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James Wood

Edmonton Journal

Calgary, AB, Canada

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Past articles by James:

Alberta will look at B.C. suit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid addictions

Alberta will consider the idea of launching a lawsuit against drug companies in relation to the opioid crisis as British Columbia became the first province in Canada to take such legal action on Wednesday. The B.C. → Read More

Crown attorneys want to form a union, but NDP government presents a hurdle

Alberta’s Crown prosecutors want to unionize, but face hurdles to their bid, including the wording of provincial legislation and opposition from the NDP government. → Read More

Conservative political action committee deregistered by Elections Alberta

The conservative political action committee Alberta Can’t Wait has been deregistered as a third-party advertiser by Elections Alberta. → Read More

Government missing targets for accessing continuing care

While the NDP government says it’s increasing the number of long-term care and supportive living beds in Alberta, the province is getting further away from hitting its own targets around accessing continuing care spaces. → Read More

Alberta unveils $70M for clean technology; WestJet considers biojet fuel

Alberta’s NDP government is promising up to $70 million towards new clean technology projects in biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation, with WestJet eyeing the new program… → Read More

Indigenous population in Alberta jails remains disproportionately high

Alberta’s justice minister says she’s disappointed by the lack of progress in bringing down disproportionately high rates of Indigenous incarceration in the province. → Read More

UCP investigation into alleged meeting irregularities now complete

The investigation into alleged irregularities at a United Conservative Party constituency association meeting, which led to MLA Prab Gill resigning his deputy whip position, is now complete. → Read More

Notley says Alberta will end up with stake in Trans Mountain pipeline

Premier Rachel Notley says she expects Alberta will end up with an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline. And she believes the federal government — which announced in May it would purchase Kinder Morgan’s Canadian assets for $4. → Read More

Thousands of oilpatch jobs are gone, but executive pay rebounds to pre-crash levels

The pay levels of oilpatch CEOs have for the most part come back higher than before the oil price crash, even as Alberta’s energy sector looks vastly different. → Read More

Organized labour could be factor in 2019 Alberta election

Premier Rachel Notley had a message as she stood in front of hundreds of unionized paramedics, lab technicians and medical specialists three weeks ago. → Read More

Shory drops out of Conservative nomination in Calgary Skyview

Former MP Devinder Shory has dropped out of the Conservative nomination contest in Calgary Skyview, leaving Jagdeep Kaur Sahota as the Tory candidate. → Read More

MP Kent Hehr says investigation into his conduct is over and he's still in Liberal caucus

Calgary Centre MP Kent Hehr says the investigation into his conduct has concluded and he remains a member of the Liberal government caucus, though he’s not getting back into the federal cabinet. → Read More

Flames broadcaster Roger Millions challenging UCP incumbent for Airdrie nomination

While a number of sitting United Conservative Party MLAs have won their party’s nomination without a fight, incumbent MLA Angela Pitt is facing a scrap with a high-profile challenger. → Read More

Morneau tells Calgary audience Ottawa's ownership of Trans Mountain is temporary

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Ottawa is here for a good time, not a long time, when it comes to pipeline ownership. Speaking to a Calgary Chamber of Commerce luncheon a day after the Liberal government would spend $4. → Read More

Parks Canada promises to take hard look at commercialization in Banff and Jasper

The federal government is pledging to take a hard look at commercialization and development in Banff and Jasper national parks, in a move that could have consequences for a potential Calgary Olympic bid. → Read More

To avoid political heartbreak, UCP checking out potential candidates' online dating profiles

The United Conservative Party doesn’t want to get burned by Tinder. → Read More

Alberta downplays Saskatchewan carbon tax challenge

Alberta’s NDP government is downplaying Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal carbon tax, while the Opposition United Conservative Party says it will seek intervener status in the case. → Read More

Province launches mail-out campaign to tout electricity price cap

The NDP government is spending $259,000 on a mail-out campaign highlighting its plan to cap electricity prices as the cost of power has moved upward. The province sent out a brochure to 1. → Read More

New homes for orphan Alberta bears

Just in time for the end of hibernation season, Alberta will now allow wildlife rehabilitation centres to take in orphaned black bear cubs. → Read More

Social assistance rates continue to soar despite Alberta's recovering economy

Alberta’s economy may be recovering but the number of provincial residents receiving social assistance has soared to record highs. The most recent numbers from the province show 57,003 Albertans on income support as of Jan. → Read More