After years of playing nice, the gloves are coming off. In the latest chapter in a years-long battle over development east of Calgary, the City of Chestermere has filed an application to annex nearly 25,000 acres of Rocky View County — a move Mayor Patricia Matthews describes as a last-ditch effort to preserve her city’s interests. “This wasn’t done to develop land,” she said. “This was done to freeze bad planning under a comprehensive and sustainable plan can be put in place
Albertans aren’t about to settle themselves down. That’s what industry and Alberta’s opposition are saying to Premier Rachel Notley after she said critics of an upcoming royalty review need to “settle down a little.” Alberta Progressive Conservative leader Ric McIver called Notley’s comments inexcusable and demonstrate how out of touch her government is. “I just about fell off my chair.” he told the Sun. “To tell Albertans who can’t pay their mortgage, are losing their homes
It’s an issue causing a climate of unrest among Albertans. Turnout was brisk Tuesday at Calgary’s first climate change advisory panel open house, giving several hundred a chance to have their say on the future of environmental policy in Alberta. “It gives all Albertans a chance to feed into the process,” said panel chair Dr. Andrew Leach. The panel is tasked with reshaping Alberta’s policy on climate change in time for the UN Climate Change Conference this December in Paris.
Voter apathy may be the biggest opponent facing candidates in Calgary-Foothills. Helping to create momentum in yet another election for ballot-weary voters in the northwest Calgary riding, Premier Rachel Notley was on hand Sunday to kick off provincial NDP candidate Bob Hawkesworth’s campaign. “This riding, in many ways, is symbolic of the 44-year PC government,” she said to press and supporters crammed into Hawkesworth’s Edgemont headquarters. “They took this riding for gra
Controversial oilsands development comments have a star NDP candidate facing gushing wells of criticism from her federal and provincial counterparts. Appearing as a panellist on CBC's Power & Politics broadcast Friday, NDP Toronto-Centre candidate Linda McQuaig suggested Canada should dial back Alberta's oilsands development to address environmental concerns. "A lot of people recognize that a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground if we're going to meet our cl
Alberta’s NDP sweep was met with cautious optimism from the province’s oil-and-gas sector. With premier-elect Rachel Notley’s message of energy reform resounding with voters, Alberta’s energy industry says it's prepared to play ball with the province’s first-ever NDP government. “At the end of the day, Albertans have spoken quite clearly, and we have to respect their choice,” said Jeff Gaulin, vice-president of communications with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Produce
CALGARY -- Alberta’s NDP sweep was met with cautious optimism from the province’s oil-and-gas sector. With premier-elect Rachel Notley’s message of energy reform resounding with voters, Alberta’s energy industry says it's prepared to play ball with the province’s first-ever NDP government. “At the end of the day, Albertans have spoken quite clearly, and we have to respect their choice,” said Jeff Gaulin, vice-president of communications with the Canadian Association of Petrol
As Alberta's dominance in Canada's economy grows, southern Alberta has a large part to play. This was the message behind Premier Alison Redford's visit to Pincher Creek on Wednesday, where she met with local politicians and toured local wind farms. Redford paid a visit to Pincher Creek's newest wind farm, owned by Alberta Wind Energy Corp. — the same firm behind the development of an adjacent facility recently purchased by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA — their first foray i