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2015 budget brings changes to Alberta's income tax

With personal income taxes due for many Alberta residents at the end of the month, there's no doubt that it's on the minds of many that this will be the last year filing under the current tax bracket system. As of Jan.

Budget at top of list as candidates prep for May 5 election

As Premier Jim Prentice dropped the writ last Tuesday, candidates hastened to open local campaign offices, talk with constituents and gear up for the election to be held on May 5.
Wildrose leadership hopefuls campaign in Bonnyville

Wildrose leadership hopefuls campaign in Bonnyville

With the deadline to vote in the Wildrose leadership race now just days away, residents of the Lakeland will be able to make an informed decision at the polls after candidates Linda Osinchuk and Drew Barnes made campaign stops in Bonnyville last week
Wildrose leadership candidate calling for change

Wildrose leadership candidate calling for change

One of the three individuals vying for Wildrose leadership made a pit stop in Bonnyville on March 7 to assure local residents there was still “a lot of life and even more fight left” in a party broken by the crossing of 9 MLAs, including longtime lea

Saskiw steps down to make way for new Wildrose contender

Wildrose MLA Shayne Saskiw has finally announced he will not be re-running in any upcoming election, a decision he said he made after getting an inside look at how politics works.
Younghans named PC candidate

Younghans named PC candidate

It was a long and anxious wait for several people gathered at the St. Paul Legion on Saturday night, but seven hours after polls closed, the announcement of Darrell Younghans as the PC candidate for Lac La Biche-St.

Canada is heading to war

After less than a year of official peace, Canada once again finds itself at war.

Governor General visits Cold Lake

Students at the Art Smith Aviation Academy in Cold Lake had a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience last week when Governor General David Johnston stopped by, toured the school and spoke to their entire student body.
Oberle visit St. Paul, attempts to ease concerns

Oberle visit St. Paul, attempts to ease concerns

Local concerns regarding changes being made by the province to how persons with disabilities are provided support and funding were obvious at last week's meeting with Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities Frank Oberle, who stop

Smith stops in Ardmore

Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith spoke to local residents in Ardmore Tuesday night about her party's platform and vision for Alberta. See Tuesday's Nouvelle for the full story.