Canada's Lowest Minimum Wage Going Up

Canada's Lowest Minimum Wage Going Up

05.29.2014
Alberta’s minimum wage is set to rise once again this September, but critics claim the change isn’t enough. At $9.95, Alberta currently...
Time For The Alberta Energy Regulator To Prove It's 'Best In Class'

Time For The Alberta Energy Regulator To Prove It's 'Best In Class'

05.22.2014
While the Alberta Energy Regulator has made regulatory orders in some cases, no charges have been laid related to any of the oil spills...
Oilsands Helicopter Ambulance Service In Jeopardy

Oilsands Helicopter Ambulance Service In Jeopardy

The Canadian Press  05.20.2014
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A funding shortfall threatens to ground nighttime helicopter ambulance service in Alberta's bustling oilsands region.Phoenix...
Oilpatch Critics Say They're Being Silenced

Oilpatch Critics Say They're Being Silenced

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press  05.20.2014
EDMONTON - Critics say Albertans are in danger of being shut out of discussions on how the province's natural resources are developed.Expert...
Alberta Chooses Energy Companies Over Protecting Caribou

Alberta Chooses Energy Companies Over Protecting Caribou

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press  05.15.2014
EDMONTON - Some of Alberta's last remaining habitat for two endangered caribou herds has been sold off for energy development and auctions...
Tough New Rules For Companies Whose Pipelines Spill

Tough New Rules For Companies Whose Pipelines Spill

Dene Moore, The Canadian Press  05.14.2014
VANCOUVER - The federal government announced new measures Wednesday to ensure pipeline companies pick up the tab for any spills, as cabinet...
Opposition Warn Against Selling Caribou Land

Opposition Warn Against Selling Caribou Land

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press  05.14.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta's decision to sell off for energy development habitat that supports two endangered caribou herds is bad science, bad...
Alberta To Boycott Russia Petroleum Summit

Alberta To Boycott Russia Petroleum Summit

Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press  05.14.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta is pulling out of next month's World Petroleum Congress in Moscow to protest Russia's actions in Ukraine."The message...
Crucial Caribou Habitat Lost To Energy Industry

Crucial Caribou Habitat Lost To Energy Industry

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press  05.13.2014
EDMONTON - The Alberta government is planning to sell off crucial caribou habitat to the energy industry just days after a federal scientific...
The Oilfield Discovery That Changed Everything For Alberta

The Oilfield Discovery That Changed Everything For Alberta

05.13.2014
It has been 100 years since the discovery of oil and gas in Turner Valley, and hundreds of people are expected at the celebration being...
Train Derails

Train Derails

The Canadian Press  05. 8.2014
SLAVE LAKE, Alta. - Nine cars filled with lumber on a Canadian National train have derailed just west of the main street in Slave Lake,...
Details Emerge After Oilsands Worker Killed By Bear

Details Emerge After Oilsands Worker Killed By Bear

The Canadian Press  05. 8.2014
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A woman killed by a black bear at one of Canada's major oilsands sites was with several workers who tried in vain...
Little Alberta Union Helps TFWs Come To Canada

Little Alberta Union Helps TFWs Come To Canada

05. 8.2014
Filipino butcher Eduardo Basa knew little about the small-town meat-packing plant in southern Alberta where he'd secured a job under...
Bear Kills Oilsands Worker In Northern Alberta

Bear Kills Oilsands Worker In Northern Alberta

The Canadian Press  05. 8.2014
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A female worker has been killed by a black bear on the job at one of Canada's major oilsands companies in northeastern...