Alberta

Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from transmountain.com); Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Credit counselling in high demand in Alberta as oilpatch downturn hits home

Credit counselling in high demand in Alberta as oilpatch downturn hits home

Alberta lost 14,000 net jobs in February — 7,000 of those in the natural resources sector.

Feds stifle media questions around oil sands' toxic effects, FOIs reveal

For the first time ever a federal scientist is studying toxins in animals near the Alberta oilsands but Environment Canada won't let him speak with the media about his research.
Alberta not stashing enough royalties

Penny saved a penny earned: study says Alberta not stashing enough royalties

There would be an extra $150 billion in the Heritage Savings Trust Fund if Alberta put aside resource taxes the way Norway does.

Chappie, Wild Tales, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Also notice two new Canadian films: The Valley Below and Elephant Song
Alberta Felon Found Hiding Inside Sofa

Alberta felon found hiding inside sofa

An Alberta felon is now behind bars after he was found hiding inside a sofa in an East Vancouver home, according to a Vancouver Police Department media release. the Vancouver Police Fugitive Unit...

Obama's State of the Union good news for Keystone XL opponents

He didn't mention the pipeline by name, but U.S. President Barack Obama clearly referenced Keystone XL in his State of the Union speech tonight.  “Twenty-first century businesses need twenty-...
Conceptual image of Site C Dam

What the Site C Dam is really for: an explosion of new fracking wells

Whatever else it's supposed to do, Site C is clearly intended to supply the fracking industry.
Alberta student

Oil giants Suncor, Syncrude and Cenovus helping Alberta design school curriculum

The Alberta Government is developing a partner strategy with major oilsands producers to develop curriculum for elementary and secondary students.

Harper featured in anti-Keystone XL ad to air during Obama State of the Union speech (UPDATED)

A slick anti-tar-sands-oil TV ad will pump Prime Minister Stephen Harper as a dirty dealer with China for pushing a pipeline that’s bad for American interests. “It’s a sucker punch to America’s...