Energy Exodus: Oil and Gas workers look for more opportunity in the United States

Alberta is known for its energy and the booms and busts because of it. But ever since the last bust, when world oil prices collapsed in 2014 and tens of thousands of energy workers lost their jobs, Alberta has struggled…

Alberta premier urges federal ministers to take province’s concerns seriously

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 20, 2019 7:00 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Jason Kenney is urging federal cabinet ministers with portfolios of interest to Alberta to…

Town of Taber breaks ground on Canada’s 1st craft cannabis and hemp supply chain

On Friday morning, the Town of Taber officially broke ground on Canada’s first-ever craft cannabis and hemp supply chain, the Grasslands Taber Collaborative’s (GLTC) Premium Park project. The park will offer cannabis and agri-food production, research, development and processing, as…

Alberta Budget 2019: Student employment program axed in favour of Skills for Jobs strategy

A popular summer program that was eliminated by the former Progressive Conservative government and then reinstated by the NDP has been cut once again. The first provincial budget tabled by the United Conservatives does not include funding for STEP —…

Edmonton loses 5,400 jobs in overall 14,000 July loss for Alberta

Following an increase in June, employment in Alberta declined by 14,000 jobs in July and a large bulk of them were 5,400 part time jobs in the metro Edmonton region, according to numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada. “The numbers…

Calgary celebrity chef optimistic about jobs, opens new restaurant

Connie DeSousa is feeling confident about Calgary’s economic future and Calgarians’ spending habits. The Calgary chef has been a regular on the Food Network over the years and is about to open her third restaurant in the city, called Chix…