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…

UCP calls on Rachel Notley to come clean on Alberta election spending promises

The United Conservatives say Rachel Notley and the NDP need to show how they are going to pay for big-ticket spending promises they are making during the campaign for the April 16 Alberta election. Jason Nixon, the UCP’s house leader,…

Joe McFarland: Can Albertan’s say ‘minority government’?

Pop quiz: name the only province not to have been governed by a minority government. If you guessed Alberta, you would be correct. A quick look through history would show we went from the Liberals to the United Farmers of…

Former Alberta MP Myron Thompson, known for cowboy hat and controversy, dies

A former Alberta MP known for his cowboy hat and controversial positions on a number of issues has died. Myron Thompson — who supported the American-led war in Iraq, opposed gun laws and same-sex marriage, and argued for stronger animal…

Notley speaks at NDP convention

Sun, Oct 28 – More than 1,000 people cheered on as Premier Rachel Notley delivered her main address to the NDP convention. In it, she announced she is running again for the province’s top job. And as Julia Wong reports,…

Premier Rachel Notley announces candidacy in next Alberta election

A campaign-style rally at the NDP convention on Sunday saw hundreds cheer on Premier Rachel Notley, as she and the United Conservative Party continue to draw lines in the sand over their differences. Notley, who officially announced her candidacy in…