Fired health leader calls out Alberta premier

Fired health leader calls out Alberta premier

A leader in Alberta’s health system who was fired by Premier Danielle Smith is firing back. Tony Dagnone, in an open letter, says Smith’s abusive, divisive rhetoric blended with her “warped” anti-science beliefs make her a poor excuse for a leader and one who is putting Albertans in harm’s way. Dagnone, an Order of Canada … Read more

How cold does it need to be during winter before I plug in a block heater?

How cold does it need to be during winter before I plug in a block heater?

I just moved back to Alberta after 25 years in the United States. Do modern cars still have to be plugged in during the winter? If they do, then at what temperature should I do it? Does it need to be minus 40 degrees Celsius or are there any benefits to plugging in when it’s … Read more

Buyer cuts $140,000 off price for Edmonton bungalow aimed for rebuild

Buyer cuts 0,000 off price for Edmonton bungalow aimed for rebuild

14303 MacKenzie Dr., Edmonton Asking price: $1,050,000 (June, 2022) Selling price: $910,000 (October, 2022) Tax: $7,263 (2021) Days on the market: 109 Listing agent: Clare Packer, Re/Max Excellence Inside, there is 1,286 square feet of living space, including a kitchen and open living and dining areas.Re/Max Excellence The action Agent Clare Packer allotted several months … Read more

Bill Blair and Alberta minister sparred over request for military assistance during Coutts blockade, text messages show

Bill Blair and Alberta minister sparred over request for military assistance during Coutts blockade, text messages show

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy US border crossing in Coutts, Alta., on Jan. 31, 2022.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press An Alberta cabinet minister complained to Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair that the province didn’t receive any help to clear a blockade at a border crossing until after the … Read more

Danielle Smith’s landslide by-election win comes with a caveat

Danielle Smith’s landslide by-election win comes with a caveat

UCP Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her by-election win in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Nov. 8.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has secured a seat in the provincial legislature after breezing to victory in a by-election, although the UCP Leader lost ground for her party in what is considered a staunchly conservative … Read more

Provincial health ministers reject proposed federal health care funding over data collection system

Provincial health ministers reject proposed federal health care funding over data collection system

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix, front right, is flanked by his provincial counterparts as he listens to a question during a news conference without federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos after the second of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Nov. 8.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Canada’s provinces and territories have rejected a proposed increase in … Read more

Small businesses defaulting on rent are canaries in the coal mine for North America’s economy

Small businesses defaulting on rent are canaries in the coal mine for North America’s economy

On the surface, it seems like an insignificant statistic in a sea of ​​major economic news: There was a big jump in the number of small businesses in the US and Canada that couldn’t pay their rent in full and on time in October. But of all the canaries in all the coal mines, this … Read more

Alberta NDP says BC doctor deal a wake-up call to Smith to knock off pseudo-science

Alberta NDP says BC doctor deal a wake-up call to Smith to knock off pseudo-science

Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader says a proposed pay deal for BC doctors is a wake-up call to Premier Danielle Smith to knock off the pseudo-science and put down the wrecking ball aimed at the province’s health system. Rachel Notley says the BC contract shows the race is on for scarce talent in the health field … Read more

Alberta moving to prevent return of mask mandates in K-12 schools

Alberta moving to prevent return of mask mandates in K-12 schools

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says cabinet will explore how to assert the government’s authority to keep mask mandates out of schools,JASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says her government is moving to prevent the return of any mask mandates in elementary and high schools in the future – a decision medical professionals and … Read more