Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg’s will be joined by protesters in Edmonton on Friday. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton for climate rally; counter-rally planned

EDMONTON — Albertans are planning to hit Edmonton’s streets today to support — or protest — Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg’s visit.

Climate Justice Edmonton has announced that the 16-year-old Stockholm student will join a march from a downtown Edmonton park to a climate rally at the Alberta legislature.

A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally at the same time.

United We Roll, the group that organized a pro-pipeline convoy to Ottawa in February, says its members are frustrated with celebrities visiting the province and telling Albertans how to run their business.

Premier Jason Kenney has said he hopes Thunberg gets a warm welcome — even from people who disagree with her.

The teen has been making international headlines for criticizing world leaders who she accuses of letting down youth by doing too little to tackle climate change.

Just Posted

‘Pick a lane:’ Alberta premier fires back at Bloc Quebecois leader

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet… Continue reading

Opposition calls out Alberta premier’s principal adviser over travel expenses

EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition says one of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s top… Continue reading

Inmate arrested, one on the loose after escape from Saskatoon psychiatric centre

SASKATOON — Police say they have arrested one of two violent inmates… Continue reading

Municipal councils looking for savings as provincial cuts loom

Innisfail town council freezes its pay and Lacombe considering 0% tax increase

Red Deer RCMP bait bike project results in charges

Several people were charged after Red Deer RCMP’s first bait bike project.… Continue reading

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

Your community calendar

Wednesday Pain 101 class — learn to take control of your chronic… Continue reading

California school shooting suspect in custody

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in… Continue reading

Opinion: Lady backpacks and manly beer — the folly of gendered goods

As women started counting steps and walking to work wearing running shoes… Continue reading

Canopy Growth reports $374.6M Q2 loss, restructures softgel and oil portfolio

SMITH FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a $374.6-million loss in… Continue reading

Walmart’s online sales are surging heading into holidays

Walmart raised its annual profit expectations after reporting strong third-quarter results helped… Continue reading

California’s wildfire, blackout crisis: Who’s to blame?

The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one… Continue reading

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to meet with Trudeau today to discuss throne speech

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is to meet with Prime Minister… Continue reading

Most Read