The pride flag will fly in Taber later this year, thanks to the Alberta government.
Taber Town Council may have said no to allowing the Taber Equality Alliance (TEA) to fly the rainbow pride flag on a town flagpole, but that's not the case when it comes to the province. After the story picked up steam on Wednesday that Taber Council had unanimously rejected the idea of allowing the flag to be flown again at Confederation Park this June, Alberta's NDP government stepped in late in the afternoon. Calgary MLA and Alberta Infrastructure Minister, Sandra Jansen took to Twitter to say the TEA could fly the rainbow flag at Taber's Provincial Building instead. She tweeted "Dear Taber, Your 1st flag was stolen, 2nd burned. It would be an honour to fly your next Pride flag from the Taber provincial building." Jansen later also tweeted, "The government of Alberta recognizes the pride flag as a powerful symbol of equality and inclusion and the province is proud to raise it for Taber." Taber Town Council cited safety reasons among other concerns for denying the TEA request to fly the flag again after it was vandalized several times last year. - Pat Siedlecki