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What Earls dropping Alberta beef says about Alberta

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
When I moved to Calgary in 2000, I had never heard of Earls. But I quickly learned about this enduring Alberta institution, where big-time business deals were regularly negotiated over plates of chili chicken.

Low crude prices grounded Alberta's economic engine to a halt and forced these workers to reinvent their career paths

The Globe and Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
When Rob Tryon first came to Alberta to work in the oil industry, he had made a difficult decision to trade the personal freedom of life on the coast for high wages, benefits, and more predictable working conditions.

Amid talk of uniting the right, party mergers in Alberta aren't so easy

Calgary Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
EDMONTON, ALTA: APRIL 5, 2016 -- Alberta Prosperity Fund spokes person, Dave Rutherford, former radio personality and long-time conservative speaking at a public unity meeting to lead a charge of unity between the PCs and Wildrose by meeting with ...

'Radar ahead': Alberta man fined for helping drivers avoid speed cameras

CTV News - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Alberta man is facing more than $500 in fines for using a sign to warn drivers of upcoming radar speed cameras. Jack Shultz is part of a Facebook group committed to helping drivers avoid speeding tickets on Edmonton roads.
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Graham Thomson: Change has come — and it's not leaving anytime soon

Edmonton Journal - ‎14 hours ago‎
It is also the one-year anniversary for the Wildrose under leader Brian Jean; one year for the Liberals under lone-MLA David Swann; and one year for the first-ever Alberta Party MLA, Greg Clark. This has been a year of change for pretty much everyone ...
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Bail recommendations made in wake of Mountie killing could cost millions

Edmonton Journal - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Alberta bail review released Friday lays out 31 recommendations, some of which the government says are already underway, including better information sharing and training.

Competing ethical meat standards leave Alberta beef farmers in crossfire

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Colleen Biggs and her husband, Dylan, own an award-winning livestock operation in Alberta. TK Ranch produces beef without antibiotics, drugs, added hormones, animal by-products and chemical insecticides.
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Alberta's duty-to-report child welfare law has never yielded a charge

CBC.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
Alberta's Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act says anyone with "reasonable or probable grounds to believe that a child is in need of intervention" must report it, and that anyone who fails in their duty can be fined up to $2,000 or jailed for up to ...
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Craig Chandler quits Alberta PC board after 'Earls supports terrorists' comment

CBC.ca - ‎20 hours ago‎
Craig Chandler, the often-controversial member of the PC party of Alberta, is resigning from its board of directors after posting an online comment accusing Earls restaurants of supporting terrorism.

Alberta labour board rules Shepherd's Care layoffs violated code

CBC.ca - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Alberta Labour Relations Board has ruled that Shepherd's Care Foundation violated several sections of the province's labour code when it laid off more than 100 support staff in Edmonton.

Alberta and Calgary lead way in insolvency increases as oil slump drags on

Calgary Herald - ‎14 hours ago‎
Alberta's remorseless economic pain has the province leading the nation in increased insolvency, with an 18.1 per cent jump in 2015 over the previous year.

'She was so terrified': Alberta woman highlights need for abortion services in Lethbridge

Globalnews.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: Women were granted the constitutional right to access abortion services in 1988. However, many women in Canada still face barriers when it comes to their right to choose, and in Alberta it's no different. Katelyn Wilson reports.
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Alberta's energy industry: A roadmap for the future

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Alberta companies, therefore, are focusing on driving their costs down to compete in the new market reality. This cost-cutting is happening rapidly, in part, because the premium from the inflationary boom times has come off everything from labor costs ...

Paul Precht: Could synthetic crude oil shift pipeline politics in Alberta's favour?

Edmonton Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎
A worker uses a small boat to move logs on the Douglas Channel at dusk in Kitimat, B.C., in 2012. The channel is the planned termination point for an for an oil pipeline from Alberta as part of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. Using the pipeline ...
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Elizabeth Fry Society calling for public review of Alberta justice system after Connie Oakes wrongful conviction case

APTN National News - ‎12 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - The Excutive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies is calling for a full public inquiry into the wrongful conviction of Connie Oakes.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
A flood of grim reports detailing a surge in fentanyl deaths had been pouring into the office of Alberta's chief medical officer for months before Jim Talbot finally got good news.
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'She's coming home': Connie Oakes free after murder charge stayed by Alberta Crown

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Earlier in April, the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned Oakes's 2013 murder conviction - a finding based on the evidence of a witness with inconsistent testimony and an IQ of 50.
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Pope Francis handed hundreds of letters from Alberta First Nations people

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Hundreds of young people from Alberta First Nations, including many who've lost loved ones to suicide, had their personal letters delivered this week to Pope Francis in Rome.
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TransCanada says pipeline delays costing Alberta billions

Globalnews.ca - ‎15 hours ago‎
Canada's biggest pipeline company says Alberta is losing billions of dollars on its daily production of bitumen. TransCanada claims it's due to stalled projects and denial of access to world markets, where Alberta oil could be sold for a higher price.
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Credit agencies aren't buying Alberta's arguments against credit downgrade

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Bond rating agency representatives who recently downgraded Alberta's credit rating did not change their minds in meetings this week with Alberta Finance MInister Joe Ceci. In a conference call from New York with reporters Thursday, Ceci acknowledged ...
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