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Alberta readies for Chinese invasion

Calgary Sun - ‎13 hours ago‎
Chinese tourism invasion Sandy Wilde, a group tourism specialist with Heritage Park, holds up some of the Chinese materials the park uses to help Chinese tourists.
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Gunter: Alberta NDP carbon-tax legislation worse than thought

Edmonton Sun - ‎11 hours ago‎
Perhaps most disturbing of all, though, Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper points out that Bill 20 permits any Alberta government agent to enter, “without a warrant,” any building or property in the province (except dwellings) to conduct “an inspection, audit ...
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Alberta's oilsands industry is a huge source of harmful air pollution, study says

CBC.ca - ‎19 hours ago‎
Alberta's oilsands industry is one of the biggest sources in North America of harmful air pollutants called secondary organic aerosols (SOAs), a new Environment Canada study has found.
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Alberta fires to push Canada's GDP into red

The Weather Network - ‎13 hours ago‎
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:27 PM - Massive wildfires in Alberta and Saskatchewan this month will push the nation's GDP into the negative this quarter as oil production slows, the Bank of Canada has announced.
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Minister of Municipal Affairs to provide an update on the northern Alberta wildfires

Edmonton Sun - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Danielle Larivee, Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs and Alberta Minister of Service Alberta, speaks about the Alberta government's plan to improve the Disaster Recovery Program at the Alberta Legislature on February 10, 2016. PHOTO BY LARRY WONG/ ...

Drivers caught after Alberta government changes registration policy

CTV News - ‎22 hours ago‎
Some drivers are crying foul after the Alberta government's new cost saving measure is costing them extra in fines. Last month, the government stopped mailing out vehicle registration reminders, saving the province an estimated $3M per year ...
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Alberta's Farm Safety Talks Are Missing Farmers

Huffington Post Canada - ‎16 hours ago‎
Alberta's controversial farm safety bill is set to be examined by consultants next month - but only 30 per cent of group are actual farmers.

Alberta's Grid Sets Record Highs For Wind And Record Lows For Coal

Huffington Post Canada - ‎17 hours ago‎
This report, co-authored by the Asthma Society of Canada, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, The Lung Association (Alberta and Northwest Territories) and the Pembina Institute puts the health-care costs from Alberta's coal ...
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Alberta wildfire singes companies beyond energy sector

Business Insider - ‎5 hours ago‎
TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The wildfire that has ravaged northern Alberta and cut Canadian crude output by 25 percent is set to crimp corporate earnings beyond the oil patch, especially hitting the rail and hospitality sectors.
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BC firefighters head to Alberta and Ontario

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
About 200 B.C. firefighters and dozens of wildfire personnel are headed to Alberta and Ontario to help fire crews there, the provincial government announced Tuesday.
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Alberta's Aurora Cannabis launches same-day home delivery of medical marijuana

CBC.ca - ‎21 hours ago‎
"We are very proud to bring this innovative commitment to our customers, and by next month we will be able to offer same-day delivery to an area covering the majority of the population of Alberta," Neil Belot, the company's chief brand officer, said in ...

Long-awaited rain over long weekend has southern Alberta farmers optimistic

Globalnews.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
In southern Alberta, precipitation was well below average - until the May long weekend. “It was dry in southern Alberta, but even dryer in central Alberta, to the point where they were even having wind erosion problems a few weeks ago, so this rain ...
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Elliot Lake, Ont., teen accused of sending threatening texts to Alberta youth

CBC.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
A 17-year-old Elliot Lake, Ont., girl is accused of making threats against teens in southern Alberta. Medicine Hat police say that, in March, teenagers received anonymous threatening text messages, which prompted the precautionary lockdown of several ...

Ontario's VMedia enters Alberta, will take on Shaw and Telus for home telecom services

Calgary Herald - ‎May 25, 2016‎
An Ontario-based telecommunications company is expanding into Alberta, offering home phone, Internet and television packages to consumers seeking an alternative to big players such as Shaw and Telus.
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Contracting Lyme disease within Alberta very unlikely

Medicine Hat News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Alberta Health's Tick Surveillance 2014 summary says none of the B. burgdorferi-positive ticks submitted in 2014 were found on humans.

Alberta manufacturing drops 15%, battered by economic downturn

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Where the price of a barrel of oil goes, so goes manufacturing in Alberta. Calgary-based Corma Industries, run by Claire and Craig Goddard, produces steel parts and has seen its business erode during the downturn.
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Alberta widow knows something of road ahead in Gord Downie's cancer fight

CBC.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
Alberta widow knows something of road ahead in Gord Downie's cancer fight. 'I wouldn't wish this on anybody,' says Corinna Spaziani.
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NIFC sends 200 firefighters to Alberta

KTVB.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
BOISE - The National Interagency Fire Center has mobilized over 200 firefighters to help fight a massive wildfire burning in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Five of the crews flew out of Boise this morning and another five flew out of Missoula, Montana.
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Alberta senior driver charged in death of cyclist

CBC.ca - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A central Alberta man faces up to 10 years in prison after a cyclist was killed in a Friday night crash south of Sherwood Park.
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RCMP officers from Newfoundland and Labrador assist in Alberta

The Telegram - ‎17 hours ago‎
One of 30 RCMP officers - and one civilian member - from Newfoundland and Labrador who headed to Fort McMurray May 9 to assist police in and near fire-ravaged communities in Alberta, the Marystown native said he had been thinking about friends in the ...
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