The University of Alberta’s Tory Lecture theatre was the scene of a dramatic takedown Wednesday afternoon as police wrestled an armed former student to the ground. Police reported that the suspect was returning to his vehicle with a shotgun in a case under his arm when two plainclothes officers tackled and restrained him. Former second-year… Continue reading Armed ex-U of A student roams campus
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Alberta presses charges against 7,000 students
The federal government is working to retrieve defaulted student loans, and new legislation means that 7,000 actions will be issued in Alberta courts before March 31 in order to keep their debts alive. The provincial statute of limitations has just been changed, reducing from six to two years the length of time a debt can… Continue reading Alberta presses charges against 7,000 students
Beefing up education
Most people think of Alberta as the beef capital of Canada, but a recent cash contribution by Alberta Learning eastward is showing Albertans where the beef really is. The provincial government is making one-time contribution of $1.5 million to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. The money will make up… Continue reading Beefing up education
Lubicon still waiting on 60-year-old land claim
Lubicon natives and their supporters gathered Oct. 3 in front of Parliament Hill to protest a 60-year delay in the establishment of land rights agreed to by the federal government. The Lubicon have been fighting for reserve lands around Lubicon Lake that were allegedly promised in 1939, but have never been received. The current round… Continue reading Lubicon still waiting on 60-year-old land claim