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Edmonton The federal Liberal government is rejecting a proposal from the Alberta government to consider adding a ‘unique chemical identifier’ to the pharmaceuticals being offered to users as an alternative to street drugs. Proposal to add unique chemical identifier to pharmaceuticals raises concernsStephanie Taylor · The Canadian Press · Posted:Continue Reading

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In northern Alberta, a worrisomely dry winter has raised some fears about an issue that hasn’t historically been a problem — drought.  “Up towards Slave Lake, we’d expect about 50 millimetres [of water] this coming year,” said John Pomeroy, a University of Saskatchewan water scientist.  “We had five. So one–tenth ofContinue Reading

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Edmonton Montana First Nation is partnering with Drone Delivery Canada and the Edmonton International Airport to pilot a new service starting this spring that would deliver prescriptions and other medical supplies by drone. Montana First Nation partners with Edmonton airport, private contractor on project Aaron Sousa · CBC News ·Continue Reading

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Edmonton’s police chief, Indigenous leaders and an elder offered condolences Friday to the families of two Indigenous women who were buried anonymously in Edmonton cemeteries nearly half a century ago. DNA testing has identified the women as Louise Laderoute, 24, and Irene Jacknife, 30. Laderoute, a member of Papaschase FirstContinue Reading

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Edmonton·First Person Pearl Lorentzen reluctantly took a job at a community newspaper in Slave Lake, Alta. To her surprise, the job has connected her to the town in more ways than she ever imagined. I’ve forged connections with the community. In return, I’m trusted to tell its stories Pearl LorentzenContinue Reading

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Edmonton·CBC Explains Premier Danielle Smith’s plan to make lessons on sexual health, and sexual orientation and gender identity opt-in would make Alberta the first Canadian province to assume students are excluded from sex education by default. Proposal part of sweeping changes to Alberta’s student gender identity, sports and surgery policiesContinue Reading