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Uber drive: Edmonton may be template for legalizing ride sharing in other cities

EDMONTON — Cab drivers in Edmonton protested for months at city hall, some of them pulling off their shirts, as councillors debated whether to pass a new bylaw legalizing ride-sharing companies such as Uber.

As similar revolts played out across Canada, the Alberta capital sped ahead late last month and became the first jurisdiction to pass regulations for the new industry. READ

Suncor CEO: 1,700 jobs cut in 2015, company 'overachieved' on cost cutting

The CEO of Canada's biggest oilsands player says about 1,700 jobs were shed over the past year or so — far surpassing its original target. READ

Alberta's building trades hopeful of federal help after meeting with Trudeau

The organization that represents the army of skilled tradespeople who work in Alberta's hard-hit resource sector is hopeful after what it calls its "historic" meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. READ

Oil workers call for more action on EI, pipelines, debt, as Trudeau visits Alberta

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Alberta on Wednesday with oil prices in the gutter, the province's unemployment on the rise and many in the oilpatch concerned for their future. READ

Alberta failing aboriginals in the oilsands area: unreleased report

The Alberta government's attempt to balance competing interests in the oilsands region has failed to protect aboriginal rights, lands and health from industrial development, says an unreleased report. READ

Oil industry group says Trans Mountain panel subjected to 'abuse' from opponents

A vice-president at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has lashed out at opponents of the Trans Mountain pipeline review process, calling much of the criticism "shameful" and "abusive." READ

Trudeau to visit struggling Alberta where oil sector seeks support for pipelines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travels Wednesday to Alberta, where the battered oil sector will be looking for strong signals that Ottawa is serious about helping them deliver their controversial commodity to tidewater. READ

Alberta government unveils program to boost province's petrochemical sector

The Alberta government is looking to boost the province's petrochemical sector with a new program that it expects will attract up to $5 billion in investment. READ

More charges against Alberta accountant in alleged multi-million dollar scheme

A accountant in Canmore, Alta., is facing new charges related to a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation by RCMP in the mountain resort town. READ

Environment ministers meet to discuss carbon-cutting strategies

Canada's environment ministers were meeting on Friday in an effort to negotiate a national carbon-cutting strategy to meet the country's ambitious international targets. READ

Hard-hit Alberta may be eligible for federal relief, Morneau acknowledges

The Liberal government has confirmed that Alberta may qualify for a financial boost under a little-known federal program to help ease the province's economic pain from falling commodity prices. READ

Government revenues from legal pot could reach $5B a year: bank economist

Call it Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's secret stash. READ

Small and medium businesses plan to cut back 27% in Alberta this year: survey

A new survey shows small and medium-sized businesses in Alberta will slash spending more than expected this year as the oil downturn hits every level of the province's economy. READ

Energy industry on 'pins and needles' ahead of royalty review

Alberta's oil and gas industry is on tenterhooks as it awaits the findings of the province's royalty review. READ

Federal government to announce new transition rules for assessing pipelines

The Liberal government is poised to announce new rules today for assessing major resource projects such as oil pipelines. READ

'I'm done' — Laid off oil and gas workers seek employment outside industry

For 36 years, Sue Jones rode out the ups and downs of Alberta's oilpatch. But after she was laid off last March, she knew her days in the oil and gas industry were over. READ

Crude oil prices to surpass US$100 by 2040, National Energy Board says

The National Energy Board says crude oil prices are projected to rise to more than US$100 a barrel by 2040. READ

Cattle rustling alive and well in heart of the Canadian west

It's not the Wild West but there are still low-down varmints stealing cattle and reaching into the pockets of ranchers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. READ

StatCan revisions show 2015 worst year for Alberta jobs losses since 1982

Alberta lost more jobs last year than in any year since the 1982 recession, revised numbers from Statistics Canada show. READ

Death toll now at 2: Worker badly burned in Alberta oilsands explosion dies

Occupational Health and Safety says a 30-year-old worker who was critically injured in an explosion at an oilsands upgrader in northern Alberta has died. READ

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