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 →

Two members of the United Conservative Party have announced their opposition to a conscience rights bill critics say would restrict access to health care. Airdrie-Cochrane MLA Peter Guthrie said Bill 207, a private member’s bill purported to reinforce Charter rights to conscience beliefs, is complicated and ambiguous. “We have freedomRead More →

Greta Thunberg travelled to Fort McMurray Friday, following her speech at a large rally in Edmonton. The climate activist arrived in northern Alberta Friday night for a private meeting with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam. “We talked about what was going on in our region,” said Adam. “Where we come from,Read 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 →