Alberta seeks feedback on greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

The Alberta government is seeking feedback on its plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from big industrial players. READ MORE: New natural gas plants will have to pay carbon tax on all emissions The province’s environment, energy and agriculture ministers…

Here are the Alberta day-use areas where you can drink Canada Day long weekend

The provincial government has released the list of Alberta Parks day-use areas where people can drink liquor during the Canada Day long weekend. The announcement comes as part of the government’s commitment to relax alcohol use in parks across the…

Alberta legislature boss chides both UCP, NDP in earplug spat

Alberta’s legislature boss is telling both the government and Opposition members to do better following an angry confrontation in the house over earplugs. Speaker Nathan Cooper says the New Democrats were right to be upset last week when Premier Jason…

Alberta limits debate on bill that would strip bargaining rights from workers

The Alberta government is limiting debate on contentious legislation that would strip away some bargaining rights from 180,000 public sector workers. READ MORE: Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals Government House Leader Jason Nixon says there…

Kenney government to bring in bill to alter union wage deals

The Alberta government has served notice it will bring in legislation to allow the province to override bargained contract agreements and delay wage talks for thousands of public-sector workers. Government house leader Jason Nixon told the legislature the United Conservatives…

Alberta UCP changing legislature rules to allow MLAs to abstain from voting, ban desk-thumping

Premier Jason Kenney’s government is changing the rules to give MLAs a third option on votes in the Alberta legislature. Legislators will soon be free to remain in their seats and abstain from voting. They currently have to physically leave…

UCP government prepares to end climate leadership plan as MLAs sworn in

As Alberta contends with more wildfires than average, Environment Minister Jason Nixon says his government is not in climate change crisis mode. As Alberta contends with more wildfires than average, Environment Minister Jason Nixon says his government is not in…

North Saskatchewan River’s water level on the decline: researchers

Some researchers are warning there will be changes in how the North Saskatchewan River is used in years to come. Glaciers that feed rivers running through the Prairies are slowly melting away. Recently, that caught the attention of Calgary City…

Bighorn Country parks proposal will not go ahead: Alberta environment minister

Alberta’s new environment minister says he will scrap the previous government’s proposed plan for protected areas in western Alberta. Last November, the NDP government announced eight new parks covering 4,000 square kilometres in what is known as Bighorn Country along…