Alberta Economy

Alberta's Economy Is Set To Grow Faster Than Any Province Next Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Business

You read correctly!

Alberta Wildfire Leaves $1B Dent In Oilsands Spending Plans

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

Many plans are being deferred.

Calgary Homes Sales Are Up, But Condos Continue To Dive

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

Condo prices are now at levels similar to the end of 2013.

Zi-Ann Lum

Alberta Economy Makes Job Hunt 'Horrible' For Syrian Refugees | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I chase behind employers to return my calls and emails."

Alberta To Stick To Budget Plan, Despite Deficit: Notley

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

Notley noted the extra cost is due to the Fort McMurray wildfires last spring.

Lack Of Funds Forces Calgary Charity To Turn Away Volunteers

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Alberta

BBBS has started a public fundraising campaign.

Notley Says Austerity Measures Would Make Alberta's Deficit Worse

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Our province, we know, cannot run deficits indefinitely."

Fort McMurray Fire Adds $500 Million To Alberta's Deficit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

Insurable losses from the wildfires are pegged at $3.6 billion.

Alberta Drilling Rights Might See Lowest Sales Ever This Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It's a different world now."

More And More Calgary Businesses Are Closing Up Shop

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Alberta

It's not looking good.

Alberta's Oil Industry Might Be Down, But Tech Is Hiring

CP | Dan Healing | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

Many oil workers, however, are finding themselves "pigeonholed."

Hard Times In Alberta Hit More Than Oil And Gas Workers

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

"These are hard-working, average people."

Canada's Crime Rate Goes Up For 1st Time In 12 Years

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada

National rates of police-reported crime increased for most violations.

Alberta Suffering Its Worst Recession In Modern History: TD Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business

But when it comes to jobs, the eighties were worse.

Moving Sale: Calgary Families Look Elsewhere As Oil Crash Worsens

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

Alberta lost 1,790 residents in the first three months of 2016.

ATB Financial Predicts Another Drop For Alberta's Economy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

Sorry retail and housing markets.

Oil Prices Brought Alberta's Deficit Up To $6.4 Billion In 2015

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The economy contracted by 3.7 per cent.

Canada's Largest Gay Rodeo Is No More

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

And so ends a 23-year tradition in the province.

Calgary Police Worry As Domestic Violence Calls Rapidly Increase

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

There were nearly 19,000 domestic conflict calls last year.

Fort Mac Fire Wipes Out $1 Billion In Oil Production

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business

Fire will shave 1 per cent off of Alberta's GDP, but then boost it later.

9 Signs That Alberta Is Really, Truly F***ed Right Now

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

At least we can watch hockey for escapism! Oh, wait...

Trudeau, Ministers Discuss Reeling Alberta Economy At Retreat

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley met privately with Trudeau

Albertans Will Pay The Price For Notley's Accelerated Spending

Charles Lammam | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Alberta
Charles Lammam

The combination of worsening economic conditions and the government's refusal to change course on spending means Alberta will rack up debt more quickly, with a projected budget deficit of $28.9 billion over the next three years. For context, that's roughly 50 per cent more than currently sits in the Heritage Fund, a "nest egg" that took decades to build.

Alberta Budget Blows Past Spending Safeguard Law

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Alberta

The NDP plan to rewrite a law it passed last year.

Alberta Finance Minister Says $10-Billion Deficit Is 'Manageable'

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

The deficit is due to a steep drop in oil revenue.