Alberta breaks record for most votes cast in provincial election

A record number of Albertans participated in this spring’s general provincial election. On Friday, Elections Alberta reported 1,905,520 votes were cast during the general election, which is the most ever in the province. The voter turnout came in at 64…

Pretty good week? Alberta MLA-elect wins seat and $100K in lottery

Last Tuesday evening, Janis Irwin found out she had won the Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood seat for the NDP. That Thursday, she found out she had won $100,000. “I was just getting my life sorted, was going through my wallet and I checked…

47 new MLAs learn ropes of Alberta legislature on orientation day

Alberta’s 47 new provincial politicians gathered at the legislature Wednesday to learn the ropes of their new jobs. Legislature Speaker Bob Wanner, talking to them in the debate chamber, dispensed advice ranging from respecting political opponents to watching their diets…