Releasing oils and tailings into Athabasca River is only one among several options, Guilbeault says

Releasing oils and tailings into Athabasca River is only one among several options, Guilbeault says

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 17.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press Releasing treated oilsands tailings into the environment isn’t the only solution being considered to clean up the massive toxic ponds in northern Alberta, federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says. Mr. Guilbeault … Read more

Nigerian students challenge English language proficiency requirements as unnecessary, discriminatory

Nigerian students challenge English language proficiency requirements as unnecessary, discriminatory

Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, a post doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, has been leading a campaign to exempt Nigerian candidates from English-language proficiency testing requirements.Rafal Gerszak/Rafal Gerszak Enike Samuel was getting ready to apply to a master’s program in biological sciences at the University of Alberta in February, when he realized that, because he … Read more

Jason Kenney has his say on election front-runner Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Act: Alberta would be a ‘laughingstock’

Jason Kenney has his say on election front-runner Danielle Smith’s Sovereignty Act: Alberta would be a ‘laughingstock’

Jason Kenney responds to a question from the media on the final day of the summer meeting of Canada’s premieres at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria on July 12, 2022.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press Jason Kenney has avoided saying much about the United Conservative Party contest that will see him replaced as leader and Premier this … Read more

This power producer is generating some electrifying returns

This power producer is generating some electrifying returns

I’ve accumulated more than $2,300 of virtual cash in my model Yield Hog Dividend Growth Portfolio. Now it’s time to spend some of that money. Before I discuss how I’m reinvesting a portion of that cash, here’s a brief update on the model portfolio’s performance. (View the complete portfolio online at tgam.ca/dividendportfolio.) I launched the … Read more

Alberta woman didn’t think her essay would lose to one equating immigration to ‘cultural suicide’

Alberta woman didn’t think her essay would lose to one equating immigration to ‘cultural suicide’

Emelia Kazakawich, who submitted an essay in a contest put on by the Alberta government, says it was concerning to see a winning essay that said women and men aren’t equal. She would like the UCP government to respond to her essay.HO/The Canadian Press Alberta, according to Emelia Kazakawich, is breaking. The opioid crisis, she … Read more

Essay awarded by Alberta government says immigration is ‘cultural suicide,’ women unequal to men

Essay awarded by Alberta government says immigration is ‘cultural suicide,’ women unequal to men

The Alberta Legislature building in Edmonton, 2019.CANDACE ELLIOTT/Reuters Alberta’s legislature awarded a prize to an essay that equated immigration to “cultural suicide” and argued women are “not exactly equal” to men in a contest championed and judged by an MLA who is now the province’s associate minister for the status of women. The competition, led … Read more

Alberta’s minister for women apologizes for giving prize to essay arguing women ‘not exactly equal to men’

Alberta’s minister for women apologizes for giving prize to essay arguing women ‘not exactly equal to men’

CALGARY—Alberta’s associate minister for the status of women has apologized for her role in awarding third prize in an essay contest to an entry that argued women are “not exactly equal” to men and that voiced concern about children being replaced by “foreigners.” The contest, which was meant for young women interested in politics, has … Read more

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As Alberta drivers get set to head out for another summer weekend, prices at the gas pumps are trending down. On Friday afternoon, most stations in Edmonton had pump prices around 157.9 cents per litre, with at least one station charging as low as 136.9 cents per litre. Read more: Gas tax savings to start … Read more

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As oil prices fall, what happens to Alberta’s gas tax relief plan?

As Alberta drivers get set to head out for another summer weekend, prices at the gas pumps are trending down. On Friday afternoon, most stations in Edmonton had pump prices around 157.9 cents per litre, with at least one station charging as low as 136.9 cents per litre. Read more: Gas tax savings to start … Read more

Small townhouse outside Calgary an affordable find at $217,500

Small townhouse outside Calgary an affordable find at 7,500

2781 Chinook Winds Dr., SW., No. 7106, Airdrie, Alta. Asking price: $229,900 (May, 2022) Selling price: $217,500 (June, 2022) Tax: $1,312 (2021) Days on the market: Seven Listing agent: Bryon Howard, eXp Realty The action Inside, there is an open living and dining area, and a kitchen with a center island.eXp Realty This two-bedroom townhouse … Read more