Tag: Northern Alberta

  • Royal Alberta Museum Reaches Major Construction Milestone

    Royal Alberta Museum Reaches Major Construction Milestone

    The new Royal Alberta Museum is one step closer to opening, as the governments of Canada and Alberta mark construction completion of the landmark facility. Work on the new museum in downtown Edmonton began in 2013 and employed several thousand construction workers. The cost of the new museum, which includes construction of the facility as […]

  • Jean Calls on Premier to Help Alberta Health and AHS Give the All Clear on Fort McMurray Reconstruction

    Jean Calls on Premier to Help Alberta Health and AHS Give the All Clear on Fort McMurray Reconstruction

    FORT MCMURRAY, AB (August 16, 2016): Today, Brian Jean, MLA Fort McMurray–Conklin issued the following statement on Fort McMurray reconstruction: “It has been three months since the fire ceased to threaten Fort McMurray, and ten weeks since residents could return. For the residents of the neighbourhoods of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways these have been ten […]

  • NDP Defeats Wildrose Motion to Allow Political Parties to Spend as Much in Campaigns as Gov’t Spends on Advertising

    NDP Defeats Wildrose Motion to Allow Political Parties to Spend as Much in Campaigns as Gov’t Spends on Advertising

    EDMONTON, AB: Monday, NDP MLAs doubled down on their overhauling of election financing by defeating a Wildrose motion to level the playing field with election spending, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. The motion, introduced by Wildrose MLA for Barrhead – Morinville – Westlock Glenn van Djiken, would have amended the NDP’s proposed $2.3 million general election spending cap […]

  • Despite Massive Increases to Spending, MRI Wait Times Increase 11 Weeks Under NDP

    Despite Massive Increases to Spending, MRI Wait Times Increase 11 Weeks Under NDP

    EDMONTON, AB: Despite the NDP promising better results in health care after throwing more money into a broken system, wait times for MRIs have skyrocketed by a shocking 11 weeks in just one year, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. For 90 per cent of patients, wait times have increased from 24 weeks in June 2015 […]

  • A Sparkling Opportunity

    A Sparkling Opportunity

    By Karen Simmons Canada is the world’s 3rd largest diamond producer and the Diamond Bourse, the hub for the diamond industry with headquarters in 30 major countries around the world, Canada’s office is in Toronto, Ontario and is the only all inclusive bourse in the world.  The BIG IDEA is to put Alberta on the map […]

  • Fraser Institute Report Confirms NDP Energy Policies Will Have Damaging Long Term Effects on Alberta’s Economy

    Fraser Institute Report Confirms NDP Energy Policies Will Have Damaging Long Term Effects on Alberta’s Economy

    EDMONTON, AB: Following the release of a Fraser Institute report that confirms the damaging effect the NDP government’s carbon emissions cap will have on the Canadian economy, they must cancel the risky plan before it comes into effect, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. The Fraser Institute report outlines the damaging effects the proposed cap of […]

  • Tough Economy Makes Dent as ATB Reports First Quarter Results

    Tough Economy Makes Dent as ATB Reports First Quarter Results

    Edmonton and Calgary— ATB Financial has posted first quarter income before provisions of $126.0 million, compared to $112.0 million during the same period last year. “Even though we’re in a recession, we are seeing more optimism in the marketplace,” said Dave Mowat, ATB’s President & CEO. “But it’s still a very tough time for Albertans […]

  • Health Advocate’s Office Inefficient and Wasteful: Barnes

    Health Advocate’s Office Inefficient and Wasteful: Barnes

    EDMONTON, AB: The NDP government should stop wasting money on a health advocate’s office if it is not going to get results for Albertans suffering under a broken health care system, Wildrose Shadow Health Minister Drew Barnes said. A new report from Postmedia outlines how the health advocate position is costing $2 million, but is […]

  • Alberta Squanders Its Business-Friendly Image

    Alberta Squanders Its Business-Friendly Image

    Notley government must recognize the path back to prosperity is through improving the province’s investment climate By Steve Lafleur and Jason Clemens, The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ – The decline of Alberta’s investment climate is grabbing headlines in both traditional and social media. While the policies responsible for this chill were announced months ago, […]

  • Provincial Parks Get $239 Million to Offset Underfunding

    Provincial Parks Get $239 Million to Offset Underfunding

    Alberta’s provincial parks system will receive a $239-million injection of funds over the next five years. Recreational users will soon see new and improved campsites, hiking trails, shower buildings, playgrounds, more picnic tables and campsites with power, expanded parking lots and refurbished day-use areas throughout the parks system. “With nearly a million people moving to […]

  • Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to be Reviewed

    Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to be Reviewed

    The government is moving to restore consumer confidence in Alberta’s automotive industry by appointing George Cuff to lead a review into the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC). Cuff, a former mayor of Spruce Grove and an expert in board and council governance as well as governance reviews, has been asked to examine AMVIC and […]

  • Clark Supports Principle of a Carbon Tax, But Not ND Carbon Tax

    Clark Supports Principle of a Carbon Tax, But Not ND Carbon Tax

    By Meagan Wade EDMONTON, AB –  Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark has released the following statement after significant debate on Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Plan. “The Alberta Party supports a price on carbon as part of a responsible environmental and innovation policy,” said Clark. “However, I couldn’t support the NDs version of a carbon […]

  • RCMP Alberta – Weekend Reports

    RCMP Alberta – Weekend Reports

    Cochrane RCMP Suspicious vehicle leads to drug seizure Cochrane, Alberta – On August 14th 2016 at approximately 4 AM a member of the Cochrane RCMP was patrolling Springbank area when they noticed a vehicle at the Springbank Elementary School.  Given the time of year as well as the time of day, the member felt this […]

  • Lesser Slave Watershed Grant Will Improve Flood and Drought Resiliency

    Lesser Slave Watershed Grant Will Improve Flood and Drought Resiliency

    Projects funded through a Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program grant to the Lesser Slave Watershed Council will improve the flood and drought resiliency of communities in northern Alberta. The $37,480 grant, part of a third round of funding, will be used for the restoration of priority riparian areas and community outreach projects in the Lesser […]

  • Alberta’s 17th Lieutenant Governor Will Be Honoured with Legislature Portrait

    Alberta’s 17th Lieutenant Governor Will Be Honoured with Legislature Portrait

    The official portrait of Colonel (Ret’d) The Honourable Donald S. Ethell, OC, OMM, AOE, MSC, CD, LLD, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, will be unveiled during a ceremony on Monday, August 15, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature Building. “From his contribution to world peace as a highly-decorated peacekeeper to […]