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

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

Smith’s discrimination remark making Alberta an international embarrassment: NDP

Smith’s discrimination remark making Alberta an international embarrassment: NDP

Alberta’s Opposition NDP leader says Premier Danielle Smith has made the province an international embarrassment by proclaiming those who didn’t get vaccinated during COVID-19 endured the worst discrimination she’s seen in her lifetime. Rachel Notley says the United Conservative Party premier needs to withdraw the comment, apologize and be clear where she stands on previous … Read more

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith walks back how about unvaccinated

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith walks back how about unvaccinated

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith holds her first press conference in Edmonton, on Tuesday October 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason FransonJASON FRANSON/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has clarified a widely condemned how she made that people who choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine are the “most discriminated-against group” of her lifetime – though … Read more

Albertans to see tax hike on gas prices Oct. 1

Albertans to see tax hike on gas prices Oct. 1

Albertans will see a partial return of the provincial fuel tax on the price of gasoline and diesel starting on Oct. 1, as retailers have been told by the UCP government to begin collecting 4.5 cents per litre. Retailers were informed of the change through a special notice sent out by the province on Sept. … Read more

Longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme ‘blindsided’ as Bell Media ends contract

Longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme ‘blindsided’ as Bell Media ends contract

Lisa LaFlamme anchors an episode of CTV National News on May 14, 2020.CTV Lisa LaFlamme was let go as anchor of CTV National News after 35 years at the network in a decision that the veteran journalist said blindsided her and one that prompted shock from colleagues and viewers. CTV’s parent company, Bell Media, said … Read more

Valbella, the popular Alberta deli, loses customers after owner’s son writes transphobic e-mail

Valbella, the popular Alberta deli, loses customers after owner’s son writes transphobic e-mail

The mountain town of Canmore, Alta., in Jan. 2016.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A popular gourmet food shop with deep roots in the scenic mountain town of Canmore, Alta., is hemorrhaging patrons and distributors after the owner’s son sent a transphobic e-mail to the city’s Pride organization. Jeff von Rotz, whose e-mail signature had identified him … Read more

Growing concern among constituency offices for validity of Alberta’s United Conservative Party leadership review

Growing concern among constituency offices for validity of Alberta’s United Conservative Party leadership review

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks after the United Conservative Party annual meeting in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press Alberta’s United Conservative Party is more than a month away from declaring the results of its leadership review, but the validity of the outcome is already under scrutiny. Jason Kenney, Alberta’s Premier and … Read more