Questions remain over Rutherford Scholarship delay last August

For first year post-secondary students in Alberta, applying for the Rutherford Scholarship — worth up to $2,500 — is almost a no-brainer. In 2018, 19,024 students received the award, totaling more than $39 million. Applications typically open Aug. 1, but…

‘Fair Deal Panel’ town hall scheduled for Airdrie cancelled due to panellist’s death

The Alberta government’s “Fair Deal Panel” has had to cancel one of its stops on the provincial tour after one of its panellists died. In an emailed statement, the government said the town hall scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16 in…

Alberta legislature will convene Feb. 25 for 2nd session

Posted January 15, 2020 6:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The second session of the 30th Alberta legislature will convene on Feb. 25 and the government is promising an “ambitious”…

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…

Canadian oil prices to improve, curtailment to end in 2020: forecast

Canadian crude oil prices are expected to strengthen and natural gas prices are expected to continue to improve into 2020, according to professional services company Deloitte Canada. “We’re really expecting 2020 to be a lot more constructive for oil and…

Alberta, Feds set to clash over cash for new rent supplement

Alberta is pushing back against the Trudeau Liberals’ expectation that provinces and territories pick up half the cost of a new rent supplement, asking instead to substitute federal funding for their own. The promised supplement was originally proposed as a…

Journalist group protests Alberta war room’s use of term reporters

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 24, 2019 12:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A group for Canadian journalists wants staff in the Alberta government’s so-called war room to…

‘Intimidating:’ Alberta’s energy war room singles out climate campaigner

Steven Lee has spoken in hundreds of classrooms around the country about challenges for today’s young people posed by everything from genetic engineering to artificial intelligence to climate change. But it wasn’t until he gave a talk in Airdrie, Alta.,…