Technical issues plague final accounting exam; Edmonton student says situation ‘incompetently’ handled

An Edmonton businessman is speaking out over the frustration he and several other accounting students faced while taking their final exam. Tarek Ahmed, CFO of Edmonton’s BRNT Ltd., said the three-day final exam for students across Canada was plagued by…

Alberta developer shows off its first shipping container family home in Calgary

An Alberta home developer is touting its first shipping container home in Calgary as the natural evolution of homebuilding. The house in Rocky Ridge was built by Edmonton-based Homes by 3Leafs using a number of stacked recycled shipping containers. “All…

Alberta’s UCP government commits $10M to bring more women into skilled trades

A non-profit organization that helps women get opportunities in skilled trades will receive $10 million from Alberta’s government, according to a news release issued by the Ministry of Advance Education on Thursday. “We are delivering on our promise to invest…

Premier Jason Kenney pitching more Alberta oil in wake of Saudi supply disruption

The supply disruption caused by an attack on a major Saudi oil processing facility has renewed calls from Alberta politicians to get more energy from that province into the world market. “Instability in the Middle East underscores the importance of…

Suncor Energy CEO says he’s not counting on oil risk premium after Saudi attacks

The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says his company isn’t counting on higher cash flow despite analyst expectations of a “risk premium” on crude oil prices in the wake of last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Benchmark oil…

Imperial Oil CEO Rich Kruger to retire, Brad Corson will take over

Imperial Oil Ltd. says chairman and chief executive Rich Kruger is retiring at the end of this year. Kruger has led the company, which is about 70 per cent owned by Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp., since 2013. READ MORE: Calgary-based…

Edmonton tech startup disappointed after UCP freezes investor tax credit program

An Edmonton startup company is worried about its future success since the province has frozen some programs ahead of the October budget. Yardly, a managed service marketplace that allows homeowners to order reliable snow removal and lawn care through monthly…

Oil price jump linked to Saudi Arabian attacks sparks energy stock rally

Higher oil prices spurred by an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities boosted the Canadian energy sector on Monday but are expected to result in higher fuel prices for consumers. Long-suffering Canadian oil and gas stocks were on track to…