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Alberta Election Updates: NDP MLA Michael Connolly not running for re-election, Ron Orr wins UCP contest in Lacombe-Ponoka: Photo: NDP MLA Michael Connolly (left) with Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci (source: Facebook) New Democratic Party MLA Michael Connolly announced this weekend that he will not seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly when the next provincial election is called in 2019. Co...
Green Party of Alberta chooses Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes as new leader: Photo: New Green Party leader Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes at Canada Day celebrations in 2018 (photo source: @KingEddyYYC on Twitter) Members of the Green Party of Alberta chose Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes as their new leader at a leadership selection meeting yesterday.  Chagnon-Greyeyes is an Indigenou...
Vue Weekly Best of Edmonton 2018: Thank you to the readers of Vue Weekly for voting daveberta.ca as one of the city’s Best Local Affairs Blogs in the annual Best of Edmonton list for 2018. I’m thrilled this website was tied for first place with Mack Male’s excellent mastermaq.ca blog, which has long been a solid standard source o...
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Northwest Edmonton grass fire spreads to old barn: Firefighters are working to contain a grass fire that spread to an old barn in northwest Edmonton. Fire Rescue Services spokeswoman Kristi Bland said crews were alerted to the fire south of Anthony Henday Drive and west of Mark Messier Trail at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. They arrived about six minutes ...
Northwest Edmonton grass fire spreads to old barn: Firefighters are working to contain a grass fire that spread to an old barn in northwest Edmonton. Fire Rescue Services spokeswoman Kristi Bland said crews were alerted to the fire south of Anthony Henday Drive and west of Mark Messier Trail at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. They arrived about six minutes ...
NDP publicly releases class size data in wake of scathing auditor general report: The Alberta government has quietly released a mammoth database outlining class sizes from 2004 to 2017 in response to an auditor general report that chided the province for failing to properly track its class-size reduction plan. Education Minister David Eggen’s move to post the data online comes...
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Shape of the Planet; Both Sides Have a Point* … Alberta’s UCP helps make flat-eartherism respectable again!: Surprisingly, as far as we know, neither Opposition Leader Jason Kenney nor any members of his United Conservative Party Legislative Caucus made it to the Flat Earth International Conference at the appropriately named Fantasyland Hotel in Alberta’s capital city Thursday and yesterday. “Flat-earth...
Good new/bad news: Things are looking up for Athabasca University, so why is there no progress on a contract with faculty?: If readers will forgive me for turning away for a moment from the fascinating and highly entertaining topic of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s bizarre attempt to mud-wrestle Canada into submission, we need to look at a topic a little closer to home, to wit: Athabasca University. Readers will recall...
Billy-Ray Bellcourt’s This Wound is a World returns to top of Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List: Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Aug. 8, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. This Wound is a World – Billy-Ray Belcourt * + 2. Relying on that B...
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Why I’m Supporting Don Iveson: In tomorrow’s civic election, Don Iveson is my pick for Mayor. First, a disclosure and a couple of comments: Don and his wife Sarah are friends, and I am a part of Don’s campaign team. It’s worth reiterating that this is purely a personal opinion, not an endorsement on behalf of any organization...
Arenas and Civic Myopia: This afternoon, Edmonton City Council will consider the Master Agreement for the proposed downtown arena. It will almost certainly pass, with some contingency to cover the missing $100 million if provincial funds don’t materialize. The purpose of this post isn’t to rehash the debate. The argumen...

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