Some municipal politicians in Alberta fear partisan bent will be introduced into election campaigns

Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu confirmed at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) President’s Summit in Edmonton that the provincial government is considering changes with regard to how municipal elections are run. Those changes that could potentially be legislated this…

Woman pushes back on Alberta minister’s denial that witnesses will no longer get tissues in court

Hours after Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer said that he believes Global News “fell victim to a rumour mill and ran with the story a little too premature,” a woman says she is “disgusted” to hear that he is denying…

City of Lethbridge hires provincial advocate

The City of Lethbridge is ramping up its efforts to communicate its needs with the provincial government. Council approved the hiring of Crown Strategic Consulting on Jan. 13 to lobby on behalf of the city’s key issues. “What we consistently…

Alberta woman frustrated to learn provincial review means she is not on rent supplement program waitlist

With two rent supplement programs currently under review by the provincial government, an Alberta woman hoping to be on the waitlist for one of them says she is frustrated. Deirdre St. Luke receives benefits through the Assured Income for the…

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…

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…