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Brett McKay, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Brett McKay, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Recent Work by Brett

Lac La Biche Mission's historic church getting facelift

Lac La Biche Mission's historic church getting facelift

Lac La Biche Mission Historical Society plans to restore and repair the decaying wood around the windows in the Notre Dame des Victoires church.
Abortion pill access expanding beyond Alberta's major cities, data shows

Abortion pill access expanding beyond Alberta's major cities, data shows

Mifegymiso is slowly changing the reproductive-rights landscape in Alberta, new data suggests.
Calgary energy conference ends with directive to streamline clean growth projects

Calgary energy conference ends with directive to streamline clean growth projects

The Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Calgary closed with the announcement of a federal cabinet directive to streamline the approval process for clean growth projects, a move welcomed by provincial energy ministers.
Alberta funds clean-tech, but falls behind on policy ambition

Alberta funds clean-tech, but falls behind on policy ambition

The Government of Alberta has funding testing of methane emissions abatement technologies. For the new tech to be effective in reducing emissions, stronger policy and enforcement is needed, analyst says.
Legal Aid Alberta services extended, negotiations resume

Legal Aid Alberta services extended, negotiations resume

In a joint statement released on July 5, Alberta's Minister of Justice, Legal Aid Alberta, and the Law Society of Alberta say they have agreed to extend the recently expired Governance Agreement until September 5, 2024.
BREAKING: Escaped inmate recaptured by RCMP near St. Paul

BREAKING: Escaped inmate recaptured by RCMP near St. Paul

An inmate who escaped from a healing centre in Edmonton on May 30 was recaptured near St. Paul Alberta.
Deadly white-nose syndrome found in Alberta bats for first time

Deadly white-nose syndrome found in Alberta bats for first time

White-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease that has been devastating bat populations in North America, has been diagnosed in Alberta for the first time.
Canada's first-past-the-post election system feeds hostility, says one expert

Canada's first-past-the-post election system feeds hostility, says one expert

First-past-the-post feeds negative campaigning and attack politics, says author and electoral reform advocate.
Harassment of Alberta's elected officials increasing, contributing to resignations

Harassment of Alberta's elected officials increasing, contributing to resignations

Worsening harassment of municipal officials is contributing to councillor resignations and pushing good candidates away from local politics, municipal leaders say.
Recipients announced for rural Alberta opportunities grants

Recipients announced for rural Alberta opportunities grants

The Lac La Biche region has several successful agritourism ventures. Visitors can put on a beekeeping suit and get an inside look at the Christy Creek Honey apiary or spend an afternoon picking berries in an orchard.
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