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Albertans Need To Set Their Personal Budgets To Survival Mode

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Alberta
Jeffrey Schwartz

The high levels of consumer debt in Alberta were always kept in check by the ability to pay it back, but now it seems that the oil collapse has rumbled its way through the Wild Rose County and is putting the squeeze on Albertans and their bills.

Alberta Can Learn From Washington State's Coal Phase Out

David Dodge | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Asking companies to shut down plants isn't easy but as Alberta wades into this challenge it behooves us to examine successful case studies where coal power producers, workers, governments and environmental groups worked together to shut down a coal plant in a smart, humane and economically responsible way.

Alberta's Budget Is Short On Details And Funding For Seniors

Janice Curtis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Alberta
Janice Curtis

It was a disappointing budget low on details for Alberta's fastest growing demographic - seniors. The percentage of seniors in Alberta is currently about 10 per cent and is estimated to double to 20 per cent by 2041. Even though Calgary is seen as a "young" city, our own demographic mix will mirror that of the province.

Ruling Puts Canada's Health And Environment At Risk

Ecojustice | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Impact

If allowed to stand, the decision will further constrain the ability of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) to ensure that most serious environmental and human health impacts associated with major industrial projects, including mines, dams and tar sands operations, are addressed.

Scrapping Keystone XL A Victory For And By The People

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

Keystone was a fight that no one thought we could win. When the pipeline was first proposed, every energy analyst, every journalist and every politician either had never heard of it or thought the same thing -- the pipeline was a virtual certainty and its approval was imminent.

No Charges Against Former Tory Accused Of Bribery

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

Bhardwaj denied the allegations and temporarily stepped down.

7 Facts To Take Away From Alberta's New Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's NDP government tabled its first budget Tuesday.

Alberta Names New Representative To The U.S.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Gitane De Silva, a professional diplomat, will head up the province's office in Washington.

Older Adults Living on Low Incomes Need Housing Options

Arlene Adamson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Arlene Adamson

It was recently reported that Calgary has some of the most expensive seniors' housing in Canada, at $3,100 a month, some $1,000 over the national average. There's no doubt that the article has a point: we do need more affordable seniors' housing in this country.

Parents Remember Daughters Killed In Farm Accident As 'Awesome'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Botts said each of their daughters was quite different, but wonderful in her own way.

What Miners Can Expect From a Liberal Government in Canada

John Cumming | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Business
John Cumming

Perhaps the biggest change that mine developers will see with the new government is the Liberals' determination to reverse the Conservatives' streamlining of environmental approvals by skipping the federal approval process, if the project had already met environmental approvals at the provincial level.

Soldier Hospitalized After Training Accident In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

The soldier, whose name has not been released, is a member of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, based in Edmonton.

Salmonella Outbreak Sends 34 To Hospital

CP | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada

The agency is still looking for the source of the bacterial infection, which has sickened 34 Canadians across the country between June 12 and Sept. 20.

In Alberta, It Feels Like We're Voting for the First Time Ever

Mike Morrison | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Morrison

Alberta is changing. What was once a stronghold now feels like the way we hold someone's hand when we're about to break up with them. In the ten years I've lived in Calgary, this city and this province has undoubtedly changed. So much so that sometimes it feels like I've moved to a whole other world. This is likely the first Federal election where Albertans, especially in the urban ridings, have a chance for their vote to actually matter. And I mean that literally.

A Modest Proposal to Minimize the Risk of Experimental Education

Malkin Dare | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Malkin Dare

I propose that the Alberta, B.C., and Ontario ministries of education authorize the establishment of some schools with the experimental approach and some schools with a more traditional orientation, and then let parents and teachers choose between them.

Affirming Transgender Persons Is a Catholic Value

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Recently, a parochial vicar in Edmonton added to the debate on an issue as trivial as the use of washroom facilities by a transgender student in an elementary Catholic school. In his seven-point missive, he seemed to justify the use of the words "mental illness" and "disorder" used by the Catholic authorities for transgender persons -- the parochial vicar can only speak for himself.

Blackstone is a top Notch Canadian Show You Need to Binge Watch now

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada TV
Jeff Rose-Martland

Blackstone is a character-driven drama about the people who are members of the fictional Blackstone First Nation. It is set on a reserve in rural Alberta, about an hour or so drive from "the city" (presumably Edmonton, where the show is filmed). There's coming of age, coming home, coming to grips, and coming apart. It's about death and life and survival.

SDGs Put Federal Government on the Hot Seat for Poverty

Megan Hooft | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics
 Megan Hooft

When it comes to poverty in this country, there is no question about it: our national government is failing. Latest estimates peg poverty at 4.8 million across the country. While some provinces and territories have stepped up to address poverty in their communities, the lack of political will and leadership in Ottawa has left premiers without adequate funding, guidance and metrics to properly tackle the issue.

Notley Says She's 'Disappointed And Troubled' By Niqab Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I don't think that is helpful."

The Majority of Albertans Want to See the Province Take Climate Action

Carol Linnitt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Carol Linnitt

Alberta is by far the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Canada and the oilsands are the country's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Growing emissions from the industrial sector are the reason Canada will not meet its emissions reduction target under the Copenhagen Accord, according to Environment Canada.

Say Goodbye To Menthol Cigarettes, Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

No more menthols.

What Is the Environmental Impact of Celebrities Visiting the Oilsands?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

By now, it's an almost entirely predictable routine: a celebrity takes a tour of the Alberta oilsands for a day or two and quickly harnesses apocalyptic rhetoric in press conferences to detail the experience. Chagrined industry spokespeople lash out. News coverage dissipates after a few days. Rinse and repeat.

Notley To Promote Alberta In North American Tour

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley will travel to Montreal, New York City and Toronto from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.

Alberta Engineer Association Has Data Breached

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

75,000 member records were inadvertently given to an unknown party.

How to Stand Out From the 34,999 Other New Job Seekers in Alberta

Sue Jacques | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sue Jacques

The pavement is about to be pounded by the estimated 35,000 people who have recently lost their jobs in our province. If you're one of them, you need to take action now to set yourself apart.