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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

Local News

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

Politics And Government

Update: Alberta government moves to repeal contentious aboriginal consultation bill

Alberta’s NDP government is repealing legislation that it once railed against as a noxious throwback to the paternalistic colonialism of yesteryear.

Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal Bill 22, the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act. 451 more words

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Edmonton family 'elated' after winning four-year fight to get special infant formula covered

Three-year-old Isaac Caskenette can now eat ice cream, something that has his mother rejoicing.

Diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis and a cow’s milk protein allergy soon after birth, Isaac could only absorb a special infant formula called Neocate for most of his young life. 451 more words

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Calgary-based firm looks to build large-scale petrochemical processing plant in Alberta

CALGARY – Pembina Pipeline Corp. is looking to build a large-scale petrochemical processing plant in Alberta that could benefit from a new subsidy program.

The company announced Monday that it is partnering with a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Corp. 329 more words

Money

Will Notley’s NDP government play hardball with public sector unions?

CALGARY – The head of Alberta’s largest union said he wouldn’t be surprised if the NDP government came to them with a zero per cent wage increase offer. 434 more words

News

Medicine Hat Recovery Centre adding addiction support spaces

EDMONTON – The province said 18 new addiction treatment spaces will open in southern Alberta.

The beds for people struggling with addiction will be located in the new Medicine Hat Recovery Centre, which will open March 28. 178 more words

Health