Canada Alberta

Parents Want the RESP Grant to Remain in Alberta

Peter Lewis | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Alberta
Peter Lewis

Although it's not too surprising, it certainly is disappointing to see the new NDP government not taking a moment to provide a second sober thought to the planned closure of the Alberta Centennial Education Savings (ACES) grant. The grant gives parents who contribute to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) up to $800 to help fund their education.

Federal Leaders Attend Stampede With Election In Mind

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The upcoming federal election is casting a cowboy-sized shadow over the Calgary Stampede as party leaders wrangle for votes.

Corporate Calgary Cuts Support For Stampede Amid Oil Gloom

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Party like it's 2014!"

Alberta Tweaks Greenhouse Gas Rules

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Some will argue that we aren't going far enough on these issues."

Notley, Nenshi Meet To Discuss Flood Measures

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Notley says her government is not yet ready to roll out a timeline on getting projects built.

Majority Of CEOs Say Canada Too Dependent On Alberta: Survey

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

Nearly two-thirds of Canadian executives polled —including about 60 per cent of Albertans surveyed — said they believe the country should be less reliant on resources.

Alberta Introduces Bill To Hike Taxes On Wealthy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

Finance Minister Joe Ceci says the bill proposes to change the tax rate on corporations to 12 per cent from 10 per cent starting July 1.

Notley Promises No Sales Tax

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

She also reiterated that her government won't bring in a full budget until the fall.

Alberta First Nations At Drastically Higher Risk Of Stillborn Births: Study

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

Researchers from the University of Alberta examined more than 425,000 births in Alberta from 2000 to 2009.

More Oilsands Job Losses Incoming

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors has revised its January jobs forecast and now predicts nine per cent more job losses.

Little Said About Oilsands Issues In NDP Throne Speech

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's $15-a-tonne carbon levy is up for renewal at the end of the month, but the speech made no mention of where that's going.

10 Calgary Street Foods You Have Got to Try

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Calgary's creative food entrepreneurs have taken to trucks like a bento to a burrito, or naan to a taco. If you don't see the connection, read on. Whatever feeds your fancy, one thing is certain -- pound the pavement in Calgary and you're sure to turn up some satisfying street food.

Alberta Beef Basics: The Edmonton Edition

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

From sensational steakhouses, to top-rate butcher shops, and amazing burger joints that will blow your mind - Alberta beef is everywhere... And that's just the way we like it up in the Great White North!

17 Things to Do in the Canadian Badlands

Buzz Bishop | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Alberta
Buzz Bishop

You can find adventure in all four directions you choose to leave from Calgary but if you point your compass to the east, you'll discover yourself in the heart of the Canadian Badlands. It is rich fertile prairie soil but also rugged.

Alberta Crews Working To Protect Oilsands Projects From Wildfire

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

Cooler weather was helping crews in Alberta battle wildfires Thursday as the province shifted more effort to protecting oilsands projects in the northeast.

4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit This Summer | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel

The falling dollar will encourage a lot of Canadians to travel in their own country this summer. Big-name destinations like the Rocky Mountains and Niagara Falls get a lot of attention from visitors to Canada, but there are plenty of other less iconic spots in the country that deserve more love.

Alberta Boy Accused Of Break-Ins Is Too Young To Charge: RCMP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

The boy is too young to be charged under the law.

Layoffs And Office Closures Hit Alberta Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

The PCs were reduced to 10 seats in the legislature from 70 in the May 5 NDP election victory that ended 44 years of Tory rule in the province.

Signs of Change Are Sweeping the Nation

David Suzuki | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

Recent events in Canada have shown not only that change is possible, but that people won't stand for having corporate interests put before their own. The people of Alberta did what was once thought impossible: they gave the NDP a strong majority. Voters in Prince Edward Island followed B.C. provincially and Canada federally and elected their first Green Party member, as well as Canada's second openly gay premier.

Is Canada Destined to Be Ruled by the Same Two Political Parties?

Samer Majzoub | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

Canadians throughout the years have been convinced that they have only one choice to choose between either of the Liberals or Conservatives. This particular "doctrine" has ruled out any opportunity for other political parties to rule the nation in any way.

U.S.'s Anti-Pipeline Activists 'Excited' About NDP Victory In Alberta

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

WASHINGTON - One of the best-known anti-pipeline activists in the United States was busy refreshing her computer screen Tuesday night, enthusiasticall...

What Happened in Alberta? Look No Further Than Frustrated Citizens

Glen Pearson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

Everyone has an opinion on what happened in Alberta, and, as usual, commentators delight in centering in on party politics to determine what really happened. But the real story is to be found in the collective frustrations of citizens themselves and how the once happy claimants to a prosperous province nevertheless pivoted in a fashion that still smacks of the unbelievable.

OMG the NDP Won! Now What??

Shekhar Parmar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta
Shekhar Parmar

In case you are wondering, I did not vote for the NDP this election. But what I saw on social media afterwards scared me and I wanted to address the arguments and tell you why we should remain optimistic about the future of our province.

NDP Upsurge In Alberta Gives Federal MPs New Hope

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Linda Duncan's phone is ringing off the hook.For just over six years, she's been the lone Alberta New Democrat in the House of Commons, havin...

Alberta Liberal Leader Opens Up About Depression Battle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Liberal leader David Swann says he knows personally how difficult it can be to deal with depression.Swann, who is a medical doctor, ...