Edmonton tech startup disappointed after UCP freezes investor tax credit program

An Edmonton startup company is worried about its future success since the province has frozen some programs ahead of the October budget. Yardly, a managed service marketplace that allows homeowners to order reliable snow removal and lawn care through monthly…

In conversation with Kaycee Madu: Provincial budget and impact on Edmonton

While it remains unclear when the provincial budget will be handed down, it will be coming — the first for the United Conservative government. It’s raising questions about how the budget will impact Edmonton, which is home to a large…

Funding confirmed for Alberta school nutrition program

In advance of the provincial budget next month, the province’s education minister shared some good news on Monday. “I am happy to say that our government is going to continue with the nutrition funding for this upcoming school year,” Education…

Parkland Institute calls for Alberta sales tax

In what is being sold as the “alternative” to the government-commissioned MacKinnon Report, Parkland Institute is giving its own outlook on Alberta’s finances. The MacKinnon Report, released last Tuesday, said the province has a spending problem and needs to make…

Concerns raised over provincial funding for Edmonton’s Terwillegar expressway

Last week’s confirmation the southwest portion of the Anthony Henday Drive widening will indeed begin this fall is welcome news to Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. Work to expand the 18-kilometre stretch between Calgary Trail and Whitemud Drive from two lanes…

Edmonton chief economist on how MacKinnon Panel findings could affect the city’s finances

September 4 2019 2:38pm City of Edmonton chief economist John Rose joined the noon news to talk about the MacKinnon Panel’s findings on Alberta’s finances, and how the report’s recommendations affect the city’s finances – and in turn, you the…

Alberta unions react to provincial panel saying savings to be found in health, education

Union leaders are speaking out after a provincial panel said Alberta is overspending on things like health and education. As Sarah Komadina explains, unions are worried about what the recommendations means for their membership and their relationship with the government.