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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


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


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


Judge extends injunction against firing of 3 Thorhild councillors

THORHILD, Alta. – Three Thorhild County council members fired by the province will keep their jobs until at least May 13.

On Friday, a judge extended an injunction against the dismissal of Thorhild Reeve Dan Buryn and councillors Wayne Croswell and Larry Sisson. 328 more words


Sturgeon County wants province to fund policing at schools

EDMONTON – A rural community wants the NDP government to directly pay for the cost of police officers who work in Alberta schools.

Sturgeon County is to present a resolution to the Alberta Association of Municipal District and Counties this week that calls on the province to provide dedicated funding for school resource officers. 352 more words


Manitoba backbencher fails to pass new one-metre bike law

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba politician has failed in his attempt to get a new bicycle-safety law through the legislature.

Dave Gaudreau, a backbench member of the NDP government, put forward a private member’s bill that would have required drivers to give cyclists at least a one-metre buffer while passing them. 165 more words


Manitoba sick-note bill on life support

WINNIPEG — A proposed law on employee sick notes appears to be on life support at the Manitoba legislature.

Dave Gaudreau, a backbencher in the NDP government, has put forward a bill that would forbid bosses from requesting sick notes until a worker had missed at least seven days in a calendar year. 83 more words