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What Naomi Klein Needs To Learn About Alberta vs. Other Oil Jurisdictions

Cody Battershill | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

There's something about a new Naomi Klein book that always seems to attract a lot of attention. And not just from middle-of-the-road Western Canadians like myself who work hard for a living and enjoy the beautiful, natural settings where we live, work and raise our families. No, Klein even seems to attract the ire of -- you guessed it -- "big environmentalism." It's a credit to her proven ability to lay out the controversial argument. People love that.

WATCH: 10,000 Reasons To Smile For Alberta Dad

Excel Homes | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Alberta
Excel Homes

As Barrett Budgell pulled up to his new home in Cochrane, Alberta, he immediately knew something was up when he saw a massive red bow wrapped around his garage. The single father of four-year-old twin boys, Lucas and Logan, moved into Cochrane to make the commute back and forth to Fort McMurrary for work easier on his family.

Alberta PCs Voting For New Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Members of Alberta's PC party are voting today for a new leader and premier.Ric McIver, Thomas Lukaszuk and Jim Prentice will continue tryi...

Bumpy Start For Alberta Conservative Leadership Vote

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's governing Progressive Conservative party got off to a rocky start Friday in its first foray into picking a new leader by electron...

Travel Request By Alberta Priest Accused Of Sex Assault Rejected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

PEACE RIVER, Alta. - A Catholic priest in northwestern Alberta who is accused of sexually assaulting a minor has been told he cannot travel outside Ca...

How Canadian Companies Are Adding Emerging Markets To Their Export Strategy

Peter Hall | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The tech wreck, the thickening border with the U.S. and the soaring loonie in the mid-2000's turned the attention of Canada's exporters to fast-growing emerging markets. In a relatively short time span, our trade with this rapidly-rising part of the global economy has risen from less than 5 per cent to almost 13 per cent of our merchandise exports.

Alberta's Winning Licence Plate Design Revealed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Online polling to choose a new Alberta licence plate has closed and the most realistic of three designs has come out on top.Kathleen Range ...

The Truest Ice Bucket Challenge Yet

The Huffington Post Alberta | Maham Abedi | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

While many of us are just learning what ALS is through the Ice Bucket Challenge, Alberta's John Tuckwell knows the disease firsthand. Tuckwell was ...

RCMP Injured In Violent Grande Prairie Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - A Taser electronic stun gun was used by the RCMP in northwestern Alberta to subdue a man who had rammed a police vehicle and t...

I've Got Some (Nanotechnology) Explaining To Do

Carlo Montemagno | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Alberta
Carlo Montemagno

We use jargon and complicate things with acronyms that are meaningless to those who aren't in the loop. But most importantly, we miss the opportunity to engage, excite and empower others with our news. As academics, scientists and researchers, we have a unique responsibility to ensure our findings extend well beyond the lab bench.

Health Care Wait Times in Alberta Improving

Don Dick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Alberta
Don Dick

Alberta is building a culture of continuous improvement in health care. This culture is founded on more and better data, innovative thinking, an extraordinary effort to share information, and unprecedented action on the front lines. Wait time reports cards need to examine performance at this level, and Canadians should have this kind of information to grade their health system.

Think Long Term on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Matt Grant | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Alberta
Matt Grant

The government created major problems for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program when it began to loosen the rules in 2006; it created an approval process with little oversight that largely amounted to rubber stamping applications, which has directly led to Canadians losing their jobs to temporary foreign workers.

GE's CEO Can Rescue the Oil Sands

Diane Francis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

General Electric Co. chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Immelt is just what Canada needs to develop its oil sands -- an American leader with stature in Washington, Wall Street, the oil patch and Silicon Valley.

Chasing Net-Zero Through Location and Innovation

David Dodge | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

Building a net-zero home is an intricate dance between design, technology and location. But if you build a net-zero home in the wilds, far from your work, school and entertainment, with no infrastructure and an hour-long commute how sustainable is it?

Small-Town Alberta Theatre Is A Big Deal

Vacay.ca | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

As I watched Rosebud Theatre's brilliant performance of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" on stage for the first time, I began to quickly see why so many people from Alberta make the trip to Rosebud, located 35 kilometres southwest of Drumheller (a 25-minute drive) and 100 km (one-hour drive) northeast of the Calgary airport.

New Poll: Canadians Think Oilsands Contribute Way More to the Economy Than They Actually Do

Carol Linnitt | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business
Carol Linnitt

According to the poll, conducted by Environics and commissioned by Environmental Defence, 41 per cent of Canadians believe the importance of the oilsands to the economy is six to 24 times higher than it actually is. And a full 57 per cent of Canadians overestimate the value of oilsands to the country's economy.

Want a Middle Class? Imitate Alberta and Saskatchewan

Mark Milke | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Milke

There has been much hand-wringing over the claimed disappearance of the middle class. At the national level important policy such as a stable currency and domestic peace matter to the creation of prosperity and the formation of the middle class. But domestically, consider one issue -- tax rates -- that can be easily compared across provinces and which has an effect upon wealth creation and thus opportunities and jobs.

Plains Midstream Settlement Shows Lack Of Pipeline Accountability

Ecojustice | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Alberta
Ecojustice

While we're pleased that federal and provincial regulators finally took action and laid charges against Plains Midstream, the size and nature of the settlements is somewhat disconcerting. It raises a number of questions and once again sheds light on the major weaknesses in Canada's environmental law and enforcement framework.

Bye, Bye Eli

CBC | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

A family in Sherwood Park, Alta., has to give up its pet potbellied pig named Eli because county law doesn’t allow livestock to be kept inside hom...

Lack Of Funding Forces Climate Change Non-Profit To Close

Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

An Alberta non-profit dedicated to addressing climate change announced Monday that it will be shutting down, two years after the provincial government...

McIver Suggests Treatment, Not Jail, For Mentally Ill Offenders

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver wants direct action on helping the mentally ill, including having those who commit crimes sent...

Oilsands Worker Dies After On-Site Injury

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A man has died while working on a giant bulldozer in Alberta's oilsands.The provincial government says the 37-year-old was doin...

MORE Insane Questions Tourists Ask When They Come To Alberta

Michelle Butterfield | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Michelle Butterfield

Last year I shared a post of some of the crazy questions I fielded from tourists while working one summer in Lake Louise. Here are some more doozies like "Which one is the Rocky Mountain?" shared by our readers.

Homeless Edmonton Man 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Edmonton police are investigating a brutal assault on a homeless man found under a bridge in the city's northeast.Police say the victim was...

'You Do Know What You Should Do' About Pipeline

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he has come to northern Alberta not as an expert on climate change, but hoping to br...