UCP members sworn in at Alberta legislature ahead of spring session

It’s officially a full house at the Alberta legislature. The 63 members of the United Conservative caucus, including Premier Jason Kenney, were sworn in at the legislature on Tuesday morning. They join 24 members of the Opposition NDP caucus, including…

Alberta legislature resumes with carbon tax, desk thumping on agenda

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s government heads to the legislature this week to make noise with an ambitious legislative agenda while trying to keep a hush on daily affairs. Kenney has promised what he calls a “spring of renewal” in the…

Court orders nearly $13 million be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors

A court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie. In September, the province terminated a contract with Calgary-based Graham Construction,…

Grande Prairie chamber demands solution for unpaid sub-contractors, sub-trades in hospital construction

Some contractors working on the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital say they haven’t been paid for their services in nearly a year, according to a letter sent to the provincial government last week. The letter from the Grande Prairie and District…

Alberta premier applauds Senate committee’s decision to reject tanker ban

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling for a full-court press to kill Ottawa’s proposed B.C. coast tanker ban now that it has been defeated in a Senate committee. Kenney says he hopes the full Senate will follow the lead of…

Alberta drops ‘prohibition-era’ liquor restrictions ahead of May long weekend

Heading into the May long weekend, Premier Jason Kenney announced his government is going to make it easier for people to consume alcohol in provincial parks and at festival sites in Alberta. “Today is the beginning of the end of…