Elise von Scheel

Elise von Scheel is a provincial affairs reporter with CBC Calgary and the producer of the West of Centre podcast. You can get in touch with her at elise.von.scheel@cbc.ca.

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It's time to consider a new name, group of Alberta NDP supporters tells the party

A new political organization founded by members of the Alberta NDP faithful says it’s time to consider a rebrand if they want to win the next election. 

Alberta, Montana ask feds for extended hours at border crossing

Alberta's provincial government and the State of Montana have joined forces to ask for changes to a border crossing between the two jurisdictions — a request the Canadian government doesn't have an answer for right now. 

Alberta's energy path central to Canada's economic health, Trudeau tells business delegation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the future health of Canada’s economy hinges largely on how well Alberta adapts to changes in the energy landscape.

Coal mining company applies for new drilling permit in Grassy Mountain deposit

Northback Holdings Corporation has submitted fresh applications seeking permission to mine steel-making coal from the Grassy Mountain deposit, located a few kilometres north of Blairmore, Alta., in the Crowsnest Pass.

Quarantine hotel co-owner misappropriated almost $16M of public funds, lawsuit alleges

The man who oversaw the Westin Calgary Airport hotel's time as a COVID-19 quarantine facility is being sued for allegedly misappropriating nearly $16 million in federal funds. Sukhminder Rai denies allegations, calling them "sensational and false."
In Depth

The housing crisis is leaving Ukrainian evacuees homeless in Calgary. Here's why

Chronic underfunding and a national housing crisis are leaving many newcomers homeless or in precarious housing in Calgary.

Augmenting existing law enforcement key to minister's mandate, but provincial police force left off list

Alberta’s premier has handed her minister of public safety an extensive list of adjustments to make in law enforcement in the province, but developing a provincial police force was removed from that agenda. 

Alberta set to launch office to combat human trafficking and support survivors

The province is preparing to launch an office that will work to prevent human trafficking, collect better data and provide support to survivors.

Building addiction treatment centres a priority that could expand, infrastructure minister says

Alberta's infrastructure minister says building addiction treatment centres is a top priority — one that might require the government to increase the scale of its approach as opioid-related deaths rise.

Immigration minister tasked with attracting health workers to rural areas, developing anti-racism legislation

Alberta’s minister of immigration and multiculturalism will be working on boosting immigration and handling anti-racism programs for the province.