Alberta to join B.C. in class action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

The lawsuit alleges that Purdue Pharma Inc., the makers of OxyContin, and more than 40 other companies knowingly marketed quantities of the drugs that went well beyond legitimate needs. Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin pills, made by Purdue Pharma. REUTERS/George…

South Edmonton property once slated for new NAIT campus being sold for $50M

A piece of land in south Edmonton once slated to be part of an ambitious NAIT expansion is now being sold by the province. The property is south of Ellerslie Road, between 91 Street SW and 101 Street SW, near…

Alberta government fires board of real estate regulator

The Alberta government is moving to fire the entire board that regulates the provincial real-estate industry on the grounds it is hopelessly dysfunctional and wracked by infighting. Service Alberta Minister Nate Glubish has tabled legislation that will allow the province…

MLAs trade barbs on economy, budget as Alberta legislature resumes

Alberta’s fall legislature sitting began on full boil, with Premier Jason Kenney accusing the former government of trailblazing economic incompetence while NDP Leader Rachel Notley told him to stop throwing tantrums and take the wheel. With Kenney promising spending restraint…

Alberta to introduce bills on farm safety, greenhouse gas emissions

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 7, 2019 1:04 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader says new rules will be introduced this fall on farm safety…

Alberta beefing up penalties for those who trespass on farmers’ property

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says legislation is coming this fall to crack down on protesters who trespass on farms and agricultural land. Kenney says free speech must be protected but not when protesters trespass, create mischief and pose potential biohazards…

Could Alberta relax trucking rules after Humboldt crash?

October 2 2019 8:06pm The Alberta government is reviewing the truck driver training rules brought in after the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash of April 2018. As Heather Yourex-West explains, that has families who lost loved ones outraged. ‘ });…

Alberta government truck driver training review angers Humboldt crash families

An Alberta government review into new truck driver training rules has sparked anger among families impacted by last year’s Humboldt hockey team bus tragedy. “Now the parents are feeling like we need to [get] back into the limelight and push,…

Rising opioid overdose deaths in Calgary coincide with end of supervised consumption site review: report

The provincial government is wrapping up its review of supervised consumption sites in Alberta with an online public survey closing Monday night. It comes as the latest opioid report from Alberta Health shows an increase in fentanyl deaths in Calgary.