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Alberta Is 'Not An NDP Province': Prentice

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Premier Jim Prentice is dismissing the possibility of the political left surging to power in the May 5 election, saying Alberta is "not an N...

Canadians Want Climate Action. So What Are the Conservatives Waiting For?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

While the majority of Canadians see climate change as a serious threat to the planet, Canada has no climate legislation and, according to Environment Canada, growing emissions from the Alberta oilsands will prevent the country from meeting its emission reduction targets under the Copenhagen Accord.

Heading Back to My Culinary Roots in Banff

Vikram Vij | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

A bowl of spicy stew got me into the kitchens of an historic hotel known around the world. I sometimes still can't believe it, but I am so grateful that it happened. My career certainly would have gone in a different direction. Instead, Ivor became my mentor and showed me how running a business is as much about creating an experience as it is about a product.

Our Sense of Entitlement Could Be the Biggest Barrier To Solving Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

When former federal cabinet minister David Dingwall was questioned about a generous buyout package he received in 2006, his oft-quoted reply was, "I am entitled to my entitlements." It caused much outrage. But as the biblical expression goes, let whoever is without sin cast the first stone, because perhaps we're all a bit guilty of entitlement.

Tory Ministers Attack 'Disastrous' Wildrose Fiscal Plan

CP Politics | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Half a dozen high-profile Alberta Tory cabinet ministers stood together Friday to criticize a "disastrous" Wildrose party fiscal plan they ...

Resolving Plantar Fasciitis Is the Start to a Pain-Free Journey

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

A thousand-mile journey may seem daunting for many of us, but the mores of our society encourage people, young and old, to be independent and stand on their own two feet. With the help of the Abelsons' latest book, Resolving Plantar Fasciitis, more people will be able to not only do so, but also to begin on their own individual and rewarding pain-free journeys.

Prentice Says He Will Never Impose A Provincial Sales Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Jim Prentice says there will not be a provincial sales tax as long as he is the leader of Alberta.Prentice says Albertans have told...

5 Affordable Things to Do in Calgary

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Travellers looking to stretch their dollar should consider visiting Calgary this year, where cost of living, home prices and travel is slightly more affordable than Toronto. Home to numerous things to do, a thriving culinary scene and ideal location near the mountains, Calgary is a perfect destination for a summer vacation this year.

Alberta Chooses Worst Possible Music For Election Announcement

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

Surely the Alberta PC government didn't mean to choose such terrible (and offensive) warm-up music for today's election announcement, did they? Obs...

Alberta's Missed Heritage Fund Opportunity

Mark Milke | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

Over the past decade, the province of Alberta treated boom-time resource revenues like a permanent state of affairs. That set the province up for fiscal failure, for multiple lost opportunities. One high-profile example is the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.

Travelling Through the Lens of Canada's Top Instagrammers

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

It's safe to say this year's winter definitely had us looking forward to spring! We may have theoretically passed that long-awaited first day of spring, but in Canada, Mother Nature doesn't seem to be ready to give up with grace. To beat back our late winter blues, we rounded up top Canadian Instagrammers who've been capturing the beauty of Canada and the rest of the world, whatever the season.

Why Canada Shouldn't Start Feeling Financially Bulletproof

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

Canadians might be setting themselves up for a bright future and a comfortable retirement. But how are they going to pay the bills today? What about pressing expenses that are stretching budgets thin today? I would pump the breaks before we get into the territory of feeling financially bulletproof.

Welcome to Canada's First Net-Zero Commercial Building

David Dodge | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

The gap from net-zero house to net-zero commercial building has now been bridged. This 30,000 square foot building cost $10.5 million dollars. It's three months ahead of schedule and five per cent under budget. It's bright and roomy with beautiful exposed wood beams, feature stairs and a three storey living wall in the foyer.

Obama's Remarks About Keystone XL Need Some Corrections

Cody Battershill | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

First, Keystone XL does NOT "bypass the United States," as the President claimed it did in the earlier statement. A consultants report from IHS Energy found in February that "Canadian crude making its way to the USGC (the US Gulf Coast) will likely be refined there, and most of the refined products are likely to be consumed in the United States."

Property Rights on the Prairie

Mark Milke | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

Once budget matters fade from the news, population growth, oil and gas exploration, agricultural demands, recreational use, and an increasing ecological sensitivity will likely again swirl around land use issues--private property included.

More Jobs Coming to Calgary and Edmonton Despite Oil Price Fears

Ben Myers | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Alberta
Ben Myers

Many buyers are taking a wait and see attitude when it comes to their real estate purchases in Alberta with the last market failure fresh in their minds. Based on historical data and the opinions of the top analysts, it might be much less painful than many anticipate.

The 2015 Canada Winter Games: Sustainable Sport Event Snapshot

Ann Duffy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Impact
Ann Duffy

Sometimes leadership happens off the side of one's desk, while at other times it emerges collaboratively, with the help of community partners to advance shared goals. Here are some ways in which the Canada Winter Games' leadership, particularly around sustainability, rose to the top:

A Tale of Education in Two Cities

Malkin Dare | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Living
Malkin Dare

A few months ago, we released a study showing that for at least ten years Edmonton students have consistently and significantly outperformed Calgary students, and furthermore the gap gets larger the longer the students are in school. There is no reason why every city can't get the same great results as Edmonton.

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In Alberta

The Canadian Press | CP | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow from Alberta. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no part of the animal'...

Mad Cow Case Confirmed In Alberta

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Mad cow disease has been confirmed in a beef cow on an Alberta farm, but the federal agriculture minister says the discovery won't affect C...

With Keystone XL pipeline uncertain, Alberta floats idea of moving tar-sands oil through Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada
Alaska Dispatch News

Officials in the Canadian province of Alberta say they hope to talk to Alaska leaders about shipping tar-sands crude oil through the state as the Keys...

Why Wood Waste to Energy Is a No-Brainer

David Dodge | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada
David Dodge

Wood is certainly not a new fuel. We've been using it since the invention of fire to keep warm, but can it be a big part of our electricity mix in our modern age? Biomass provides green baseload power -- an important consideration for grid operators who want to integrate more renewable energy by balancing the intermittent nature of solar and wind.

David Swann Chosen As Interim Leader Of Alberta Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta Liberals have chosen MLA David Swann to be the party's interim leader over a caucus colleague who pitched co-operation with the...

How This Conservative Mayor Became a Champion for the Homeless

Andreas Krebs | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Andreas Krebs

Mayor Ted Clugston of Medicine Hat, Alberta has become the reluctant spokesperson for a controversial approach to reducing homelessness. Reluctant because just a few years ago, he opposed the initiative. Sometime in 2015, Medicine Hat will become the first municipality in Canada to eradicate homelessness.

Why Lower Fuel Prices Are Not a Reason to Celebrate

David Suzuki | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business
David Suzuki

Some see low fuel prices as good news, but there are many downsides. With driving becoming less costly, more cars and trucks could be on the road, which is good for the auto industry but bad in terms of pollution, climate change and traffic accidents. And because the price of oil is now lower than the cost to extract oilsands bitumen, the industry is starting to put the brakes on rapid expansion plans -- bad news for workers and businesses in Fort McMurray and those heavily invested in the industry but good news for the planet.