Teamsters and Canadian National (CN) reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement for more than 3,000 conductors, train persons and yard workers on Nov. 26 after a weeklong strike.
The provincial education budget remains stable at $8.2 billion, but according to both school divisions in Hinton, the reallocation of grants to address the previous year’s shortfall, as well as increased enrollment across the province this year, has resulted in a negative financial impact.
The province recently put out a survey asking Albertans their opinion on abolishing the time change. The survey’s two options included keeping the time change or adopting daylight savings time (DST) all year round, not providing an option for those who would like to see a switch to permanent standard time.
The court case of Collin Glaser and Jesse Lablanc came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 6, three days into the trial, when the defence lawyers discovered a piece of evidence in their possession and new representation was requested.
Council approved funding through the Community Grant Program (CGP) to three out of five applicants in its second intake of 2019. While the five CGP applications added up to a total request of $39,000, the total funding available for this second intake was $29,727.