Last month, after the Alberta Government released their 2021–2022 provincial budget, the Business Council of Alberta sent out the following tweet, labelling the budget as balanced:

Provincial budget builds bridge over troubled waters: Budget strikes the right balance for the moment with focus on vaccination, economic recovery, and beginning the…


Last month, Travis Toews, president of the Alberta Treasury Board and the minister of finance, recommended to the lieutenant governor that he be authorized to do the following:

  • Raise up to $21 billion through notes, bonds, debentures, or interest-bearing or non-interest-bearing treasury bills issued by the Crown, or any other…

Last week, the Alberta government announced that they had appointed a special advisor to assist them in their review of the Police Act.

Temitope Oriola is an associate professor in the University of Alberta’s sociology department. He researches and teaches in areas of criminology, including policing and use of force…


Earlier this week, Alberta’s minister of Children’s Services announced the Working Parents Benefit to help offset childcare costs for working parents.

Rebecca Schulz said that the one-time payment of $561 per child will be available for parents who had to pay at least $561 in childcare costs for at least…


Earlier this month, the provincial government announced $11.6 million in infrastructure spending for 6 projects in Calgary, Edmonton, and Wetaskiwin.

The projects include retrofits, repairs, and upgrades to 6 provincial buildings in these communities.

About 80% of the funding will come from the federal government, $9.2 million to be more…


Last week, Travis Toews, Alberta’s finance minister released a statement regarding negotiations between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the Alberta government.

AUPE had filed a complaint with the Alberta Labour Relations Board, arguing that the provincial government has not been bargaining in good faith regarding new collective agreements.


Earlier this month, Alberta’s lieutenant governor appointed 3 new people as public members to the council of the College of Alberta Dental Assistants.

These appointments came at the recommendation of Tyler Shandro, the health minister.

Ayodele Adediran lives in Calgary and is a geo-information consultant with Shell. …


During the proceedings of a recent criminal case here in Lethbridge, it became apparent that facilities at Lethbridge Correctional Centre are inadequate for transgender inmates.

Last Wednesday, Judge Jerry LeGrandeur released his sentencing judgement regarding a local trans woman, known only as “HF’ in the document, who had been convicted…


This past Wednesday, TC Energy released their quarterly report for their final quarter of 2020. That report saw that they posted a profit of $1.232 billion.

TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, is the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline, which was being built between Hardisty, Alberta, and Steele City…


Earlier this week, 338Canada-an poll analysis and electoral projection website-updated their federal seat projections for Alberta.

Unsurprisingly, most of the 34 seats are coming up pretty blue: forecasting 33 seats going to the Conservative Party of Canada and 1 going to the NDP.

Current projections mirror the existing makeup in…

Kim Siever

Writer. Parent. Spouse. Radical left. Finished writing a book on capitalism. My next book is on the history of the labour movement in Lethbridge, AB. He/him.

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