Local News

Government announces 26 new school projects

The Government of Alberta says it plans to invest $500 million in 26 school projects as part of Budget 2017 in order to improve access to education and create an estimated 6000 jobs.
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Province

Wildrose cites Fraser Institute report in NDP spending criticism

The Opposition Wildrose said Thursday that out-of-control spending, not low oil prices are to blame for what it calls the NDP’s broken balance sheet.

The Wildrose called on the government to immediately take steps to reduce spending, citing a new report from the Fraser Institute the Wildrose says confirms NDPspending rather than low oil prices is to blame for the province’s woes. […]

Local News

Albertans asked for input into Budget 2017

The government is inviting Albertans to share their priorities and other ideas on the 2017 budget. Albertans are encouraged to provide their comments and suggestions over the next few weeks as the government prepares for Budget 2017.

Minister of Finance Joe Ceci will host meetings with community leaders and the public while visiting towns and cities around the province. […]

Local News

Morinville hosts Budget Open House to little fanfare

Few people attended Morinville’s Budget 2017 Open House on November 2.

Residents had the opportunity to see presentations made by the Town’s Administration during the afternoon that day; however, according to the Town’s Corporate Communications Officer, Felicity Bergman, only two people attended. […]

Local News

First reading of operational budget passes without any hiccups

Council unanimously passed First Reading of their 2017 Budget very quickly Oct. 25 following only a couple clarifying questions from Council. This is typical of First Readings, where councillors do not offer amendments or debate beyond clarifying the intent of the document. Many budget amendments are commonplace in this Council’s term and may come forward during Second and Third Reading. […]