It didn’t take long for the Progressive Conservatives to change their tune on transition allowances.
Premier Alison Redford ran her successful campaign last spring on a series of lofty promises, including her commitment to put an end to the generous transition allowances that had some long-serving MLAs walking away from the Legislature with upwards of $1 million.
Following the election, a motion passed in the Legislature in May banning the payouts.
Fast forward a few months and the concept of transition allowances for outgoing politicians once again resurfaces – this time under a different name. Continue reading
Kony 2012 has officially gone viral.
The video was posted to YouTube on March 5 and has since reached more than 13.6-million views — in just six hours, the views have more than doubled. By the time you read this, perhaps it would have doubled again. Continue reading
After several recent reports of drug-related deaths in the province, specifically those linked to ecstasy, I’m wondering why people continue to voluntarily ingest the substance.
It’s is outrageous that people are willing to put their life on the line for a few hours of excitement — a few hours that might be their last. Continue reading
Tomorrow is the big vote for the Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock constituency to determine who will lead the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party heading into the spring provincial election.
There are five nominees vying for the title, but of course, only one will succeed. Continue reading
Journalism and politics have gone hand-in-hand for centuries.
The role of media has remained somewhat consistent over the years and even with this, it seems that some “politicians” just don’t get it. Continue reading
Jasper National Park is, in my opinion, the most beautiful place in the world.
Nothing can top the breathtaking views, the complete serenity and the preservation of nature in its purest form. Jasper National Park is just perfect the way it is.
But, there is a development in the works that could change this forever. Continue reading
The downtown station for Edmonton’s LRT system will soon scan tickets for explosive and radioactive materials in an effort to detect potential terrorist threats.
Is this necessary? Hardly. After all, if someone was entering the LRT terminal with the purpose of killing others and disabling the underground system, the likelihood of having the thought of purchasing a ticket cross their mind is slim. Continue reading
When you’re barreling down a hill with your feet strapped in your bindings, it’s easy to lose control and it’s easy to get injured. It isn’t uncommon for someone to take a spill while travelling at high speeds down the … Continue reading
News Years Resolution #1: Use this blog section for what it is intended for and actually blog, you know, more than once every two months!
Anyhow, I figured now would be the perfect time to dust off the keyboard and blog away, since we are wrapping up the holidays (my favourite time of year) and ringing in the new year before we know it! Continue reading
I have sort of fallen off the blogging bandwagon lately — there just isn’t enough time in a day, it seems! It has been a really busy and exciting last few weeks, starting a new job, moving to a new town and experiencing a plethora of new things. Life has taken me on adventure in the last little bit so I thought I would take a second to update anyone interested on the goings on in my life. Continue reading