Old Girl Clippers: Alberta elders keep bud stunning at certified cannabis manufacturer

Under a towering canopy of cannabis plants, five silver-haired females peer through the foliage, thoroughly snipping away any brown or scruffy leaves.They call themselves the Old woman Clippers. Approximately three times a week, the seniors head down a gravel roadway near Peers, Alta., to Acreage Pharms, the province’s second-largest certified manufacturer of medical marijuana. There,…

Stung by pipeline dispute, Alberta refuses to sign statement at western premiers meeting

As western premiers met in Yellowknife Wednesday to discuss pharmacare, infrastructure, justice and community safety, the dispute over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline still loomed large.  Alberta didn’t sign the communique out of the meeting, because it did not include a statement of shared support of the pipeline. “Although the issues discussed at the Western…

Province sets date for apology to survivors of Sixties Scoop

It’s been almost three years of work for Adam North Peigan and, in almost three weeks, he’ll hear the results. That’s when Premier Rachel Notley will deliver an apology to Alberta survivors of the Sixties Scoop. The date has been set for May 28. “For myself, as a survivor, it means the world to me,” said…

Kenney accused of ‘trying to demonize’ environmental groups while ignoring foreign-owned business influence

A group advocating for democratic reform says Alberta UCP Leader Jason Kenney’s vow to fight foreign spending by the “green left” is unrealistic. “It’s not really possible to stop foreign money,” said Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch. In a fiery speech Saturday, Kenney promised to cut off the foreign money he says is being spent by “anti-Alberta” groups. “For…

Never mind the grassroots — who holds the political pen? Robyn Urback

Long, long ago, there was a young political staffer named Stephen who helped to cultivate the populist vision for Preston Manning’s Reform Party. The relationship that this Stephen H. — or perhaps that’s too obvious: let’s go with S. Harper — would have with Reformers would eventually become strained, but much of his subsequent popularity and…

Graham Thomson: Who said it? Take the 2017 Alberta politics year-in-quotes quiz

With 2017 ending, let’s take a peek over our shoulders in this year-in-quotes test. I’ll provide the quotes– one monthly– and you determine who said it and why.Answers are listed below (no peeking). QUOTES:” I think the lesson is we shouldn’t be fooled by attractive Liberals.””It was the very best summer task I ever had.”…

Saved puma joins Minnesota Zoo’s other huge felines

John OakesSequim, who was nursed back to health, took his put on the Minnesota Path in Apple Valley.A 60-pound male puma made his debut Friday at the Minnesota Zoo, six months after being saved as an orphan outside Port Angeles, Wash.Sequim, named for his Pacific Northwest roots, came to the Apple Valley zoo as a…

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Fate of Walton Group’s genuine estate provides test of ailing Alberta market

The financial troubles of Calgary property firm Walton Group are most likely to be a base test for Alberta’s ailing business property market, with market players carefully viewing the fate of the designer’s financially rewarding sites.Walton, a global real estate investment and advancement firm, applied for creditor protection earlier this week under the Business’Financial institutions…