Alberta

Alberta News

Collaboration between northern First Nations, Métis leads to pipeline partnership

Collaboration between northern First Nations, Métis leads to pipeline partnership

Investments from the private sector, coupled with $40 million in loan guarantee support from the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC), and a partnership with Suncor Energy will allow eight Indigenous communities from northeastern Alberta to share in $16 million in annual revenue from the Northern Courier Pipeline System. In 2019, Suncor obtained the rights to TC Energy’s 15 per cent of…

Continue Reading
‘We owe the Stollery so much’

‘We owe the Stollery so much’

By Jennifer Henderson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On Sunday Aug. 29, young Alberta entrepreneurs served up cool glasses of lemonade for a good cause, raising funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. For Kisti-Lee German and her family, the day was personal. After spending months in this hospital with her micro-preemie, German found out about Lemonade Stand Day and knew she had to…

Continue Reading
Empty Bowls returns after COVID-19 hiatus as food bank sees demand rising

Empty Bowls returns after COVID-19 hiatus as food bank sees demand rising

By Scott McLean, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Wood Buffalo Food Bank is hosting Empty Bowls, its first in-person fundraiser, on Sunday after the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled some of the organization’s fundraisers and pushed others online. The annual event will be held at the Fort McMurray Heritage Shipyard. The annual event serves food to people with custom bowls made by the Fort…

Continue Reading
Stettler County coping with one of worst farm seasons in 60 years

Stettler County coping with one of worst farm seasons in 60 years

By Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Stettler County council declared an agricultural disaster in the municipality after hearing a stark, sobering report on regional farming conditions at their regular meeting Aug. 11. Director of Municipal Services Andrew Brysiuk submitted councillors a report from Quentin Beaumont, director of agricultural operations, that illustrated perfectly the summer of 2021: very hot and very dry…

Continue Reading
No On-Reserve Voting For October Referenda, Senate Election in Alberta

No On-Reserve Voting For October Referenda, Senate Election in Alberta

By Jeremy Appel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter (ANNews) – Indigenous people won’t be able to vote on reserve in the upcoming plebiscites and senate elections happening the same day as municipal elections on Oct. 18, Alberta Municipal Affairs has confirmed. Plebiscite questions include whether Alberta should adopt Daylight Savings Time for the entire year, and whether Albertans support removing Constitutionally-enshrined equalization payments…

Continue Reading
Slow down, council pleads

Slow down, council pleads

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News People who drive off-highway vehicles and other vehicles in unsafe ways are again advised by Big Lakes County council to be responsible. At its regular meeting Aug. 11, council accepted suggestions from an Enilda resident at a previous meeting for information. “Council continues to prioritize public education and include traffic enforcement in our annual priority list to…

Continue Reading

A summer back to normal

Commentary byRichard Froese It seemed that the summer of 2021 was mostly back to normal and busier after events were cancelled in summer 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions. Just look at the July and August issues of the South Peace News and Lakeside Leader and readers quickly discover more events, even some new events. As COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta were dropped…

Continue Reading
Family Resource Network hosts paint night in Kinsmen Park, first of what they hope to be many

Family Resource Network hosts paint night in Kinsmen Park, first of what they hope to be many

By John Watson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The first of what the Family Resource Network hopes to be many family paint nights was hosted in Kinsmen Park last week. Family and Youth Resource Network Specialist, Amrit Mathroo, said the event was organized as a joint venture with Strathmore Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and with Trellis.  The idea being that local…

Continue Reading