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Alberta PCs Voting For New Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Members of Alberta's PC party are voting today for a new leader and premier.Ric McIver, Thomas Lukaszuk and Jim Prentice will continue tryi...

Bumpy Start For Alberta Conservative Leadership Vote

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's governing Progressive Conservative party got off to a rocky start Friday in its first foray into picking a new leader by electron...

If Elected Alberta NDP Leader, These Will Be My Priorities

Rachel Notley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
Rachel Notley

For 43 years, we have been stuck with the same, outdated, right wing status quo. Right wing policies have failed us in nearly every way imaginable: on education, on health care, and on the environment. Most of all, right wing policies have failed to ensure all Albertans get the most from our oil and gas resources. I am ready to work hard to change our province's politics and I know that many of you are, too.

Alberta NDP Leadership Contender Reveals Top Priorities

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley has released her top priorities if she should win the job in October.Notley says she wants to...

Proof that Canada and Australia Don't Care About Climate Change

Mike Hudema | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
Mike Hudema

Harper and Abbott have to understand that we can no longer have economies that exist outside of the ecological limits of our planet. Our reliance and exploitation of fossil fuels is endangering our future as well as our present and it needs to end. We need to transition to green energy and we need to keep more fossil fuels, especially high-carbon fuels like the tar sands, in the ground.

The Beauty of the Fight Against the Keystone XL

Mike Hudema | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada
Mike Hudema

For the past week I have been amazed, humbled, and inspired by the power of people. This last week an area between the Washington monument and the ...

So, The Tarsands Were To Blame..

Mike Hudema | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

It makes you wonder how many other voices that complain about tar sands impacts are being ignored? Fort Chipewyan's calls for independent health inquiry, the cancer concerns in Fort Saskatchewan are just two, both recently echoed by the Edmonton Journal's editorial board; the fact that some doctors may not comfortable treating oil-symptom patients is another.

Is Alberta Still Hosting World Economic Forum?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - With just over six weeks to go before Alberta is to host global leaders at a World Economic Forum event, there is confusion over whether it...

Alberta Budget Highlights

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Some highlights from the 2014-2015 Alberta budget:The bottom line: A $1.1-billion surplus on day-to-day operations — the first surplus in...

Redford Grounds Government Planes Pending Review

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford revealed Tuesday that she spent taxpayers' money to fly her daughter's friends around on government aircraft...

Top 15 Climate-Inspired Pick-Up Lines Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

Yesterday the creative folks at the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition launched a very innovative twitter campaign to help raise funds for Power Shift - a youth led convergence on climate change. Check out some of the #climatepickuplines hilarity.

Tar Sands Communities Flee Homes to Escape Emissions, Panel Told

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

I can't imagine how it would feel after I've seen my cattle die, my daughter almost fall down the stairs because of chronic headaches and dizziness, and my family get sick to the point we had to leave our farm and move into our parents basement. And then to be told that it's not the constant tar sands emissions that are the problem, but my attitude to the oil and gas industry.

'10 Reasons Neil Young Is Right About The Tar Sands'

Mike Hudema | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

To say that rock legend Neil Young has been making waves on his ACFN 'Honour the Treaties' tour would be an understatement. His comments about the horrors of the tar sands have made front-page headlines, set social media ablaze, and have brought out more than a few attacks mostly from stalwarts of the oil industry.