Alberta legislature will be made up of just 2 parties: what does that mean?

After the April 16 provincial election, the Alberta legislature will have just two parties represented: United Conservatives and New Democrats. The UCP won a majority government after one of the most divisive campaigns the province has ever seen. READ MORE:…

New poll suggests UCP holding lead

April 15 2019 7:01am A new Ipsos/Global News poll suggests the NDP has closed the gap on the UCP, but the official opposition still holds a 10-point lead. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…

Grande Prairie Hospital sub-contractor says it’s owed $26M

March 25 2019 2:06pm A sub-contractor of the Grande Prairie Hospital says it’s owed $26 million for materials and work it has already done on the site. Tom Vernon reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if(…

Alberta Election: Premier Rachel Notley drops writ

March 19 2019 2:00pm On Tuesday, Premier Rachel Notley announced the Alberta election will be held April 16. Kendra Slugoski reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp =…

‘I would have died without STARS’: Heart attack patient thankful for fleet’s new helicopter

The Alberta government announced the purchase of a new $13-million helicopter to help replace the aging STARS fleet on Saturday in Calgary. STARS Air Ambulance was founded in the 1980s and many of its 11 choppers that are in use…

Alberta creating provincial unit to fight hate crimes and extremism

The Alberta government is putting together a team of police and law enforcement officials, including Crown prosecutors, to specifically fight hate crimes and extremism. The Provincial Hate Crimes Unit will include specialists from various police forces. Its mandate will be…

Alberta moving forward with plan to create Provincial Hate Crimes Unit

March 15 2019 5:18pm Premier Rachel Notley says her government is working on creating a hate crimes unit to help police forces coordinate responses to any group promoting hate or extremism. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

Hawrelak Park plaza construction set after $1M grant from province

The province has committed $1 million towards enhancing a cornerstone in Edmonton’s river valley. The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) has been approved grant funding towards building a community plaza in William Hawrelak Park. READ MORE: Organizers estimate 345,000 people…

Government funding confirmed for 2 Edmonton LRT expansions

A federal investment of $1 billion was confirmed Monday that will help fund the Valley and Metro LRT Line expansions. Ottawa is providing over $1 billion for both projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, including approximately $948 million…