Highlights / Alberta

Economy, Politics, Society

Alberta minister finds silver lining in a crisis: no pipeline protests

Sonya Savage says the time is absolutely right to build a pipeline. Not especially surprising, given that she is Alberta’s energy minister and was speaking on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. “Now is a »

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Another person linked to the Alberta Cargill plant has died from COVID-19

A second death has been linked to the Cargill meat processing plant in High River, Alberta, home of the highest single-site COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. Armando Sallegue died Tuesday. His son Arwyn works at the plant and Mr. Sallegue, a »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Alberta prepares for wildfire season amid COVID-19 pandemic

Canada’s western province of Alberta with its wide prairie and vast boreal forest, last year experienced more than one million acres burned by wildfires. That’s over 400,000 kilometres, or several times the entire size of Ireland (84,000km). The majority (70%) »

Economy, Health

Predicted to set a dubious economic record, Alberta faces a bleak future

Alberta, long a primary driving force pushing Canada’s economy forward but reeling now from a precipitous drop in oil prices and the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic appears headed to the highest unemployment rate of any Canadan province in the »

Economy

TC Energy to start work on Keystone XL pipeline

TC Energy Corp. said on Tuesday it would proceed with the construction of the long-delayed $8 billion US Keystone XL pipeline project after getting a $1.1 billion US equity investment from the Alberta government. Once completed, the 1,947-kilometres-long pipeline will »

Health, Society

Quebec reports first death as other provinces continue to deal with COVID-19

The province of Quebec reported its first death related to COVID-19 within the province.  Quebec Premier, Francois Legault made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, that it was an elderly in the Lanaudiere region.  With the latest reported death, there are a »

International, Society

Alberta based energy company “deeply” regrets suggestive cartoon

Content Warning: Sexual Violence  The Alberta based energy company X-Site Energy Services said that they deeply regret that pain that was caused by a sexually suggestive cartoon that seemed to depict the 17 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg, according »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Reaction to blockades: Alberta proposes tougher anti-protest law

In the face of rail and road blockades across Canada, the western province of Alberta is proposing tougher legislation against protesters engaged in blocking infrastructure.. The many blockades across the country are in support of a small group of Indigenous »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Huge oilsands project cancelled in light of protests over resource development

Even as protests continue over a proposed natural gas (Coastal GasLink) line in northern B.C., and continued opposition to an oil pipeline (TransMountain) from Alberta to the Pacific, a huge oilsands mine project has been cancelled. Teck resources said the »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Largest Canadian solar farm to begin operating next year

Construction on what will be Canada’s largest solar farm is set to begin later this year.  After receiving an investment of $500 million from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, the Greengate Power Corporation will begin to construct the Travers Solar Farm. It »