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Cleanup underway after more than 500 barrels of oil released in northern Alberta
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Cleanup underway after more than 500 barrels of oil released in northern Alberta
Cleanup work is underway around a northern Alberta well site after an estimated 550 barrels of oil and water leaked out of a pipeline, the Alberta Energy Regulator says. The release was detected Monday at a facility owned by Calgary’s Mount Bastion Oil & Gas Corp. near Red Earth Creek, ...
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Alberta growth expected to continue next year, Conference Board of Canada says
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Alberta growth expected to continue next year, Conference Board of Canada says
Alberta’s economy could do even better than expected next year if oil prices hold on to their current strength, the Conference Board of Canada says. After two years of recession, the provincial economy is on track to rise by 6.7 per cent this year, the second-best performance in Canada afte...
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Indian restaurant to move into former Jasper Avenue Sobeys space
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Indian restaurant to move into former Jasper Avenue Sobeys space
Part of the prime Jasper Avenue building once occupied by a Sobeys grocery store finally appears to have a new tenant. A sign in the window of the site at 10404 Jasper Ave. indicates Tiffin India’s Fresh Kitchen is opening next spring, a restaurant that advertises itself as “Indian fa...
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Alberta economy growing, but unemployment still an issue: ATB
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Alberta economy growing, but unemployment still an issue: ATB
Alberta’s economy is coming out of a two-year downturn, but the province is still challenged by high unemployment, a quarterly update by ATB Financial says. With West Texas Intermediate oil prices hovering around $55 (U.S.) a barrel, up about 30 per cent from November 2016, the report relea...
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Cult of Hockey: Oilers fan fallacies at the 2017-18 quarter pole
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Cult of Hockey: Oilers fan fallacies at the 2017-18 quarter pole
At the quarter point of the 2017-18 NHL season, the Edmonton Oilers are nowhere near where most fans or professional hockey watchers thought they would be: Five points out of a wildcard spot, in the Western Conference. Wait. What’s that? You knew all along that this roster was flawed? ...
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'Smallest distillery in North America' starting retail sales in Old Strathcona operation
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'Smallest distillery in North America' starting retail sales in Old Strathcona operation
Strathcona Spirits owner Adam Smith is so keen to put local ingredients in his company’s booze, he flavours the gin with wild juniper berries and sea buckthorn he picks himself. What Smith claims is North America’s smallest distillery opened last December in a 69-square-metre former r...
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Premier Rachel Notley stands by pipelines despite TransCanada oil spill
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Premier Rachel Notley stands by pipelines despite TransCanada oil spill
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is standing by the safety of pipelines to transport oil despite a 795,000-litre spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota earlier this week. The spill on Thursday could not have come at a worst time as Nebraska is set to vote Monday on whether TransCanada C...
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Another milestone for Edmonton's Stantec Tower
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Another milestone for Edmonton's Stantec Tower
Construction in the downtown Ice District reaches another milestone Friday when a ceremony will be held to mark the completion of the Stantec Tower’s commercial section. A restaurant and offices for such companies as Stantec, financial services company PricewaterhouseCoopers and Denton...
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Costco coming to Edmonton International Airport
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Costco coming to Edmonton International Airport
Costco plans to open a new warehouse store at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) late next year, the retail giant announced Thursday. Construction has already started on what will be the company’s seventh outlet in the Edmonton area, a 14,000-square-metre facility south of Airport Roa...
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One person injured after heavy oil leak at Shell Scotford northeast of Fort Saskatchewan
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One person injured after heavy oil leak at Shell Scotford northeast of Fort Saskatchewan
One person was injured and the Shell Scotford site was evacuated for several hours after a heavy oil mixture leak on Wednesday afternoon. The “hydrocarbon release” happened around 12:30 p.m. inside a processing unit at the Scotford Facility near Fort Saskatchewan, according to a ...
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