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Alberta Together needs to get its Act Together to win support It was the political equivalent of a photo bomb. On Monday, when Alberta’s brand new United Conservative Party held its first media scrum to introduce interim leader Nathan Cooper, there lurking in the background was Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark. | 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Alberta announces $665,000 grant to train Indigenous language teachers The province, looking to increase Indigenous language classes in schools, announced a $665,000 grant to train more teachers Tuesday. Letting Indigenous languages go dormant will be the result of not investing enough money in increasing the number of teach | 1 hour, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Frog Lake homicide victim identified as 17-year-old boy Alberta RCMP have identified the victim of a fatal shooting on the Frog Lake First Nation in eastern Alberta as a 17-year-old boy. | 1 hour, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Politics Briefing newsletter: Calgary mulls a Winter Olympics bid; Trudeau could end NAFTA talks over Chapter 19 Also: Alberta PCs lose a caucus member after merger
The Globe and Mail | 13 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Why Alberta's united right could be less than sum of its parts The result of Saturday's merger vote between Alberta's Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties, the new United Conservative Party has a good shot at defeating Rachel Notley's New Democrats but in mergers, one plus one does not always equal two. | 15 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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MLA rejects UCP membership as birthing pains of new party continue And then there was one … In what was the worst kept secret of Alberta politics, Brian Jean announced Monday afternoon he was stepping down as Wildrose leader to officially kick off his campaign for leader of the new United Conservative Party. “ | 23 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Globe editorial: In Alberta, will conservative unity spell conservative victory? The math behind the PC-Wildrose merger is obvious, but everything else about the new party is profoundly uncertain. What does it stand for? Who will lead it? And most importantly: Who will follow it?
The Globe and Mail | Jul 24, 2017 11:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Alberta latest province to cover the cost of abortion pill Mifegymiso Alberta has become the latest province to cover the cost of a medical abortion pill. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said Mifegymiso is now available for any woman in the province who requests it. Hoffman said providing universal coverage will give women gr | Jul 24, 2017 10:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Blue-green algae advisory issued for Hastings Lake A blue-green algae advisory was issued for Hastings Lake, about 45 km east of Edmonton, on Monday by Alberta Health Services. Residents and visitors were being warned a bloom of the toxic algae was found on the lake and should take precautions to avoid co | Jul 24, 2017 10:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Police report fewer sexual assaults in Alberta in 2016, but expert says data is misleading The number of sexual assaults reported by police in Alberta dropped last year by seven per cent, but the executive director of the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton says the numbers don't tell the whole story. | Jul 24, 2017 9:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend