Edmonton sees affordable housing opportunity with new provincial building code

In its efforts to build more affordable housing, City of Edmonton staff will find their dollars will go a little further after the province changed the building code for wood-building construction. Instead of limiting construction to six storeys, use of…

Some municipal politicians in Alberta fear partisan bent will be introduced into election campaigns

Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu confirmed at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) President’s Summit in Edmonton that the provincial government is considering changes with regard to how municipal elections are run. Those changes that could potentially be legislated this…

Woman pushes back on Alberta minister’s denial that witnesses will no longer get tissues in court

Hours after Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer said that he believes Global News “fell victim to a rumour mill and ran with the story a little too premature,” a woman says she is “disgusted” to hear that he is denying…

Justice minister denies reports Alberta will stop providing facial tissues in courtrooms

After Global News reported, based on information from multiple sources, that Alberta Justice would no longer be providing tissues and water in courtrooms to save money, Minister Doug Schweitzer denied that there would be any change to tissue supply and…

City of Lethbridge hires provincial advocate

The City of Lethbridge is ramping up its efforts to communicate its needs with the provincial government. Council approved the hiring of Crown Strategic Consulting on Jan. 13 to lobby on behalf of the city’s key issues. “What we consistently…

Alberta woman frustrated to learn provincial review means she is not on rent supplement program waitlist

With two rent supplement programs currently under review by the provincial government, an Alberta woman hoping to be on the waitlist for one of them says she is frustrated. Deirdre St. Luke receives benefits through the Assured Income for the…

Progress Alberta threatens UCP government with lawsuit over inquiry into oil and gas critics

An Edmonton non-profit is threatening to take the province to court over its public inquiry into foreign funding of organizations that the province believes are “anti-Alberta.” Progress Alberta sent a letter to Commissioner Steve Allan last week stating it believes…

Alberta’s new post-secondary funding model tied to performance measures

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 20, 2020 12:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s new funding model for post-secondary institutions ties some of the money to performance measures.…

Alberta artists fighting to keep government-run store

The Alberta Branded gift shop in Edmonton’s Federal Building is set to close in April. Related News The Legislative Assembly Office said it costs $300,000 to run and it loses money. A special committee meeting on Monday is expected to…