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Fortney: It's raining schadenfreude on Calgary and Alberta

Calgary Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
He pointed out there seems to be an attitude sweeping the country that Calgary - the centre of the so-called Alberta Advantage - had it so good, for so long, that it “could take a little knockdown”; that the province that produces oil, abandoned by a ...
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Braid: Would somebody please stand up for Alberta? Maybe the government?

Calgary Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
British Columbia insulted the whole provincial record in a throne speech. This was a uniquely low moment in Canadian interprovincial relations.

Alberta environmental monitoring agency 'on the launching pad ready to go'

Calgary Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
A leading-edge Alberta environmental monitoring program announced with great fanfare four years ago is expected to finally begin producing “significant” results, says its chief scientist.
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Alberta government defends single-source contract

Calgary Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Alberta government is defending the awarding of a sole-source contract worth $160,000 to review a 2013 ethics investigation that cleared Alison Redford of wrongdoing.
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Koe qualifies for Alberta Boston Pizza Cup playoffs

Sportsnet.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Calgary's Kevin Koe advanced to the playoffs at the Alberta Boston Pizza Cup defeating Edmonton's Mick Lizmore 6-1 in Friday night's B-side qualifier in Camrose.
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Oil price pain seeps into other sectors of Alberta economy

CBC.ca - ‎21 hours ago‎
From airlines to beer-makers to wireless providers, withering crude prices have been a drag on businesses seemingly far removed from the oilpatch.
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'It's a mess': Landowners plead for help as more than 66500 oil wells abandoned without cleanup in Alberta

Calgary Herald - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Decades before Tony Bruder was ranching in southern Alberta, natural gas wells dotted the rolling landscape. The series of wells - drilled in the 1950s by British American Oil, later taken over by Gulf Canada and eventually sold off to much smaller ...

Calgary businesses barter during Alberta's economic downturn

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
Some Calgary businesses have reverted to the age-old system of bartering in order to cut costs during this economic downturn - but with a modern upgrade.

Woman plans death on her own terms despite Alberta Bishops' opposition

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Thursday, Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith said hospitals operated by Covenant Health would not offer physician assisted death.
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Alberta flu-related deaths rise to 10, outbreak at Remand Centre

Edmonton Journal - ‎20 hours ago‎
Alberta has recorded 10 deaths among people who contracted the flu this season, newly released provincial statistics show. Seven of those deaths occurred in the Edmonton region, while the remaining three were from the Calgary area.
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Police chiefs join call for Alberta to bring in law to prepay at pump

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Police chiefs want the Alberta government to devise a law requiring drivers to prepay at the pump, citing the death of a Calgary service-station worker who was run over during a gas-and-dash theft last June.
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Alberta Games buses depart McMahon Stadium to Medicine Hat Saturday morning

Globalnews.ca - ‎45 minutes ago‎
CALGARY - The Alberta Winter Games is shining a spotlight on our province's most promising young athletes. The opening ceremonies take place Saturday night in Medicine Hat.

Alberta teachers prepare sharing trip to Mozambique

630ched.com - ‎23 minutes ago‎
They are heading to Mozambique in Africa to give more insight into modern education practices. Speaking on the Alberta Morning News, Alberta Teachers Association president Mark Ramsankar says it's something we need to do. “It's part of the ...
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Tim Hortons, roll up the rim but hold the cup, Alberta woman says

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
It's a ritual for millions of caffeine-laden Canadians: After every last drop of coffee has been drained from the cup, the soggy paper rim is pried open in the hopes winning a prize.

Liberal alcohol taxes and an entirely privatized market have given Alberta's wine culture an edge, writes Dan Clapson

The Globe and Mail - ‎20 hours ago‎
After settling into into a small window-side table at a downtown eatery, while waiting for my lunch date, I crack open the wine menu.
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Gunter: Alberta oil companies are not crooks

Edmonton Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Saher also found that Alberta Energy "has effective programs to develop and administer" these royalty holidays. Also, its application process manages to identify only those companies that truly qualify.
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Jingle mail rears its ugly head in Alberta again

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Jingle mail - the act of walking away from an underwater mortgage by mailing your keys back to the bank - is a peculiarity of the Alberta residential market and an act of desperation. However, a combination of high debt and lost jobs make it an ...

Groups to meet over abandoned wells in Alberta

Calgary Sun - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Groups representing rural landowners will meet with some NDP government MLAs in Strathmore on Friday to discuss concerns over Alberta's inactive oil and gas wells. “We'll be presenting what has gone wrong with the Surface Rights Act and the number of ...

Alberta's mountain towns leading Canada in job vacancies

CTV News - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
If you're looking for a job and enjoy a good dose of fresh mountain air, you may be in luck. According to a new report on the job vacancy rate in Canada, Banff and Jasper are leading the country in the amount of available jobs.
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