Some municipal politicians in Alberta fear partisan bent will be introduced into election campaigns

Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu confirmed at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) President’s Summit in Edmonton that the provincial government is considering changes with regard to how municipal elections are run. Those changes that could potentially be legislated this…

Alberta Justice says it believes water and tissue info was ‘mistakenly shared’

January 23 2020 8:50pm Alberta Justice officials now say there was a miscommunication with some courts when it comes to the availability of tissues and water in courtrooms. Jayme Doll explains. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

‘Absolutely devastating’: Alberta parents concerned about education support funding review

In a season of heavy fiscal restraint and cuts to many programs in the province, the Alberta government is turning its attention to Program Unit Funding — or PUF. PUF currently offers school-based therapy programs and multidisciplinary supports for students…

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…

Alberta justice minister denies courtroom cuts; sources maintain tissues, water removed

Alberta Justice denies it ever gave a directive to remove tissues or water from courtrooms earlier this week but sources confirmed to Global News on Tuesday that these items would no longer be supplied. READ MORE: Alberta Justice makes cuts…

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…

Alberta Justice makes cuts forcing victims to bring own tissues, water to court

Alberta Justice will not be supplying people in courtrooms with water or tissues effective immediately, sources confirmed to Global News on Tuesday. The move to reduce spending in the department will result in victims, police, prosecutors and defence lawyers being…

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…

Progress Alberta threatens UCP government with lawsuit over inquiry into oil and gas critics

An Edmonton non-profit is threatening to take the province to court over its public inquiry into foreign funding of organizations that the province believes are “anti-Alberta.” Progress Alberta sent a letter to Commissioner Steve Allan last week stating it believes…