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Industry wants Alberta to rethink coal plan, says miners, towns will suffer

EDMONTON — The president of the Coal Association of Canada says Alberta's plan to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030 will throw people out of work, hurt rural communities and undermine industries by boosting electricity costs.

Robin Campbell said the NDP government should instead invest in new technologies to help retrofit the plants so they can continue to burn coal, but with less pollution. READ

Royal Society report urges more research into oil spills' impact on water

A report by the Royal Society of Canada says there are major research gaps when it comes to understanding the environmental impacts of oil spills in water. READ

Doctors praise Alberta coal phase-out — industry seeks details

Doctors are lining up to praise the Alberta government's new climate policy which includes phasing out coal-burning power plants within 15 years. READ

Major oilsands operator Imperial still mulling over Alberta's new climate plan

The bosses of four of Canada's biggest oilsands producers shared the stage with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as she unveiled the province's sweeping new climate policy, but a fifth big player is still mulling over the details. READ

Caffeine withdrawal: Tim Hortons shutters some restaurants in New York and Maine

Turns out not everyone has time for Tim Hortons, especially in the United States. READ

Penny stocks can be a risky venture

Derek, I heard about a great penny stock, should I invest? The allure of getting rich in the stock market can be a very powerful incentive to invest in a small company that you may not fully understand. To be sure, there are two ways to put your hard earned savings to work – one is to invest, and the other is to speculate. If you invest, your plan typically is to earn a consistent return over the long-term. READ

A busy month for agriculture

All kinds of agriculture events have been front and centre the last few weeks in central Alberta. READ

Trudeau tries to bring Canada back to Asia at APEC summit in Manila

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Manila on Tuesday night, with two vexing economic challenges waiting for him at the second major international summit of his first foreign trip. READ

Calgarians waiting for 'other shoe to drop' over energy woes: mayor

Calgary's mayor says plunging oil prices haven't had as dire an effect on the city as most had expected, but many in the industry are still waiting for the "other shoe to drop." READ

After Keystone XL denial, a boom for crude-by-rail is not a foregone conclusion

Now that the Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected, it's not a foregone conclusion that much of the 830,000 barrels a day that would have flowed through it will move on trains instead, industry watchers say. READ

Shell's embrace of carbon capture reflects need to remain competitive: CEO

Ben van Beurden would be the first to admit carbon capture and storage is not the most alluring technology to look at. READ

Alberta family wants talks on farm contaminated by oil and gas industry

An Alberta family whose farmland has been tainted by chemical contamination is asking the province's energy regulator to force the responsible companies to negotiate compensation. READ

Telus cuts 1,500 positions to lower expenses as it raises shareholder payments

Wireless provider Telus Corp. is planning to reduce its workforce by 1,500 positions as it boosts dividend payments to shareholders. READ

Canada side deal with U.S. on illicit trade emerges with release of TPP text

Canada has signed almost two dozen side letters with its trading partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including an agreement with the United States to combat illicit trade. READ

Alberta coal mine to suspend operations Christmas Eve — 220 people to lose jobs

People in a remote, small town in northwestern Alberta are in shock after learning the Grande Cache Coal underground mine is to shut down on Christmas Eve. READ

As he departs, Joe Oliver says he hopes finance successor will curb deficits

Outgoing finance minister Joe Oliver says he hopes his Liberal successor won't allow the party's promised deficits to spiral out of control. READ

TransCanada denies politics at play in request to suspend Keystone XL review

The company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline denies the 2016 U.S. presidential election was a factor when it asked for the review of the project to be suspended. READ

Alberta premier says climate change key to progress on Keystone pipeline

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says progress on addressing climate change is the key to getting pipelines built. READ

Red Deer, Sylvan Lake among top business communities

Red Deer and Sylvan Lake have been ranked among Alberta’s top business communities by a business magazine. READ

Economy adds 12,000 jobs in September, unemployment rate rises to 7.1 per cent

The Canadian economy added 12,000 jobs in September, but the unemployment rate climbed to its highest level since February 2014 as more people entered the labour force. READ

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