municipal politics

Montreal mayor Valerie Plante delivers remarks during the opening ceremony of the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Big cities have a major role to play in protecting biodiversity, experts say

Increasing native plants and animals and decreasing contaminants, among actions cities can take

 

The Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan recently won an award. Bringing together eight municipalities for one comprehensive plan was no easy feat. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan project receives award

On Oct. 24, 2022, the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) awarded the…

 

The by-election candidate forum drew a large crowd on Aug. 31. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake by-election candidate forum draws full house

Although it was the last evening of summer vacation, before school starts…

 

Athabasca University and Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education disagree on the future plan for the university. (Photo by iStock)

Sylvan Lake students fear potential loss of Athabasca University

Local students who depend on online education are concerned about the future…

Athabasca University and Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education disagree on the future plan for the university. (Photo by iStock)
Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘We’ll see where it goes’: dry Alberta town surveys citizens on its alcohol ban

Raymond, about 240 kilometres south of Calgary, does not allow alcohol service in any establishment

Hockey fans load up on beer at a bar in Edmonton on Dec. 31, 2011. The southern Alberta town of Raymond — dry since it was founded more than 100 years ago — is asking residents if they are for or against restaurants serving alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette