Darcy Henton on Muck Rack

Darcy Henton

Verified
Edmonton Alberta
Political Writer — Calgary Herald

Postmedia

NDP embark on speedy agenda to install fire sprinklers in seniors lodges

calgaryherald.com — 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.

GIS error cost 86,500 low-income seniors $258 million

calgaryherald.com — 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.

Alberta government vows to install fire suppression sprinklers in seniors lodges

edmontonsun.com — Fearing a similar deadly fire like the one that killed dozens of seniors in Quebec, the province will begin installing sprinklers in seniors lodges.

Alberta seniors short-changed on federal support payments receive cheques

Alberta government vows to install fire suppression sprinklers in seniors lodges

calgarysun.com — Fearing a similar deadly fire like the one that killed dozens of seniors in Quebec, the province will begin installing sprinklers in seniors lodges.

Ethics commissioner clears Robin Campbell of lobbying government during cooling-off period

calgaryherald.com — 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.

Did cuts to fire program budget have a role to play in Fort McMurray fire?

calgaryherald.com — 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 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

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

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.
More Articles →
Sep 26, 2016

Clinton: Listen to what you just heard.

Sep 26, 2016

RT @morningmoneyben: Trump had some moments on trade; got hit badly on his own biz record; getting schooled on race/policing. She's up on points. #debatenight

Sep 26, 2016

I have the endorsement of the NRA. -- Trump

Sep 26, 2016

RT @BobRae48: Trump using race card, and law and order card. He's channelling Nixon in 1968. Trouble is it worked then.

Sep 26, 2016

Illegal immigrants have guns and they're shooting people. (I am not making this up. )

Sep 26, 2016

Without law and order there's no law and order

Sep 26, 2016

RT @markusoff: This debate portion brought to you by Trump International Hotel of Washington, DC.

Sep 26, 2016

I don't know what topic they are now debating but I like it.


Are You a Journalist?

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.

Create a Portfolio