Alberta’s United Conservative Party has hired the former executive director of the federal Conservative Party, who left his previous job amid the controversy involving leader Andrew Scheer’s use of party funds for his children’s private school tuition. The UCP announced the hiring of Dustin van Vugt as the UCP’s newRead More →

Despite bleak summer job prospects for law students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nadia Nadeem received great news last week. The University of Windsor law student is one of 41 students so far to snag an internship with the 100 Interns Project. “It was just a huge relief,” Nadeem told CBC News. “I’m going toRead More →

The Alberta government plans to cut funding for an opioid treatment program offered as a last resort to people with severe addictions when other therapies are ineffective. The government says 65 people on injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT), a two-year pilot program, will be transferred to other health services before funding for theRead More →

The climate crisis is a national and global issue that can’t be fought entirely by the provinces, a lawyer for the federal government argued Tuesday. “The context of this case is the greatest existential threat of our time,” said Sharlene Telles-Langdon in her opening arguments in support of Ottawa’s carbonRead More →

Organic waste from Edmonton could help transform the landscape surrounding an Alberta coal mine into a thriving crop of willows. The reclamation experiment will use treated Edmonton sewage sludge to replenish soil at the Paintearth mine near Forestburg, a village 180 kilometres southeast of the city. The nutrient-enhanced soil, inRead More →

Many students in Fort McMurray schools remained traumatized long after a massive wildfire forced almost 90,000 people from their homes three years ago, according to a new study.  The study from the University of Alberta found that 37 per cent of junior and senior high school students surveyed 18 months after the wildfire showedRead More →