The province will install fire-suppression sprinklers in 50 prioritized government-owned seniors lodges this year and another 50 over the two following years, Seniors Minister Lori Sigurdson vowed Tuesday. The NDP government has allocated $30 million this year and another $30 million over the next five years to install sprinkler systems in government-owned seniors lodges and continuing-care facilities deemed at highest risk.
All low-income seniors who were short-changed out of their Guaranteed Income Supplement payments as a result of a federal government error have now received retroactive payments. The error, discovered in May 2015, resulted in 86,500 seniors not being sent $258 million in GIS payments they were eligible to receive, Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, said Thursday.
Robin Campbell, former Tory environment and finance minister, lobbied for the coal industry during his one-year cooling-off period, but he didn't violate Alberta's Conflict of Interest legislation, the ethics commissioner has ruled. Marguerite Trussler, a retired judge, said Campbell did not breach the post-employment provisions of the act because he - like all Albertans - was invited to give his opinion of the NDP government's climate-change plan.
Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier said Wednesday he doubts that cuts to the fire prevention and fire suppression budgets this year are responsible for the Horse Creek fire that is ravaging Fort McMurray. Carlier said Wednesday he didn't think the $5.3-million cut to forest fire preparation, prevention and mitigation budget played a part in the disaster.
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 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 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.
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