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In latest disruption to oil exports, Shell halts Nigerian exports

Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday confirmed its crude oil exports from Nigeria have been "significantly" disrupted, adding to an already shaky output situation in the West African country.

Canada in need of widespread dental care reform Special

A country-wide dental cost reform may be on its way if Quebecers get their way. In early April, the Quebec-based Journal de Montreal released a report finding dental fees in La Belle province were the most expensive in the country.

Tens of thousands flee fire-ravaged northern Alberta city

Fort Mcmurray - Canadian police and soldiers help thousands of residents evacuate south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as a wildfire continues to burn out-of-control in the country's oil sands region.

After a century in Canada, Bison return to Montana reservation

A herd of 89 plains bison in Canada will be relocated to a Native American reservation in Montana next month, and tribal leaders say this is a welcome homecoming for an animal that is an emblem of their way of life.

Anti-NDP rally protests bills on farm safety and LGBTQ students Special

Edmonton - On the day of the speech from the throne and first day of the Alberta Legislature spring session, hundreds of protesters arrived to protest the NDP government.

Number of flu-related deaths in Alberta jumps to 10

Edmonton - Provincial statistics just released by Alberta Health Services show that 10 people have died from contracting the flu this season. Of the 10, nine had not received a flu shot.

Elite team of sniffer dogs smack down zebra mussel invasion

No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.

Photo essay: Alberta's winter bird species Special

As winter sets in across Alberta many bird species head south, but even with the cold weather and deep snow some birds stick around. They are the hardy few, which make Alberta and Canada their year-round home.

Op-Ed: Few drops of orange and red in huge lake of blue in Alberta race

Edmonton - There may have been an orange crush by the New Democratic Party in the last Alberta provincial election, but this will not translate into a gain of many if any seats in the federal election.

Premier Rachel Notley and cabinet sworn in while thousands watch Special

Edmonton - Thousands of people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature to see Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet be sworn in as the new government of Alberta.

Notley packs room with final pre-election rally Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's NDP, drew a crowd of over 1,000 to the Kingsway Ramada on May 3 for the "Rally for Change."

Leader of Alberta's NDP Rachel Notley reveals election platform Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, revealed her party's election platform at a press conference in Edmonton on April 19.

Western Canada will lose 70% of its glaciers by 2100

The loss of glacial ice in British Columbia and Alberta could profoundly affect not only local ecosystems but power supplies and water quality. As much as 70 percent of glaciers will disappear by the end of the 21st century.

Actions in Edmonton concerning government, equality of women Special

Edmonton - Several politically-motivated actions in Edmonton on March 7 and 8 brought out hundreds of concerned citizens on a range of current events.

Notley tears into Tories in speech to Provincial NDP Council Special

Edmonton - Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta's New Democrats, tore into Premier Jim Prentice's Conservatives in her speech January 31 to the NDP Provincial Council.

Edmonton city hosts its first commercial drone flight Special

Edmonton - The city of Edmonton added a new chapter to its history by hosting the first sanctioned commercial drone operation on Wednesday.

Rally calls for post-secondary education to be a priority Special

Edmonton - Several hundred students from three cities in Alberta gathered at the Legislature on November 17 to call for their education to be a priority.

Murray Grovum on why Calgary is one of the hottest up-and-coming cities in the world right now Commissioned

Calgary - The Canadian Prairies have been historically known largely for flat land and long, cold winters. However, Calgary, located in south central Alberta, is currently one of the world's hottest buzz-worthy cities.

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.
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An old log barn during winter.
An old log barn during winter.
A giraffe eats at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo a...
A giraffe eats 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.
Rally for Retirement Security  March 2  2014
Rally for Retirement Security, March 2, 2014
Getting a drink for the horses.
Getting a drink for the horses.
John P. Smol
John P. Smol
Greg Black, Queen’s University
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta
A field and the mountains at the entrance of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
A Readtail Hawk.
A Readtail Hawk.
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.
Horses in the rain.
Horses in the rain.
University of Alberta  Hub Mall  Edmonton
University of Alberta, Hub Mall, Edmonton
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The faces and figures that can be observed in the rocks are natural formations. The Blackfoot believ...
The faces and figures that can be observed in the rocks are natural formations. The Blackfoot believe that these are spirits in the rocks, revealing themselves to the viewer at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta.
Deer rests in the grass at Kananaskis Village  Kananaskis Country  Alberta.
Deer rests in the grass at Kananaskis Village, Kananaskis Country, Alberta.
Souljah Fyah entertaining at the protest to stop funding cuts to distance education.
Souljah Fyah entertaining at the protest to stop funding cuts to distance education.
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Z...
This album features the Calgary Zoo before the June flood 2013. I was about to revisit the Calgary Zoo on the June 21 weekend, but the flood happened which disrupted the animals and forced them from their home at the zoo. This album honors their presence and how much joy and amusement they bring to the people of Calgary and other visitors.
A pileated Woodpecker  a very rare bird found in the boreal forest.
A pileated Woodpecker, a very rare bird found in the boreal forest.
Protesters from First Nations communities
Protesters from First Nations communities
A giraffe eats at the Calgary Zoo. This image is part of a photo album that honors the Calgary Zoo a...
A giraffe eats 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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Two Canada Geese finally made up after a half an hour of fighting on the frozen Bow River  Inglewood...
Two Canada Geese finally made up after a half an hour of fighting on the frozen Bow River, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary, Alberta.
Calgary Food Bank
Calgary Food Bank