Aid for Canada’s energy sector heavily weighted towards fossil fuels in COVID-19 response

Federal energy and environment officials were warned in late April that Canada’s clean-tech sector was in danger as COVID-19 knocked the bottom out of the industry. Three months later, a new policy tracker on energy investments made by G20 countries…

New medical mask company will prioritize Indigenous orders

After feeling the impact of a personal protective equipment shortage amid the coronavirus health crisis, a Saskatchewan First Nation and the Alberta-based pipe company it owns are quite literally shifting gears and getting into the medical mask-making business. “There was…

Feds urged to do own review of proposed coal mine expansion near Hinton

A lawyer at the centre of a lobbying effort to stop a coal mine from expanding in Alberta says the federal government’s refusal to do its own environmental review of the project is the ultimate in “climate hypocrisy.” The existing…

Edmonton businesses step up call to redesign CERB program

More and more Edmonton businesses are seeing their workers choose to take the federal government’s emergency benefit rather than return to work this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week, the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business…

First shipment of Alberta oil arrives in Saint John after journey through Panama Canal

After a lengthy, nearly 12,000 km journey from British Columbia through the Panama Canal, the first shipment of Alberta crude oil has arrived on Canada’s East Coast. The Cabo De Hornos — loaded with oil from Calgary-based Cenovus Energy —…

Being a hub city may not bring big financial boost to Edmonton: sports economist

An NHL hub city press conference was postponed Saturday afternoon as the federal government and the league continued discussions regarding final contract details, according to officials. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman were…

Affordable housing project breaks ground in Edmonton

Ground broke Friday afternoon on Edmonton’s latest affordable housing project. With a current wait list of 10,000 people, the redevelopment in Lendrum will provide housing to 120 families struggling financially in the capital region. “The community has been fairly supportive…

Laid-off geologist overcoming COVID-19 crisis by creating sanitizing wipes business

It started out as a necessary experiment, due to the widespread sellout of sanitizing wipes. Morgan Keane said they couldn’t find any for her immunocompromised relatives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We started looking up do-it-yourself methods. It was sold out…

Shell’s Quest carbon capture project hits milestone of 5M tonnes

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 10, 2020 1:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Shell Canada says the Quest carbon capture and storage project north of Edmonton has reached…

Alberta’s unemployment still highest in Canada as Calgary, Edmonton job losses climb

Alberta’s unemployment rate remained among the highest in Canada in June as COVID-19 continued to take its toll on the provincial economy. According to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey, the jobless rate in Alberta held steady at 15.5 per…