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Alberta launches $30M program to push regional economic development:




Alberta Shifts Economic Development Direction, Announces Investor Tax Credit:


Earlier this month, Alberta announced that it would be cancelling a job creation grant program that it had introduced in last October's budget after receiving negative feedback from the business community. ...


How a Socialist Party Just Took Over the Texas of Canada:


The deepest oil patch in North America is going to be governed by people who believe that climate change is real, man-made, and should bear on any policy that involves burning more hydrocarbons. By ...


Rural Alberta landowners demand details on "hundreds of thousands of litres" oil spill :


Four days after a pipeline operated by Plains Midstream Canada spilled an estimated hundreds of thousands of litres of oil into the Red Deer River in central Alberta, local landowners are waiting for ...


Harper Government Announces Support for New Innovation Centre for Alberta's Composites Manufacturing Sector:


Entrepreneurs and manufacturing companies in Alberta will soon have access to a new leading-edge facility for developing new composite-based products as a result of funding from the Government of Canada. A ...


Trillions predicted in oilsands spending in Alberta, Canada:


CERI projects 5M barrels per day by 2035 The recession that clouded the future of oilsands development two years ago has lifted and clear skies beckon trillions of dollars of investment, according ...


Alberta headed for 'perfect storm' in worker shortages:


Employment Minister Thomas Lukaszuk says Alberta is headed into a perfect storm of conditions that will result in a shortfall of more than 77,000 workers within the next decade. By Darcy Henton, ...


Experts criticize decision to move water institute under Alberta Innovates umbrella:


In the Rockies today, Alberta's plan to move the Water Research Institute under the umbrella of Alberta Innovates is being criticized because it will put the group under the authority of a board headed ...


U.S. Senator urges TransCanada pipeline probe :


“It has been brought to my attention that documents and testimony indicate that at least seven Canadian oil shippers have agreed to incur increased near-term shipping costs on the new pipeline in ...


Dirty Oil - A Documentary on The Alberta Tar Sands - NYTimes Editorial: No to a New Tar Sands Pipeline:


When people don't know the truth that's called ignorance. When people are presented the truth and ignore it, that's called.....STUPID! Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_BBGuCs20 (Thanks ...


Report finds Alberta oilsands water monitoring inadequate - ConocoPhillips Canada to focus on oilsands :


Review ordered by government finds toxin contamination By Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald Full Story: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Report+finds+Alberta+water+monitoring+system+inadequate/4411209/story.html *** ConocoPhillips ...


Edmonton-made computer keyboard from Cleankeys Inc. a hit in hospitals and dentist offices,:


An idea with roots in early work helping disabled people communicate could open a world market for a novel, easy-to-clean computer keyboard made by Cleankeys Inc. http://cleankeysinc.com/ Keyboards ...


Edmonton, Alberta, to Turn Most Trash Into Biofuels :


In Edmonton, Alberta, one man’s trash will soon be another man’s gas. In late August the city officially started construction on what’s being touted as the world’s first industrial-level municipal waste-to-biofuels ...


Silicon Valley VC invests $3M in Cary-based ad technology firm - MaxPoint Interactive:


MaxPoint Interactive http://maxpointinteractive.com/ , a startup focused on advertising technology, has secured its first institutional investment from high-profile Silicon Valley venture capital firm ...


Alberta Enterprise launches initiative to support creation of new Alberta-based VC funds:


Alberta Enterprise is actively looking for professional investors with a demonstrated investment track record and operational expertise with early stage companies to manage a fund headquartered in Alberta. ...


Of Alberta’s Oil Sands and ‘Harmonizing’ Canadian and U.S. Climate Policy:


In the run-up to December’s global climate change meeting, fissures are emerging between Canada and the United States over how to deal with the internationally contentious issue of Alberta’s vast oil ...


Canadian Economic Development Impact Study Underway :


Recent economic developments in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are generating changes in commercial traffic at border crossings into Montana and along associated north-south highway ...


Russians eye big stake in Canada's nanotech industry:


A state-owned Russian venture capital fund is poised to pump millions of dollars into Canada's fledgling nanotechnology industry, Canwest News Service has learned. David Akin, Canwest News Service ...


Alberta to unveil nuclear power blueprint:


Debate may be rendered moot by downturn The provincial government will roll out a long-awaited nuclear power report today, and unveil plans to survey Albertans on whether the province ...


Calgary plan calls for city to quadruple transit system instead of new major roads:


Calgary’s new long-range growth blueprint is calling on City Hall to quadruple the transit network but build no new major roads as the city fits 1.3 million more people within its current boundaries over ...


Rethinking The Boom - "Prelude To The Age Wave",3/24, Lethbridge Alberta:


Hi All, Just a bit of an endorsement for the value I see in the March 24 speaking event at the Lethbridge Lodge. We are happy to be a part of supporting this local community educational event ...


Edmonton's $100 Million Bike Plan:


A new report proposes the City of Edmonton spend $100 million to create a network of multi-use trails and bicycle lanes. Coun. Don Iveson said the plan would take Edmonton from a somewhat bike-friendly ...


VC investment gap widens between Canada and U.S.: CVCA:


Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) has issued a report confirming the growing disparity between venture capital investment in Canada and in the United States and urging governments ...


Canada on Verge of Wind Energy "Breakthrough":


Canada produces just 1 per cent of its electricity from wind, but that is about to change. By the end of this year, every province will get some of its energy from wind as governments seek to cut greenhouse-gas ...


Alberta wind power in line for $1.38b grid boost - Transmission loop would add capacity:


The operator of Alberta's electric power system is proposing a $1.38-billion transmission "loop" to add up to five times as much wind power capacity to the provincial grid over the next 10 years. The ...


Alberta best province for investment:


Alberta is the best province in the country at creating a positive investment climate while struggling Ontario is fifth overall, says a report released Thursday by independent research organization ...


Alberta Oilsands wrong target for environmentalists: Professor say focus should be on coal-fired electricity instead:


One of the world's leading experts on greenhouse gas emissions says environmentalists have picked the wrong target in the Alberta oilsands and should instead focus on coal-fired electricity. "If we're ...


Economy, low prices cool off Alberta's oil-sands boom:


Plunging oil prices have slowed costly project to tap Canada's huge energy reserves, adding to concerns of a dramatic oil-price spike when the economy recovers. Bitumen has been mined in Alberta ...


Further signs of stress in Canada's oil sands:


Canada's booming oil sands industry showed more signs of cooling off Monday as crude prices continued their long plummet from record summer highs. Petro-Canada and its partners Teck Cominco ...


Edmonton, Alberta as a city of the future stirs public debate:


In planners' vision, expanded LRT dethrones cars Almost 600 people packed City Hall on Wednesday as planners laid out a vision of Edmonton 30 years into the future, in which LRT lines extend throughout ...

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