Alberta Federation of Labour president apologizes for tweets comparing UCP to Nazis

The president of the Alberta Federation of Labour has issued a formal apology following backlash from a series of tweets that compared the Alberta UCP to Germany’s Nazi government. On Monday, Gil McGowan penned several tweets that compared the actions of Alberta’s…

First shipment of Alberta oil arrives in Saint John after journey through Panama Canal

After a lengthy, nearly 12,000 km journey from British Columbia through the Panama Canal, the first shipment of Alberta crude oil has arrived on Canada’s East Coast. The Cabo De Hornos — loaded with oil from Calgary-based Cenovus Energy —…

Alberta Federation of Labour’s president tweets comparison of UCP party to Nazis

Alberta Federation of Labour’s president is standing by a tweet that compared Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP party to a dark time in European history. On Monday, Gil McGowan penned several tweets that compared the actions of Alberta’s current political party…

Kenney says federal government told Apple, Google not to work with Alberta on contract tracing apps

Alberta has run into a roadblock with its COVID-19 contact tracing app after the federal government intervened with Alberta’s relationship with tech giants Apple and Google, Premier Jason Kenney said Monday. The ABTraceTogether app was launched May 1, by the…

Alberta health officials to provide updates on COVID-19 and free mask program

Alberta Health officials are scheduled to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province Monday afternoon, as well as an update on the provincial government’s free mask plan. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Premier Jason…

Edmonton mayor has mixed reaction to $120M Terwillegar Drive provincial funding

Mayor Don Iveson said while the Terwillegar Drive investment is good news, it was not on the city’s list of economic priority infrastructure projects sent to the province in April and he hopes local priorities will be respected in future…

Jason Kenney defends hiring ex MLA Dave Rodney for Texas trade office

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says hiring former legislature member Dave Rodney to be Alberta’s agent general in Houston was the right thing to do. Rodney quit his constituency seat in Calgary-Lougheed in October 2017, setting in motion a byelection won…

Kenney defends hiring ex MLA for trade office who gave up seat for Kenney to run

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 8, 2020 4:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says hiring the former legislature member who gave up his constituency…

Edmonton able to re-conceptualize Terwillegar Drive expansion with new funds: Cartmell

City of Edmonton Ward 9 councillor Tim Cartmell explains how the plans for the Terwillegar Drive expansion changed as a result of the new $120M funding boost from Alberta government, saying there are fewer restrictions as previous funding commitments included…

Terwillegar Drive expansion gets $120M funding boost from Alberta government

Premier Jason Kenney announces the Alberta government will contribute $120 million to expand and upgrade Terwillegar Drive in southwest Edmonton, which is expected to create 860 new jobs. The plan includes a second overpass over Anthony Henday Drive and several…