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Ewart: Meet the new NW Refining and its now-bigger oil refinery

Ian MacGregor likes to joke that he got the name for his oil refinery wrong when he called it the North West Upgrader more than a decade ago and he apparently had issues with its size all that time, too. 797 more words


Now is the right time for royalty review, says Alberta's energy minister

Alberta’s energy minister is undeterred in her push to conduct a review of royalties, despite the financial pressure the collapse of oil prices has placed on the industry. 525 more words


Editorial: Leave business to business

It’s perhaps not unexpected that western premiers would want to diversify the economy, given the now long-standing plummet of oil prices. It would be nice to wave some magic wand and wipe away the red ink on government ledgers and get breadwinners back to work. 393 more words

Government And Politics

Nicol: Not just 'math is difficult': election results are too

By Christopher J. Nicol 

Re: “Our government has changed, but Albertans haven’t,” Ted Morton, Opinion, May 12.

Ted Morton implicitly suggests that the Alberta election result was somehow unfair, since the NDP secured 61 per cent of the seats with 41 per cent of the vote, whereas a combined Wildrose/PC vote of 52 per cent secured only 35 seats.  609 more words


Notley halts all document shredding as watchdog probes 'improper' destruction

Premier-designate Rachel Notley ordered a halt to all document shredding at Alberta government offices Wednesday after the province’s information and public interest watchdogs launched a joint investigation into allegations of improper destruction of records inside the environment department. 879 more words

Local News

Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark tries to prevent record trashing by Tory caretakers

The newly elected MLA for Calgary-Elbow is trying to prevent the potential destruction of sensitive and important government files during the transition period from Tory to New Democrat rule. 578 more words


Prentice says 'die is cast' on controversial upgrader project

LETHBRIDGE — Tory Leader Jim Prentice said Friday there is not much he can do about a provincial government deal around bitumen upgrading described as a “multibillion dollar boondoggle” by a former Progressive Conservative finance minister. 502 more words