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Feb 29th, 2008
Alberta's economy is on pace to grow by 6.7 per cent this year
Alberta's economy is on pace to grow by a blistering 6.7 per cent this year, far outpacing every other province, according to the latest forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. "Thanks to rising oil production and a swift turnaround in drilling...
3 weeks ago by MHz
Who will help Albertans fix their teeth?
A provincial government report found last year that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost have an impact on dental health? You bet. A staggering 62 per cent of Albertans...
Woman's finger ripped off at West Edmonton Mall waterslide
Woman's finger ripped off at West Edmonton Mall waterslide Canadian Press Published: August 14, 2018 Updated: August 14, 2018 5:24 PM EDT Claire Clark's hand is shown after an amputation following an accident at the West Edmonton Mall waterslide...
Pet owner grieves after Alberta town has cat killed by mistake
Pet owner grieves after Alberta town has cat killed by mistake Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: June 27, 2018 Updated: June 27, 2018 11:34 PM EDT INNISFAIL, Alta. A family in central Alberta is grieving after their pet cat...
Mike Drew: The elusive bluebird
Mike Drew: The elusive bluebird Mike Drew Published: April 15, 2018 Updated: April 15, 2018 2:59 PM EDT Trumpeter swans north of Chain Lakes on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Mike Drew / Mike Drew/Postmedia The only part of the swans I could see was...
Air in a bottle? How companies sell Canadian nature
Air in a bottle? How companies sell Canadian nature Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: April 7, 2018 Updated: April 7, 2018 12:12 PM EDT Vitality Air canisters are seen in this undated handout photo. When two Edmonton, Alta., men...
Jan 27th, 2018 by tay
Man nabbed for threatning Notley, Trudeau
Alberta RCMP have charged a man with uttering threats on Twitter against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Rachel Notley. Orion Rutley was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with two counts of uttering threats, RCMP said in a news release Friday. ...
Another horrific case of child abuse in Alberta
Some readers may find details disturbing Two young sisters had numerous broken bones when they were discovered by a babysitter inside furniture boxes left in a dark, barricaded, basement room at a northeast Edmonton townhouse, CBC sources say. CBC...
Ice bubble videos during Alberta cold snap go viral
Ice bubble videos during Alberta cold snap go viral Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: December 28, 2017 Updated: December 28, 2017 3:33 PM EST A bubble in the process of freezing is seen in this Dec. 26, 2017, handout image.Chris...
Nov 4th, 2017 by Cannuck
Successful Fundraiser Despite Flossy's Uncaring Attitude
Great time last night in Seven Persons, Alberta. I left the party with my wallet $1200 lighter which is, of course, the whole purpose. Wild Rose MLA, Drew Barnes got up and spoke passionately about HALO, the board, volunteerism and the untold lives that...
Nov 3rd, 2017 by MHz
Child-free rental housing to be banned in Alberta
The Alberta government is introducing amendments to the Human Rights Act that propose to end adult-only rental apartments and houses as of Jan. 1, 2018. Alberta is the only province that allows landlords to refuse to rent to people with children. ...
Oct 29th, 2017 by Colpy
And the winner is.....Jason Kenney
Mr. Kenney, 49, won it last night on the first ballot although there wasnt really any such thing in this case, more like the first run through the computer with 61 per cent of the vote. Again, this was no surprise. And so the double-reverse...
Brian Jean Cries Voter Suppression in Leadership Battle
Computerized voter suppression games in the United Conservative Party leadership race? Say it aint so! Dont take my word for it. This is what Brian Jean, former leader of the Opposition Wildrose Party and now a contender to lead the UCP, says: Our...
Edmonton man dies after inhaling walnut particles
used in sandblasting The family of an man who died from his nut allergy while working at an Edmonton fire hall wants to warn others about the dangers of airborne nut particles in places you wouldnt expect. On Oct. 2, Justin Mathews went to work at...
Oct 19th, 2017 by Hoid
Alberta badly underestimates methane emissions
The difference between official estimates and the measured results suggests the provinces energy industry could have to double its planned methane emission cuts if Alberta is to meet its promised 45 per cent reduction. A lot of eyes are going to be...
Oct 9th, 2017 by tay
McPherson To Leave NDP Run As Independent
Calgary-Mackay-Nose Hill MLA Karen McPherson unexpectedly announced on social media this morning that she was leaving the governing New Democratic Party caucus in order to sit as an Independent MLA. Elected in the Orange Wave that swept Alberta in 2015...
Injured bear won't be helped as province eyes law review
Injured bear won't be helped as province eyes law review By Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun First posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 07:47 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, October 05, 2017 07:50 PM EDT While insisting there's no necessity in rescuing an...
Gatherin of Conservatives Calls For 3rd Party
At the Alberta Cant Wait meeting held Saturday at Red Deer College, a straw poll of the crowd of roughly 400 saw overwhelming support for the idea of a new party, rather than unification under either the Wildrose or Progressive Conservative parties or...
Aug 30th, 2017 by MHz
. . and so it begins, . . . man admitted with massive . . .
infection of his whole body. The doctors at the ICU were shocked (to say the least) at the extend of the puss in/around his spine that was removed in two surgeries would suggest a long term infection that predates the few pimples on his face. The...
So what will Jason Kenney do? (WWJKD?)
Edmontons Pride Parade will be held next Saturday, and it has been become an article of faith among Albertan politicians of most ideological stripes for several years now that failure to appear at Pride goeth before a fall. So what will Jason Kenney...
Calgary airport sells 5 disabled stalls to Lexus
'We're always looking at different ways to diversify our revenue stream' The Calgary Airport Authority has been criticized after it relocated some disabled parking bays that were converted to more lucrative "Lexus-only" spaces. It received a...
Aug 21st, 2017 by B00Mer
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean Tries To Rein In The Crazies
When the cesspool of drooling, maniacal hatred becomes too much to ignore even Wildrose Leader Brian Jean feels compelled to call for a minimum of basic civility - or at least no more death threats - in a Facebook post this morning. His supporters...
Why aren't immigrants welcome in Alberta, Canada?
Venerable residents of Alberta, I have come to realise, after careful observations and analysis, that most local people in Western Canada seem to oppose, if not, disvalue immigration. This, in my humble perspective, is rather poignant and unfortunate....
New red-brown dinosaur named after redheaded Alberta researcher
New red-brown dinosaur named after redheaded Alberta researcher By Emma Graney First posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017 07:35 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, August 03, 2017 09:11 PM EDT Mark Mitchell knows every nook and cranny of a dinosaur that...
Jul 7th, 2017 by B00Mer
Alberta to spend $1.53 billion in carbon tax cash
Alberta plans to spend $1.53 billion in provincial carbon tax money to help bankroll a major Calgary transit project known as the Green Line. Premier Rachel Notley said the light rail transit expansion would create thousands of jobs, reduce pollution...
Calgary woman tapped to become astronaut flying high
Calgary woman tapped to become astronaut flying high By Shawn Logan, Postmedia First posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 07:00 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 09:57 PM EDT It was a phone call that left Calgary's Jenni Sidey over the moon. The...
Advice Needed. .. Red Deer Or Olds?
Looking for a little "local" advice. I am potentially relocating to Alberta from Saskatchewan for my husband to take a promotion and just looking for some insider info on the city of Red Deer or town Olds. Which is a better place to call home for a young...
May 27th, 2017 by tay
Invading Red Deer Rebelers get Outed
Travelling hate circus staged anti-Syrian protest in Red Deer based on lie Who were these come-from-away bullies, who travelled to Red Deer to harass schoolchildren? They included members of the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam, Canada. Their...
New WildCon Party Threatens Labour Code Changes
While legally very significant, from a technical point of view the comprehensive labour law reform introduced yesterday by Alberta NDP is not particularly innovative or unusual. Upon passage, Bill 17 will bring Alberta labour relations law as it...
May 25th, 2017 by Murphy
Online threat against Sophie leads to arrest
A Lethbridge, Alta., woman is facing charges after allegedly posting threats online against Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team based in Alberta K-INSET was...
OPEC meeting aiming to cap output fails
After hours of talks in Qatar, the country's energy minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada said that the oil producers needed "more time" Most members of the Opec producers' group, plus other oil exporters including Russia, attended the talks. They...
Wolfcamp 20 Billion BL Oil find shakes Tarsands
A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said. The Wolfcamp Shale geologic formation in the Midland area...
May 13th, 2017 by B00Mer
Alberta is reviewing photo radar
"There's a strong public view, I think, that photo radar has gone beyond just enforcing safe traffic and has become, in some cases, a bit of a cash cow for municipalities," Mason said Thursday. "That is a misuse, if that is occurring. "We need to...