Alberta outlook improves but budget deficit $21.3B: finance minister
Province’s economy hit by COVID-19 pandemic, the drop in oil prices and a global economic contraction.
Biden win bad news for Keystone XL, but new relationship with Canada
Better aligned with Canada’s federal stance on climate change, could make Canadian companies more competitive with their US peers.
Alberta auditor general flags $1.6B in government accounting blunders
Says the errors have been or are being corrected by the United Conservative government.
Feds invest $100M to spur job creation in Alberta and fight climate change
Programs will support industry, farmers, Indigenous people, researchers, small businesses and families to reduce emissions.
Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as Transalta switches to natural gas
Will result in hundreds of mine job losses as employment drops to 40 to 50 people involved in reclamation work.
$150M for shovel-ready projects in Alberta that cut emissions
Federal and provincial joint funding targets rapid job creation, economic opportunities.
Inquiry into Alberta oil and gas critics extended to Jan. 31
Looking at foreign interests bankrolling campaigns against fossil fuel development.
Husky pipeline spills 900K litres of produced water in NW Alberta
Leak was discovered on Oct. 26 in the Rainbow Lake area and some of the water spilled into nearby muskeg.
Alberta to limit temporary foreign worker program, saving jobs for locals
Labour and Immigration Minister Jason Copping says the changes will save more than 1,300 jobs for Albertans.
Inquiry into oil and gas foes to deliver report next year: Kenney
Government contends foreign interests have been working to undermine the industry for years.
Alberta cuts deal on municipal oilpatch levies; not unpaid property taxes
Industry will get a three-year break on property taxes for new wells, pipelines and new equipment.
Alberta changing COVID-19 testing as cases continue to rise
All tests at assessment centres will be by appointment only, no more drop ins.
Calgary company to provide Alberta medical staff with face masks
Orpyx Medical Technologies will ensure the province has sufficient medical grade PPE over two years.
Alberta wants to clear the way for ‘untapped’ geothermal energy
Legislation would set the stage for further development of geothermal energy, which comes from heat beneath the earth.
Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes to the Supreme Court
Will hear three separate cases to determine if the federal carbon-tax legislation is constitutional.