Alberta government says it believes slashing corporate taxes will help economy

July 1 2019 8:05pm Alberta’s UCP government says it believes reducing corporate taxes will help get the province’s economy booming again. Tom Vernon reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) {…

Montana governor says he’s open to idea of supporting Keystone XL pipeline

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday during an online meeting about climate change that he’s open to supporting the Keystone XL pipeline “if it’s done right,” a departure from other Democratic presidential candidates who condemn the proposed oil line from…

Lower minimum wage for Alberta youth takes effect Wednesday

The United Conservative government’s rollback to Alberta’s minimum wage for young people takes effect June 26. The new $13-per-hour minimum wage applies to workers aged 13 to 17. The old $15 rate, the highest in Canada, remains in place for everyone else.…

Amazon provides progress update on facility coming to Leduc County

Amazon says it is on track to finish its one-million-square-foot fulfillment centre in Leduc County by spring 2020. The facility is located at the Border Business Park. Once complete, the massive building, which is projected to cost $120 million to…

Kenney government launches website to let Albertans help decide where to cut red tape

Two weeks after passing its Red Tape Reduction Act, Alberta’s UCP government announced the launch of a website to allow Albertans to have their say on what government regulations they want scrapped, kept or improved upon. “The regulatory burden in…

Productivity gains eclipse steep rise in agricultural energy use since 1990

Third-generation farmer Ron Lamb remembers his father pulling six-metre-wide crop-seeding equipment around his southern Alberta grain fields in the 1990s, overlapping on each pass to make sure he covered all the ground. “When my dad was seeding the soil, he…

Repsol Canada sheds 30% of its workforce, hitting Alberta hard

Another energy giant has joined the growing list of companies cutting their workforce in Canada. Spanish energy company Repsol has announced it is reducing its Canadian workforce by about 30 per cent — laying off employees from its downtown Calgary…

Alberta companies making a go of it despite sluggish oil and gas outlook

A new forecast from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) showing sluggish growth and energy investment isn’t deterring some Alberta energy companies from continuing to try and make a go of it. Piston Well Services is one of them.…

Alberta MLAs continue marathon debate over workplace rules

They’re talking around the clock at the Alberta legislature about a bill that would cut the minimum wage for young people and change overtime rules. Opposition NDP members have been speaking on second reading to the bill in the chamber…