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New opioid centre, cannabis and Bill 24

Posted on November 17, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park This week, Associate Minister of Health Brandy Payne announced that come December, the Strathcona Community Hospital will be the site of a new Opioid Dependency…

NDP's Jobs Plan driving diversity and growth

Posted on November 17, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose The “Jobs Plan” has driven diversification and growth. In the first quarter of 2016-17 ATB Financial authorized 3,132 loans to smalland medium-sized Alberta…

Focused on jobs, health, education

Posted on November 16, 2017

By Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake Two weeks ago, I joined MLAs from across Alberta at the Legislature to begin what is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting legislative session. During…

Alberta government continues to invest in communities

Posted on November 16, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Congratulations to the Camrose Family Violence Action Society on their award of a grant from the Status of Women to deliver programming in support people who…

Remembering those we have lost

Posted on November 10, 2017

By Shaye Anderson, MLA for Leduc - Beaumont November is always an important month of reflection, and this year especially so. One hundred years ago, Canadian soldiers made their marks in battles like…

Plenty of funding coming to Wetaskiwin-Camrose

Posted on March 29, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA Wetaskiwin-Camrose Congratulations to Valerie Aubey of Bawlf on her recent appointment to the provincial Marketing Council. As part of her duties on the Council, Valerie will be…

Provincial Budget Outlook

Posted on March 29, 2017

By Oneil Carlier, MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne. Our government is proud to support residents of Whitecourt-Ste. Anne and everyday Albertans by making their lives better. That’s the path and the goal set…

Budget 2017 benefits Sherwood Park

Posted on March 24, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. On Thursday last week, the minister of Finance introduced the budget, and the first bills were introduced in the Assembly. The minister spoke about the work…

Spring session look ahead

Posted on March 10, 2017

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East. The focus of my column this month is "back in session." I will speak about the Throne Speech and an overview of the first week back in the chamber. I was…

Spring session underway at Alberta Legislature

Posted on March 10, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. This week, the Legislative Assembly began the third session of the 29th Assembly. I have copies of the Throne Speech in my office; please feel free to contact…

Bill 1 will make lives better for Alberta families

Posted on March 7, 2017

By David Eggen, MLA for Edmonton-Calder and Minister of Education. Our government is making practical changes to make your life more affordable. A perfect example of this is the introduction of Bill 1:…

Setting the record straight on rumoured Edson ATV ban

Posted on March 6, 2017

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. Recently, a concerned constituent came to me with a wild rumour. The NDP government, he’d heard, was planning on banning ATV use west of Edson. This was definitely…

We won’t let our steady hand waver

Posted on March 2, 2017

By Joe Ceci, MLA for Calgary-Fort and President of the Treasury Board & Minister of Finance Alberta has been going through worst recession in 40 years. Governments can respond in one of three ways. They…

Breaking down the carbon levy on your bills

Posted on March 1, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose. Here is a brief backgrounder about the carbon levy, natural gas and electricity bills. I have received replies from Direct Energy, the Utilities Consumer…

Great ideas from Budget 2017 Sherwood Park consultations

Posted on February 24, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. I hope many of you were able to enjoy our unseasonably warm weather on Monday and take in one of the many Family Day activities our community had to offer. I…

Is it time to do away with Daylight Saving Time?

Posted on February 21, 2017

Do you enjoy springing your clock forward or falling back in the fall? Since I was elected in 2015, my colleagues and I in the NDP have had Albertans reach out to us twice a year asking us to stop changing…

Celebrating Alberta families

Posted on February 20, 2017

By Kim Schreiner, MLA Red Deer North. February 20 is Family Day, and family is the cornerstone of our great province. Families form flourishing communities and are the foundation of strength and resilience…

Bioenergy gets a boost with government grant

Posted on February 15, 2017

 By Marg McCuaig-Boyd, MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley and Minister of Energy. With your Alberta Government being focused on setting up Alberta for a greener, future focused energy supply, I wanted…

Investment in Alberta

Posted on February 14, 2017

By Barb Miller, MLA Red Deer South and Kim Schreiner, MLA Red Deer North As many of you know, the Government is working diligently on the 2017-18 budget. On Jan. 17th, Minister of Finance, Joe Ceci came…

Celebrating local diversity and MLA update

Posted on February 13, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park In this week’s column, I would like to take the opportunity to thank community members who initiated the writing of welcome messages on the fence of the construction…