Wayne Sorenson, vice president of Seniors United Now, which is expanding to Calgary, says the advocacy group says Alberta seniors need an effective voice now more than ever. Seniors groups and continuing care agencies are hoping services for older Albertans don't take a hit in Thursday's provincial budget.
In his first televised speech to Albertans Tuesday night, Prentice said the provincial government is on track to run up to $20 billion worth of deficits the next three years unless he makes changes. "How did this happen in Alberta?" he asks, and then helpfully provides an answer: "Fundamentally, we've not always had realistic expectations and our leaders must bear a considerable part of the responsibility for that."
A year after Alison Redford took one of the hardest political falls in Canadian history, she is looking for a new job and coping well with the events of the past year, according to friends and associates of the former premier. "Politics in Alberta was not kind to her and she's trying to get on with her life," said a friend of Redford, who spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
Edmonton transportation researchers are mounting a new effort to test all the asphalt used to build and patch roads after discovering the mix they've been using is not a strong as they thought. The department toured media through the complex world of pothole science Wednesday, showing what they're doing behind the scenes to fix a vexing annual issue for drivers.
U of C political scientist David Stewart says Albertans have chosen a government that relies too heavily on energy royalties and too little on tax revenue. U of C political scientist David Stewart says Albertans have chosen a government that relies too heavily on energy royalties and too little on tax revenue.