Alberta

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after he was sworn in as minister of municipal affairs in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A retired judge from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is to determine whether Madu, now suspended as justice minister, interfered with the administration of justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Former judge to review call from suspended Alberta justice minister to police chief

Adele Kent will investigate call made 10 months ago regarding a traffic ticket

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shakes hands with Kaycee Madu after he was sworn in as minister of municipal affairs in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A retired judge from Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench is to determine whether Madu, now suspended as justice minister, interfered with the administration of justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday September 10, 2018. Alberta doesn’t have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing the monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Survey finds Alberta oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

Most survey respondents reported there was little communication and co-ordination between scientific groups

A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Monday September 10, 2018. Alberta doesn’t have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing the monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Darin Keewatin is pictured in Edmonton on Tuesday January 4, 2022. Keewatin is concerned about slow movement on federal legislation allowing Indigenous groups to take control of child welfare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

First Nation says Alberta is preventing it from taking control of child welfare

Louis Bull Tribe asked to enter an agreement with Alberta and Canada in October 2020

Darin Keewatin is pictured in Edmonton on Tuesday January 4, 2022. Keewatin is concerned about slow movement on federal legislation allowing Indigenous groups to take control of child welfare. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks about the Open for Summer Plan and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Peril or promise’: Long-term solution needed to help homeless in Alberta cities

Homeless shelters are near capacity but open their doors to all when temperatures become unbearable

Manager of H.E.L.P. Team Boyle Street Community Services Doug Cooke, right, and outreach and support services manager Jared Tkachuk, left, check on a homeless person’s well-being in Edmonton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta UCP holds Christmas party after health minister asked all to cancel plans

Government had asked workplaces to cancel their holiday social gatherings on Tuesday

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A teepee stands at a homeless camp in Wetaskawin, Alta. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Concerns persist as warming shelter opens near homeless camp in central Alberta city

About 25 people currently live at the camp in Wetaskiwin, southeast of Edmonton

A teepee stands at a homeless camp in Wetaskawin, Alta. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
RCMP attend the scene of a sightseeing bus rollover at the Columbia Icefields near Jasper, Alta., on July 19, 2020. A man who lost his wife when an all-terrain tour bus rolled at the Columbia Icefield in the Rocky Mountains is pressing the RCMP for answers about what happened. Three people were killed and 14 others had life-threatening injuries on July 18, 2020, when the red-and-white Ice Explorer lost control on the road to the Athabasca Glacier, about 100 kilometres southeast of Jasper, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘She is no more’: Alberta icefield rollover survivor who lost wife wants report released

Bus with 27 people on board rolled about 50 metres down an embankment before coming to rest on its roof

RCMP attend the scene of a sightseeing bus rollover at the Columbia Icefields near Jasper, Alta., on July 19, 2020. A man who lost his wife when an all-terrain tour bus rolled at the Columbia Icefield in the Rocky Mountains is pressing the RCMP for answers about what happened. Three people were killed and 14 others had life-threatening injuries on July 18, 2020, when the red-and-white Ice Explorer lost control on the road to the Athabasca Glacier, about 100 kilometres southeast of Jasper, Alta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Supporters gather as a fence is put up around GraceLife Church near Edmonton on Wednesday April 7, 2021. The Alberta government closed down and fenced off a church that had been charged with refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta braces for more Omicron, ramps up COVID-19 testing but loosens health rules

Premier Jason Kenney says it’s best to be cautious given Omicron’s rapid spread

Supporters gather as a fence is put up around GraceLife Church near Edmonton on Wednesday April 7, 2021. The Alberta government closed down and fenced off a church that had been charged with refusing to follow COVID-19 health rules. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
FILE - Health Minister Jason Copping says the rising vaccination rates and public health measures are driving down the number of new and active cases in the province. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Alberta announces $11 million in grants to improve palliative and end-of-life care

$9 million spent on community hospice care, training for health-care professionals

FILE - Health Minister Jason Copping says the rising vaccination rates and public health measures are driving down the number of new and active cases in the province. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Sharon Durham pictured in Edmonton on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Durham’s surgery for a rare cancer in her face was cancelled in Alberta during the peak of the province’s fourth wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Sharon Durham pictured in Edmonton on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Durham’s surgery for a rare cancer in her face was cancelled in Alberta during the peak of the province’s fourth wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.
Pedestrians walk past an advance polling station sign outside Calgary city hall on Friday, April 12, 2019. Alberta plans to set a specific day for future provincial elections. A bill introduced by Justice Minister Kaycee Madu proposes the last Monday in May every four years as the day Albertans go to the polls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta proposes set election day for last Monday in May every four years

Current legislation calls for elections within a three-month period in the spring every four years

Pedestrians walk past an advance polling station sign outside Calgary city hall on Friday, April 12, 2019. Alberta plans to set a specific day for future provincial elections. A bill introduced by Justice Minister Kaycee Madu proposes the last Monday in May every four years as the day Albertans go to the polls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Albertans vote in favour of removing equalization from Constitution

All but a small fraction of districts voted to remove equalization

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Naheed Nenshi celebrates his victory as Calgary’s mayor following municipal elections in Calgary, Alta., early Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Alberta’s two major cities are to bring in new mayors during municipal elections today after being led by Naheed Nenshi in Calgary and Don Iveson in Edmonton for multiple terms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘We have made the impossible possible’: Calgary, Edmonton celebrate mayoral firsts

Calgary elects first female mayor, Edmonton appear to have elected the city’s first mayor of colour

Naheed Nenshi celebrates his victory as Calgary’s mayor following municipal elections in Calgary, Alta., early Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Alberta’s two major cities are to bring in new mayors during municipal elections today after being led by Naheed Nenshi in Calgary and Don Iveson in Edmonton for multiple terms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta set to vote on rejecting equalization, premier says it’s about leverage

Kenney has said Alberta has concerns over billions of dollars its residents pay

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

Pilot dead, others injured after 2 separate small plane crashes in central Alberta

Transportation Safety Board is investigating both crashes

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A bull elk bugles in a field in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Alberta game ranchers are lobbying governments in the province in a renewed attempt to legalize hunt farms, an industry they say could bring millions of dollars to rural communities but is strongly opposed by wildlife scientists and fish and game groups. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kayla Renie/Jackson Hole News Guide via AP

Alberta elk ranchers want province to OK hunt farms despite disease, ethical concerns

Proposal comes as Alberta’s United Conservative government begins a wide-ranging review of wildlife legislation

A bull elk bugles in a field in Grand Teton National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Alberta game ranchers are lobbying governments in the province in a renewed attempt to legalize hunt farms, an industry they say could bring millions of dollars to rural communities but is strongly opposed by wildlife scientists and fish and game groups. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kayla Renie/Jackson Hole News Guide via AP
Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Student advocacy group says 10 per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Tasha-Lee Mack is seen in this police handout photo provided as evidence by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Mack was convicted in the death of a 19-month-old boy found outside an Edmonton church. She has been granted day parole for six months.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Woman convicted in death of toddler found outside Edmonton church granted day parole

Tasha-Lee Mack and her then-boyfriend Joey Crier were each charged with second-degree murder

Tasha-Lee Mack is seen in this police handout photo provided as evidence by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Mack was convicted in the death of a 19-month-old boy found outside an Edmonton church. She has been granted day parole for six months.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta *MANDATORY CREDIT*