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Experts explain the story behind Alberta's power purchase legal action

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
If government loses the case, the impact on consumers will be hard to specifically gauge, according to Jim Wachowich, legal counsel for the Consumers' Coalition of Alberta. Wachowich said it could cause upward pressure on prices, "and eventually that ...
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Alberta carbon tax regime to be most stringent in Canada, Ecofiscal Commission report says

CBC.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
Move over, British Columbia: Canada's oilpatch next door in Alberta is on track to have Canada's most aggressive carbon pricing system by 2020.

Net-zero egg barn with solar energy opens in Alberta

CBC.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Brant Hutterite Colony in southern Alberta is trying to do something that has never been done before - it aims to produce roughly 13,000 eggs a day while creating no net greenhouse gas emissions.
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'Not a difficult concept': Alberta judge overrules sexual assault acquittal

CTV News - ‎19 hours ago‎
An Alberta judge has overruled the acquittal of a teenage boy on sexual assault charges, and given a lower court judge a blistering lesson on consent.
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Missing teens in northern Alberta found dead: family

Globalnews.ca - ‎17 hours ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: The family of a young woman say she and her boyfriend were both found dead after going missing in northern Alberta. RCMP said 17-year-old Dylan Laboucan was found dead on Monday night and on Tuesday night, the family of ...

Alberta awards $13M to researchers and companies for biomass development

News1130 - ‎14 hours ago‎
EDMONTON - The Alberta government says it is providing nearly $13 million in funding to help create new uses for agricultural and forestry products through the Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions agency. The funding is to go to 61 researchers and companies ...
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Yedlin: Alberta Securities Commission on the right track for small business

Calgary Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Alberta Securities Commission gave the provincial government an interesting lesson Tuesday in capital formation, job growth and economic stimulus.
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Alberta bar's 'you must use bathroom of your birth gender' sign spurs outrage

Globalnews.ca - ‎20 hours ago‎
“Our laws … both explicit in Alberta's Human Rights Act and through case law protects our right to use facilities that correspond with our gender identity.
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Alberta police searching for accused fentanyl trafficker

Globalnews.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Police are searching for an Alberta man on charges connecting to trafficking fentanyl. After Justin Myles Stuart was charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime, a search warrant was ...
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Intact insurance company's Q2 profit shrivels in heat of Alberta wildfires

News1130 - ‎6 hours ago‎
TORONTO - The Intact property insurance business got burned in the second quarter by the huge Alberta wildfire that forced a mass evacuation of the Fort McMurray area in May.
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Rollover kills two road construction workers in northwest Alberta

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Two men were killed in northern Alberta on Monday morning when a large asphalt reclaiming machine they were in rolled into a ditch near Beaverlodge in northwest Alberta. RCMP said the rollover happened on a construction site on Highway 672 between ...

Calgary weather: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for city and southern Alberta

Calgary Sun - ‎18 hours ago‎
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Calgary and other parts of southern Alberta. Thunderstorms are forecast to develop this afternoon and could become severe.
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Alberta oil sands group apologizes for 'Hot lesbians' ad

Globalnews.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
An Alberta pro-oil sands group is apologizing for a controversial advertisement that's received heavy criticism. Canada Oil Sands Community founder Robbie Picard posted any apology on the group's Facebook page which includes “It was not my intent of ...

Alberta Municipal Affairs cracks down on town of Fort Macleod

Globalnews.ca - ‎7 hours ago‎
“We're also going to do an assessment audit,” said Alberta Municpal Affairs Public Affairs Officer Jerry Ward. “That'll begin in the middle of August and that's basically to go over their books to make sure they're doing all the property assessment ...

Alberta wants 'local benefit' criteria added to free-trade deal

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Officials with Alberta's department of Economic Development and Trade say they're trying to include a "local benefit" consideration as part of a new inter-provincial free trade deal agreed to in principle last week by Canada's premiers and territorial ...

Alberta Abroad program coming to a close

Gauntlet - ‎17 hours ago‎
A popular international internship program for university graduates in Alberta is on its last legs. According to a recent announcement on their website, the internship program Alberta Abroad has been cancelled by the Ministry of Advanced Education for ...

Boost in funding to Alberta training grant allows employers to invest in workers

Edmonton Sun - ‎16 hours ago‎
Christina Gray Labour Minister Christina Gray visited the VETS Group sheet metal shop in Edmonton Tuesday to promote the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, a cost-sharing program to encourage employers to invest in training courses for employees. SUPPLIED.

Number of abandoned Alberta oil wells soaring

Canoe - ‎19 hours ago‎
Alberta posted a big spike in the number of oil and gas wells abandoned by industry in recent months, sparking renewed calls to fix what a landowners' group says is a broken system of cleaning up old wells.
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Alberta says more than $20M committed for training under jobs plan

CTV News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
EDMONTON -- Alberta's labour minister says more than $20 million has been committed for training under the Canada-Alberta job grant. Christina Gray says more than 5,700 applications have been approved for more than 2,400 employers. Gray made the ...
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Alberta Government Issues Bear Warning For Kananaskis

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
KANANASKIS, Alta. - The Alberta government has issued a bear warning for the popular Kananaskis recreation area west of Calgary.
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