Saskatchewan government intervening in Trans Mountain pipeline court hearing

The Saskatchewan government says it will be intervening to support the federal government’s argument that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was properly approved. The province announced Monday afternoon it has been granted leave to intervene in the hearing before the…

Enoch Cree Nation celebrates opening of new school

Enoch Cree Nation is celebrating the grand opening of the Maskêkosak Kiskinomâtowikamik school. The school, which will serve kids from K-12, is located on the Edmonton-area First Nation and was officially opened in a special ceremony on Wednesday morning. “It’s…

Feds earmark up to $2.9M to protect at-risk aquatic species in southern Prairies

Up to $2.9 million has been earmarked to protect aquatic species at risk in the southern Prairies. The Canadian government announced the funding in Saskatoon on Wednesday. READ MORE: Men fined for illegally selling walleye caught in Canoe Lake, Sask. Story continues…

Watch: Edmonton receives flood mitigation money from federal government

The City of Edmonton will receive funding for several flood mitigation projects in Edmonton. Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Francois-Philippe Champagne and Mayor Don Iveson made the announcement in Edmonton on Monday. Work includes building new dry ponds in…

Milk vodka? Federal government opens consultations on definition of vodka

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has uncorked consultations on whether to redefine the clear, neutral spirit and open interprovincial trade for craft distillers who want to try something new.…

Edmonton columnist Paula Simons appointed Senator

On Wednesday, three new senators were announced and one of them is long-time Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons. She found out officially just two days earlier. “I got the phone call from the prime minister on Monday,” Simons told Global…

Trans Mountain pipeline plan could be guided by former judge

A senior federal source says the Liberals are considering hiring a former top judge to guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Federal Court of Appeal last month quashed the approval given to…