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…

Financial institutions like Moody’s ‘buying into’ European political agenda: Kenney

Jason Kenney fired back at Moody’s Investors Service Wednesday after Alberta’s credit rating was downgraded the day before. The international credit rating service had cited “a structural weakness in the provincial economy that remains concentrated and dependent on non-renewable resources…

Democracy Watch calls on Alberta RCMP to investigate UCP’s firing of election commissioner

Non-profit citizen group Democracy Watch sent a letter to Alberta RCMP on Wednesday, asking police to investigate the government’s firing of the election commissioner and whether that constitutes obstructing justice. Scroll down to read the full letter to EPS/RCMP from…

Alberta’s ‘Fair Deal Panel’ begins town hall tour in Edmonton

A panel examining Alberta’s role in Confederation kicked off its public town hall tour Tuesday, with many telling the panellists the province deserves a better deal — but through collaboration rather than confrontation. More than 150 people spoke to the…

Moody’s downgrades Alberta’s credit rating, Toews says NDP to blame

Finance Minister Travis Toews says the previous NDP government is to blame for Moody’s downgrading Alberta’s credit rating on Tuesday. “I was disappointed to hear that Moody’s has changed Alberta’s credit rating to Aa2 (stable) from Aa1 (negative) citing lack…

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:…

Doctors worried about Alberta government’s proposed cuts, changes to compensation

The Alberta Medical Association says proposed cuts by the provincial government are “troubling,” would impact primary care physicians and could be “devastating to rural family practice.” The AMA shared with its members that the government tabled several proposals on Nov.…