Alberta government strikes panel to advise on wage cut for alcohol servers

A panel will explore whether cutting the minimum wage for Alberta’s alcohol servers could give them more working hours and boost their overall income with more tips. Labour Minister Jason Copping says the panel of academics, industry leaders and workers…

NDP wants immediate release of panel report on Alberta finances

Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley says a key report that was due this week on the province’s finances should be released immediately. Notley says a government-appointed panel is operating in secret and Albertans are not getting their say on what…

Alberta bar owner doesn’t regret stringing up Trudeau pinata

The co-owner of a bar in central Alberta doesn’t regret hanging up a large pinata of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Canada Day weekend. Rob Newell admits, however, that in retrospect securing it with a rope around Trudeau’s neck…

Edmonton celebrates Pride despite parade cancellation

Edmonton’s Pride festivities took over downtown on Saturday, albeit at a smaller and more subdued scale since the parade was cancelled earlier this year. READ MORE: Alternate pride events following cancellation of Edmonton festival A march to city hall kicked…

Alberta Crown seeking special prosecutor to assist with UCP leadership race investigation

The RCMP investigation into the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race will be getting some assistance from an outside prosecutor. The Alberta Crown Prosecution Service (ACPS) announced Thursday it is seeking a prosecutor to help advise police as they look…

Merwan Saher replaced as Clerk of Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Merwan Saher was replaced as Chief of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on Friday. Saher’s replacement will be Shannon Dean, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon by Nathan Cooper, the new Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.…

Court to rule Friday if B.C. can limit bitumen in key case for Trans Mountain pipeline

A British Columbia court is set to rule Friday whether the province can restrict shipments of diluted bitumen through its borders, in what will be a crucial decision for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The province filed…