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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

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

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, ...

Wildrose Leader Says Minority Could Be A 'Good Thing' For Alberta

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says a minority government could work well in Alberta.But he warns he would not support any policy that included ...

Are Alberta Housing Experts being Narrow Minded? Don't Overlook a Rapid Rebound

Ben Myers | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Ben Myers

There is no doubt that the energy markets are difficult to forecast, and declining oil prices in conjunction with the prospect of job losses are scary, but it appears many new home builders don't think the housing market will be down for long.

Polls Matter in Alberta -- But Campaign Ideas Matter More

Brooks DeCillia | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Brooks DeCillia

What is happening in Alberta? Conservatives, after all, are a constant in the prairie province. As certain as the Bow River swells every spring, Albertans habitually re-elect Progressive Conservatives.

Edmonton Is No Longer The 'City Of Champions'

The Huffington Post Alberta | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We are in a post-tagline era."

When it Comes to Government Budgets, a Lot of the Action Is "Underground"

Mark Milke | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

During this tax and budget time, let's consider two "tectonic realities" about governments and numbers -- helpful to think about, given that there is plenty of "underground" action. It explains why governments often get themselves (and taxpayers) into trouble later.

Alberta Is 'Not An NDP Province': Prentice

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Premier Jim Prentice is dismissing the possibility of the political left surging to power in the May 5 election, saying Alberta is "not an N...

Canadians Want Climate Action. So What Are the Conservatives Waiting For?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

While the majority of Canadians see climate change as a serious threat to the planet, Canada has no climate legislation and, according to Environment Canada, growing emissions from the Alberta oilsands will prevent the country from meeting its emission reduction targets under the Copenhagen Accord.

Heading Back to My Culinary Roots in Banff

Vikram Vij | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

A bowl of spicy stew got me into the kitchens of an historic hotel known around the world. I sometimes still can't believe it, but I am so grateful that it happened. My career certainly would have gone in a different direction. Instead, Ivor became my mentor and showed me how running a business is as much about creating an experience as it is about a product.

Our Sense of Entitlement Could Be the Biggest Barrier To Solving Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

When former federal cabinet minister David Dingwall was questioned about a generous buyout package he received in 2006, his oft-quoted reply was, "I am entitled to my entitlements." It caused much outrage. But as the biblical expression goes, let whoever is without sin cast the first stone, because perhaps we're all a bit guilty of entitlement.

Tory Ministers Attack 'Disastrous' Wildrose Fiscal Plan

CP Politics | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Half a dozen high-profile Alberta Tory cabinet ministers stood together Friday to criticize a "disastrous" Wildrose party fiscal plan they ...

Resolving Plantar Fasciitis Is the Start to a Pain-Free Journey

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

A thousand-mile journey may seem daunting for many of us, but the mores of our society encourage people, young and old, to be independent and stand on their own two feet. With the help of the Abelsons' latest book, Resolving Plantar Fasciitis, more people will be able to not only do so, but also to begin on their own individual and rewarding pain-free journeys.

Prentice Says He Will Never Impose A Provincial Sales Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Jim Prentice says there will not be a provincial sales tax as long as he is the leader of Alberta.Prentice says Albertans have told...

5 Affordable Things to Do in Calgary

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Travellers looking to stretch their dollar should consider visiting Calgary this year, where cost of living, home prices and travel is slightly more affordable than Toronto. Home to numerous things to do, a thriving culinary scene and ideal location near the mountains, Calgary is a perfect destination for a summer vacation this year.

Alberta Chooses Worst Possible Music For Election Announcement

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

Surely the Alberta PC government didn't mean to choose such terrible (and offensive) warm-up music for today's election announcement, did they? Obs...