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B.C. readies for court battle as Alberta threatens to cut off oil

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reached out to British Columbians frustrated by high gasoline prices at a news conference in Edmonton Wednesday to confirm Bill 12 has been enacted into law.

New premier of Canada's Alberta to roll back environmental protections

Ottawa - The new conservative leader of Canada's oil-rich Alberta province said Wednesday he will nix its carbon tax, opening up a new battlefront with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of October national elections.

Canada conservatives win Alberta polls in blow to Trudeau

Ottawa - Canada's opposition conservatives won a clear victory in provincial elections in oil-rich Alberta Tuesday, in a setback for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his environmental policies just six months ahead of national polls.

Canada's oil and gas sector to shrink by over 12,000 jobs

Calgary - Canada’s direct oil and gas workforce has become much leaner, shrinking from a peak of about 226,500 jobs in 2014 to forecasted employment of 173,300 in 2019 - a 23 percent drop over the five-year period, according to a new report released today.

Canada's oil sands still struggling and investors are worried

March has brought a string of setbacks for Canada's struggling tar sands oil industry, including the further delay of two proposed pipelines, a poor forecast for growth and signs that investors may be growing wary.

Enbridge's Line 3 delay a major blow to Canadian oil industry

Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement is being pushed back a year, the company announced Friday. The project, which was initially expect to be in service before the end of 2019 now won't be ready until the second half of 2020.

Alberta's oil production cuts weigh on economic forecasts

Calgary - Alberta's oil production cuts that went into effect in December, were aimed at shrinking a costly glut of Canadian crude. Now there are concerns that prolonged output cuts will impact the economic performance of the province.

Alberta Premier Notley announces 8.7 percent oil production cut

Alberta - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a temporary 8.7 percent oil production cut, or decrease of 325,000 barrels a day, in the production of raw crude oil and bitumen starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Alberta buying rail cars as Notley ponders oil production cuts

With global credit ratings at stake, Canadian oil producers are waiting on a decision by Alberta over cutting oil production. The decision should come within days. Premier Rachel Notley has announced a plan to go ahead with buying two oil trains.

Op-Ed: Alberta government policies may have caused the oil price crisis

Alberta - The street outside the Calgary Hyatt was teeming with pro-oil pipeline activists on Thursday while inside the hotel, Justin Trudeau was speaking before a crowd of business people. Alberta's oil crisis is serious — but this may be a self-inflicted wound.

Alberta's carbon tax and higher solar rebates under attack

Solar power in Alberta has grown by 500 percent since 2015, and the province has announced it is increasing rebates for both homeowners and non-profits, as well as putting more money towards solar energy programs. But will this last?

Canada joins Trump in criticizing the blocking of KXL pipeline

Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling on Thursday that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Energy Regulator — Alberta oilpatch cleanup may cost $260 billion

Calgary - Stunning internal documents from Alberta's Energy Regulator estimate the cost to clean up Alberta's oil and gas industry may be $260 billion - $200 billion more than has been publicly reported.

Hemp production increases in Alberta after marijuana legalization

Edmonton - Industrial hemp production for fiber etc. has been legal for some time. However, the top parts of the plant were not used. They do not contain significant amounts of THC, the chemical that provides the high that many marijuana users seek.

Alberta train derails in Iowa, leaking oil into swollen river

Doon - A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said.

BC government sues Alberta over plan to restrict fuel shipments

The British Columbia government has filed a lawsuit and is prepared to ask for an injunction and damages against Alberta over that province’s recently passed fuel restriction law that would allow the province to shut off oil and gas shipments to B.C.

Canada moves to protect world's largest expanse of boreal forest

Ottawa - Alberta is now home to the largest area of protected boreal forest in the world, following an announcement Tuesday that set aside more than 13,600 square kilometers (5,251 square miles) of land across much of northeast Alberta.

Alberta tries ads to win hearts and minds of anti-pipeline groups

Alberta has no intention of giving in to the opposition when it comes to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, as British Columbia residents are now finding out.

Ottawa, Alberta poised for conflict over new methane regulations

Ottawa - In May 2017, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions and air pollution from Canada's oil and gas industry. Today, those rules were published, yet not everyone is happy.

Aurora Cannabis to build production facility in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat - Aurora Cannabis Inc. today announced it is acquiring approximately 29 hectares (72 acres) of land in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where the Company plans to begin construction on a new high-technology hybrid greenhouse cannabis production facility.

Alberta plan to cut oil shipments will affect all of West Coast

Alberta's plan to shut off oil and gas shipments to British Columbia could have unintended consequences along the entire West Coast of North America, causing a surge in gas prices and shifting the flow of international crude.

Alberta unveils legislation designed to cripple B.C. citizens

Premier John Horgan was assured by Prime Minister Trudeau the federal government would not punish B.C. citizens over the Trans Mountain dispute, but that promise did not include Alberta - which has unveiled legislation that will cripple B.C.

Truck company suspended in investigation of Humboldt bus crash

Calgary - The trucking company that contracted the semi-truck involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 15 people and injured 14 others has been suspended pending an investigation.

Alberta plans on imposing 'serious economic consequences' on B.C.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says British Columbia’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion threatens the rule of law in Canada and says she made it clear in a phone call to B.C. Premier John Horgan that her province is retaliating.

Alberta oil and gas methane emissions grossly under-reported

Alberta - A new, peer-reviewed scientific study shows that oil and gas methane emissions were 15 times higher than what the industry reported in the Red Deer production area in Alberta.

In Canada, cannabis has huge impact on commercial real estate

Alberta - Back in November 2017, Alberta made the decision to allow private cannabis outlets to spring up across the province. This decision has proved to be a boon for the commercial real estate industry.

Alberta government gives petrochemical industry $1 billion boost

The provincial government will spend $1 billion over the next four years on the petrochemical industry to try to diversify Alberta’s energy sector.

Alberta premier threatens to turn off the oil tap in B.C. dispute

Edmonton - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has ratcheted up the stakes in her fight to get the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion built, threatening to cut off the oil taps to British Columbia and even the rest of Canada, if necessary.

TransCanada moves forward on $2.4 billion NGTL expansion

TransCanada will spend $2.4 billion to expand its NGTL System, adding one billion cubic feet of daily shipping capacity, according to a statement Thursday.

Alberta's first renewable energy auction sets new low for wind

Alberta - The government of Alberta, Canada, home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, on Wednesday actioned off 595 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to be built in the province, exceeding the government's target of 400 megawatts.
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A flightless Yellow Bellied Sapsucker.
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Frank McCallum, President, Alberta Teachers' Association Local for the Pembina Hills Regional School Division.
Herding cattle on horseback.
Herding cattle on horseback.
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Crystal Lameman is with the Beaver Lake Cree Nation and a campaigner with the Sierra Club.
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A cat in a cream can.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
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Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada. Caribou herds in Alberta are on Crown lands.
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Rachel Notley speaking to a packed room at the Kingsway Ramada on May 3.
Rachel Notley speaking to a packed room at the Kingsway Ramada on May 3.
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Calgary Food Bank
Fort McMurray wildfire expands into Saskatchewan. About 771 hectares have burned in the province so ...
Fort McMurray wildfire expands into Saskatchewan. About 771 hectares have burned in the province so far.
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Getting a drink for the horses.
 250 water-passionate Canadians aged 18 to 35 from all over the country
demonstrate their commitmen...
"250 water-passionate Canadians aged 18 to 35 from all over the country demonstrate their commitment to a healthy water future with a photographic message from the Rockies showing the Canadian flag with a drop of water instead of the maple leaf. Taken Saturday, October 23 at YMCA Camp Chief Hector in Exshaw, Alberta as a part of the inaugural Canadian Water Innovation Lab."
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Volunteer Angela, The birthday room, Calgary Food Bank
Protesting cuts to distance education in Alberta.
Protesting cuts to distance education in Alberta.
Wind allows fire to jump from area to area  making many spot fires.
Wind allows fire to jump from area to area, making many spot fires.
Calgary Food Bank
Calgary Food Bank
Pro-NDP counter-protesters at the anti-NDP protest on March 8 in Edmonton.
Pro-NDP counter-protesters at the anti-NDP protest on March 8 in Edmonton.
Fly species on a Sow Thistle.
Fly species on a Sow Thistle.
The Alberta Provincial Highway 40 is primarily in Kananaskis Country so if you travel this route  yo...
The Alberta Provincial Highway 40 is primarily in Kananaskis Country so if you travel this route, you’ll see some of the most spectacular views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Alberta Premier Alison Redford
Alberta Premier Alison Redford
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