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Sunny skies for large-scale solar projects in Alberta

By Catherine Griwkowsky August 13, 2021

The province’s solar power capacity is showing signs of growth, especially when it comes to utility-scale projects.

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Advocates call on province to consider permanent standard time

By Catherine Griwkowsky August 13, 2021

As the province prepares for a binding referendum in October on adopting permanent daylight saving time, some are questioning why permanent standard time is not an option.

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‘Plenty of syph’: chief medical officer of health says syphilis risk sidelined by Covid

By Catherine Griwkowsky August 6, 2021

In 2019, before the world was consumed by the Covid pandemic, chief medical officer of health (CMOH) Dr. Deena Hinshaw declared a syphilis outbreak, warning of infection levels not seen since 1948.

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Cabinet shuffle prompts renewed fears over potential AISH cuts

By Sammy Hudes July 19, 2021

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) clients say the appointment of Minister Jason Luan to helm the file has sparked new fears about potential cuts to the program, as signalled by the UCP government as an option last year before backing off in Budget 2021.

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Chamber head thrilled with interprovincial trade rule changes, while economist predicts ‘modest’ impact

By Catherine Griwkowsky July 17, 2021

Alberta Chambers of Commerce president and CEO Ken Kolby told AB Today he hopes other provinces follow Alberta’s free trade example, after Premier Jason Kenney unilaterally slashed 13 of its 27 exceptions — including all of those related to procurement — to the Canada Free Trade Agreement.

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Training essential to post-fossil fuel job transition, survey finds

By Catherine Griwkowsky July 14, 2021

The majority of workers in the fossil fuel industry want to transition to green jobs but are worried about being left behind, a new survey from Abacus Data in partnership with Iron & Earth found.

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How the Calgary Stampede became a polarized symbol of Alberta’s reopening

By Sammy Hudes July 9, 2021

As crowds adorned in boots and Stetsons affix their eyes to airborne pancakes this weekend, the near weightlessness of the traditional Calgary Stampede delicacy may mask the ideological load each flapjack flip actually carries.

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Oil and gas well cleanup could spur jobs

By Catherine Griwkowsky June 30, 2021

Enforcing the polluter-pay principle for oil and gas well cleanup could lead to job creation in the most affected communities.

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Legislature winds down as Alberta opens for summer

By Catherine Griwkowsky June 18, 2021

With the legislature adjourned, government house leader Jason Nixon reflected on the spring session, with eyes toward the final stage of Alberta’s summer reopening plan.

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NDP lays foundation for 2023 election campaign at convention

By Catherine Griwkowsky June 7, 2021

In the first Alberta NDP convention since 2018, delegates passed fewer than a dozen policy amendments, three emergency resolutions and three constitutional amendments, and they confirmed Rachel Notley will stay on as leader.

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