NDP urges Alberta government not to lay off nurses amid coronavirus pandemic, UCP says resources will remain

Alberta’s NDP caucus is calling on Premier Jason Kenney and his government to scrap any potential plans to lay off nurses as the province grapples with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “The NDP is vehemently urging Health Minister Tyler…

Politicians eat lunch in Edmonton’s Chinatown to support amid coronavirus concerns

Politicians from Edmonton gathered for lunch in Chinatown on Friday to show their support for the community. Businesses in Chinatowns across Canada have reported a drop in activity since COVID-19 hit China in January. READ MORE: ‘Support them or lose them’:…

Political barbs fly as payment changes made to AISH, Income Support programs

Some Edmontonians who rely on Income Support programs from the province say they are bracing themselves for difficult financial situations. Starting this month, payments for AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) and Income Support programs will be made on…

Transportation benefits vanish while government denies changes

People living with chronic health conditions who rely on the government for income say money for transportation to medical appointments has disappeared from their payments. Marie Renaud (second from left), NDP Official Opposition Critic for Community and Social Services, speaks…

Alberta NDP urges UCP to rethink changes to Seniors Drug Benefit Program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 5, 2020 5:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s Opposition NDP says changes to drug plan benefits affecting 60,000 people are not only…

Some Alberta drivers to pay 30 per cent more for car insurance in 2020 after rate cap spiked

The Automobile Insurance Rate Board has approved potential rate hikes by insurance companies for Alberta drivers. Postmedia, file Car insurance is about to get a lot more expensive for some drivers in Alberta. The Automobile Insurance Rate Board has approved…