Province to release details on ‘partnership rules’ for 164 Alberta Parks it no longer wants

Albertans are expected to learn Monday how they can take up to 164 provincial parks and recreation sites off the hands of a government that no longer wants them. Related News The decision, announced in March, comes despite concern from…

Alberta energy minister responds to decision to lift pause on indigenous consultations

April 24 2020 8:29pm Alberta energy minister Jason Nixon responds to the government’s decision to a pause on consultations with indigenous communities. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…

Alberta asks First Nations to resume industry consultations after coronavirus pause

The Alberta government has asked about 30 First Nations to resume consultations with resource companies seeking approval on new projects, lifting a pause that was meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Related News In late March, the government implemented…

Environmentalists oppose possible crane, swan hunting season in Alberta

Alberta environmentalists are opposing the provincial government’s consideration of a hunting season for sandhill cranes and tundra swans. “There doesn’t seem to be the numbers behind it to justify it,” said Nissa Pettersen of the Alberta Wilderness Association. “The scientific…

Alberta suspends environmental reporting requirements over COVID crisis

Alberta has suspended environmental reporting requirements for industry. The move comes in a ministerial order signed on Tuesday by Environment Minister Jason Nixon. Related News It says the suspension is authorized by the state of public health emergency caused by…

Fishing education program offered to Albertans amid COVID-19 pandemic

While the provincial government is asking residents to practise social-distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also encouraging the public to learn a little more about the wildlife they share the province with. Related News Through a partnership with the Alberta…

Alberta legislature adjourns until Friday; MLA Jason Nixon to explain adjournment

After a motion on March 17, government officials announced Thursday the Alberta legislature would be adjourned until Friday at 10 a.m. There will be no sitting in the house Thursday because “the public interest requires the Assembly continue to stand…