Alberta

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling. (Twitter photo from ATA)

Teachers appreciate aggressive action to fight COVID

School staff have the opportunity to get first vaccine dose before in-person learning resumes

Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling. (Twitter photo from ATA)
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro removes his mask while announcing a new agreement in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro removes his mask while announcing a new agreement in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event in Acheson, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The Alberta government says it will release an update today about a recently concluded online survey on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sonya Savage, Minister of Energy, Government of Alberta speaks during an event in Acheson, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The Alberta government says it will release an update today about a recently concluded online survey on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley says the province is determined to cut funding to municipalities through the Local Measures Statutes Amendment Act. (File photo by Advocate staff)

UCP MLAs dividing Alberta: Notley

‘Now is the time we need strong leadership and strong local government’

Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley says the province is determined to cut funding to municipalities through the Local Measures Statutes Amendment Act. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors

Alberta government said in August that it would enter into the agreement to help diversify its energy sector

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Storage tanks are shown at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya
Storage tanks are shown at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Four provinces to sign memorandum of understanding to explore small nuclear reactors

Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick sign memorandum of understanding

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney updates media on measures taken to help with COVID-19, in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. Alberta is set to join three other provinces in exploring the feasibility of small modular reactors as a clean energy option. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta is offering small businesses affected by the most recent public health orders another payment of up to $10,000 from the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney sits with Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, left, Grand Chief Arthur Noskey, centre and Chief Aaron Young during a meeting with First Nations Chiefs and Grand Chiefs in Edmonton on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta must retract Forest Act before it becomes law: Treaty 8 grand chief

Grand chief says logging is taking a toll on the animals and forests his people depend on

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney sits with Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, left, Grand Chief Arthur Noskey, centre and Chief Aaron Young during a meeting with First Nations Chiefs and Grand Chiefs in Edmonton on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro removes his mask while announcing a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and a Calgary manufacturer to produce medical equipment in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier rejects call to fire health minister over failed doctors contract

Alberta premier rejects call to fire health minister over failed doctors contract

Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro removes his mask while announcing a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and a Calgary manufacturer to produce medical equipment in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
On March 29, Alberta Education released a new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Parents unite against curriculum draft for elementary students

Albertans Against New Curriculum Draft on Facebook attracts members

On March 29, Alberta Education released a new draft curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 6. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Alberta’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Alberta is the second province to bring in a law that could help people at risk of domestic violence learn about an intimate partner’s criminal record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta brings in Clare’s Law to allow access to intimate partner’s violent history

The law originated in the U.K. and is named after Clare Wood, a woman who was murdered in 2009 by a partner

Alberta’s provincial flag flies in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Alberta is the second province to bring in a law that could help people at risk of domestic violence learn about an intimate partner’s criminal record. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Musician Mart Kenney is shown in this January 1933 archival photo. Alberta jazz musicians and teachers are dropping their chops at the inclusion of a tune by Premier Jason Kenney’s grandfather in the province’s proposed Grade 6 education curriculum. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - City of Vancouver Archives, Stuart Thomson

Alberta school curriculum out of tune with song by premier’s grandfather: musicians

Curriculum’s two main references to jazz are Mart Kenney and Miller

Musician Mart Kenney is shown in this January 1933 archival photo. Alberta jazz musicians and teachers are dropping their chops at the inclusion of a tune by Premier Jason Kenney’s grandfather in the province’s proposed Grade 6 education curriculum. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - City of Vancouver Archives, Stuart Thomson
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange released the updated draft of Alberta’s kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum on Monday. (File photo)

Alberta plan for new K-6 school curriculum focuses on basics, practical skills

Draft curriculum criticized by NDP for lack of Indigenous content

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange released the updated draft of Alberta’s kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculum on Monday. (File photo)
A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Observers question new Alberta environment, social, governance job posting

UCP posted an opening for an assistant deputy minister with the Environmental, Social, and Governance Secretariat

A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Co.’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh