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  • Elk Island Public Colleges bus slides off street, buses cancelled Wednesday morning

    Elk Island Public Colleges bus slides off street, buses cancelled Wednesday morning

    The freezing rain in the Edmonton area caused a school bus to slide off the road on Tuesday afternoon. An Elk Island Public School bus with 10 students ended up on its side in a single-vehicle collision just after 4 p.m., but no one was injured, RCMP said. EIPS cancelled all buses on all routes for Wednesday morning, and a […]

     
     
  • Feds having ‘conversations‘ about jury reform following Boushie verdict

    Feds having ‘conversations‘ about jury reform following Boushie verdict

    Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the federal government is discussing the rules on how juries are formed across Canada after a Saskatchewan jury with no visibly Indigenous members acquitted a white farmer in the shooting death of a young Cree man. Speaking with CTV’s Power Play on Tuesday, Wilson-Raybould was careful not to question the verdict in the trial of […]

     
     
  • Morneau will desk subsequent federal finances on Feb. 27

    Morneau will desk subsequent federal finances on Feb. 27

    OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government‘s next budget on Feb. 27 as the country faces persistent uncertainty around trade and competitiveness. With the future clouded by such unknowns, private-sector experts will press Morneau to keep his fiscal powder dry when they gather later this week for their annual pre-budget meeting. Morneau, who announced the budget […]

     
     
  • Province launches on-line marketing campaign for Albertans to weigh in on pipeline feud with B.C.

    Province launches on-line marketing campaign for Albertans to weigh in on pipeline feud with B.C.

    The Alberta government rolled out an online tool as part of their response to a British Columbia government proposal aimed at the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The province unveiled their Tuesday – saying the page features online tools meant to “encourage Canadians to share their views” on the B.C. government’s proposal. The page features an online petition, fact sheet and […]

     
     
  • Metropolis of Edmonton, St. Albert and Strathcona County to implement Good Fare for transit in 2020

    Metropolis of Edmonton, St. Albert and Strathcona County to implement Good Fare for transit in 2020

    Officials with the City of Edmonton and two municipalities released details on plans to roll out a new system for transit users to pay their fares in the future. The changes, dubbed the Regional Smart Fare/Smart Bus project, will include the implementation of an electronic fare payment system for transit users in Edmonton, St. Albert and Strathcona County. For the […]