Even after the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and an oilsands production shutdown, Wood Buffalo’s regional economic growth is expected to outpace Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer into 2018.
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The Alberta Balancing Pool has decided to terminate two power agreements that should help save consumers about $500 million, although the move is also expected to push up electricity prices in the next two years.
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The new president of the Alberta Medical Association is a football-loving pediatrician and sports medicine doctor who says the province needs to recruit more physicians to work in a rural areas and a new health information system to help caregivers treat their patients.
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Alberta’s first auction to inject more green power into the province’s grid has entered the final phase, but electricity players from around the world are already preparing for future bids.
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As foreign companies pack up their bags to leave the Canadian oilsands, there’s a notion the sector will soon enter a no-growth era.
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A new report released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says municipalities in Alberta are sticking small business owners with an unfair property tax burden with the average business rate almost two and a half times the residential rate across the province.
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In Alberta’s drawn-out fight against mountain pine beetles, slowing the invasion is as close to winning as the province will get, researchers say.
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A few small business/money related stories, each capable of being much bigger…
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A Calgary engineer thinks an invention he stumbled upon in the laboratory could transform the way Alberta gets its heavy oil to market.
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