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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.
Jul 31st, 2015
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.
The Canadian Press
Mar 31st, 2015
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.
Mar 27th, 2015
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.
The Canadian Press
Mar 18th, 2015
Chappie, Wild Tales, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Also notice two new Canadian films: The Valley Below and Elephant Song
Mar 5th, 2015
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...
Jan 21st, 2015
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-...
Jan 20th, 2015
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.
Aug 10th, 2014
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.
Mar 12th, 2014
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...
Jan 27th, 2014