Shandro calls mediation with the Alberta Medical Association ‘unsuccessful,’ says ‘all options’ now being considered

Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Friday that his government is considering “all options at our disposal” after he described voluntary mediation with the Alberta Medical Association as being “unsuccessful” with regard to physician negotiations. In a news release issued Friday…

Kenney government’s energy ‘war room’ chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times

The head of Alberta’s $30-million-a-year energy war room is apologizing after the organization posted a lengthy social media response to an article in The New York Times that questioned the news organization’s credibility. I apologize for some of the tweets…

First Nation chief and Alberta’s Kenney government in war of words as Teck oil mine decision nears

Alberta’s Indigenous relations minister says a last-minute war of words with a First Nations leader over a multibillion-dollar oilsands mine is a case of bare-knuckle bargaining. Rick Wilson says he hopes the spat with Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam doesn’t…

Alberta film industry advocates call for changes to tax credit program

When Jim Walsh purchased an old lumber yard in northeast Calgary, he had no intention of entering the film industry. During the sale, he was informed that the 1989 movie Dead Bang featuring Don Johnson was filmed there. Walsh saw…

Alberta’s UCP government wants 24,000 public sector workers to take pay cut

Alberta is asking about 24,000 government staff, including sheriffs and social workers, to take a pay cut in their next contract — something their union says is being done out of spite. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the…

Alberta premier announces money for 76 new addiction treatment beds

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced funding for dozens of spaces at private addictions treatment facilities, saying that addressing addictions is a priority even as the province trims spending during tough times. Related News Kenney told an audience at Fresh Start…