ALBERTA NEWS HEADLINES WEEK ENDING Feb 27, 2021

Scanning the web for Alberta news and views Inspired by Verna Milligan & Carol Wodak

QUOTABLES:

It’s kind of the incoherence of both this budget and, I’m sorry to say, of the government as a whole. Who are they? Are they the Wildrose? Are they super fiscally conservative, or are they progressive and centrist? [But] they have a caretaker budget that tries to be a little bit of something to everyone and, ultimately, I think fails just about everybody.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

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Tell Premier Kenney and Minister Savage: Protect our pristine Rocky Mountains

Jason Kenney is allowing coal mining companies to carve up large swaths of the Rocky Mountains to expand the destructive and outdated coal industry

The Rockies are part of our natural heritage and if we allow the province to sell them off to the highest bidder, it could contaminate the water supply of hundreds of thousands of people in Alberta — including the Kainai First Nation — and destroy the pristine mountains that dot our horizons.

If we can ramp up the pressure on Kenney’s government with a massive petition — while they’re feeling the heat, and facing a massive legal challenge from several First Nations4we could take coal expansion in the Rockies off the table for good.

Sign the petition calling on Premier Kenney and Energy Minister Savage to protect the Rocky Mountains.

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Invest in Alberta’s future. Stop the cuts to post-secondary education.

Show your support for Alberta’s colleges and universities on your social media!
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‘Kind and positive’ grandfather, husband identified as victim of Olymel COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta

A husband, father and grandfather has been identified as one of two employees reported Friday by Alberta Health to have died in connection to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Olymel plant in Red Deer.

Olymel and UFCW Local 401 both confirmed Henry De Leon passed away due to complications with COVID-19 and was an employee at the plant.

The union said De Leon worked at the plant since 2005 and described him as “kind, positive and outgoing.”

“A hard worker who always gave one hundred percent, Henry enjoyed working at the Red Deer plant and never missed a day if he could help it,” the union wrote in a statement on its website.

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