Alberta Culture online news

  • 29.03.2017 21:24

    A three-year-old Alberta boy has learned there are serious consequences for drivers who rip up the roads. His punishment? He's been told to serve some hard time helping his mom in the laundry room. Nathan Snow was driving home from a playground in Fort McMurray, Alta. on Sunday night in his miniature Ford F-150, when he was pulled over by RCMP. The officer served the toddler with a pink violation ...

  • 29.03.2017 05:34

    As the number mumps cases continues to rise, Alberta Health Services (AHS) is responding by expanding the scope of the outbreak to include the entire Edmonton zone. According to an AHS news release, as of March 28, 51 cases of mumps have been confirmed in Alberta so far this year, 24 of which are in Edmonton Zone. The outbreak had previously been declared specific to the University of Alberta. In February, ...

  • 29.03.2017 03:14

    Alberta may have trouble competing with British Columbia and other jurisdictions when it comes to attracting higher-budget TV and film projects, but a roundup of nominees for this year's film and television awards shows that our homegrown industry continues to soldier on, especially in Calgary. The 2017 nominations for the Alberta Film and Television Awards, dubbed the Rosies, were announced in ...

  • 29.03.2017 02:14

    Canadian agriculture producers could see higher prices for beef and pork this year depending on the outcome of an ongoing tainted meat scandal in Brazil, analysts say. The South American country's meat-packing industry is currently the subject of a federal police investigation into allegations that food safety inspectors were offered bribes to permit the sale and export of rotten meat. Since news ...

  • 28.03.2017 16:54

    Last fall's wet, snowy weather has created major problems for Alberta farmers, who likely have more than one million acres of unharvested crops still in their fields. Brian Miller, who farms 100 kilometres northwest of Edmonton near Barrhead, left 600 acres of canola in the field last year, about 40 per cent of his total cropland. He hasn't seen such conditions since he ...

  • 28.03.2017 05:26

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau was in Calgary Monday to speak to the Chamber of Commerce on his cross-country tour to sell the merits of the Liberal government's budget released last week. Postmedia political reporter James Wood had an opportunity to sit down with the minister for a brief conversation. (This interview has been edited for length.) Q: You've talked a lot about innovation and this ...

  • 27.03.2017 19:54

    Alberta's agriculture minister went to India to open doors for trade deals and ended up on a celebrity chef's cooking show. The February trade mission was the first by an Alberta agriculture minister and, it's safe to say, also the first time one has ended up making an Alberta barley-and-pea risotto on YouTube. Oneil Carlier's flying three-day visit was tacked on to the end of a mission ...

  • 27.03.2017 19:52

    Edmonton singer-songwriter Rebecca Lappa, 19, will be headed to Vimy Ridge to mark the centennial of the First World War battle after winning a Spirit of Vimy contest hosted by the Government of Alberta. Lappa earned the top prize in the 18- to 24-year-old category for her song Valiant of Vimy Ridge, a first-person account of Calgary-born soldier John George Pattison, who was awarded the Victoria Cross ...

  • 24.03.2017 18:20

    Ewan McGregor has gotten used to Calgarians apologizing. This is a part of our general nature as Canadians, of course. But these sorrys are usually specific to the sort of winter Calgary has endured since Fargo began filming its third season in Calgary and area back in early January. “We’re like ‘No, no, we need it, this is what we’re here for,'” says McGregor, taking ...

  • 24.03.2017 00:12

    By Makeda Waterman The world looks at Canada as a culturally neutral country. But the so called "melting pot of the North" is really... just Toronto. Western Canada is nowhere near the pot. As a native Torontonian, I moved to Edmonton about three years ago. Most of my friends left Ontario when Alberta's economy was strong and every year that went by they encouraged me to come for the ...

  • 22.03.2017 20:32

    Albertans are being asked to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday by telling stories of their experiences, achievements and ideas. The Canada150in150 initiative is looking for videos up to two minutes long along with a short written summary in such categories as industrial and graphic design, fuelling our future, urban farming, winter sports and theatre. "Sometimes we as Canadians ...

  • 22.03.2017 01:46

    A well-known member of Edmonton's theatre community who also worked as a substitute teacher has been charged with possession of child pornography, says the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams. David Belke, 56, was arrested Friday following an investigation by ALERT's Internet Child Exploitation unit and Edmonton city police. A public tip sparked the investigation that began in February. ...

  • 21.03.2017 20:14

    A "women studies" option for middle school students in the small Alberta village of Clyde has baffled critics who say the class turns back the clock on female empowerment. Girls enrolled in the optional class at Eleanor Hall K-9 school will learn how to choose hairstyles and clothes that flatter students' faces and bodies, how to shop online, and about the "romanticized version of ...

  • 21.03.2017 17:00

    "Indigenous women of all ages [don't] want to walk home alone from work or school." When Tasha Hubbard, an award-wining documentary filmmaker from the Peepeekisis First Nation and an assistant professor in the English department at the University of Saskatchewan, moved back to Saskatoon after years away, it was this revelation that inspired her to turn her lens to the issue of missing ...

  • 21.03.2017 06:06

    OTTAWA — Opposition parties, Canada’s airlines and some of the country’s major airports are sounding the alarm over the Liberal government’s interest in privatizing some of the country's terminals and landing strips, warning it will lead to higher fees for travellers. The plan won’t be in Wednesday’s budget, Huffington Post Canada has learned, but the federal government is still considering raising ...

  • 21.03.2017 05:42

    The federal budget is being released on Wednesday and you know what that means — Canada's finance minister is getting a nice, new pair of shoes. On Monday, Bill Morneau showed off his choice: a lovely dress Oxford from Canadian company Poppy Barley. Looking forward to wearing @PoppyBarley's on Wednesday - designed by two inspirational Canadian women. #Budget2017. pic.twitter.com/X7Mgqawu7P— ...

  • 20.03.2017 04:26

    It’s clear this guy is not going to take any crap.  Jason Kenney, the new Progressive Conservative leader, now wears the bullseye. Less than one full day in his new job and the potshot artists take little time before playing the fear card. Yes, Kenney and his legion of extreme right-wing social conservative supporters succeed in their hostile takeover of the PCs so they can turn back the ...

  • 20.03.2017 00:52

    Jason Kenney pledged on his first full day as Progressive Conservative leader to get cracking immediately on his plan to unite the Tories with the Wildrose in a new party. A day after winning the leadership with 75% support from delegates at the party's leadership convention, the former Conservative cabinet minister met with the party board. "I look forward to moving quickly with the mandate ...

  • 19.03.2017 22:00

    Visual artist Judy Anderson has found a way to honour her son Cruz's graffiti by embracing his art in her own beadwork. Judy says Cruz wasn't interested in art until a graffiti artist visited his Grade 5 class. That's when he started crafting letter structures and practicing his writing over and over again. When Cruz was in high school, Judy, who is Cree from Saskatchewan's Gordon First ...

  • 19.03.2017 06:50

    Jason Kenney likes to quote an old saying to describe himself, that he tends "to march toward the sound of gunfire." The combative Kenney has never been one to back down from a fight, whether it was taking on Ralph Klein as an anti-tax crusader, battling the administration of his Catholic university for not being Catholic enough, or creatively taunting the Liberal government as a member of ...

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