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Heroes Day

Posted on July 19, 2018

By Nicole Goehring for the Edmonton Sun, July 19, 2018 Last week I made an exciting announcement about a pilot project our government is leading to improve the lives of military families and veterans.…

Working to end sexual violence

Posted on May 28, 2018

By Shannon Phillips for the Lethbridge Herald May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and since awareness is ineffective without action, the Alberta government is taking concrete steps to end sexual…

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:…

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…

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…

Energy efficiency programs will save Albertans money

Posted on February 13, 2017

By Eric Rosendahl, MLA for West Yellowhead. It’s been one month since the carbon levy came into effect in this province. Over a million Albertans have received their carbon rebate-including thousands…

Employment, industry at the forefront

Posted on January 30, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. Alberta's population has increased by more than 20 per cent in the last eight years. As a result, the provincial constituency boundaries need to be reviewed…

Increased capital expected to boost economy

Posted on January 18, 2017

By Bruce Hinkley, MLA for Wetaskiwin-Camrose Good news for Albertans is our commitment of $34 billion for capital and infrastructure projects. This increased capital support will add and sustain about…

Sherwood Park MLA Update for January

Posted on January 16, 2017

By Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park. Sherwood Park lost a dedicated community builder and supporter of public education when Tony Sykora, trustee for the Elk Island Catholic Schools board died on…

Moving towards a better economic future

Posted on January 13, 2017

By Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge East. Happy New Year to all my constituents! I’d like to start my first column of 2017 by addressing the "elephant" in the room, the carbon levy. Albertans want…