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Southern Alberta to get 156 recovery, detox & transition beds at 4 facilities

Government officials were in southwestern Alberta over the weekend to announce recovery centres, and detox and transition beds.

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UCP government to spend $58M on 20 private natural gas projects

More than a quarter of those projects are out of province.

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Alberta funding increase to school boards still $1.4 billion short

The province promised an additional $118 million in funding to help school boards deal with COVID-19 adjustments. Here’s why it’s still not enough.

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How did Alberta’s economy fare under Jason Kenney in 2019?

Each week, the provincial government releases an economic update. I decided to finally look at the most recent one, and here’s what I found.

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13 opioid-related deaths reported in Lethbridge since SCS defunding announcement

Alberta Health Services reported in a town hall to South Zone employees that 13 Lethbridge residents have died due to opioids since last week.

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Lethbridge College gets $3.35M to upgrade heating & cooling system

The provincial government announced last week that they’ll be giving Lethbridge College over $3 million for upgrading work.

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Alberta government to spend $25 million to build recovery communities

Last week, Jason Luan announced that Alberta will be spending $25 million to build recovery communities for those experiencing addiction.

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UCP government cutting Indigenous housing fund in half

Yesterday, the provincial government announced that it’ll spend $32 million over the next 3 years in the Indigenous Housing Capital Program. There are a couple things you should know.

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Alberta government providing grants for senate elections

Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved last week an appendix to the Alberta Senate Election Act, which could lead to grants being available during senate elections.

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Why the UCP shouldn’t defund Lethbridge’s SCS

A few points are getting missed in the government announcement about funding ARCHES and in the media coverage and attached public discourse.