Alberta loses lustre for migrating Canadians: U-Haul

Only two Alberta communities made it to the 2018 list of top 25 Canadian growth cities: Spruce Grove and Leduc

Alberta loses lustre for migrating Canadians: U-HaulIn Alberta’s heyday, people flocked to the province to take advantage of the booming economy. Data released on Friday by U-Haul shows how different the circumstances are today. Workers once came from every other province as Alberta was the shining light in Canada and a key economic driver for the country. But the times have…

Alberta gained 21,600 jobs in 2018

All the gains in 2018 were in full-time work, and were spread across a number of industries

Alberta gained 21,600 jobs in 2018While Alberta lost close to 17,000 jobs in December, the year ended up as a pretty good one for the province when it came to the labour market. It closed 2018 with total employment growing by 21,600 for the year. Data released on Friday by Statistics Canada said “overall employment in the province has been…

Helping Alberta save energy, from home to business

Monica Curtis talks about the resounding success of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s programs

Helping Alberta save energy, from home to businessMonica Curtis is CEO of Energy Efficiency Alberta. What is Energy Efficiency Alberta and its mandate? Curtis: Energy Efficiency Alberta is working hard to become the province’s expert on saving energy through efficiency – the most cost-effective fuel source. We’re a relatively new provincial agency with a three-part mandate. The first part is about education:…

Canadian energy production increased in 2017

Ontario, Alberta and Quebec continued to account for the majority of energy consumed in Canada

Canadian energy production increased in 2017Primary energy production in Canada increased five per cent in 2017 to 20,741 petajoules, following a 3.1 per cent increase in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. In a report released on Thursday, the federal agency said crude oil accounted for the largest proportion of primary energy production in Canada in 2017 at 46.4 per cent,…

Alberta government announces $1.2B in renewable energy projects

The new developments are expected to create about 1,000 jobs and generate about 760 megawatts of affordable renewable electricity

Alberta government announces $1.2B in renewable energy projectsThe Alberta government says private companies are partnering with First Nations to invest around $1.2 billion in renewable energy projects in Alberta. The intent is to create new jobs and continue with record-setting low power prices for Albertans. The government has announced five new wind projects as part of Alberta's Renewable Electricity Program. It includes…

Feds investing $1.6 billion in Canada’s oil and gas sector

Money intended to ‘protect jobs and restore competitiveness during this difficult time’

Feds investing $1.6 billion in Canada’s oil and gas sectorThe federal government announced 0n Tuesday in Edmonton more than $1.6 billion to support jobs and workers in Canada’s oil and gas sector “as Canada seeks to diversify export markets for its resources beyond the United States.” The announcement was made by federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr.…

Time to rethink the federal transfers system

Atlantic Canada enjoys a level of public spending that far outreaches that of the provinces that contribute most to equalization payments

Time to rethink the federal transfers systemIt is time for a fundamental course change by Atlantic Canadians with respect to equalization and other regional subsidies. I recently made a presentation to independent senators in Ottawa on this subject in which I said that Canada’s regional subsidies were ineffective. We've had a half-century of remarkably large subsidies to Quebec and Atlantic Canada,…

Canmore Alberta’s first four-star hotel opening in November

But it is currently taking bookings for events and small group accommodation

Canmore Alberta’s first four-star hotel opening in NovemberAn Alberta-based hotel and resort developer is getting ready to open its latest offering, signalling it continuing confidence in the province’s hospitality industry. Clique Hotels and Resorts will open Canmore’s first four-star luxury hotel, the Malcolm Hotel at Spring Creek. It plans to officially open in November but is currently taking bookings for events and…

Planting the seeds for Alberta’s next innovation generation

Rainforest Alberta is connecting Alberta innovators to create conversations and relationships that could be incredibly important to the province’s future

Planting the seeds for Alberta’s next innovation generationHere’s a word to add to your vocabulary: autopoiesis. It’s not likely you'll ever drop it in casual conversation but it should help frame any discussion about the next generation of Alberta innovation. A Greek word, autopoiesis refers to systems that sustain and nurture themselves. The concept is rooted in biological systems but the underlying principles are now used…

The end of economics (as we know it)

Monetarism’s failings are giving rise to the new economy of wellbeing

The end of economics (as we know it)The world is changing. And while many of these changes are obvious, such as the revolution in technology or the tectonic shifts in world politics, there are also significant changes taking place in the ideas that underpin the science of economics. Why do these ideas matter? They matter because economics is a foundational science. The…
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