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Notley comments on Alberta unleashing economic consequence on B.C.. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government is creating legislation that will determine to how maximize profit for their resource exports which could have an economic impact on British Columbia. more.
A 19-year-old Rocky Mountain House resident is facing charges such as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of controlled substance. Rocky Mountain House RCMP executed a search warrant Friday at a local residence and located a woman who was wanted on numerous ...

Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says to trust the process in place when it comes to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team's decision to withhold the names of two attackers in recent police shootings. "ASIRT's policy is to not release names in those instances -- I know there has been a lot ...
A team of University of Alberta students from multiple disciplines have put in thousands of hours on hydrogen cell cars that will be put to the test in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition in Sonoma, Calif., from April 19 to 22. Third-year engineering physics student Natasha Pye, the EcoCar ...
Calgary schools dominate a new list ranking Alberta's top 100 elementary schools. On Saturday, the Fraser Institute released the 2018 edition of its "Report Card on Albertas Elementary Schools," which uses "seven academic indicators derived from provincewide test results" to assess 819 schools ...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with the B.C. and Alberta premiers in Ottawa today in an effort to find a resolution to the standoff over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Alberta's Rachel Notley and B.C. counterpart John Horgan arrived in Ottawa on Saturday evening to prepare ...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:31 PM - A state of local emergency remains in effect for the entire Municipal District of Taber, Alta., due to overland flooding. As of Sunday morning some evacuations were made to homes in the area, but no mandatory evacuation order is in place. Photos on social media show residents ...
OTTAWA -- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her province and the federal government have agreed on a plan to "eliminate" investor risk surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. As a result, Notley says, the pipeline "will be built," although she refused to provide details. "The ...
Prem Pokharel's master's thesis showed that loading jack pine and trembling aspen seedlings with extra nitrogen and other nutrients before they were put in the ground at two former northern Alberta mining sites meant the trees grew more quickly. “The plants (usually) grow very slowly. Because of that, the ...
Davie James, left, and Austin Jones of the Medicine Hat Skateboard Association get silly during grad dress preparation last week. (Betsy Morales). Some skateboarders in Medicine Hat, Alta., are learning all about prom dresses as their clubhouse is being flooded with dozens of sparkly gowns. By Monday ...
The new YWCA Calgary facility for women fleeing violence or living in poverty received $8.6 million in funding from the Alberta government on Monday. "Once construction is complete, the YW Hub will feature 100 single suites, each with a private bathroom and access to a community kitchen and living ...
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley banned importing wine from British Columbia for a time in an ongoing dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would carry ... Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling a recent court decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project a definitive victory.
A study shows half of Alberta's boreal forest could disappear in just over 80 years due to wildfires and climate change. The research, published Monday in the journal Ecosphere, gives a glimpse at how vegetation could change based on the current rate of carbon emissions and climate change. "We found ...
The upland forest will be replaced after wildfire by open woodland or grassland, according to research from University of Alberta biologists, conducted in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada researchers. "By 2100, at least 50 percent of the boreal upland mixed wood forest could become young ...
One of the most aggressive campaigns to fight global warming is happening in a Canadian province. There's just one problem: the same place is also home to some of the dirtiest oil in the world. Alberta is boosting its use of renewable energy, closing power plants that burn coal and in January increased its ...

There were at least three narratives dominating public discussions leading into Thursday's provincial budget. First, Premier Rachel Notley several months ago foreshadowed a budget with "compassionate cuts." Second, in recent days Finance Minister Joe Ceci clarified that his budget forecasts would be ...
Every hour, Alberta spends $2.4 million — $59 million per day — to keep the province's health-care system running. ... In addition to slowing prescription drug costs, the province recently negotiated a new deal with the Alberta Pharmacists' Association aimed at saving the government about $150 million ...
Alberta couple devastated after finding 15 sheep carcasses along rural road. Clare Clancy More from Clare Clancy ... An Alberta couple who stumbled across 15 dead sheep strewn across the side of a road in Lamont County are calling on the public for information. “I want justice for these sheep,” ...
We are already having to offer a discount on our oil exports of up to 40 per cent because we have no pipelines to get our product to market swiftly and reliably. Now the Liberal government is imposing further restrictions on Alberta and Saskatchewan oil and bitumen that will have the effect of trapping even ...
The Alberta government is proposing a new bill that would create 3,000 post-secondary spaces over five years to train people to work in the technology sector. The program will dedicate $43 million to training programs and another $7 million to scholarships. Some scholarship funding will be aimed at ...
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:51 PM - After being teased with some of the mildest conditions since mid-December, winter is making a fierce and unforgiving comeback to southern Alberta. Brace for a long duration of difficult travel with a double shot of heavy snow impacting the region over the next several days.
An Alberta cabinet minister has apologized for referring to members of B.C.'s NDP government as "a bunch of shitheads" at a meeting of municipal politicians in Edmonton on Wednesday. Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said the salty language was a result of his passion and frustration over ...
EDMONTON — Alberta politicians have passed a motion to back Premier Rachel Notley's battle for the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, but division remains on how to carry the fight. The United Conservatives, Alberta Party, and the Alberta Liberals joined with Notley's NDP to back the government motion in a ...
Wildlife biologist Jessica Haines of the University of Alberta was conducting routine fieldwork in Yukon in spring 2014 when she heard a commotion in ... "The offspring are not his own, so he is reducing the success of his competitors," said Haines, a postdoctoral fellow in the Alberta school's department of ...
With the retirement of thousands of tradespeople looming through the middle of the next decade, Alberta's oil and gas sector could soon face new shortages for skilled labour, reigniting calls for more people to enlist in the trades to help fill the future gap. Jim Carter, a former president of Syncrude and ...
Bundle up if you're heading out. Much of southern Alberta is under a heavy snowfall warning Thursday after a freezing rain warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada ended in Calgary and a few other communities. The freezing rain started early and changed to heavy snow later in the ...
This is the story of two governments — Alberta's and Saskatchewan's — that were confronted by this scenario as they prepared their budgets last year. Yes, there were some differences in the nuances of the economic realities in each province. But they faced a similar dilemma, and they chose very different ...
The City of Brooks is working on bringing a gasification plant to the community, which could involve incinerating a huge supply of stockpiled rail ties to create energy for the southern Alberta city. While similar plans over the years have seen strong opposition in other cities over air quality concerns ...
The money is on top of $1 billion in loan guarantees and grants recently announced by Premier Rachel Notley to deliver financial incentives for more partial upgrading by oil developers in Alberta. "It's going to help us move away from the boom and bust policies of the past without sacrificing our leadership in the oil and gas ...
Announced late last week by the Alberta government, the $10 million, seven-point plan includes funding for 39 new police officers in the province, 40 civilian staff and $2 million more to hire more Crown prosecutors. One of the points to the plan was the expansion of crime reduction units, which target ...
WATCH: More than 20-thousand people signed a petition to have Russel the injured bear cub saved by allowing conservation groups to step in. As Lauren Pullen reports now that petition has made its way to the Alberta legislature.
Jason Kenney's first question period in the Alberta legislature Monday was a tame affair, certainly compared to expectations, mostly due to the instructions he gave to his caucus to act professionally. Kenney, the leader of the official Opposition United Conservative Party, asked his first set of questions with ...
At the Woman's Health Options clinic in Edmonton an injunction has been in place since at least November 2001, according to court documents provided by Prolife Alberta. Demonstrators are barred from impeding patients and staff, and from picketing or distributing literature within a specific "bubble zone" ...
But an objective look at the data — and the context surrounding it — reveals a few key things. Alberta is indeed racking up debt at a rapid rate, but we've run larger deficits in the past. Our net financial position continues to slide, but we remain the least indebted province in the country. And we're still heavily ...
Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says the money is to be used for loan guarantees, grants and royalty credits to spur more private-sector investments in processing Alberta crude. There will be $500 million in royalty credits for a second round of the petrochemicals diversification program _ starting in ...
Development on the outskirts of Edmonton is paving over the province's most valuable farmland, new research at the University of Alberta shows. The loss of the highly productive land is hard to avoid, considering a lot of it is just outside of Alberta's major cities, said Brent Swallow, an author of the study.
Women from the aviation industry celebrated Women of Aviation Worldwide Week at the Alberta Aviation Museum Saturday. (CBC). Issy McLean still ... "Women could not fly in my day," said McLean, who is also the president of the RCAF Air Women's Association of Alberta. "If a man or a woman had the ...
Sports fans hoping to watch Canada's men's hockey team compete for Olympic bronze early Saturday morning will have the chance to do so with a cold beer and a crowd — that is, if they can find an open bar. Alberta restaurants and bars can open at 4:30 a.m. Saturday and start serving liquor half an hour ...
On Sunday, members will vote for their new leader. The Alberta Party sits well and truly in third place, but leadership hopefuls won't hear about its history as a quiet player on the political stage, vote-splitting or assured defeat in the 2019 election. They see themselves as a solid third option, a party perfectly ...
The driver of a tour bus that rolled unexpectedly, killing a woman in Banff National Park, has been fined and will lose his driver's licence for one month. Jian Song was driving a bus operated by Amazing Travel in Calgary that pulled into the Castle Mountain Lookout on Sept. 21, 2016. After the passengers ...
But Kenney said Alberta needs to keep up the pressure on B.C. Premier John Horgan as he attempts to sidetrack the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a $7.4-billion project that will triple the amount of oil moving from Alberta to the Pacific coast. “The Alberta NDP blinked in the face of more delay tactics ...
Search crews have found a small plane from Alberta which crashed with four people on board while en route to New Mexico. There were no survivors. U.S. Civil Air Patrol spokesman Dan Bailey confirmed the Piper Lance was discovered just before 5 p.m. MT on Friday in a mountainous area of Utah close ...
By that test, University of Alberta economist Andrew Leach is very clever indeed. How else could he argue, as he did recently in a Maclean's opinion piece, that blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion—and along with it, increased GHG emissions from Alberta's oil sands—would jeopardize ...
More than 20 Olympians either live in northern Alberta, or are from the area. But that hasn't translated into all that many medals. Figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond, of Sherwood Park, won a gold and a bronze at this year's Winter Olympics. Canadian hockey and curling teams both featured plenty of northern ...
'We are the roots': New documentary chronicles triumphs of Alberta's black pioneering families ... Born in 1926 in the black settler community of Wildwoods, Leffler went on to work as Alberta's first black electrician. He is among the men ... 'Secret Alberta': New documentary brings Amber Valley back to life.
Travelers in southern Alberta were forced to find alternate routes Friday after winter weather forced the closure of two secondary highways near Pincher Creek. Highway 3 between Pincher Creek station and Fort Macleod West as well as Highway 6 between Pincher Creek and Pincher Creek station were ...
Suspect in Alberta gun-pointing incident arrested in Burnaby ... Burnaby Mounties notched an assist last week for the arrest of a 26-year-old man wanted on a firearms-related warrant in Alberta. The suspect had allegedly pointed a ... RCMP in Alberta contacted the Burnaby detachment on Feb. 7, providing ...
The Alberta government hopes an energy efficiency grant to Fort Chipewyan will alleviate the high living costs that plague the northern Alberta community. Fort Chipewyan is one of the first Alberta Indigenous communities to benefit from an Indigenous Energy Efficiency Grant under the province's carbon tax ...


 

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