Edmonton couple receives $1,800 from WestJet after filing complaint under new passenger rights rules

An Edmonton couple that says they were bumped off a flight for their honeymoon in July has now been compensated by WestJet for the inconvenience and says Canada’s new Air Passenger Protection Regulations helped them address the problem. “The process…

Edmonton councillor wants voucher system to keep more accessible taxis in use

Coun. Mike Nickel is working to create a voucher program to encourage more accessible taxis in Edmonton to actually go and pick up disabled clients. City council’s community and public services committee heard Wednesday that Edmonton drivers are turning down…

Alberta government considering downloading policing costs onto smaller communities: NDP

September 18 2019 8:41pm The Opposition says the United Conservative government is considering downloading policing costs onto small Alberta communities. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON(…

Alberta government suggests small rural areas pay for policing: NDP

Alberta’s Opposition says the government is proposing to small municipalities and rural areas that they begin to pay for some, or maybe most, of their policing costs. NDP Leader Rachel Notley says in some cases municipalities are being told they…

Bird Canada CEO says he was ‘blindsided’ by Iveson’s e-scooter concerns, city councillor to ask police about their use

One day after Mayor Don Iveson voiced concerns about how e-scooters are being used in Edmonton, the CEO of one of the two companies providing the two-wheeled vehicles says the mayor and the city never mentioned the concerns to him.…

Suncor Energy CEO says he’s not counting on oil risk premium after Saudi attacks

The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says his company isn’t counting on higher cash flow despite analyst expectations of a “risk premium” on crude oil prices in the wake of last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Benchmark oil…

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…

Edmonton tech startup disappointed after UCP freezes investor tax credit program

An Edmonton startup company is worried about its future success since the province has frozen some programs ahead of the October budget. Yardly, a managed service marketplace that allows homeowners to order reliable snow removal and lawn care through monthly…