April 11th, 2021

Provincial News

Doubts voiced on parks plan; Alberta plans to close, deregulate dozens of parks

By Herald on July 24th, 2020

Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS — EDMONTON Top advisers to Alberta’s environment minister were cautious about the government’s plans to shrink the province’s parks system and made recommendations he didn’t follow. An access-to-information request by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society asked for correspondence, briefing notes and emails between Jason Nixon and senior civil servants ... Read More »

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Alberta Parks suspends camping reservations

By Lethbridge Herald on April 17th, 2020

Alberta Parks is suspending and refunding camping reservations up to and including May 19. The decision is in line with other jurisdictions, such as Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Parks Canada, which have also suspended or delayed camping reservations. The suspension is in place until the province’s chief medical officer of health is confident the ... Read More »

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Alberta Education announces new guidelines for student learning

By Lethbridge Herald on March 20th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Alberta Education has announced new guidelines are in place to direct how students will learn while in-school classes are cancelled due to the provincial health emergency. The province has worked with the Alberta School Boards Association, the College of Alberta School Superintendents, the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Association of Independent Schools & ... Read More »

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AHS launches 811 phone number for Health Link

By Lethbridge Herald on June 1st, 2015

Today, Alberta Health Services intriduced the 811 phone number for Health Link, Alberta’s free, 24/7 health information and advice line.The new number replaces the existing 10-digit local numbers in Calgary and Edmonton as well as the provincewide toll-free number. The old numbers will continue to direct callers to Health Link for the time being. In ... Read More »

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Notley announces Brian Mason has been appointed Government House Leader

By Lethbridge Herald on May 21st, 2015

Premier Designate Rachel Notley announced today Brian Mason has been appointed the new Government House Leader.“I’m very pleased to appoint Brian Mason as the new House Leader,” said Notley in a press release. “Brian is a veteran member of the Alberta Legislature and will provide wisdom, leadership and guidance in the Assembly as we move ... Read More »

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Police laud efforts of Fox Creek businessman who rescued eight from Iosegun Lake

By Lethbridge Herald on May 19th, 2015

On Sunday May 17 at 4:30 p.m., a local Fox Creek businessman and volunteer firefighter was just packing up his truck and boat and heading home from Iosegun Lake, when he was waved down. RCMP had been advised of a frantic 911 call of capsized boat somewhere on Iosegun Lake, with three people in the ... Read More »

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Back to Life Ag funding handed out

By Lethbridge Herald on February 23rd, 2015

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF), has announced five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding. The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on supporting the cost of adaptive technology that injured farmers or agricultural workers need to ... Read More »

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Friendly skies? Prentice says government-owned planes are to be sold

By Lethbridge Herald on September 16th, 2014

Premier Jim Prentice is taking steps to take government aircraft out of the skies.According to a government press release, Prentice and his new  Cabinet has concluded government-owned planes are not an appropriate way to meet the need of accessing remote rural communities, and the ATS fleet will be sold. The air fleet will be disposed ... Read More »

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Fatal case of H5N1 bird flu reported in Alberta, first North American case

By Lethbridge Herald on January 8th, 2014

THE CANADIAN PRESSOTTAWA — Federal public health officials say a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America.Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the case, which was located in Alberta, was an isolated one and that the risk to the general public is very low.Officials say ... Read More »

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