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Heath critic says issues in hospital kitchen ignored by province

Heath critic says issues in hospital kitchen ignored by province | ABPoli | Scoop.it
The Wildrose’s Health Critic Heather Forsyth says the government is ignoring health issues in the aging kitchen at the Foothills Hospital.
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U of C under fire for $8-million executive-office upgrades

U of C under fire for $8-million executive-office upgrades | ABPoli | Scoop.it
The University of Calgary is spending $8.1 million on renovating offices for its top leadership, despite an internal report that warned “large expenditures” on space for executives would likely be criticized.
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Braid: University of Calgary spending should spark outrage

Braid: University of Calgary spending should spark outrage | ABPoli | Scoop.it
The province is oddly muted about the latest and most egregious case of executive overreach in Calgary’s
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Redford government to proclaim long-delayed Alberta Health Act

Redford government to proclaim long-delayed Alberta Health Act | ABPoli | Scoop.it
The Redford government is moving forward to proclaim into force the Alberta Health Act, a stalled piece of legislation that was passed by the legislature almost three years ago.
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Minister accepts responsibility for lack of consultation on regional planning bill

Minister accepts responsibility for lack of consultation on regional planning bill | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths apologized to rural councillors Wednesday for his handling of controversial new regional planning legislation.
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U of A patient stuck on gurney for 6 days after surgery

U of A patient stuck on gurney for 6 days after surgery | ABPoli | Scoop.it
A University of Alberta Hospital patient says he spent six days on a gurney wedged between two hospital beds following abdominal and leg surgery last week, leaving him without privacy or even a place to store his clothing.
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Ethics probe into Redford over tobacco contract on the way

A long-awaited ethics investigation into Premier Alison Redford’s handling of the government’s tobacco
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AHS delays plan to further privatize Edmonton lab services

AHS delays plan to further privatize Edmonton lab services | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Alberta Health Services has delayed plans to further privatize medical laboratory services in Edmonton. “AHS will not be issuing its lab RFP (Request For Proposal) as planned,” CEO Duncan Campbell tweeted Friday.
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Shocking statement made about High River flooding

Shocking statement made about High River flooding | ABPoli | Scoop.it
There are stunning allegations about the way the southern Alberta floods were handled in High River.
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Alberta enforcing fewer than one per cent of oilsands environmental violations: Report

Alberta enforcing fewer than one per cent of oilsands environmental violations: Report | ABPoli | Scoop.it
A new independent research report suggests that the Alberta government is only taking enforcement action on a tiny fraction of environmental incidents in the oilsands.
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Editorial: Consultation dries up

Editorial: Consultation dries up | ABPoli | Scoop.it
No one was expecting that the provincial government would release a bulletproof policy on rebuilding after June’s devastating floods, but at a minimum, it could have consulted with the City of Calgary and other hard-hit communities, such as High...
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Alberta government set to announce flood prevention plans

Alberta government set to announce flood prevention plans | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Doug Griffiths, is scheduled to hold a news conference at noon Sunday in Calgary to unveil new policies to mitigate future floods in the province.
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Alberta Health Act stuck in legislative limbo after more than two years

Alberta Health Act stuck in legislative limbo after more than two years | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Health Minister Fred Horne says he has no idea when the province will proclaim into force the Alberta Health Act, even though the bill was passed by the government more than two and half years ago.
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Tensions rise in Alberta legislature between Speaker and opposition MLAs

Tensions rise in Alberta legislature between Speaker and opposition MLAs | ABPoli | Scoop.it
An increasingly bitter dispute is developing in the Alberta legislature, with opposition MLAs accusing Speaker Gene Zwozdesky of failing to remain impartial, deliberately stifling controversy, and wasting time with lengthy and unnecessary...
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Opposition slams AHS leadership shuffle

Opposition slams AHS leadership shuffle | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Alberta Health Services’ latest leadership shuffle — two interim co-CEOs replacing the last temporary chief executive until a permanent head is recruited to the job — drew opposition fire from all sides in the legislature Monday.
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Mother of cyberbullied teen concerned with lack of accountability

Mother of cyberbullied teen concerned with lack of accountability | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Just one year ago, Murphy's now 14-year-old daughter tried to kill herself following two years of intense cyberbullying.
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AHS replaces interim chief executive after only one month

AHS replaces interim chief executive after only one month | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Alberta Health Services continued the upheaval in its leadership team Friday, replacing its interim chief executive just a month after his appointment. In an internal memo obtained by the Herald, AHS administrator Dr.
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Alberta won't appeal ruling that criticized oilsands hearing review decision

Alberta won't appeal ruling that criticized oilsands hearing review decision | ABPoli | Scoop.it
EDMONTON - Alberta won't appeal a court ruling that was highly critical of the province for preventing environmental groups from voicing concerns about an oilsands project.
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BC NDP election review examines 'disastrous impact' of positive campaign - TheTyee.ca - Mobile

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Wanted: Seven ballerinas and an engineer to monitor oil-patch

Wanted: Seven ballerinas and an engineer to monitor oil-patch | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Edmonton – A key legislation, Protecting Alberta’s Environment Act, which would create a new agency [...]
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Overnight service to be closed for 20-bed unit at Alberta Hospital

Overnight service to be closed for 20-bed unit at Alberta Hospital | ABPoli | Scoop.it
Mental health patients living in a 20-bed unit at Alberta Hospital will be moved out this fall as the facility transforms into a day home service.
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High River flood victims hold protest outside Premier’s Calgary office

High River flood victims hold protest outside Premier’s Calgary office | ABPoli | Scoop.it
CALGARY - There are still a lot of unanswered questions and some anger over the compensation of flood victims in southern Alberta.
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MLA Mike Allen resigns from caucus after U.S. prostitution sting arrest

MLA Mike Allen resigns from caucus after U.S. prostitution sting arrest | ABPoli | Scoop.it
A Fort McMurray MLA has resigned from government caucus after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in Minnesota, where he was representing the Alberta government at a U.S. lawmakers conference.
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Braid: Auditor general confirms suspicions about muddled budget

Braid: Auditor general confirms suspicions about muddled budget | ABPoli | Scoop.it
If auditor general Merwan Saher is deeply puzzled by government accounting and practices, the rest of
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