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18 drug deaths in Lethbridge during first 4 months of 2021

Lethbridge has seen 32 drug-related deaths since the supervised consumption site closed last summer. EMS responses are also up over 2020.

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Alberta had worst GDP growth in Canada in 2020

RBC reported last week that Alberta’s GDP dropped by 8.2% last year, the worst performance the province has ever seen.

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Ottawa to send over $25 million to Alberta for over 360 housing projects

Earlier this month, the federal government jointly announced funding with the Alberta government for 362 housing projects in 95 communities within Alberta. These projects will repair and upgrade housing for seniors and low-income families. Calgary will receive just under $5.7 million in federal funding for 68 projects and Edmonton will receive $5.3 million for 33 […]

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Alberta continuing care residents rate their quality of life

They gave top marks for security and safety, relationships with staff, and their own autonomy. The gave bottom marks for meals, access to internet and technology, and recreational opportunities.

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UCP increases max amount it’ll allow itself to lend to oil refinery

Last year, the Alberta government approved lending $1.25 billion to the Sturgeon Refinery. Then increased it to $1.5 billion. Now, they’re upping it by another $300 million.

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Alberta’s proposed equalization referendum is a $1.4M shiny object

If passed, the referendum ultimately will change nothing for Alberta and will cost us over a million dollars in the process.

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New poll: Alberta’s Wildrose Independence Party gaining popularity

UCP is at their lowest level of support since being elected. They’re closer to the Wildrose in the polls than they are to the NDP.

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Over 10,000 Alberta women lost their job in May 2021

Full-time jobs were up by 51,000. Part-time jobs were down by 10,100.

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Lack of nurses and doctors affecting hospitals in northern Alberta

AHS recently reduced hospital surgical, emergency, and acute care services in 5 communities in northern and central Alberta because of physician and nursing shortages.

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Lethbridge drug deaths doubled in 1st quarter of 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.