Moody’s downgrades Alberta’s credit rating, Toews says NDP to blame

Finance Minister Travis Toews says the previous NDP government is to blame for Moody’s downgrading Alberta’s credit rating on Tuesday. “I was disappointed to hear that Moody’s has changed Alberta’s credit rating to Aa2 (stable) from Aa1 (negative) citing lack…

Alberta ending separate offices for climate change, environmental monitoring

Alberta’s United Conservative government is eliminating stand-alone offices for climate change policy and environmental monitoring. Some say the move will damage the province’s ability to make science-based decisions and damage its international reputation. READ MORE: UCP MLAs to campaign for…

Alberta commits $100M to 16 green transportation projects

Alberta is ponying up $100 million to kick-start new green transportation projects, including a truck that can drive long distances while delivering net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The truck project is being developed by the Alberta Motor Transport Association. READ MORE:…

Anti-NDP ‘Fire Phillips’ billboard flagged to Alberta election commissioner

Elections Alberta has received several complaints about a billboard that says “Fire Phillips,” along with photos of Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and Premier Rachel Notley. On Wednesday, the billboard could be seen along Highway 2, just south of Leduc, Alta.…

Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants; construction to begin in 2020

The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build three new solar power plants for more than $100 million. Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips…

Lethbridge council stunned to learn of oil drilling taking place within city limits

Local politicians are fuming after learning an oil project was granted approval in Lethbridge without city council’s awareness. Tamarack Valley Energy has set up shop for a production well near a park where three oil wells were already in place.…

Government reschedules public information sessions on Bighorn Country proposal

After calling off in-person information sessions on plans for Bighorn Country due to safety concerns, the province has rescheduled the meetings for early February. READ MORE: 9 government officials harassed amid Bighorn Country park plans: Alberta environment minister Story continues below…

Rachel Notley resists calls to fire Alberta environment minister over Bighorn

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is resisting growing opposition demands to fire her environment minister over comments about RCMP involvement in a new parks plan. READ MORE: Large rally in Drayton Valley over Alberta’s plans for Bighorn Country Notley says Alberta has…

Alberta government waffles on Bighorn Country public consultations, looks to reschedule after backlash

The Alberta government is coming back around on the idea of having public consultations for the Bighorn Country project after cancelling them earlier this week. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said on Saturday that the decision to cancel the sessions was…