Calgary Board of Education reverses teacher layoffs while Catholic board hikes school bus fees

The Calgary Board of Education will no longer be laying off 317 temporary teachers. According to a budget update agenda dated Dec. 10 and sent to trustees, the board plans to re-allocate school maintenance money announced on Dec. 3. Related…

Cost of a fair deal: experts break down Alberta government panel’s mandate

This story is part of a special on western alienation. Click here for more coverage.  Alberta’s proposals that are currently being explored by a government-appointed panel may result in higher costs for Albertans, according to some experts. The Fair Deal…

Alberta’s Freedom Conservative Party eyes merger with right-leaning independence parties

Alberta’s Freedom Conservative Party has announced its intention to unify the province’s right-leaning independence parties, which include the Alberta Independence Party, the Alberta Advantage Party and the Wexit Alberta group. Related News The FCP released a five-point unity plan on…

Edmonton Public Schools to consider hiking bus fees after UCP budget results in funding shortfall

Edmonton Public Schools trustees are expected to discuss proposed increases to school bus fees next week, and a recommendation report cites the elimination of a funding grant in October’s provincial budget as being the reason for the proposal. “I guess…

Province pledges $8M for Alberta opioid recovery treatment 

By Silvana Benolich Global News Posted December 6, 2019 8:48 pm Updated December 6, 2019 8:50 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government is boosting its funding for opioid…

Alberta MLA’s vote Finance Minister Travis Toews ‘member of the year’

Finance Minister Travis Toews come on down, you’ve been voted Alberta’s legislature member of the year. The straight-shooting, low-talking, cowboy-boot-wearin’ member for Grande Prairie-Wapiti was the top choice among his political peers in an informal vote conducted by Speaker Nathan…

Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ begins town hall tour in Edmonton

A panel examining Alberta’s role in Confederation kicked off its public town hall tour Tuesday, with many telling the panellists the province deserves a better deal — but through collaboration rather than confrontation. More than 150 people spoke to the…

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…