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Albertans Are Ready To Be Leaders In Innovation

Kent Hehr | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

By not acting on climate change, not engaging with the world, our national interests were undermined. Under the Conservatives' watch we came within a single vote of having our energy products barred from sale in the EU. In contrast we are reacting to the needs of Albertans and the opportunities arising in the global economy. Alberta now has a true partner in the federal government.

The Costly Consequences Of Vision Loss

Dr. Riaz Ahmed | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Riaz Ahmed

A recent survey commissioned by the Alberta Association of Optometrists revealed that nearly 40 per cent of Albertans surveyed do not have a regular optometrist. When patients bypass their annual eye exam, they don't understand that the consequences could last a lifetime. This oversight results in significant costs for individuals whose lives have been affected, while vision loss is also quickly becoming a major burden for taxpayers and the Alberta economy.

Higher Alberta Minimum Wage Benefits Both Workers And Employers

Andrew Jackson | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Alberta
Andrew Jackson

Many commentators seem to think that even a small negative impact on total employment is sufficient reason to rule out a minimum wage increase. But impacts on hours of work arising from a minimum wage increases can leave the great majority of minimum wage workers much better off.

Alberta's Economy Is Set To Grow Faster Than Any Province Next Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Business

You read correctly!

Alberta Should Make The Sustainable Development Goals Their Own

Mel Wilson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Alberta
Mel Wilson

Alberta ought to use an internationally recognized and vetted sustainability framework and vocabulary to measure and communicate its sustainability performance to the world, rather than yet another home-made solution. The UN spent three years developing and vetting the SDGs to ensure they accurately reflected the world's sustainability priorities.

Alberta's Nearly Failing At Giving Kids Access To Healthy Food

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Alberta

It's not looking good.

Diversity Requires Effort For All Canadians

Raj Grewal | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Raj Grewal

Discrimination still exists and the racist posters that surfaced across the University of Alberta campus this week were a reminder of that fact. The posters featured a picture of a Sikh man and disparaging captions targeting Sikh values. As a turban-wearing Sikh, the hatred and ignorance that motivates such material is very close to home for me and the broader Sikh community.

These Alberta Students Want Schools To Become Models Of Sustainability

David Dodge | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

The students did their own research, they invited resource experts to give presentations and then a delegation of 10 students locked themselves in a room for a weekend with some graduate students from the University of Alberta to boil inputs from 3,000 students down into a sophisticated set of recommendations for change.

Finally, A Medical Cannabis App Exists

Marc Davis | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Users of any iPhone model in Canada, as well as Androids, can now purchase medical cannabis at the touch of a button. How, why, where? Let's find out.

Alberta Grizzlies May Be Adapting To Avoid People

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

Human-wildlife interactions have been a cause for concern recently.

Edmonton Runner Carries Mom Across The Finish Line

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

"...she’s going to be here with me every step of the way."

Half Measures Aren't Enough To Save Caribou

David Suzuki | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

Federal assessments show high levels of oil, gas and forestry activity mean no boreal Caribou herd in Alberta is likely to survive without significant changes in habitat management. In 2011, the range of the Little Smoky herd was assessed as being 95 per cent disturbed by industrial activity, and oil, gas and forestry have since caused further damage.

Edmonton Council Powers Up To Control Tree Removal On Your Property

Terezia Farkas | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Alberta
Terezia Farkas

Edmonton City Council is asking Rachel Notley's government for the green light to create a bylaw to govern tree removal on private property. If Notley's government approves the ask, Edmonton City Council will make a bylaw that regulates what you can do to trees on your property.

Restoring Fort McMurray's Urban Forest Our Greatest Challenge Yet

Michael Rosen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

I still wasn't fully prepared for what I experienced during my visit last week. I'm a professional forester and I've seen my fair share of forest fires up close. Still, the vastness of this fire and extent of damage in an urban area was sad, sobering and more than a little eerie.

Bob Chelmick's Solar-Powered Cabin In The Woods

David Dodge | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada
David Dodge

Chelmick's getaway required the hard work of clearing brush and laying a foundation. The original cabin was 600 square feet and solar-powered, complete with battery storage. Why solar? Chelmick recalls seeing brown streaks across the sky near Lake Wabamun.

Jesse Ferreras

Homeowners Are Stuck On Canada's Broken Property Ladder | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business

Is upgrading to a bigger home just a pipe dream these days?

Jasper: Small-Town Vibes And Scenic Views Of The Rockies

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

The town of jasper is quaint, lined with little bistros and boutiques. Like most ski towns, the people are friendly and its long summer days make it the perfect place to spend an adventure-filled weekend.

Iron And Earth: Oilsands Workers Call For Training In Renewable Energy

David Dodge | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, "Man, oil prices are still dropping. They're going to go below $30 soon, and if we don't start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed."

5 Reasons To Travel By Train Across Western Canada

Lisa Jackson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

If you're going to travel across Western Canada, you'd be remiss to not take the scenic route. And there's nothing more scenic than a train. All aboard!

Discover Beautiful Banff

Vitamin Daily | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

The views of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, lush forests and glacial lakes so vivid they'll look photoshopped in your pictures, make going for hikes a must.

The Crisis For Fort McMurray's Animals Is Just Beginning

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Alberta
Barbara Cartwright

While the Fort McMurray SPCA is working diligently to develop strategies for keeping pets with their families, regardless of their housing status, pet surrender rates are likely to go up and adoption rates will most certainly go down as the community struggles to get back on its feet.

Return To Fort McMurray Is Just The Beginning

Jerry Dias | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Jerry Dias

This week's return is a welcome end to the wait for things to begin turning around. But it also a beginning -- the very important beginning to the rebuilding of their vibrant community. The road ahead, after all, will be difficult. Much of the city has been burned to the ground -- though, thankfully, not nearly as much as had been feared -- and much rebuilding remains.

Wynne Ridiculed By Wildrose Party During Visit To Alberta Legislature

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Politics

"Invite Premier Wall here! Invite Premier Wall."

Cannabis Industry Unexpected Boost For Alberta's Struggling Economy

Marc Davis | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Marc Davis

Canada's recreational market promises to be worth billions of dollars annually if it proves to be anywhere near as successful as in Colorado, which has a population seven times smaller than Canada's 35 million. Last year, legal recreational sales in Colorado almost topped one billion U.S. dollars.

Home Builders Step Up To Aid In Fort McMurray Recovery

YPNextHome | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

When the Fort McMurray and surrounding community was left reeling from the recent wildfire disaster, it wasn't just Alberta communities, governments and the Canadian Red Cross that pitched in to help out. The home building industry in the province also stepped up to lend a helping hand.