanced budget plan

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 6, 2020 5:42 pm Updated March 6, 2020 5:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Jason Kenney says the novel coronavirus outbreak is…

Alberta government commits $100M to upgrade hospital operating rooms, reduce surgery waits

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 4, 2020 5:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta is spending $100 million to upgrade hospital operating rooms and move some low-risk surgeries…

Premier Jason Kenney defends budget while appearing on 630 CHED

March 4 2020 10:19am While appearing on 630 CHED Mornings with Chelsea Bird and Shaye Ganam, Premier Jason Kenney defended what some are calling cuts or reductions to education and health spending after Alberta Budget 2020. ‘ }); } else…

Indefinite Arts Centre continues funding fight for new home

The Indefinite Arts Centre may be down but it’s far from done in its quest to finance a new building. Chief executive Jung-Suk Ryu says it stung when the Alberta government declined to approve financing through the Investment for Canadian…