Northern Alberta First Nation requires masks in public after first coronavirus case

FORT MCKAY, Alta. — The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says masks are now mandatory after the community learned of its first COVID-19 case. Fort McKay First Nation Chief Mel Grandjamb announced the positive test in a video message…

Edmonton officials recommend against recreational activities on the North Saskatchewan River

Edmonton Fire Rescue’s chief of special operations is warning against people going on the North Saskatchewan River for recreational activities. Bruce McWhinnie said the river level is over six metres with an unusually high flow rate. “[On Friday] it’s at…

Extended sit-down interview with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney sat down with Global Lethbridge anchor Liam Nixon to talk about a wide range of issues affecting southern Alberta, including new money for infrastructure and agriculture upgrades, rural doctors, the COVID-19 pandemic and the controversy over…

Alberta unveils economic stimulus package

June 29 2020 8:05pm The Alberta government has announced its $10 billion plan to repair the province’s battered economy. Heather Yourex-West reports on its path ahead, and whether the government’s plan will be enough. ‘ }); } else { var…

Why does former Harper government house leader want the west to separate?

Jay Hill, interim leader of Wexit Canada, tells Mercedes Stephenson anger towards a “failed confederation” has sparked separatist sentiment in Alberta. Hill says the goal of the party is to convince the provincial governments in Western Canada to hold a…

Cameras soon set to roll on Alberta film sets after productions paused

With productions halted during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s film industry was put on temporary pause. It was a devastating work stoppage to an industry that was already struggling. Damian Petti, a vice president for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage…