News

MLAs support pipeline purchase

Posted on June 4, 2018

Sherwood Park News - June 4, 2018 Local MLAs have shown support for the federal government’s move to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline. On May 29, the federal government announced its yet-to-be-finalized…

Getting pipelines built

Posted on May 31, 2018

Sherwood Park News - May 31, 2018 In Strathcona County, we live alongside industry. We know this partnership can strengthen our communities. We know working people throughout Strathcona County recognize…

Supporting Alberta's Energy Industry

Posted on April 30, 2018

Sherwood Park News - April 30, 2018 Our government stands united in support of our energy industry and the working women and men it employs — here in Strathcona County, and across the province. We know…

Albertans want this recovery to be built to last

Posted on March 29, 2018

In Strathcona County, many hard-working and highly-skilled Albertans lost their jobs as a result of the oil price shock of 2014. These hard-working Albertans tell me they’re tired of the boom-and-bust…

Building on Alberta's Energy Strengths

Posted on March 12, 2018

I was proud to MC our government's announcements taking further action to grow Alberta’s petrochemicals sector and increase ethane supplies, which will attract private investment, create new jobs -…

Energy Diversification is at the forefront

Posted on February 28, 2018

Sherwood Park News - February 28, 2018 Albertans are tired of selling our raw product at a discount. I have spoken to many folks that want to see our province refine our own products. With partial upgrading,…

Sherwood Park MLAs Support B.C. wine ban

Posted on February 13, 2018

Sherwood Park News - February 13, 2017 The provincial ban on imports of B.C. wine is receiving support from local MLAs. Recently, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the Alberta Liquor and Gaming…

Things are looking up in Alberta

Posted on January 19, 2018

Sherwood Park News - January 19, 2018 As the MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park, my priority is to be a strong voice in the government for the needs of rural and urban families in Strathcona County. This…

Alberta Job Creation is on the Rebound

Posted on December 14, 2017

Sherwood Park News - December 14, 2017 December is a special time of year for family and friends to come together and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season. I know that we all value life’s blessings…

Fair rules for all condo owners

Posted on October 16, 2017

Sherwood Park News - October 16, 2017  A quarter of all Albertans live in condos, so we want to make sure we have fair, modern rules in place that will protect condo buyers and strengthen the industry.…

Alberta's economy is improving

Posted on August 3, 2017

Sherwood Park News - August 3, 2017 I’ve enjoyed spending the beautiful summer days and evenings door knocking and speaking with constituents. The majority of those I have spoken with are optimistic…

The vibrant community in which we live

Posted on July 6, 2017

Sherwood Park News - July 6, 2017 June was a month packed with celebrations, farewells and recognition of the vibrant community we live in. We celebrated the incredible leadership of our seniors in Strathcona…

Updating Employment Standards & Labour Relations Code

Posted on June 1, 2017

Sherwood Park News - June 1, 2017 I am proud to be part of a government that is making life better for Alberta workers. Alberta’s workplaces have changed a lot in the past 30 years and yet the laws…

In two years, we've done a lot for Albertans

Posted on May 4, 2017

Sherwood Park News - May 4, 2017 As hockey fans across the province revel in the Orange Crush of the Edmonton Oilers, I’m reminded of another Orange Crush that swept the province two years ago. On May…

Benefits of the Climate Leadership Plan

Posted on December 8, 2016

  Since our government announced it just over a year ago, we have been confident that the Climate Leadership Plan would help Alberta gain greater access to tidewater for our oil. Our conviction was justified.…

Local MLA Defends LGBTQ People

Posted on June 16, 2016

A local MLA is raising her voice in support of those killed and injured during last weekend’s terrorist attack on an LGBTQ night club in Orlando, Florida. Strathcona-Sherwood Park MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas,…

MGA Review

Posted on June 13, 2016

The Municipal Governance Act is currently under review and consultations are taking place throughout the province. To find out more and to sign up for a consultation, visit this site. You can also fill…

Meeting with Mayor Roxanne Carr to discuss the MGA Review

MLA report: Many successes in 2015

Posted on January 4, 2016

This past year brought monumental change and I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of our government steps in the past months. In May, Strathcona-Sherwood Park elected its first NDP MLA…

MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas with Premier Notley and Minister Joe Ceci in the Alberta Legislature