Alberta Economy

B.C. + Alberta = BFF, Clark Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"When Alberta struggles, we all struggle."

B.C. Swears It Didn't Throw Shade At Alberta

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"I don't think that's disrespectful."

Hard-Hit Alberta May Apply For Federal Relief, Morneau Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The province could be eligible for funds from a little-known federal program.

Alberta EI Claims Have Doubled In The Past Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

Canada-wide, the number of EI recipients increased 45,800 since last year.

Hard-Hit Alberta Slammed With 2 More Economic Challenges

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Today has been a very tough day indeed."

Nenshi To Trudeau: Canada Is Still A Resource-Based Economy

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

Nenshi says he prefers to describe Canada as "resource plus."

Alberta's Debt Limit Is Likely To Be Blown This Year: DBRS

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We will not make reckless cuts that would simply make a bad situation worse."

Alberta's Credit Outlook Adjusted To Negative From Stable

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

"They have affirmed our triple-A credit rating, so that is great."

Alberta Might Face A Skilled Labour Shortage, Despite Oil Layoffs

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

BuildForce Canada is projecting a loss of 31,000 construction jobs.

Equalization Payments For Alberta Not In The Cards, Morneau Hints

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

The finance minister said infrastructure investments could help Alberta as oil prices fall.

Alberta To Experience Longest Recession Since 1982: ATB

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Alberta

But there is hope for industries other than oil.

'Bring It On': Notley Snaps At O'Leary's Call For Her Resignation

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Bring it on."

Kevin O'Leary Offers $1 Million To Canadian Oil If Notley Resigns

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

"She's gotta go."

Albertans Could Get Fatter As Economy Shrinks

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

Alberta already has a higher obesity rate than the national average.

According To Albertans, This Was The Top Story Of The Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

No surprises here.

Alberta Will Aim To Keep Deficit At $6.1 Billion: Finance Minister

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

"The goal is still to do what we said we were going to do."

No Quick Fix For Alberta Job Losses: Federal Employment Minister

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Did I come with a wallet full of cash? No.''

NDP Initiatives May Be Delayed Due To Low Oil Prices

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

This year's current budget forecasts a $6.1-billion deficit.

Alberta's Credit Rating Downgraded To AA+

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

Standard and Poor dropped the province's rating one notch.

Oilpatch Struggles To Adjust To 'New Normal'

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

"If you think that things are going back to business as usual, you're in denial.''

Why Newly Constructed Homes Remain Unsold In Alberta

Nick Ford | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Alberta
Nick Ford

I recently wrote an edition presenting a statistic that isn't covered very often and it garnered some attention and debate. The statistic I'm referring to is the number of completed but unabsorbed houses. These are houses (single and semi-detached) that are freshly built that don't have a binding, non-conditional agreement made to buy or rent the house.

Alberta Unemployment Rate To Hit 1988 Levels: RBC

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

The report described the situation as "a bust…without an ensuing boom."

Modest Growth For Alberta In 2016, Despite Low Oil Prices

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

The board predicts the province's GDP with go up next year.

Alberta's Suicide Rate Spikes As Unemployment Soars

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta could have as many as 654 suicides this year.

Calgary Is At A Crossroads After Oil Prices Plummet

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We finally have an opportunity to diversify our economy.''