Kim Trynacity

Kim Trynacity is an award-winning journalist and CBC Alberta's provincial affairs reporter. You can reach Kim by email at or on Twitter @ledgewatcher

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Edmonton candidate's plan to live in Ottawa prompts debate about MP residency

Tim Uppal, a former cabinet minister in the Stephen Harper government, is up-front about his intentions should he win election Oct. 21. He says he’ll live with his family in Ottawa, more than 3,300 kilometres east of Edmonton.

MacKinnon panel report will set the stage for October budget

Public sector union leaders and front-line workers the workers and their unions are worried about what the MacKinnon panel will recommend in a report set to be released Tuesday morning after the Labour Day long weekend.

Appointments to agencies, boards and commissions often 'partisan,' political scientist says

Agencies, boards and commissions, which help oversee billion-dollar decisions, are the building blocks upon which the provincial government stacks its agenda.

Laid-back lynx a surprise visitor to Alberta legislature grounds

Some people making their way into downtown Edmonton this morning were greeted by an unusual sight near the Alberta legislature grounds.

Big cost and challenges to major restoration of Alberta legislature

Restoration work to return the 106-year-old structure to its original state is expected to take three years.

New K-4 school curriculum field testing paused while government reviews work

Field testing of Alberta's new kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, which was to begin in September, has been "paused" according to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.

Alberta farm safety legislation to get UCP overhaul over the summer

The divisive farm safety legislation that stoked anti-NDP sentiment and caused demonstrations throughout Alberta is getting an overhaul by the UCP government.

Tips and complaints about workplace harassment rise sharply in Alberta

The former NDP government's overhaul of employment standards and occupational health and safety codes resulted in a surge of anonymous tips and on-the-record complaints about workplace harassment last year.

Face-to-face between Kenney, Horgan is focus of western premiers meeting

Jason Kenney ran an election campaign focused on getting tough with anyone perceived to be standing in Alberta's way. This week he'll have his first face-to-face meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan.

The Ledge: Muffling debate on a controversial labour bill

On Thursday morning, legislature press gallery journalists were combing through hours of video and audio tape from the overnight debate on the Alberta government's controversial labour legislation, the Public Sector Arbitration Deferral Act.

Wage deferral bill could be to the UCP what farm safety was to NDP

In the early days of the Alberta NDP government, an emboldened caucus and cabinet of rural and urban MLAs introduced a bill that would dog them for the next four years. Has the UCP just done the same thing?

The Ledge: Waffles, yoga and filibuster fatigue

Just like the Stephen Bishop song, the first opposition filibuster under the United Conservative government went on and on.

Effort by Alberta nurses to reopen wage talks dismissed by labour relations board

An application by the United Nurses of Alberta to quash an arbitrator’s decision to delay reopening wage discussions with Alberta Health Services has been dismissed.

Acknowledgement of treaty land won't be routine under UCP government

The provincial government appears to have discontinued what had become a routine practice in Alberta, that of acknowledging meetings and public events are held on treaty land.

RCMP spoke to Alberta justice minister about investigation into alleged voter fraud in UCP leadership race

Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer is refusing calls for an outside prosecutor to oversee the RCMP investigation of alleged voter fraud in the UCP leadership vote despite confirming he was personally questioned by the Mounties this past weekend.