Alberta Economy

Notley Promises Plan To Phase Out Coal Is Coming Soon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

The government has promised to end coal-fired electricity generation by 2030.

Higher Alberta Minimum Wage Benefits Both Workers And Employers

Andrew Jackson | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Alberta
Andrew Jackson

Many commentators seem to think that even a small negative impact on total employment is sufficient reason to rule out a minimum wage increase. But impacts on hours of work arising from a minimum wage increases can leave the great majority of minimum wage workers much better off.

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.