Alberta

Grass fire spreads across the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta in 2012 (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jaime Vedres)

Aerial Firefighting Company Angered By Alberta Budget Cuts

By The Canadian Press
April 21, 2016 - 10:15am

RED DEER - A central Alberta company that fights wildfires from the air says it has been sideswiped by cuts in last week's provincial budget.

Paul Lane, vice-president of Air Spray, says its summer contract with the government has been reduced to three months from four.

Charges Laid After Cocaine, Children Found In Alleged Lethbridge Drug House

By The Canadian Press
April 19, 2016 - 9:04am Updated: April 19, 2016 - 9:58am

LETHBRIDGE - Five children, including an infant, have been relocated with a family member after a southern Alberta couple was arrested for allegedly selling drugs from their home.

A man and a woman, both 39, were taken into custody after a search of their Lethbridge home last Tuesday.

An oil sands extraction facility near Fort McMurray. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

Province Defends Carbon Levy

By The Canadian Press
April 19, 2016 - 8:46am

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government is defending its new carbon levy.

The government says the added cost of the tax to the average Alberta family will be $338 next year and $508 the year after that to pay for higher gas prices and home heating bills.

Premier Rachel Notley promoted the provincial budget to Edmonton Chamber of Commerce members Friday

Premier Delivers State of the Province Address in Edmonton

By The Canadian Press
April 15, 2016 - 2:39pm

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley took a veiled shot at her PC predecessors in a speech today selling her new budget to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

Notley trumpeted the 35 billion dollars in infrastructure projects now underway.

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