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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...

The Writing Is On The Wall For Alberta's Obsolete Oil Industry

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

I can understand that Alberta faces economic hardships; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the cabinet meeting would examine the challenges that Alberta has to face because the price of petroleum has fallen through the floor. But in 2015-16, is the building of pipelines an appropriate remedy for the economic woes of Alberta?

How Calgary Is Looking Ahead And Embracing Clean Energy

David Dodge | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Alberta's carbon tax is expected to have a relatively minor impact on middle to lower income folks, but what about a major city that buys $60 million worth of power every year? That's going to cut into some budgets! It turns out there's one municipality that's positioned very well for a carbon tax but its name might surprise you.

How To Take Control Of Your Finances

Brian Gervais | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Brian Gervais

Currently job losses have been concentrated in the energy sector, but more job losses are expected across industries that depend on investment and activities in the energy sector. This rising unemployment coupled with a correction in the housing market is putting a further strain on indebted households.

If You're Offended By Rihanna's Nudity You're Missing The Point

Nina Raynars | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Nina Raynars

Rihanna's bra-less, erotica-thriller fuelled videos are deconstructing social norms that place gender limitations on how women choose to express their sexual liberty, or how they should expand it or simply own it.

Alberta's Budget Inspires, Newfoundland's Does Not

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

The NDP government of Rachel Notley is showing the rest of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador in particular, that when tough times hit, we look after each other. Across the country, the Liberal government of Dwight Ball is showing no such compassion, bringing in tax hikes and service cuts that hurt those with the lowest incomes most.

A Working Albertan's Perspective On The Leap Manifesto

Doug O'Halloran | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Alberta
Doug O'Halloran

Despite my frustration around the outcome of our recent NDP convention, I'm prepared to take Avi Lewis at face value when he says that he didn't expect his Leap Manifesto to be so explosive. And I'd like to try explaining the reaction from many Alberta New Democrats so that Mr. Lewis has a better sense of the road ahead.

A Birthday, An Album And So Many Reasons To Love Music In Canada

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Music
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

In a cyclical way I feel music discovery now is like it was pre-internet, when people bought singles on 45. The internet and technology have made it easier than ever to record, release, download, stream, share, playlist, shazam, post and blog. There is so much music available -- it is really amazing.

It's Time Employment Insurance Came With A Guarantee

Jerry Dias | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

No government should ever be allowed to take money out of the EI fund, and it may be time to consider entrenching that principle in law. Legislation that guarantees that the money workers pay into EI will be there for them when they need it would give those workers and their communities a great deal of comfort. Our new government has made significant steps in ensuring that EI meets the needs of workers and their communities. Guaranteeing the money will be there for them when they need it would be the next logical step.

Canada, Get Ready To Feel The Bite Of Climate Change

WWF-Canada | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

"If climate change is a shark, then water is its teeth." Like a fish that doesn't notice the shark until it feels its sharp bite, humans will first feel the effects of climate change through water. Under current projections, most freshwater ecosystems globally will face ecologically significant impacts by the middle of this century.

Investing In Energy Efficiency Can Jump-Start Alberta's Economy

David Dodge | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

If Alberta invested $34 per capita, the average of other provinces, Alberta would generate $510 million in energy savings and 3,000 jobs while reducing emissions and making Alberta more competitive.

Greenpeace Needs To Update Its Views On The Oilsands

Cody Battershill | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

The group, which is based on conflict, drama and media-friendly gamesmanship, can't seem to modernize its information on the Canadian record of racial and gender equality, world-leading human rights, opportunities for education, overall social freedoms and environmental performance.

Can This Radically Sustainable Home Survive A Cold, Canadian Winter?

David Dodge | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

An earthship is an off-grid home that produces its own energy, captures its own water, treats its own wastewater, grows its own food and passively collects the sun's energy for heat. That's the idea, anyways. But ever since the Kinney Earthship was built in the summer of 2014, Duncan Kinney has received many emails about one particular subject: how does it hold up so far north?

Don't Confuse Peter MacKay's Pipeline Claims For Facts

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

There is a catechism of the fossil fuel industry, with oft-repeated claims that seem by repetition to escape examination. Peter MacKay's recent opinion piece on pipelines was a veritable greatest hits compilation of such claims. He writes that "pipelines are by far the safest means of transporting oil." The first muddying of facts is the notion that we are talking about shipping oil. All the current pipeline proposals, including Energy East, are primarily about shipping unprocessed bitumen. Bitumen is in a pre-crude state and can only be casually referenced as "oil" if one accepted the idea that grain should be referred to as "croissants" when discussing markets.

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

Federal Gov't Allocates $250 Million In Aid For Struggling Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

Money from the program is allocated on a per capita basis, at $60 a person.

Mountain Sound: 5 Great Alberta Music Venues

Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Travel

Five incredible music venues in Alberta you need to visit now.

See Alberta In A Whole New Light With These 'Living Photos'

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

Incredible.

This Could Be Calgary's Most Expensive Parking Ticket

Derek James From | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Alberta
Derek James From

On January 13, the City of Calgary sold Lukas Pesut's truck after impounding it 36 days prior. The regulations of Alberta's Traffic Safety Act permit the City to deem a vehicle abandoned after 72 hours and then sell it 15 days later after giving notice by ordinary mail to the owner's last known address.

11 Pulse Pounding Adventures In Alberta

Posted 02.15.2016 | Canada Travel

License plates in Alberta have the phrase “Wild Rose Country” scrolled across them but after reading this list you might think “Adventure Capital of Canada” more accurate.

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Skiing In Alberta

Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Travel

We’ve got a dozen fun facts (in infographic form) to help you formulate your Skiing To-Do List this spring.

Conservative Muslims Must Address Their Deep-Rooted Heterosexism

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

We are told that the prohibition of homosexuality is black and white in Islam. Comparisons are often made between sins like eating pork, drinking wine, committing adultery and homosexuality. However, all such arguments do not reflect a reasonable understanding of Islamic law, which is meant for the welfare of human beings and not for sole subjugation.

Looks Like Winter, Feels Like Spring: 7 Ways To Enjoy Snow Without Cold In Alberta

Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Travel

At the tail end of an Alberta winter as it rolls over into spring, the sun comes out, the sky turns blue and the birds start singing while snow still ...

Alberta Can Keep Health Care Affordable Amid Sliding Oil Prices

Martin Ferguson-Pell | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Business
Martin Ferguson-Pell

As world oil prices and the Canadian dollar slide perilously, Albertans must become more inventive and rigorous in managing our costs -- and our expectations -- especially in high-cost areas like infrastructure, education and health care. Health care is the biggest challenge.

Lethbridge Biogas: Turning Food Waste Into Green Power

David Dodge | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Lethbridge Biogas takes the manure and food waste, mixes it together, heats it to 39 degrees Celsius and captures the methane (natural gas) to power twin 1.4 megawatt generators to produce enough power for 3,000 homes. The 3.9 million litre digesters resemble giant, squat grain silos with dome tops.