Alberta spends $3M for 30 nurse practitioners for remote, specialized areas

Alberta is hiring up to 30 new nurse practitioners to work in remote areas or places where it’s difficult for patients to see a family doctor. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says the new hires will work with family physicians and…

Pay hike proposal for provincial court judges rejected by Alberta government

The Alberta government is rejecting a recommendation to hike salaries for provincial court judges by about eight per cent over four years. Instead, the province says it will keep the salaries where they are at almost $294,000 a year until…

COMMENTARY: Time for a legitimate review of how AHS operates

Remember the Calgary Flames of the early 1990s or late 2000s? The teams that seemed to have so much talent and yet couldn’t get past the first round of the playoffs. The one constant every year seemed to be the…

Alberta ending separate offices for climate change, environmental monitoring

Alberta’s United Conservative government is eliminating stand-alone offices for climate change policy and environmental monitoring. Some say the move will damage the province’s ability to make science-based decisions and damage its international reputation. READ MORE: UCP MLAs to campaign for…

Alberta government to reconvene early for fall session

The Alberta government hopes to reconvene the legislature two weeks earlier than planned for the fall session. In a media release sent Friday, government House Leader Jason Nixon announced that he has sent a request to Speaker Nathan Cooper to…

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…

No decision on whether hiring private driver examiners will become a permanent fix: Ric McIver

September 12 2019 2:25pm Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said private licensed driver examiners know they are being hired temporarily to help cut down the lengthy wait times for driver tests, and said no decision has been made on whether…

Private driver examiners will be hired Alberta-wide as needed to ease backlog: McIver

Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said private licensed driver examiners will be hired across the province where the need is greatest, not just in Edmonton and Calgary, and said it will help as we head into the slower season…

Alberta government hiring private examiners to help cut driver’s licence road test wait times

Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said the previous NDP government rushed the implementation of the public road testing and announced private licensed driver examiners will be hired to temporarily help cut down the lengthy wait times some people are…

Hiring private driver examiners won’t change current public system in Alberta: Ric McIver

September 12 2019 2:12pm Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said hiring private licensed driver examiners won’t change the current government-run road testing system, but will instead supplement it in order to help cut down the lengthy wait times. ‘…