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Tough times in oilpatch mean busier civil enforcement agencies, auction houses

As Alberta’s oilpatch slows down, John Shortridge is bracing for an onslaught of work. READ

Oilsands vs. carbon-cutting policy co-exist: experts look for a middle way

Another day, another skirmish in the all-or-nothing, zero-sum war over Canadian environment and energy policy. READ

Prentice defends no corporate tax increases as key to protecting jobs

Premier Jim Prentice says increasing corporate taxes in Alberta would kill jobs. READ

Wildrose boss Brian Jean vows deep cuts to government, health management ranks

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says his party has a plan to get Alberta’s economy back on track without raising taxes. READ

Alberta NDP’s Rachel Notley says job creation tax credit to create 27,000 jobs

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says while the Progressive Conservatives have no plan to create jobs, her party does. READ

Prentice opponents unveil their plans to rescue Alberta economy KO’d by low oil

Alberta’s opposition parties, challenged by Premier Jim Prentice to provide their own plans to fix the province’s embattled economy, fired back Thursday. READ

Jim Prentice scoffs at suggestion he tried to undermine Stephen Harper

Alberta Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice says a suggestion that he tried to undermine Prime Minister Stephen Harper while serving in the federal cabinet is “ridiculous.” READ

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi blasts Prentice over early election call

Calgary’s mayor is criticizing Alberta Premier Jim Prentice for spending millions to hold an early provincial election after refusing to restore funding for more child death investigations. READ

Politicians revving up as campaign begins for May 5 Alberta provincial election

Alberta’s opposition parties may not like the early call, but they’ll have no choice but to hit the ground running today as the campaign begins for an election on May 5. READ

Electioneering Jim Prentice returns to roots, tours coal mine in Grande Cache

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice spent the first full day of the election campaign in his home town of Grande Cache. READ

Balanced budget one of five priorities for Alberta’s Wildrose election campaign

Alberta’s Wildrose party released five priority issues Wednesday that it will focus on during the provincial election campaign including cuts to spending and a balanced budget by 2017. READ

Alberta Liberals have just 31 candidates, blame Prentice early election call

Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says his party has just 31 candidates so far for the election, but says it’s Premier Jim Prentice’s fault. READ

Court challenge to continue over Alberta’s fixed election dates: lawyer

A lawyer says a court hearing on the issue of fixed election dates in Alberta will go ahead. READ

Health Canada says Shoppers Drug Mart recalling some birth control pills

Health Canada says Shoppers Drug Mart is recalling a batch of birth control pills sold to consumers in Western Canada that were past their expiry date. READ

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice calls provincial election for May 5

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has called a provincial election for May 5. READ

Alberta prosecutors file appeal of acquittal in Cindy Gladue murder case

Alberta prosecutors will appeal the acquittal of an Ontario trucker charged with the murder of an aboriginal woman. READ

Cancer victim won’t get assist from Poilievre in fight for CPP disability

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre will not intervene to ensure a terminally ill Alberta man denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits finally gets his payments. READ

Election run snuffed out by Wildrose candidate’s 'brown people’ comment

A verbal gaffe caught on a podium microphone has cost a member of Alberta’s Wildrose party his candidacy in the next provincial election. READ

Prentice promises to not waver on tough-love budget plan to fix Alberta economy

Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans can trust him not to waver from his promise to follow through and fix the broken foundations of Alberta’s economy. READ

Province to bring in health-care levy to address revenue shortfall

Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole in the provincial budget. READ

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