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Students face new cell phone restrictions in September

Jon TupperJun 17, 2024

Students will have new rules for cell phones when they return to school this fall. On Monday, June 17, the province announced all students in Alberta will have to keep personal electronic devices turned off and stored out of sight during class time, effective September 1, 2024. The policy change comes after months of consultation with educators, students, and more than 68,000 parents. “Parents, teachers, students and our education partners…

Critics question UCP fundraiser

Jon TupperJun 17, 20243 min read

A United Conservative Party (UCP) fundraiser and town hall in Calgary is raising eyebrows. An event planned for the Calgary Lougheed Constituency called “An Injection of Truth” was set to kick off at 6 p.m. on June 17. The event…

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RMWB Lawsuit alleges misuse of public funds

Jon TupperJun 16, 20242 min read

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is suing its former director of human resources. On June 7, the municipality filed a statement of claim with the Court of King’s Bench against former HR director Kari Donnelly, seeking $201,958.30 in…

Councillor Cardinal hopes his motion will bring more public consultation in RMWB

Councillor Cardinal hopes his motion will bring more public consultation in RMWB

Ryan McNallyJun 14, 20242 min read

Councillor Kendrick Cardinal says his decision to put forward a motion that transitions RMWB Councillors to full-time was done to bring further engagement to what the Council does. He brought the motion forward at Tuesday’s meeting, which passed 6-3. Cardinal…

Westwood Students win at Canada-wide Science Fair

Jon TupperJun 13, 20241 min read

Students from Westwood High School returned from the Canada-wide science fair with medals and scholarships. Riley Saha Halder received a special award and a $1,000 scholarship for a project titled “Enhancing Bioplastic Performance Using Eggshell Waste and Chitosan.” Shayan Awan…