Unemployment in Alberta soared to its highest rate in more than 22 years last month, even as economists continued to point to signs of a modest recovery heading into 2017.
"I've always said my favourite form of action is civil disobedience," Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon says. JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS.
A rally at the Alberta legislature Saturday is expected to draw critics of the NDP government's proposed carbon tax. The rally, called "Families for Saving Alberta," is hosted by The Rebel conservative media organization.
From solar charging storage for electric buses in Grande Prairie, to new buses for Red Deer, to big investments paving the way for Calgary's Green Line LRT, the federal and provincial governments loosened the purse strings for transit on Saturday.
Officials say it's too early to tell how much removing the fuel would cost, but that it was "safe to assume" it would take more than the $6 million allotted to conduct last summer's assessment.