A proposed $4 billion methanol plant for the Grande Prairie area that would have brought thousands of construction jobs to northern Alberta has gone belly up and it’s not the first time a big value-added petrochemical project has vanished on the UCP’s watch.Read more
Very rarely does a journalist in Canada have to talk to their lawyer before attending a press conference and make sure they’re available that afternoon in case you get arrested. But this is what it’s like to cover the Edmonton Police Service as a journalist who aims to hold the police accountable.Read more
The expected provincial election may be this year’s big show, but adjacent to the spotlight, local power struggles continue apace.
A clear example: the muted but ongoing campaign against Edmonton’s mayor, Amarjeet Sohi.Read more
The corporate potheads at Sundial Growers turned out not to be so mellow as Teamsters Local 987 have won an unfair labour practices complaint against the Olds, Alberta based cannabis producer and processor.Read more
Cop union VP gets political, pushes false information, calls outs city councillor and says that lack of support has hindered the police’s ability to make Calgary safe
In an undated editorial from fall 2022 in a quarterly publication from the Alberta Federation of Police Associations, Chris Young, the president of the Alberta Federation of Police Associations and a vice president with the Calgary Police Association, wrote an editorial titled “Political Leaders Need to be Responsible” where he calls out a city councillor and makes several extraordinary statements.Read more
Danielle Smith is cuckoo for cryptocurrency and wants to split from the Canada Pension Plan, here’s why that should scare you
It might be a relatively harmless and money-losing affectation for a former talk radio show host turned business group lobbyist to have a mid-life conversion to the church of cryptocurrency. It becomes a lot less harmless when that person becomes the premier, can tell Alberta’s pension fund manager what to do and wants to take Alberta out of the Canada Pension Plan.Read more
The Premier’s office is once again desperately twisting to get out of a scandal.
Meghan Grant and Elise von Scheel, two experienced reporters with the CBC, say that sources in the Crown prosecutor’s office told them that Smith’s people were trying to meddle. And it’s not hard to believe: Smith claimed so herself more than once, including in an interview with Rebel Media back in December, and also to real journalists on January 12.Read more