Voters in four Alberta ridings go to the polls today in what opposition politicians call a referendum on the Progressive Conservative government. Premier Jim Prentice is one of the candidates seeking a seat in the legislature in one of three byelections in Calgary.
In 2001, the Smalls went on a tour dubbed the Goodbye Forever Tour. Edmonton's pioneering punk experimentalists were going their separate ways, after more than a decade and four influential albums together.
As emergency doctors warn of "catastrophic collapse" in Alberta's health-care system, Edmonton-Whitemud NDP candidate Dr. Bob Turner called his opponent, Health Minister Stephen Mandel, to tell Albertans what he is going to do to fix the system. "The PCs have promised time and time again to deal with these issues, and they haven't," Turner said on the front steps of the Alberta legislature Tuesday afternoon.