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Brett McKay, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Brett McKay, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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Recent Work by Brett

Lac La Biche Mission's historic church getting facelift

Lac La Biche Mission's historic church getting facelift

Lac La Biche Mission Historical Society plans to restore and repair the decaying wood around the windows in the Notre Dame des Victoires church.
Access to abortion pill expanding beyond Alta.'s major cities, data shows

Access to abortion pill expanding beyond Alta.'s major cities, data shows

Mifegymiso is slowly changing the reproductive-rights landscape in Alberta, new data suggests.
Energy conference ends with directive to streamline clean growth projects

Energy conference ends with directive to streamline clean growth projects

The Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in Calgary closed with the announcement of a federal cabinet directive to streamline the approval process for clean growth projects, a move welcomed by provincial energy ministers.
Legal Aid Alberta services extended, negotiations resume

Legal Aid Alberta services extended, negotiations resume

In a joint statement released on July 5, Alberta's Minister of Justice, Legal Aid Alberta, and the Law Society of Alberta say they have agreed to extend the recently expired Governance Agreement until September 5, 2024.
Escaped inmate recaptured by RCMP in Northern Alberta

Escaped inmate recaptured by RCMP in Northern Alberta

An inmate who escaped from a healing centre in Edmonton on May 30 was recaptured near St. Paul Alberta.
Deadly white-nose syndrome found in Alberta bats for first time

Deadly white-nose syndrome found in Alberta bats for first time

White-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease that has been devastating bat populations in North America, has been diagnosed in Alberta for the first time.
Alberta funds clean-tech, but falls behind on policy ambition

Alberta funds clean-tech, but falls behind on policy ambition

The Government of Alberta has funding testing of methane emissions abatement technologies. For the new tech to be effective in reducing emissions, stronger policy and enforcement is needed, analyst says.
Cessation of Legal Aid services looming, gov't offers to extend funding

Cessation of Legal Aid services looming, gov't offers to extend funding

Legal Aid Alberta says ultimatum offered by Alberta government “erodes the independence of this organization and its ability to deliver services.”
Oilsands group removes web content ahead of greenwashing law

Oilsands group removes web content ahead of greenwashing law

Bill C-59 will require claims about environmental and climate change impacts to be backed up by evidence.
First-past-the-post feeds hostility, says one expert

First-past-the-post feeds hostility, says one expert

First-past-the-post feeds negative campaigning and attack politics, says author and electoral reform advocate.
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