Panel reviewing Alberta curriculum urges focus on standardized testing, basic learning

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 29, 2020 1:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A panel reviewing Alberta’s education curriculum is urging the province to stick to the basics,…

Varcoe: Opposition to Trans Mountain project grows as shovels in ground

Trans Mountain construction is underway in Alberta. Supplied / jpg A new poll shows national opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is growing, just as the project is finally making substantive progress on the construction front and in the…

Payment changes to AISH and Income Support Benefits causing issues for recipients

Alberta recipients of Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and the Income Support Benefit are dealing with changes to their programs that they say will have negative effects. Global News spoke to Jacqulyn Gaschnitz, who relies on the Barrier…

Alberta’s climate plan factors into cabinet decision on new oilsands mine: Wilkinson

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 28, 2020 4:09 pm Updated January 28, 2020 4:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says cabinet’s decision on a…

Varcoe: Alberta pushes for Frontier mine, promotes Indigenous ownership of energy projects

“If reconciliation means something, surely it means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Monday in urging approval of the Frontier oilsands mine. Gavin Young/Postmedia Armed with up to $1 billion, the board…

‘Fair Deal Panel’ wraps up provincewide tour in Airdrie

An Alberta “Fair Deal Panel” town hall that was postponed earlier this month due to a panellist’s death was held in Airdrie on Monday. Related News READ MORE: ‘Fair Deal Panel’ town hall scheduled for Airdrie cancelled due to panellist’s…

Calgary city council discusses $73M infrastructure shortfall

January 27 2020 8:14pm Calgary city council spent Monday trying to determine where to come up with $73 million needed for infrastructure projects after provincial funding fell short. Gil Tucker reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

Kenney wants swift approval from Trudeau for Teck Frontier oilsands mine

Alberta’s premier says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to move swiftly to approve the Teck Frontier oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray. Jason Kenney says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead of the $20.6-billion project near Wood Buffalo…