Bitter Twitter commentators battle Dippers: Apparently size matters after all! Who knew?

Back in February 2013, then-Alberta-premier At the time, the usual suspects in the provincial news media seemed to think her reduction of the cabinet from 20 to 19 was a

Rachel Notley sets transition schedule for NDP government, gives impression grownups are in charge in Alberta again

Premier Designate Rachel Notley addresses reporters in the Alberta Legislature Building’s media room yesterday. (CBC photo.) Below: MLA Deborah Drever, new Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell. If Alberta’s Conservatives weren’t

With Lieutenant-Governor Donald Ethell, in frail health, set to retire, PM must choose replacement with care

PHOTOS: Lieutenant-Governor Donald Ethell prepares to read the Speech from the Throne in November 2014. Below: Mr. Ethell again and past lieutenants-governor Lois Hole and Norman Kwong. Photos

Zombie Confidence Fairy finally rears its head as the 2015 Campaign of Fear gets up steam in Alberta

A group of five prominent Edmonton businessmen with ties to the Prentice Progressive Conservative Party tried to talk some sense into us crazy Albertans yesterday about voting NDP

The Brian Jean Story: we’ve heard about the rags … why not the riches?

PHOTOS: Brian Jean in a screen grab taken during last Thursday’s Alberta leaders’ TV debate. Below: Mr. Jean with his mother, successful Fort McMurray businesswoman Frances Jean (grabbed

If the post-Smith Wildrose Party’s really in a position to win a majority, this campaign will turn ugly fast

PHOTOS: A dust storm blows through Edmonton Saturday … or was that the Forum Research poll? (Mack D. Male photo, grabbed from Twitter.) Below: Pollster Lorne Bozinoff and

Brian Who? … Albertans know precious little about the Wildrose Opposition’s new leader

PHOTOS: Is he tall or is he short? Is he a social conservative or not? What’s he really think about privatized health care? Does the Wildrose Party really

Alison Redford returns and tells us to look in the mirror for the reasons for her fall

PHOTOS: Alison Redford leaves Government House on March 13, 2014, supposedly with a “work plan” she must fulfill to keep her job. A week later, she had been

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander delivers a troubling speech on Ukraine

PHOTOS: Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander begins his address to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Toronto on Feb. 22 (Screenshot from Youtube video). Below: Andriy Parubiy, deputy

Why Taber smells like agricultural products and Ottawa smells like roses

PHOTOS: Helloo, Farm Boy! Welcome to Taber, Alberta, sin city of the southern plains, a place obviously badly in need of correction (1988 photo by Harry Palmer Taber

What really matters to the Prentice Government? Market fundamentalism is pivotal, social conservatism is not

PHOTOS: “This round, Jim, just bob and weave. No freakin’ mirrors!” Strategists from the Premier’s Office and Navigator Ltd. advise Premier Jim Prentice, centre, on today’s second go-round

Circumstances of Canadian soldier’s death in Iraq strongly suggest Harper Government is lying to us

PHOTOS: A U.S. soldier uses a lightweight laser range-finding device to help “paint” targets for bomber aircraft in this posed Stars & Stripes photo. Below: Canadian Defence Minister