New Alberta education minister addresses teachers’ conference

Following a contentious election campaign, Alberta’s new education minister addressed the Alberta Teachers’ Association for the first time on Saturday. “I am deeply honoured and humbled to stand before you as the newly minted minister of education,” Adriana LaGrange told…

Solar companies concerned with Alberta rebate program uncertainty

Alberta solar companies are beginning to voice their concerns over a potential backlog of applications for Alberta’s solar rebate program. The program, called the Residential and Commercial Solar Program, was introduced by the NDP government as part of its Climate…

Notley request for special prosecutor denied for UCP leadership investigations

A request from Alberta’s NDP for a special prosecutor to oversee police investigations into the 2017 UCP leadership race has been denied. On Thursday, Notley wrote to the province’s deputy attorney general calling for Phil Bryden to appoint a special…

Hundreds gather at Alberta Federation of Labour convention in Calgary

Around 300 people attended the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) convention in Calgary on Saturday, which included speeches on the economy and the future of jobs in the province under a United Conservative Party government. “We are very worried that…

Crude by rail a ‘temporary’ solution to pipeline shortage: CN Rail CEO

The head of Canada’s largest railway says ferrying crude remains a lucrative, albeit temporary solution to Canada’s pipeline quandary. “The role of the rail industry is a recent role and probably a temporary role. We’re not here to replace pipelines;…

Alberta breaks record for most votes cast in provincial election

A record number of Albertans participated in this spring’s general provincial election. On Friday, Elections Alberta reported 1,905,520 votes were cast during the general election, which is the most ever in the province. The voter turnout came in at 64…

Alberta oil curtailment pluses outweighed by ‘social costs,’ says Husky CEO

The Alberta government’s oil production curtailments have boosted local prices but it has come at the cost of service industry layoffs, poorer rail shipping economics and “unprecedented uncertainty” among investors, says the CEO of Husky Energy Inc. Story continues below…