Alberta’s UCP government commits $10M to bring more women into skilled trades

A non-profit organization that helps women get opportunities in skilled trades will receive $10 million from Alberta’s government, according to a news release issued by the Ministry of Advance Education on Thursday. “We are delivering on our promise to invest…

Alberta government suggests small rural areas pay for policing: NDP

Alberta’s Opposition says the government is proposing to small municipalities and rural areas that they begin to pay for some, or maybe most, of their policing costs. NDP Leader Rachel Notley says in some cases municipalities are being told they…

Premier Jason Kenney pitching more Alberta oil in wake of Saudi supply disruption

The supply disruption caused by an attack on a major Saudi oil processing facility has renewed calls from Alberta politicians to get more energy from that province into the world market. “Instability in the Middle East underscores the importance of…

Senate incidents involving pro-oil and gas shirts highlight lack of clarity in legislatures’ rules

Two recent incidents that saw visitors wearing pro-oil and gas shirts banned from touring the Senate have industry watchers questioning the clarity of rules at legislatures across Canada. Twice this month, visitors to parliament buildings were asked to remove items…

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…

Alberta government rejects proposal to hike judges’ pay by 8.3 per cent

The Alberta government has rejected an independent commission’s recommendation to raise judges’ pay. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Alberta’s minister of justice has rejected an independent commission’s recommendation to grant Alberta judges four years of pay raises. A commission tasked with…

Edmonton tech startup disappointed after UCP freezes investor tax credit program

An Edmonton startup company is worried about its future success since the province has frozen some programs ahead of the October budget. Yardly, a managed service marketplace that allows homeowners to order reliable snow removal and lawn care through monthly…