New Alberta separation group meets in Calgary: ‘It’s time to take control’

Peter Downing is on a tour of Alberta, drumming up support for the province to leave the country. On Saturday, the founder of Wexit Alberta told people gathered in Calgary that it’s not just a Liberal federal government issue; but…

Western premiers ‘expecting positive discussions’ as meeting kicks off in Edmonton

Canada’s western and northern premiers are meeting in Edmonton in a effort to make the “western provinces and territories the source of Canada’s strength and economic growth.” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney kicked off the annual Western Premiers’ Conference on Thursday…

Crude by rail shipments from Western Canada rise by 34,000 bpd in May

Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low. The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail…

Scheer says Trudeau is pitting provinces against each other

June 4 2019 3:23pm Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, relationships between provinces and Ottawa have chilled. He says Conservatives will champion Alberta’s natural resources. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof…

Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in U.S., Encana CEO says

The CEO of Encana Corp. says Western Canada’s Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems. Doug Suttles says the enormous hydrocarbon-bearing…

Greyhound replacements find tough road to prosperity in Western Canada

Six months after Greyhound Canada shut down most of its service in Western Canada and northern Ontario, the companies that stepped in to take its place say they still face a rough road full of unexpected turns. And they concede…

“It’s been an absolute nightmare”: No vacancy in Regina for Heritage Classic

Thousands are expected to roll through the Queen City when Regina welcomes the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets for the 2019 Heritage Classic in October. But trying to book a hotel room, has left some people stressed. “It’s been…

Canadian gov’t invests $65M for 5 new STARS helicopters

March 28 2019 7:06pm STARS will receive five new emergency medical helicopters after receiving a $65 million investment from the Canadian government. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…

Canadian gov’t invests $65 million for 5 new STARS helicopters

Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) got a boost on Thursday, as the Canadian government announced funding for five new helicopters for Western Canada. Ralph Goodale, federal minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, made the announcement at the STARS…