Canada Alberta

We Must End Alberta's Persecution of Wolves

Chris Genovali | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Alberta
Chris Genovali

Grey wolves in Alberta are exposed to lethal threats from every angle, including aerial gunning from helicopters, choking neck-snares, and poison-baits that lure wolves and many other species to their excruciating deaths. Alberta's liberal hunting and trapping regulations assure that the devastation of wolf families occurs nearly year-round.

Why the Resource-Rich Canadian Government Is Always Poor

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Gabriel Yiu

Canada has plentiful natural resources and a relatively small population of 35 million. Yet our government always claims it is short of money. Middle East countries are rich because of oil, but Canada has many other valuable natural resources. Why is our government so poor?

Explore Edmonton's Collection of Flea and Farmers Markets

Yelp Canada | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Fleas and Farms aren't usually discussed in harmony but this is far from a typical conversation. No, we aren't talking about those pesky critters that dwell on man's best friend. We're exploring the unique collection of Flea and Farmers Markets that abound across Edmonton.

The Time Has Come for a Different Way of 'Managing' Canada's Wildlife

Chris Genovali | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Chris Genovali

The senseless killing of Cecil the lion has catalyzed a worldwide discussion about the gratuitous trophy hunting of large carnivores. In Western Canada, countless "Cecils" are killed in an equally senseless manner each and every year for the amusement, pleasure and excitement of recreational hunters.

Kind Manitoba Farmer Donates Hay To Alberta's Struggling Farms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

DAUPHIN, Man. — A Manitoba farmer is donating 100 hay bales to Alberta farmers hurt by drought. Jurgen Kohler says that after hearing about Albe...

'Grassroots' Canada Action Carries Deep Ties to Conservative Party, Oil and Gas Industry

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

A whole host of campaigns designed to advance the agenda of the fossil fuel industry have cropped up: Resource Works, British Columbians for Prosperity, Energy Citizens, Coal Alliance, Canadian Natural Resources Alliance, Pipeline Action, and many others.

Alberta Murderers, Convicts Look For Online Love

The Huffington Post Alberta | Andree Lau | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

The site's creator warns anyone who contacts them should proceed with caution.

13 Times Calgary Looked Like Vancouver

Buzz Bishop | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Alberta
Buzz Bishop

I've lived in Calgary for 5 years now, but I grew up in Vancouver. I'm consistently saying C-Train instead of SkyTrain, I know more about the Flames' prospects than the Canucks', and I love the Calgary Stampede like the summer Christmas that it is. But I still miss the coast.

14 Signs You're a Farmer in a Drought

Sarah Schultz | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Alberta
Sarah Schultz

As a farming family, it's really depressing to see a year's worth of planning just baking away in the fields, losing your profit and losing your yields every day. So, trying not to worry about our crops more than we are, a little humour to lighten the mood...

Why the NDP Is Leading in the Polls

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Canadians now realize that the most likely party that could defeat the federal Conservatives and bring real change is the NDP. As a result, we could see from the recent polls that support for the Liberals is withering whereas that for the Conservatives is stagnant, and that for the NDP is rising.

Second Wave Of Flash Flooding Hits Chestermere In A Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

There was enough hail to look like there had been snow.

Alberta County Declares Agricultural Disaster Over Drought

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

Crops are devastated across the region.

Locals Kayak The Streets After Flooding In Southern Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jessica Chin | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

When life gives you severe thunderstorms, go kayaking.

Four Key Areas to Watch in Canada's Labour Market

Tom Turpin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

As the country's leading staffing agency, we're able to identify trends shaping the world of work before they become official statistics. In analyzing our own data and combining it with anecdotal evidence from employers we work with, we've identified four key areas to watch as the year plays out.

Not Enough Food, Blankets For Saskatchewan Evacuees

CP | Kurtis Doering, CKOM, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Some of us didn't even have supper last night or breakfast this morning."

Soldiers Train To Fight Dire Wildfire Situation In Sask.

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

"It's not often the Canadian Army is called upon by the provinces to assist with forest fires but this is a big one for Saskatchewan. We're happy to oblige."

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.