Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry. The move comes in a ministerial order signed on Tuesday by Environment Minister Jason Nixon. Related News It says the suspension is authorized by the state of public health emergency caused by…

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Premier Jason Kenney offered more new details on Wednesday about why his government announced temporary layoffs in Alberta’s education system over the weekend, explaining that the decision was made after a number of school boards told the government they were…

Opposition grills Alberta government on ‘broken’ emergency isolation funding program

The official Opposition is calling on the Alberta government to immediately fix its emergency isolation funding website after hearing from many people who haven’t been able to apply for the payment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Related News Last Wednesday, the…

Conservationists concerned over sale of Crown land in southern Alberta

The Alberta government has auctioned off a parcel of Crown land near Taber, Alta., to an anonymous bidder for $460,000, and that has some conservation groups in the area concerned. “It was our understanding that the government would not be…

Jason Nixon lays out plans for Alberta COVID-19 legislation

March 31 2020 12:28pm Alberta government house leader Jason Nixon announced Tuesday COVID-19 legislation to be debated in the legislature. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON(…

Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Posted March 31, 2020 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader is schedule to hold a media availability Tuesday morning to discuss legislation needed to respond to…

Alberta doctors ask for healthcare changes to be halted amid COVID-19 in open letter to Kenney government

Hundreds of doctors across Alberta have signed an open letter urging the provincial government to halt healthcare changes coming April 1, so that those on the frontline battling the new coronavirus can focus on the pandemic and their patients. The…

Alberta health minister ‘needs to step down’ after angrily confronting doctor over Facebook meme: analyst

Political scientist Duane Bratt says Alberta’s health minister needs to resign from his position, or be removed from caucus, after it came to light he and his wife went to a doctor’s personal home and angrily confronted them over a…

Alberta health minister under fire for confrontation with Calgary doctor

March 27 2020 8:23pm Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is coming under fire after confronting a Calgary doctor over a social media post. Adam Toy reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Kenney issues special warning to snowbirds returning from U.S. to self-isolate

March 23 2020 4:48pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney issued a warning to snowbirds that they must self-isolate once returning to the province. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…