A new poll from Environics on the issue of publicly funding private schools shows widespread support and positive momentum for defunding elite private schools and shifting funding to the public education system.

Three out of four Albertans, 75 per cent, agree that schools charging more than $10,000 per year in tuition should not receive public funding. ...continue reading


Written by Matt Barnable

Convention began on Sunday, September 4 to the singing of both U.S. and Canada National anthems. Delegates, guests and staff stood in solidarity and pride in what would surely be a historic convention. Guest speakers were brought in throughout the week to speak on a variety of labour, social and political issues. Speakers such as Richard Trumka president of the AFL-CIO and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel stood before us, and yes even presidential candidate Hilary Clinton sent a video message to the machinists. The first thing to notice was the scope of the event and the sheer amount of people. ...continue reading

It is with great sadness that we have to post the passing of Wes Lastiwka.  The family has asked to have the details for the Memorial service posted for our members to access.

The service will take place Saturday September 10 at 10am at St. Pokrova church in Edwand. The church is 10 minutes east of Smoky Lake. Turn north on Range road 162 off highway 28.

The link to the google map showing the locations can be found here: click me