Province

Province

1
If passed, Bill 203 would repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act and require Alberta Standard Time would be in place year round. In short, Alberta would remain on Mountain Daylight Time throughout the year.

0
The government has chosen the beginning of summer to launch Energy Efficiency Alberta’s $36-million Residential and Commercial Solar Program.

1
The Government of Alberta is investing an additional $75 million to benefit students and teachers during the 2017-18 school year. Minister David Eggen announced the Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) Tuesday morning, but the CIF was part of the central agreement reached between the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Teachers Employer Bargaining Association in May.

0
Status of Women has been working across Alberta to increase the number of women running for office in the Oct. 16 municipal elections. The deadline for people to declare their candidacy is Sept. 18.

0
For the third year in a row, Olivia is the number one name given to babies in Alberta. The top five girls names in 2016 were Olivia (292), Emma (249), Sophia (215), Ava (207), and Emily (187). For boys Liam (277), Benjamin (252), Lucas (247), Oliver (230), and Noah (228) marked the top five names.

0
Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee travelled to Ottawa Tuesday to sign the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework with federal, provincial and territorial partners.

0
RCMP are reminding motorists that warmer temperatures increase the mix of vehicles on provincial roads. Police continue to be concerned with the number of commercial and passenger vehicles collisions with 38 killed and 556 injured in collisions involving tractor-trailers in Alberta in 2015.

0
The 24-municipality Capital Region Board met Thursday for what may have been its final meeting, using the time to reflect back on what it sees as 10 years of collaboration and regional success.

4
The province says it is "easing the burden on parents by eliminating instructional and bus charges for tens of thousands of students and requiring approval for other increases."

0
The Government of Alberta announced Friday that all new and replacement schools would soon get a $250,000 provincial grant for a playground, something the government says will save Alberta families millions of dollars.