Forecast that Alberta, B.C. will lead country in economic growth in 2020 ‘a bit bullish’: experts

In its quarterly economic forecast released Monday, the Conference Board of Canada paints a positive picture for Alberta. Its provincial outlook predicts Alberta’s economy will rebound by 2.4 per cent next year and 3.1 per cent in 2021. The conference…

2 B.C. First Nations drop out of Trans Mountain court challenge, sign deals with corporation

Two B.C. First Nations that had been part of a court challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have now left the group and sided with the Crown corporation. The Upper Nicola Band, based in Merritt, and the Stk’emlupsemc te…

First Nation and environmental groups seek leave to appeal Trans Mountain pipeline ruling

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 5, 2019 6:19 pm Updated November 5, 2019 6:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A British Columbia First Nation and three environmental groups…

Trans Mountain adds thousands of new positions for pipeline expansion project

By David Boles Global News Posted October 28, 2019 8:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Trans Mountain is beefing up their workforce. In a news release, the company says 2,200…

Trudeau addresses Western alienation: ‘It’s extremely important government works for all Canadians’

In his first speech as prime minister of the Liberal minority government, Justin Trudeau addressed major concerns in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the sense of alienation and anger in Western Canada. READ MORE: With the Liberals’ new minority, Trudeau’s greatest…

Oilpatch market reaction muted after election of minority Liberal government

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2019 2:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Investors in the oil and gas sector were shrugging off the federal election results despite…

B.C.’s top court orders review of Trans Mountain Pipeline’s environmental assessment

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government has been ordered by the province’s highest court to reconsider its environmental assessment certificate allowing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. In challenges by the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver, the…