Universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting: Alberta government

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 16, 2020 1:13 pm Updated January 16, 2020 1:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going…

UCP government launches online survey to get Albertans’ input on upcoming budget

Posted January 15, 2020 1:10 am Updated January 15, 2020 1:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ It’s been less than three months since the United Conservative Party presented its first-ever…

Year-end interview with Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson: 2020 and beyond

There was no shortage of headlines from city hall in 2019, culminating with difficult budget deliberations due to provincial cuts to municipalities. The day after approving a 2.08 per cent property tax increase, Mayor Don Iveson sat down with Global…

University of Calgary students protest proposed tuition hikes

Dozens of students protested a proposed tuition hike inside and outside of a University of Calgary board of governors meeting early Friday morning. “We feel that the university should be advocating on our behalf,” says Lindsay Hracs, who is a…

Edmonton Public School Board raising school bus fees Feb. 1 in wake of provincial budget

Some parents with kids in the Edmonton Public School District will be paying higher school bus fees starting Feb. 1. The changes include a new yellow bus fee of $260 annually for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, and of…

Calgary Board of Education reverses teacher layoffs while Catholic board hikes school bus fees

The Calgary Board of Education will no longer be laying off 317 temporary teachers. According to a budget update agenda dated Dec. 10 and sent to trustees, the board plans to re-allocate school maintenance money announced on Dec. 3. Related…

Alberta Branded gift shop closing as part of provincial cuts

The Alberta Branded gift shop in the Federal Building is closing down as the provincial government is making a number of cutbacks. The store features artists from across the province and gives them an opportunity to have their work on…

Doctor, NDP and health minister on proposed changes to Alberta physician compensation

December 3 2019 6:47pm A St. Albert doctor, NDP MLA David Shepherd and Health Minister Tyler Shandro respond to changes the UCP is proposing. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) {…