Alberta expands its self-isolation hotel program
COVID-19 cases soared at meat packing plant outbreaks earlier this year
Captain Kirk urges Alberta to adopt federal COVID tracer
William Shatner tweets the province cannot go its own way in a world interconnected by travel.
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.
Billions more for health care likely to top premiers’ throne speech wish list
This year’s transfer is almost $42 billion under an arrangement that sees it increase by at least 3% each year.
Alberta won’t ‘micromanage’ businesses as COVID-19 infections climb
Kenny says government wants to avoid jerking business owners around with added restrictions.
Record high lumber, panel prices drive up Alberta stumpage fees
They’ve nearly doubled to $67.31 in September, from $36.56 per cubic metre in August.
Alberta to outline $20B plus deficit in fiscal reckoning
Debt expected to rise to almost $77 billion by next spring and to almost $88 billion by 2023.
Alberta to join other provinces in exploring small nuclear technology
New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Ontario signed a memorandum of understanding in December regarding development of small modular reactors
Alberta, Ottawa sign deal that reduces oilsands environmental monitoring
The monitoring program funds research by outside organizations as well as government scientists
Expansion of Alberta coal mine will need federal review: environment minister
The existing Vista mine began shipping coal for export in May 2019 and the company is now looking to double, or possibly even triple, its output
Ichor Blood Services expands in-home COVID-19 antibody testing amid high demand
Ichor Blood Services currently offers bookings in Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto, with immediate plans to expand
Environment minister reconsidering staying out of Alberta coal mine review
Vista mine began shipping coal for export in May 2019 and the company is now looking to double, or even triple its output.
Alberta giving out 20M more masks, not mandatory to wear them
Wide distribution through fast-food chains, municipal transit, places of worship, long-term care and seniors facilities, and other places.
Shell’s Quest carbon capture project hits milestone of five million tonnes
Quest opened in 2015 and cost about $1.35 billion, backed with $745 million from the Alberta government and $120 million from Ottawa.
Premier defends hiring ex-MLA Rodney for trade office
Not a payback fro giving up his seat for Kenny, stood out as a go-getter needed for the Houston job.
Alberta won’t require full environmental assessments for sandpits
They’ll be regulated as they have been in the past with no conditions on approvals.
Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment
Dave Rodney appointed Alberta’s agent general, will drive energy business and investment to the province.
Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending
Kenney says the investments will be for roads, health care, schools and in other areas.