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…

Alberta legislature sitting wraps up with 16 bills delivered, much controversy

The fall sitting of the Alberta legislature has wrapped up, delivering 16 bills while serving up acrimony, controversy and a dash of pettiness. The last day came with both sides accusing each other of breaking a deal to share the…

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…

Government addresses security questions after suicide at Alberta legislature

There were questions Tuesday and calls to support the mental health of Albertans after a man died by suicide in front of the legislature. It happened at around 3 p.m. Monday on the steps of the provincial building. READ MORE:…

Edmontonians attend ‘Resistance Town Hall’ amid fears of major cuts to Alberta’s public sector workforce

As fears grow among Alberta’s public sector unions over the potential for what they say could be thousands of job cuts looming, a large gathered at Edmonton’s MacEwan University on Monday night to discuss their concerns with the direction Premier…

Question period postponed after man shoots himself on steps of Alberta Legislature

Posted December 2, 2019 5:45 pm Updated December 2, 2019 5:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An adjournment was called during question period Monday after a man shot himself outside…

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees bracing for up to 5,900 government job cuts

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 29, 2019 10:05 pm Updated November 29, 2019 10:13 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s largest public sector union says the government plans…

Alberta Health Services cutting hundreds of nursing positions: UNA and NDP

The Official Opposition shared a letter from Alberta Health Services’ lead negotiator to United Nurses of Alberta Friday, revealing AHS will be eliminating about 500 full-time equivalent positions over three years. The letter, dated Nov. 29, and sent to UNA’s…

Kenney government gives funding boost to Edmonton cement facility exploring carbon capture and storage feasibility

Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon was on-hand at an announcement on Thursday where his UCP government said it will make $1.4 million in funding available to a cement company so it can study the feasibility of using carbon capture…

Schweitzer confirms government planning electoral reforms for Alberta, says some groups currently face ‘immense amount of scrutiny’

Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that the UCP government plans to introduce electoral reforms in the new year but did not confirm or deny a report suggesting the government was possibly considering scrapping elements of Alberta’s…