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Declaring emergency won’t help in fentanyl fight, says premier

calgaryherald.com — Declaring a public health emergency won't help in Alberta fight against threat of fentanyl overdose deaths, says Premier Rachel Notley. Notley told the legislature Tuesday that provincial law here differs from British Columbia, which declared a public health emergency last month after recording 200 overdose deaths in the first three months of 2016.

Energy minister looking for new deputy as Grant Sprague departs

Energy minister looking for new deputy as Grant Sprague departs
calgaryherald.com — Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says Albertans should not be alarmed by the sudden departure of her deputy minister. The Energy Minister said Grant Sprague is leaving on his own volition Friday and plans are already being made to hire a new deputy minister. "They will find me a good replacement," she said.

Wildrose presses for state of emergency over fentanyl

Wildrose presses for state of emergency over fentanyl
calgaryherald.com — Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to know why the NDP government hasn't declared a state of emergency to address the fentanyl crisis, but he received no response from the premier Monday.

Jean blasts NDP on fentanyl

Jean blasts NDP on fentanyl
calgarysun.com — EDMONTON - Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to know why the NDP government hasn't declared a state of emergency to address the fentanyl crisis.

Red Deer’s poor air quality report sparks government reaction

Red Deer’s poor air quality report sparks government reaction
calgaryherald.com — Last fall's poor air quality report for Red Deer and other parts of the province was akin to a doctor's warning that a patient has high blood pressure, says Alberta's air quality director. Hamid Namsechi said the problem is serious and cannot be ignored, but it's not like the sky is falling.

Notley defends Alberta beef, urges quick introduction of certification

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley urges action on organic certi

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley urges action on organic certi
calgarysun.com — Premier Rachel Notley says nobody has more tasty beef than Alberta, but she urged a national round table on organics "move quickly" on a certification process in light of a controversy stirred up by a Canadian restaurant chain.

About 60% of farmers have signed up for WCB

About 60% of farmers have signed up for WCB
calgarysun.com — About 60% of Alberta's farms and ranches have registered for Workers Compensation Board coverage in advance of Saturday's deadline, says the province's Labour Minister.

Labour minister says 60 per cent of farms have signed on for WCB coverage of workers

Labour minister says 60 per cent of farms have signed on for WCB coverage of workers
calgaryherald.com — About 60 per cent of Alberta's farms and ranches have registered for Workers' Compensation Board coverage in advance of Saturday's deadline, says the NDP labour minister. Christina Gray said Wednesday she hopes all farms will eventually be covered by WCB so that farm workers are compensated for injuries on the job.

NDP works boss shelves future public-private construction contracts

NDP works boss shelves future public-private construction contracts
calgaryherald.com — Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason says the NDP government won't launch any new public-private partnerships pending a decision by executive council on their continued use. Mason, who also serves as transportation minister, said he wasn't declaring a moratorium on the so-called P3s, but he planned to stick to the traditional methods of funding as he launches a five-year, $34-billion capital construction program.
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May 05, 2016

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May 05, 2016

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May 05, 2016

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May 05, 2016

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May 05, 2016

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May 05, 2016

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