Conscience rights bill, recall legislation likely to die if UCP granted prorogation

Four bills that were introduced when MLAs were still sitting in the legislature will effectively die if Premier Jason Kenney’s government receives approval for its plan to not have the Legislative Assembly reconvene until late February. One of those pieces…

Questions remain over Rutherford Scholarship delay last August

For first year post-secondary students in Alberta, applying for the Rutherford Scholarship — worth up to $2,500 — is almost a no-brainer. In 2018, 19,024 students received the award, totaling more than $39 million. Applications typically open Aug. 1, but…

United Nurses of Alberta says AHS seeking 4-year wage freeze, premium rollbacks

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 15, 2020 10:02 pm Updated January 15, 2020 10:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union that represents registered nurses in the province…

UCP government launches online survey to get Albertans’ input on upcoming budget

Posted January 15, 2020 1:10 am Updated January 15, 2020 1:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ It’s been less than three months since the United Conservative Party presented its first-ever…

Alberta arbitration outcomes result in no wage increases in cases involving ATA and UNA

Finance Minister Travis Toews says rulings made in a pair of arbitration cases involving the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the United Nurses of Alberta “reflect the current economic realities in the province.” Toews issued a news release late Friday afternoon…

Alberta drivers are facing high insurance costs, according to new numbers

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 10, 2020 5:09 pm Updated January 10, 2020 5:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ New numbers confirm that many Alberta drivers are getting…

Alberta health minister to plan meeting with HSAA after union criticizes lack of contact

Hours after the union took to social media to call the province’s health minister out for refusing to meet with them, a spokesperson for Tyler Shandro said his team will reach out to the Health Sciences Association of Alberta to…

Alberta opposition says $30M energy war room a parade of errors, should be shut down

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 6, 2020 3:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Opposition in Alberta says the government’s $30-million energy war room has been such a…