Premier Rachel Notley appeared in Calgary today to announce the date of the provincial election.

This comes only a day after her Throne Speech, and after much speculation on when she would be making the announcement.

The election is to be held on April 16th, with advance voting days being held from April 9th-13th.

Notley focused on the various controversies surrounding from the last few days surrounding the UCP and their leader Jason Kenney, as well as speaking out against the UCP's planned changes to minimum wage and corporate tax breaks.

The NDP currently holds a majority 52 seats, with the UCP holding 25.


Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

New Improv Theatre To Debut in Okotoks

A new improv theatre is set to debut in Okotoks a week from now. Elizabeth St. Improv will be hosting its first drop-in class in early May, and is set to give Okotokians a chance to hone their…

Full Plates & Hearts In Support Of Food Bank

The theme of Wednesday's Mac n' Cheese luncheon was full stomachs, hearts, and freezers for the Okotoks Food Bank. This was the fifth year for the event put on by the Okotoks Rotary Club that raises…

Missing Teen Located

Okotoks RCMP say the teen who was reported as missing on Apr.25 has since been located. Police say she is safe and unharmed. RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance. Questions, comments, or…

Organics Collection Returns End of April

Weekly organics collection is returning to Okotoks. Starting April 30th, organics such as grass clippings and food waste will be collected curbside in green carts. For the month of May, any extra… is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.