Inflation hits 30 year high: StatsCan

Albertans are paying 35% more in natural gas, and 33% more in electricity compared to January of 2021 according to Statistics Canada.

This comes as the news that the consumer price index in December rose to 4.8 per cent compared to a year ago. A national high since 1991.

Rising prices for groceries in December was caused by unfavourable weather conditions during the growing season and supply chain disruptions put upward pressure on prices, according to the government organization.