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Op-Ed: FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations – Don Davies Special

Vancouver - Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the NDP representing the riding of Vancouver Kingsway, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and its future impact on Canada and First Nations.

Op-Ed: Law professor Gus Van Harten discusses recent approval of FIPA Special

Toronto - Law professor Gus Van Harten at Osgoode Hall Law School, discusses the recent ratification of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and what it means for Canada. FIPA came into effect on October 1, 2014.

Canada, U.S. tribes sign treaty to restore bison to Great Plains

Browning - A historic event took place on Tuesday when leaders from 11 native tribes in Alberta and Montana signed a treaty establishing an inter-tribal alliance that will restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains.

Canadian town of Vulcan using Indiegogo in a unique way

In what might one of the most unique ways to try and draw people to a town anywhere, Vulcan, Alberta is at the center of an Indiegogo campaign.

Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project controversy rages on Special

Calgary - The long awaited Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project was approved on June 17th by Prime Minister Stephen Harper amid controversy and objection by First Nations groups, environmentalists, concerned Canadians and the political opposition parties.

May Day highlights labour issues in Alberta Special

Edmonton - The annual May Day march in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada addressed some specific issues of concern to workers' rights in the province.

Renaissance Tower opens in Boyle Street Special

Edmonton - A new affordable housing project aimed at low-income seniors and people with disabilities opened on April 29 in the Boyle Street neighbourhood of Edmonton.

U.S. delays Keystone pipeline decision until next year

Washington - Approval of a new pipeline to bring controversial fracked crude oil from Canada to Texas for refining has been delayed for at least a year, U.S. officials announced last week.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford resigns

Edmonton - In an emotional speech early Wednesday evening, Alberta's Premier Alison Redford announced her resignation, effective this Sunday, March 23.

Albertans rally for retirement security Special

Edmonton - Around 1,000 people from across the province of Alberta rallied at Churchill Square in Edmonton on March 2 to protest changes to the province's pension plan, proposed by Premier Alison Redford.

High River couple gets new home after the flood - for free!

High River - A couple in High River, Alberta, has a new home thanks to the generosity of Calgary country singer Jason Hastie and his wife Gina.

Op-Ed: Neil Young — Attacking the messenger

Neil Young's Honour the Treaties tour with Diana Krall has concluded, but the massive attacks directed at him for his criticism of Alberta's tar sands continue.

Alberta, Canada confirms first H5N1 avian flu death

The H5N1 avian influenza virus has generally been confined to China and other Asian countries. Commonly reported in poultry, when humans become infected with the virus, the mortality rate is about 60 percent.

Alberta bears hit the big time, globally, after video goes viral

Edmonton - Videos go viral for many reasons but footage of grizzly bears in Alberta became an unlikely global sensation, after Glenn Naylor, 58, an Alberta Parks officer, uploaded 'What goes on when you are not around'.

Elk puts on unusual Christmas display for Banff residents

Homeowners don't just decorate their homes with holiday lights and other festive signs of the season, but many enshrine their shrubbery and trees with the twinkling lights. This may all be well and good, but for wildlife it's another story.

Joint Review Panel urges approval of Northern Gateway pipeline

Calgary - Today, the long awaited Joint Review Panel released a lengthy report recommending approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline but with 209 conditions. Environmental groups vow to stop it for the sake of our climate, land and water.

Photo Essay: Candy Cane Lane Special

Edmonton - Candy Cane Lane is an annual Christmas tradition in Edmonton. Every year people come to the west end neighbourhood of Crestwood to see the lights and decorations.

Distance education funding cuts protested in Alberta Special

Edmonton - Distance learning has always been an option for students in Alberta's public school system. However, recent cuts to distance learning has many teachers, students, and parents concerned.

First Nations rally for treaty rights Special

Edmonton - First Nations from Treaty 6-8 joined with Idle No More for a Peaceful Solidarity Rally with Indigenous People and Canadians, on November 28, 2013 at the Alberta Legislature building.

Alberta's arcane attractions

The Rocky Mountains aren't the only reason visitors have their collective breaths taken away when they visit Alberta. Some artificial structures evoke interesting reactions as well.

Chagall works at AGA

Edmonton - More than 60 lithographs by legendary modernist Marc Chagall, inspired by a Greek fable, have made their way to western Canada for a featured exhibition at the Alberta Art Gallery in Edmonton.

Inside Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park

Located in the badlands of Alberta, Canada is a place of such stellar beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes, it takes your breath away. Dinosaur Provincial Park is not only a place great creatures roamed 75 million years ago, it's also their graveyard.

UBCIC Grand Chief endorses collective vision for Canada - Part 2 Special

Vancouver - UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip warns that a human rights conflict is imminent if the Indian Act is dissolved, dismantling Indigenous land rights and allowing unprecedented resource development by foreign investors causing environmental consequences.

Indigenous people and land rights: The thin red line - Part 1 Special

Vancouver - UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip gives a comprehensive summary into the background of Aboriginal land rights, the dissolution of the Indian Act, and the struggle to maintain their distinct culture, heritage, and sacred spiritual practices.

Photo Essay: Autumn in Alberta Special

Alberta in the autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy the splendour of the outdoors. Sunny warm days and frosty nights are both relaxing and invigorating.

Photo Essay: Landscapes of Alberta, Canada Special

This Photo Essay is a culmination of the great places I have visited in Alberta. The landscapes during all four seasons are absolutely spectacular. The province of Alberta is a Canadian treasure for its natural beauty and wildlife.

Photo Essay: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta Special

Milk River - Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park in Alberta also known as the Áísínai'pi National Historic Site, has more than 50 rock art sites of petroglyphs and pictographs that are between 3,500 – 5,000 years old. This area is sacred to the Blackfoot Nation.

Photo Essay: Around the farm Special

Agriculture possibly started roughly 10,000 years ago in what is now known as Iraq, based on evidence left behind such as animal bones and stone tools. Agriculture allowed human populations to increase dramatically from those of hunter gatherers.

Photo Essay: Hidden world of insects Special

There are countless different species of insects, some are bothersome to humans, some are of benefit to us, all are a critical component of biodiversity. Pollinators such as bees and wasps are indispensable to humans.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — Honoring the Calgary Zoo post flood 2013

Calgary - This Photo Essay honors the Calgary Zoo animals that were traumatized during the devastating flood in Calgary, Alberta, June 2013. A revisit to the zoo on June 22 was postponed due to massive flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers from torrential rainfall.
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Rachel Notley announcing her intention to run as leader of Alberta s NDP  in Edmonton.
Rachel Notley announcing her intention to run as leader of Alberta's NDP, in Edmonton.
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Frank McCallum  President  Alberta Teachers  Association Local for the Pembina Hills Regional School...
Frank McCallum, President, Alberta Teachers' Association Local for the Pembina Hills Regional School Division.
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Lesser Yellowlegs  nests close to ponds in boreal spruce forests. Canadian shore bird populations ar...
Lesser Yellowlegs, nests close to ponds in boreal spruce forests. Canadian shore bird populations are in serious decline.
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Deron Bilous  MLA Edmonton-Beverly-Clairview
Deron Bilous, MLA Edmonton-Beverly-Clairview
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Bird on the left is a Purple Finch  the bird on the right is a Slate Colored Junco.
Bird on the left is a Purple Finch, the bird on the right is a Slate Colored Junco.
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Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary ...
Close-up of a camel at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo animals and was taken before the devastating June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta.
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A pipeline under construction from Fort McMurray  AB to the Scotord Plant in Fort Saskatchewan
A pipeline under construction from Fort McMurray, AB to the Scotord Plant in Fort Saskatchewan
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The Athabasca Oil Sands  Alberta Canada.
The Athabasca Oil Sands, Alberta Canada.
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A Yellow Bellied Sapsucker  one of 21 species of woodpeckers in Alberta.
A Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, one of 21 species of woodpeckers in Alberta.
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Protesting cuts to distance education in Alberta.
Protesting cuts to distance education in Alberta.
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Swan Hill: Oil and Gas Industry
Swan Hill: Oil and Gas Industry
File photo: AlbertaFirst.com
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Fly species on a Sow Thistle.
Fly species on a Sow Thistle.
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Calgary  AB  headquarters of Enbridge Inc.
Calgary, AB, headquarters of Enbridge Inc.
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Rough-legged Hawks are uncommon in expansive open habitats. Nests on cliff edges  in the Canadian tu...
Rough-legged Hawks are uncommon in expansive open habitats. Nests on cliff edges, in the Canadian tundra.
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University of Alberta  Hub Mall  Edmonton
University of Alberta, Hub Mall, Edmonton
Google's Street View
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Hard to imagen riding on an iron seat all day  cutting hay.
Hard to imagen riding on an iron seat all day, cutting hay.
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Two Canada Geese are engaged in an altercation on the frozen Bow River  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary  Ca...
Two Canada Geese are engaged in an altercation on the frozen Bow River, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta.
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This was once a house  built around 1900.
This was once a house, built around 1900.
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A road trip in Alberta  Canada
A road trip in Alberta, Canada
C. G. P. Grey
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Visitors often rave about the color of Moraine Lake. It is fed by glaciers that gives it a beautiful...
Visitors often rave about the color of Moraine Lake. It is fed by glaciers that gives it a beautiful aqua hue. It is one of the highest elevations in Alberta.
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