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Editorial: Get ready for the greying of Alberta

Alberta is a pretty youthful place.

It was, in 2015, the youngest province, according to the provincial finance department. A typical day in 2015 saw about 158 births (compared to 66 deaths). 467 more words


Numbers on energy industry growth, climate commitments don't add up, study finds

A study suggests Canada can’t expand its energy industry and meet its greenhouse gas targets without inflicting heavy damage on the rest of the economy. 111 more words


Laurie Hawn: Prudent spending in tough times should never fall out of fashion

In an effort to deflect attention from a provincial budget that not only increases everyone’s taxes, but sets a record for deficits and borrowing, Trevor Harrison with the Parkland Institute decided the biggest threat to public policy was not in fact credit downgrades or ballooning interest payments, but recommendations from Alberta’s official Opposition. 619 more words


Varcoe: Workplace fatalities fall last year, but two deaths in a day show the danger

The number of Albertans who died on the job or due to a workplace-related disease tumbled by more than one-quarter last year during the depths of the recession. 1,013 more words

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Albertans getting inaccurate snapshot of workplace deaths, injuries: study

Albertans might not be getting an accurate picture of workplace injuries and fatalities, says a report released Wednesday by a University of Alberta public policy institute. 315 more words

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Trevor W. Harrison: Antique fiscal policy looks shabby on Alberta's opposition

The weekend before last, I attended Edmonton’s Wild Rose Antique show. It’s held every spring at the city’s exhibition grounds. The event has been running since the mid-1970s. 643 more words