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.

Travis Vader arrives at court in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. A witness in a murder trial has testified that he saw Travis Vader driving an SUV similar to one belonging to two missing Alberta seniors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Sister of Travis Vader backtracks on testimony during murder trial

By The Canadian Press
April 15, 2016 - 9:34am

EDMONTON - Travis Vader's youngster sister has taken the witness stand and backtracked on statements she made to police investigators back in 2010.

The Crown now wants permission to treat Bobbi Jo Vader as a hostile witness.