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Fort McMurray wildfire: Alberta names Highway 63 overpass 'Responders Way'

During a visit to Fort McMurray Wednesday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an overpass over Highway 63 would be renamed to honour first responders.

The government is naming the portion of King Street where it crosses the highway “Responders Way.” 671 more words


Sheldon Kennedy talks about new centre for sex abuse survivors coming to Lethbridge

Sheldon Kennedy stopped in Lethbridge Tuesday to share details about a forthcoming centre in the city that will focus on helping child sexual abuse survivors. 365 more words


University of Alberta gets $83M in infrastructure funding from province and feds

It was all smiles at the University of Alberta Thursday when the provincial and federal governments announced the school is getting $83 million in infrastructure funding. 223 more words


Alberta's infrastructure minister says any new capital spending a challenge

Alberta’s infrastructure minister said he wants to help towns and cities as much as possible, but there are limits with the provincial economy still deep in the red. 118 more words


Alberta PCs set rules for leadership race to replace former premier Jim Prentice

Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives have laid out the rules for their leadership contest, including retroactive finance disclosure and a rule forbidding candidates from doing anything that could harm the PC brand. 158 more words


Regulations for contentious Alberta farm safety legislation may be more than a year away

It could take another year or more before regulations are drafted to give teeth to controversial farm safety legislation that sparked raucous rallies and fractured relations between many in rural Alberta and the government. 466 more words

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What We Learned from the Fort McMurray Wildfire

The government calls it MWF-009.

Darby Allen, the regional fire chief of Wood Buffalo, calls it The Beast.

Regardless of what it’s called the Fort McMurray wildfire is erratic, unpredictable and extremely dangerous. 888 more words

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