Provincial Politics

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announces that Canadian Solar will partner with Conklin Métis Local 193 on three solar power contracts to supply 55 percent of the Alberta government's electricity needs. (L to R:) Shirley Tremblay, president of Conklin Metis Local 193, Ryan Tourigny, director of Business Development at Canadian Solar, Phillips, and John Gorman, president and CEO of Canadian Solar Industries Association
Environment Minister Shannon Phillips announces that Canadian Solar will partner with Conklin Métis Local 193 on three solar power contracts to supply 55 percent of the Alberta government's electricity needs. (L to R:) Shirley Tremblay, president of Conklin Metis Local 193, Ryan Tourigny, director of Business Development at Canadian Solar, Phillips, and John Gorman, president and CEO of Canadian Solar Industries Association Government of Alberta Photo

Province announces solar energy projects to be constructed in southeast Alberta

By Charles Lefebvre
February 15, 2019 - 5:49pm

CALGARY -- The provincial government has announced another significant investment in solar energy in southern Alberta.

Premier Notley announces investment in high tech with (L-R) Laura Kilcrease, John Shillington, Minister Bilous and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci
Premier Notley announces investment in high tech with (L-R) Laura Kilcrease, John Shillington, Minister Bilous and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci Government of Alberta

Alberta announces $100 million, five-year investment in artificial intelligence

By The Canadian Press
February 13, 2019 - 2:30pm

CALGARY --  The Alberta government plans to spend $100 million over five years to attract investment from artificial intelligence-focused tech companies.

Alberta Legislature
Alberta Legislature LethbridgeNewsNOW.com

Alberta strikes working group to make recommendations to ban conversion therapy

By The Canadain Press
February 9, 2019 - 8:46am

EDMONTON -- The Alberta government has created a working group to determine the most effective way to ban conversion therapy.

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says the practice is both damaging and hateful and she looks forward to acting on the group's recommendations.

Heavy haulers working with combines during harvest
Heavy haulers working with combines during harvest Photo credit to Glenn Miller

Ag industry impacted by mandatory Class 1 driver training and re-training deadline

By Dori Modney with files from Alberta Canola Producers Commission
February 7, 2019 - 10:17pm

LETHBRIDGE -- In roughly three weeks, changes will be enforced for those seeking Class 1 (tractor trailer) or Class 2 (bus) licences and some segments of the agriculture industry are likely to see a negative impact.

Pages