Nanaimo Daily News
Alberta says 89 unreported foster child deaths were accidents, natural causes
Alberta's Human Services minister, reacting to reports the government kept under wraps the deaths of 89 foster children, said those cases weren't published because the children died of natural causes or by accidents.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Opinion: We need to reframe Alberta's post-secondary debate
During the past year debate has persisted about the role of Alberta's universities and ways to support a renewed vision of post-secondary education.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud
Neil Young Adds 2014 Tour Dates
He didn't play as many dates as he'd planned in 2013, but Neil Young is already filling up his concert schedule for next year.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Red Deer Advocate
Redford shuffles cabinet
Alberta Premier Alison Redford shuffled more than half the ministers in her cabinet Friday, promoting rising stars Manmeet Bhullar and Robin Campbell while demoting Doug Griffiths and deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Alberta Premier Redford remakes cabinet in major shuffle
One day after a dramatic fall session came to an end, Premier Alison Redford has announced a shuffle to her provincial cabinet.
Red Deer Advocate
Labour relations poisoned: union group
The head of the Alberta Federation of Labour says the province has poisoned labour relations with the passage of two controversial bills.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Sturgeon Refinery cost rises, but so does potential profit for province
While the Sturgeon Refinery price tag jumped sharply from original estimates, Alberta could earn more than $1.1 billion a year in profit after paying the cost of turning its low-value royalty bitumen into high quality diesel fuel.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Hundreds rally for third day as MLAs prepare to debate controversial labour bills
Over the past six months, the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald produced the province's first definitive count of child welfare fatalities, based on death records unsealed by the Alberta government after a four-year legal battle.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Simons: We must count the fall of every sparrow
And in 89 of those cases, those deaths were kept secret - not just from the public, but from the Alberta legislature.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Opinion: Byzantine system of child death reviews fails bereaved families
Human Services Minister Dave Hancock and his boss, Premier Alison Redford, are progressive leaders well suited to tackling the job of overhauling the death review system for children in government care.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Unreported child deaths lead to call for public inquiry
Human Services Minister Dave Hancock says that before 2012 the government didn't report deaths from natural causes, accidents or medical conditions.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Alberta Education Minister tries to avoid conflict of interest on Athabasca school
Education Minister Jeff Johnson says he is taking steps to avoid a perceived conflict of interest by removing himself from any decision on whether to fund a proposed new school near land he owns in Athabasca.