News releases

Alberta invests in much-needed space at University of Calgary

Mar 23, 2017

The Government of Alberta is committing $270.6 million over four years for 500 new study and classroom spaces with the renovation of the MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties building.

Twinning the bridge into Fort Saskatchewan

Mar 23, 2017

The Government of Alberta plans to fully twin the critical Highway 15 corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan.

Orders in Council

Mar 22, 2017

Orders Approved - March 21, 2017

Alberta invests $12 million to protect water

Mar 22, 2017

The Government of Alberta is safeguarding water resources with nearly $12 million in new multi-year grants for watershed planning and advisory councils and the Alberta Water Council. 

U of A heritage building renewal will serve students better

Mar 22, 2017

The Government of Alberta’s much-needed investment of $149 million over four years will restore the University of Alberta’s historic Dentistry/Pharmacy Building.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Statement from Premier Notley

Mar 21, 2017

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1966: 

Budget 2017 kick-starts new school build

Mar 21, 2017

The government plans to invest in 26 school projects to improve access to education and create jobs as part of Budget 2017.

$200 million invested in community health care

Mar 20, 2017

Budget 2017 is boosting home and community care by $200 million, allowing more Albertans to receive care in their homes and remain independent.

Solar energy for Stewardship Centre

Mar 17, 2017

Government is supporting energy efficiency at Lethbridge’s Farm Stewardship Centre. 

Alberta families to benefit from Budget 2017

Mar 17, 2017

Budget 2017 funding that would reduce school fees under proposed legislation would save Alberta families $54 million in the 2017/18 school year.

Budget 2017 – working to make life better

Mar 16, 2017

Budget 2017 is focused on creating good jobs, making life more affordable for Albertans and protecting the programs and services families count on.

Sylvan Lake park transfer could benefit economy

Mar 15, 2017

A proposed transfer of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to the Town of Sylvan Lake could provide a significant economic boost for the community.

Building affordable housing benefits Albertans

Mar 15, 2017

Funding of $5.7 million has been approved for the planning of 14 affordable housing projects across the province.

Orders in Council

Mar 15, 2017

Orders Approved - March 14, 2017

Province honours transportation innovation

Mar 14, 2017

Alberta’s leaders in innovation were celebrated Monday night at the annual Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation.

Children’s Services Minister responds to OCYA report

Mar 14, 2017

Minister of Children’s Services Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Investigative Review of 18-Year-Old Peter:

Protecting Alberta’s voluntary blood donation system

Mar 13, 2017

Alberta patients would have secure and reliable access to donated blood when they need it under proposed legislation. 

Commitment to education means jobs for future teachers

Mar 13, 2017

Minister David Eggen committed to protecting and improving education in Budget 2017 while addressing Bachelor of Education students at the University of Alberta. 

Public input sought on Alberta’s workplace laws

Mar 13, 2017

Albertans are invited to participate in a review of the province’s labour legislation to ensure fair and family-friendly workplaces that support a strong economy.

Province breaks down barriers to parks access

Mar 11, 2017

Albertans with physical disabilities will have five new parks to enjoy with their families this summer, plus a new place to fish in the Castle parks next summer.

Minister to be at global table on women’s finances

Mar 10, 2017

Minister Stephanie McLean will travel to New York from March 12 to 16 for the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women. 

Government funding to support rural prosperity

Mar 10, 2017

The Alberta government is making life better for Alberta families and helping communities create jobs and diversify their local economy through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.

New federal opioid funding will help save lives

Mar 10, 2017

Federal funding of $6 million will contribute to Alberta’s opioid strategy to help save lives from anyone at risk of overdosing on fentanyl or other opioids. 

More federal money for mental health and home care

Mar 10, 2017

A 10-year funding agreement between Alberta and Ottawa will result in $1.3 billion to help meet Albertans’ home care and mental health needs. 

“Responders Way” signs in place

Mar 10, 2017

Signs officially renaming a portion of King Street as “Responders Way” were unveiled at an on-site ceremony in Fort McMurray today.