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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.

Biking On Snow: Why You Need To Ride A Fat Bike Immediately

Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Travel

When the seasons change and the flakes start to fly, most people will put their bike into storage. But what if there were a way to combine your love ...

Hard-Hit Alberta May Apply For Federal Relief, Morneau Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The province could be eligible for funds from a little-known federal program.

During Hard Times, Calgarians Must Manage Carefully But Think Ambitiously

Druh Farrell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
Druh Farrell

Crises can make us restless, inquisitive, and ready for innovative revolution. With history as a guide, we can expect some noteworthy entrepreneurial trendsetters to emerge from the current crisis -- people who refuse to be intimidated and instead think creatively about making the best of a downturn.

DiCaprio's Hypocritical 'Activism' Is His Best Performance Yet

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Cody Battershill

It's not easy being Leonardo DiCaprio. While preaching that fossil fuel use is triggering a global climate catastrophe, Leo hops around the world on fuel-guzzling private jets. "If we do not act together, we will surely perish," he tells the United Nations. I'll say it again: Leo has a hard time aligning his message with his actions.

Alberta's Credit Outlook Adjusted To Negative From Stable

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

"They have affirmed our triple-A credit rating, so that is great."

Equalization Payments For Alberta Not In The Cards, Morneau Hints

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

The finance minister said infrastructure investments could help Alberta as oil prices fall.

Stop Hosting Hateful Speakers In The Name Of Religious Freedom

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

University is a place where students can freely exchange ideas but equally feel safe to do so. Students should feel safe in the knowledge that whether they identify as religious, gay, atheist, etc. or as any intersection of these, they would not be subjected to derision and scorn.

Alberta MLA Rejoins NDP Caucus After Suspension

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I'm proud to stand with my colleagues who are working together to make Alberta a better place."

Alberta Is More Progressive Than You Think

Duncan Kinney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Alberta
Duncan Kinney

Sweeping demographic changes have drastically changed what was Canada's most conservative province. The cause of these demographic changes has been massive interprovincial and international migration. Conservatives in Alberta are vocal, well-connected and well-funded but they are not the majority. Progressives are.

Edmonton's Ice Castle Is Open, And It Is Stunning

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

Incredible.

This Edmonton Woman Wore A Single Dress For An Entire Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

Think you could do it?

These Dads Built The Answer To The Bumpy DIY Ice Rink Dilemma

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

Only in Alberta.

Alberta Made Us Feel All The Feels In 2015

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

In tough times, we support each other.

Suspect Killed After Allegedly Crashing Stolen Vehicle Into Police Car

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

The situation ended "with the discharge of an RCMP pistol," according to police.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

B.C.'s Wolf And Bear Hunting Policies Ignore The Uncertainties

Chris Genovali | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Chris Genovali

Proposing a year-round open season on wolves primarily based upon anecdotal evidence from special interests who possess a self-serving intolerance of large carnivores, such as trophy hunters, is the antithesis of science-based wildlife management.

Why Newly Constructed Homes Remain Unsold In Alberta

Nick Ford | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Alberta
Nick Ford

I recently wrote an edition presenting a statistic that isn't covered very often and it garnered some attention and debate. The statistic I'm referring to is the number of completed but unabsorbed houses. These are houses (single and semi-detached) that are freshly built that don't have a binding, non-conditional agreement made to buy or rent the house.

These Students Shaped Their Town's Renewable Energy Framework

David Dodge | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." To see that quote brought to life we went to Cochrane High School in Cochrane, Alberta about a half-hour west of Calgary.

Sex Traffickers Stole Our Daughter Away From Us

Joy Smith Foundation | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Parents
Joy Smith Foundation

They are stalkers, searching for someone to target and their hunting grounds are convenience stores, in malls, parks and, in Jessica's case, our local recreation centres. We thought that type of crime happened in other countries, not Canada. We were wrong.

Investing In Solar Power Pays Off For Communities

David Dodge | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

While the leaders of the world meet in Paris and craft sweeping policy that affects the entire planet, let's remember that the most important changes usually happen close to home. I've seen the positive things solar and energy efficiency can do for communities. So when we started a big infrastructure refurbishment project at Evansdale Community League, I knew exactly what to push for.

Albertans Need To Set Their Personal Budgets To Survival Mode

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Alberta
Jeffrey Schwartz

The high levels of consumer debt in Alberta were always kept in check by the ability to pay it back, but now it seems that the oil collapse has rumbled its way through the Wild Rose County and is putting the squeeze on Albertans and their bills.

Alberta Can Learn From Washington State's Coal Phase Out

David Dodge | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
David Dodge

Asking companies to shut down plants isn't easy but as Alberta wades into this challenge it behooves us to examine successful case studies where coal power producers, workers, governments and environmental groups worked together to shut down a coal plant in a smart, humane and economically responsible way.

Alberta's Budget Is Short On Details And Funding For Seniors

Janice Curtis | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Alberta
Janice Curtis

It was a disappointing budget low on details for Alberta's fastest growing demographic - seniors. The percentage of seniors in Alberta is currently about 10 per cent and is estimated to double to 20 per cent by 2041. Even though Calgary is seen as a "young" city, our own demographic mix will mirror that of the province.