Alberta

Province and generous donors support live events

News ReleaseProvince and generous donors support live events Alberta’s non-profit organizations got a financial boost for their live events through the second phase of the Stabilize Program. About $5.6 million in community support went to 60 organizations, including matched funds from 68 pledges, to offset financial losses due to the pandemic and sustain their future. … Continue reading

Alberta

More higher education in northeastern Alberta

News ReleaseMore higher education in northeastern Alberta Alberta’s targeted enrolment expansion program will add more than 400 new seats at Lakeland College, Keyano College and Portage College.   A key part of the recently announced Alberta at Work initiative, the targeted enrolment expansion program invests in new seats in high-demand programs. This investment helps the … Continue reading

Alberta

Diversifying Alberta’s insurance sector

News Release Diversifying Alberta’s insurance sector The Insurance Amendment Act, 2022, would spur Alberta-grown insurance solutions for businesses and help modernize the financial services sector.  If passed, amendments to the Insurance Act will help facilitate easier access to reinsurance within Alberta. Reinsurance is insurance for insurance companies. Increasing its availability in Alberta should have a positive impact on the … Continue reading

Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions
Alberta

Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions

News Release Alberta terminates relations with Russian regions In response to the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Alberta has terminated its relationship with three Russian regions. In letters directed to Governor of Tyumen Oblast Aleksandr Moor, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Natalya Komarova and Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov, Premier … Continue reading

Alberta to stop collection of provincial fuel tax to offer Albertans relief from current high fuel prices
Alberta

Alberta to stop collection of provincial fuel tax to offer Albertans relief from current high fuel prices

News ReleaseProviding relief for fuel and utility costs*Albertans will see lower fuel and utility bills through action to address rising costs. Alberta’s government will stop the collection of the provincial fuel tax to offer Albertans relief from current high fuel prices. Currently, Albertans pay 13 cents per litre in fuel tax. This change will come … Continue reading

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak
Alberta / covid 19

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak

News ReleaseProtecting the health-care system from Omicron peak Alberta is taking immediate actions to protect Albertans and health-care system capacity as hospitalizations from COVID-19 rise. COVID-19 hospitalizations have surpassed any other time in the pandemic. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are building bed capacity, implementing community responses and maximizing the workforce as part … Continue reading

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading

‘Today, we have learned of some staggering COVID-19 numbers and little else’ — NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman
Alberta / covid 19

‘Today, we have learned of some staggering COVID-19 numbers and little else’ — NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman

  Media Statement NDP Deputy Leader Sarah Hoffman issued the following statement following today’s Alberta public health update:    “Today, we have learned of some staggering COVID-19 numbers and little else.    “The premier failed to share projections or modelling of where we’re going and how many of us will get sick with COVID along … Continue reading