Alberta push to suspend temporary foreign worker program concerning for food industry

In an effort to see out-of-work Albertans hired to fill vacant positions, Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP government will be asking the federal government to suspend large sections of its temporary foreign worker program for the next 12 months. Tom Vernon…

Alberta government boosts infrastructure spending by 40% to help economy, create jobs

Premier Jason Kenney announced changes to the province’s “blueprint for jobs” as the Alberta economy further struggles under the impacts of a global pandemic and oil price collapse. “Albertans have risen to the challenge to the pandemic,” he said. “Now…

Edmonton transit resumes charging fares on LRT and buses

June 15 2020 8:19pm Free masks are available at 600 restaurant drive-thrus and now you can also pick one up on buses and trains. As Vinesh Pratap explains, the move comes as Edmonton Transit Service reinstated fares on Monday. ‘…

City of Edmonton cuts back on grass mowing to save money

June 12 2020 7:41pm In an effort to save money, the city has to prioritize spending and that includes reducing how often things like cutting grass happens. Nicole Stillger has more. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

Edmonton mayor defends e-bike rebate criticism during tough financial times

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson addresses the criticism the city has received for offering rebates to Edmontonians buying e-bikes at a time when the city has cut services due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 closures, saying the pandemic “hasn’t…

Is the city worried about competition from Edmonton gyms opening sooner?

When asked if there’s concern people will choose private facilities like the YMCA or private gyms opening sooner than city rec centres for their sports and fitness needs, Interim city manager Adam Laughlin said it’s something the city is aware…

City of Edmonton Stage 1 reopening not ‘business as usual’

“The COVID crisis is still with us,” interim city manager Adam Laughlin said while addressing the local state of emergency coming to an end. He updated the actions the city has taken as part of Stage 1 of the economic…

Edmonton ends local state of emergency but the city still in serious financial pain

Mayor Don Iveson said the local state of emergency will end at midnight Thursday, but stressed we’re not in the clear when it comes to the risk of COVID-19 and people must continue to follow social distancing rules to prevent…

Federal funding falls short of Edmonton’s needs for COVID-19 recovery

June 1 2020 8:15pm Edmonton mayor Don Iveson is still waiting for emergency funding for cities, despite an announcement from Ottawa on Monday. Vinesh Pratap has the details. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…