Coronavirus hotspot in northern Alberta gets exemption from mandatory masking in schools

The only school board in Alberta to take advantage of a last minute rule change that permitted schools to operate without mandatory masks is located in the heart of a COVID-19 hotspot. 

Read more

Analysis: Oilsands companies are still making billions. So why isn't Alberta?

The Alberta government released its latest fiscal update — and it contained one nugget that shows just how screwed we are. In 2020 the government of Alberta expects to raise more money from tuition from college and university students ($1.35 billion) than it will raise from oil and gas royalties ($1.2 billion).   

Read more

After school re-opening, classes rapidly re-close

Hundreds of students across the province have already been directed to stay home and self-isolate as coronavirus cases pop up in Alberta’s reopened schools.

Read more

School resource officer program suspended by Edmonton Public School Board

This school year Edmonton's public schools will no longer have armed school resource officers (SROs) patrolling the hallways. 

Read more

'A holding place for bad cops?' Police brutality, misconduct and school resource officers

The Edmonton Public School board has decided to temporarily suspend the school resource officer (SRO) program, which places armed police officers in schools,  while it is reviewed.

Read more

POD: Wildcat

Progress Report host Duncan Kinney appears on the very good podcast 49th Parahell to talk about the NBA wildcat strike and what workers can learn from it, why Chrystia Freeland's Nazi collaborator grandfather matters in 2020, the Conservative Party of Canada's new leader Erin O'Toole and where the conservative movement in Canada is going. 

Read more

Last-minute announcement by Hinshaw shocks parents

Over the weekend--just two days before schools in Alberta were set to re-open--chief medical officer of health Dr. Hinshaw dropped an announcement that shocked many parents and teachers.

Ministerial Order 33-2020 stipulates that masks and two-meter social distancing will not be mandatory in classrooms.

Read more

Blank spot: Why Chrystia Freeland’s refusal to acknowledge her grandfather’s Nazi collaborator past matters

Recent discourse around monuments venerating Ukrainian Nazi collaborators, such as the monuments in Edmonton and in Oakville, Ontario, is bringing new attention to Canada’s messy entanglement with a burgeoning Ukrainian nationalist movement that historians warn is whitewashing the crimes of Nazi collaborators. 

Read more

Edmonton Police deciding who gets to cover them is a problem

Since July the Edmonton Police Service has been refusing to respond to inquiries from the Progress Report.

Read more

Edmonton police to buy new armoured vehicle, commission confirms

The Edmonton Police Service are buying a new armoured vehicle.

The Edmonton Police Commission confirmed to Progress Alberta today that a budget of $500,000 has been set aside for the purchase, which will be the third of these vehicles added to EPS’s fleet since 2007. It will arrive in Edmonton on an undisclosed date this fall.

Read more

connect