Woman pushes back on Alberta minister’s denial that witnesses will no longer get tissues in court

Hours after Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer said that he believes Global News “fell victim to a rumour mill and ran with the story a little too premature,” a woman says she is “disgusted” to hear that he is denying…

Justice minister denies reports Alberta will stop providing facial tissues in courtrooms

After Global News reported, based on information from multiple sources, that Alberta Justice would no longer be providing tissues and water in courtrooms to save money, Minister Doug Schweitzer denied that there would be any change to tissue supply and…

Lethbridge city council and ARCHES respond to premier’s supervised consumption comments

Results from a UCP-appointed panel could soon determine the fate of Alberta’s seven supervised consumption sites. On Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney didn’t close the door on the idea of relocating some of the sites. READ MORE: Some of Alberta’s supervised…

City of Lethbridge hires provincial advocate

The City of Lethbridge is ramping up its efforts to communicate its needs with the provincial government. Council approved the hiring of Crown Strategic Consulting on Jan. 13 to lobby on behalf of the city’s key issues. “What we consistently…

Both sides trying to sway opinion on Teck Frontier mine

The Teck Frontier mine is the newest resource project being planned in Canada, and if approved, it would be one of Alberta’s largest oilsands mines. But as Heather Yourex-West reports, it’s also pinning the federal government’s climate commitments against its…

Kenney hints at relocation or closure of supervised consumption sites in Alberta

January 21 2020 8:08pm The future of supervised consumption sites in Alberta is up in the air after comments by Premier Jason Kenney. Joel Senick reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object”…

Kenney says ‘it’s certainly possible’ there could be supervised consumption site closures

January 21 2020 4:29pm While speaking at a press conference Alberta Premier Jason Kenney commented on the future of supervised consumption sites in the province. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” )…

Alberta’s supervised consumption sites could be closed or moved: Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province could close or relocate supervised drug consumption sites. The United Conservative government appointed a panel last summer to look into the socio-economic impacts of the sites on communities and businesses. Related News Kenney…

Alberta woman frustrated to learn provincial review means she is not on rent supplement program waitlist

With two rent supplement programs currently under review by the provincial government, an Alberta woman hoping to be on the waitlist for one of them says she is frustrated. Deirdre St. Luke receives benefits through the Assured Income for the…