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…

Consortium eyeing Alberta for $10B petrochemical investment: Kenney

Premier Jason Kenney says an international consortium is eyeing up the Edmonton region for a prospective $10-billion investment in a new petrochemical facility. Kenney was to sit down with the proponents in Calgary on Friday afternoon. The premier didn’t name…

Alberta ending separate offices for climate change, environmental monitoring

Alberta’s United Conservative government is eliminating stand-alone offices for climate change policy and environmental monitoring. Some say the move will damage the province’s ability to make science-based decisions and damage its international reputation. READ MORE: UCP MLAs to campaign for…

Pros and cons of supervised consumption sites debated at Calgary open house

About 100 people were in attendance at an open house in downtown Calgary on Wednesday discussing safe consumption sites. The public engagement session, hosted by the provincial government, is one of several being held across Alberta this month. Sandra Clarkson,…

UCP MLAs to campaign for Andrew Scheer, federal Conservatives outside Alberta

Fresh off a victory in Alberta’s provincial election, several United Conservative Party MLAs and cabinet ministers are getting set to return to the campaign trail — this time, stumping for Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party of Canada. A number…

Saskatchewan seeks intervener status in Alberta’s Bill C-69 case

The government of Saskatchewan will be seeking intervener status in Alberta’s case questioning the constitutionality of Bill C-69. The announcement came Wednesday — one day after Alberta announced their reference case — on behalf of Saskatchewan’s Attorney General Don Morgan.…

Kenney announces funding for 4,000 addictions treatment spaces in Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced more than $80 million in new funding for 4,000 spaces to treat people with addictions. Kenney says the money is part of a $140-million commitment to addictions and mental-health care in the United Conservatives’…