News releases

Canmore gets heightened flood protection

May 26, 2017

The Government of Alberta is investing an additional $10.3 million to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure in Canmore. 

Credit rating: Statement from Minister Joe Ceci

May 26, 2017

President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance Joe Ceci issued the following statement regarding one agency’s decision to revise Alberta’s credit rating:

Local libraries benefit from provincial funding

May 26, 2017

The Alberta government is providing $50 million this year to improve access and services at libraries.

Orders in Council

May 25, 2017

Orders Approved – May 24, 2017

Alberta colleges receive much-needed funding

May 25, 2017

Four colleges across the province will receive more than $21.78 million to improve student learning opportunities and campus infrastructure.

Bill to make Alberta workplaces healthier

May 25, 2017

The proposed Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act would help reduce workplace illnesses by giving Albertans unpaid, job-protected sick days.

Teachers agreement: Minister Ceci statement

May 24, 2017

Joe Ceci, Minister of Finance, made the following statement regarding ratification of an agreement with Alberta’s teachers:

Bill to modernize Alberta’s workplace legislation

May 24, 2017

Proposed amendments to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code would support family-friendly workplaces and bring Alberta’s standards into alignment with the rest of Canada.

Children’s Services minister responds to OCYA report

May 24, 2017

Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Investigative Review of 15-year-old Levi:

Taking action to protect electricity consumers

May 23, 2017

Proposed legislation introduced today would cap electricity prices and protect the pocketbooks of Albertans.

Sheriffs shut down Calgary drug house

May 23, 2017

Investigators from the Alberta Sheriffs Branch have boarded up a Calgary home that has been a source of ongoing criminal activity for years.

Province boosts digital media, post-production sectors

May 23, 2017

Albertans looking to work in post-production, digital animation, visual effects and interactive digital media sectors will have an easier time finding jobs thanks to two new pilot grant programs.

Manchester bombing: Premier Notley statement

May 23, 2017

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement about the bombing in Manchester:

Helping families of missing and murdered Indigenous women

May 19, 2017

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls now have an advocate to help them find information and resources related to their loved ones. 

Submit a tick to Alberta’s surveillance program

May 19, 2017

Albertans are encouraged to submit ticks they find on themselves and their animals to help government monitor the types of ticks found in the province. 

Cleanup boost for old oil and gas sites to create jobs

May 18, 2017

Albertans will have a cleaner, safer environment and more jobs in the process thanks to a funding boost to address orphaned wells.

New energy rebates mean big cost savings

May 18, 2017

Businesses, non-profit organizations and institutions can save hundreds of dollars annually with a new energy efficiency rebate program.

Alberta steps up to help grow Indigenous tourism

May 18, 2017

New tourism initiatives aim to create jobs for First Nations and Métis communities and attract more visitors to the province.

Albertans benefit from program payment changes

May 17, 2017

Proposed legislation introduced today would ensure the carbon levy rebate and benefits from two programs do not have to be returned when a family member passes away.

Provincial campgrounds get funding boost

May 17, 2017

Alberta’s provincial parks will receive $54.2 million this year for improvements to campgrounds, new picnic tables and improved infrastructure.

Dunvegan bridge down to one lane

May 16, 2017

The Highway 2 Peace River bridge at Dunvegan has been reduced to single-lane traffic for bridge maintenance.

Alberta granted intervener status on Trans Mountain pipeline

May 16, 2017

Alberta has been granted leave to intervene on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project judicial review by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Enforcement ramps up to protect public land

May 16, 2017

Alberta is protecting parks and public land by increasing enforcement on violations like mud-bogging, littering, and unattended campfires.

Have your say on Alberta’s curriculum

May 15, 2017

Albertans are being asked to provide feedback on what students will learn as part of the government’s second curriculum survey.

Adventure at historic sites, museums and archives

May 15, 2017

Join hundreds of thousands of visitors this summer exploring 20 provincially-owned historic sites, museums and archives for an affordable Alberta adventure.