Category Archives: Alberta

Soaring downtown skyline forces Edmonton firefighters to adapt response methods

The new highrises rejuvenating Edmonton’s skyline are not only changing the way downtown looks, but it’s changing the way fire crews respond to emergencies. The Stantec Tower, which is celebrating its grand opening Wednesday, will eventually top out at 66 storeys, making it the tallest building west of Toronto, according to its main tenant Stantec Engineering. The tower, still…

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Edmonton restaurateur fundraises to open burger, bagel and beer businesses

Restaurateur Nate Box wants to establish three new businesses in a historic building in the Highlands neighbourhood — but he’s relying on the generosity of Edmontonians to make it happen. Box, who owns several other casual dining restaurants including District Cafe and Bakery, Salz, Little Brick and Burrow, has plans for a new restaurant, deli and boutique liquor…

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Amidst Trans Mountain debate, Rachel Notley addresses International Pipeline Conference

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will deliver a keynote address to the 2018 International Pipeline Conference in Calgary on Tuesday morning.  The speech comes one day after federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his plan to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion back on track, including the appointment of a ministerial special representative to lead a renewed…

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Canada must fix 'deficiencies' in spill plan for Trans Mountain's U.S. spur, Washington state says

Washington’s Department of Ecology wants the Canadian government to fix what it calls “deficiencies in critical areas” of its spill response plan for a spur of the Trans Mountain pipeline that runs through the state. When Canada purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and assets for $4.5 billion in May, it also bought the Puget Sound line, which carries Alberta…

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