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daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Thank you to the teachers who helped spark my interest in Alberta politics

Today is World Teachers’ Day, which is held annually on 5 October as part of a UNESCO initiative to appreciate, assess, and improve the educators of the world. In this spirit, almost everyone can name a teacher they had in school who… Continue Reading →

Alberta Politics: Upstairs Downstairs at the Edmonton Journal as Sun staff gets ready to move in

PHOTOS: The Edmonton Journal Building at 101st Street and MacDonald Drive in downtown Edmonton. It remains to be seen who will be Upstairs, and who will be Downstairs, when the staff of the Sun joins the staff of the Journal at the same address in the fall. Below: Journal Editor-in-Chief Margo Goodhand, Postmedia President and . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Upstairs Downstairs at the Edmonton Journal as Sun staff gets ready to move in

Alberta Diary: Chutzpah Alert! Premier Dave Hancock explains why Sky Palaces and similar uproars are nothing but ‘distractions’

Alison Redford’s planned rooftop apartment, high atop the Federal Building in Edmonton. The Alberta Legislative Building is visible in the background. Actual secret places of the modern world may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: A shot of the actual Sky Palace under construction.

I don’t know about you, but I sort of . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Chutzpah Alert! Premier Dave Hancock explains why Sky Palaces and similar uproars are nothing but ‘distractions’

Alberta Diary: Finance Minister Doug Horner meekly throws his support to heir apparent Jim Prentice

Alberta Progressive Conservative Party activists surround leadership candidate Jim Prentice at a recent $500-a-plate fund-raising dinner in Edmonton. Finance Minister Doug Horner is visible immediately to Mr. Prentice’s right. The painting in the background illustrates Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Actual Progressive Conservative Party members may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: The actual . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Finance Minister Doug Horner meekly throws his support to heir apparent Jim Prentice

Alberta Diary: All hands to Damage Control! Edmonton Journal tips east-end printing press over the side

Some of the Edmonton Journal’s printers at work in the newspaper’s Eastgate printing plant, which will be shuttered next year, as described by Journal Publisher John Connelly, who is pictured below.

So much for the power of the press. As first reported in this space on Oct. 10, 2010, the floundering Edmonton . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: All hands to Damage Control! Edmonton Journal tips east-end printing press over the side