Alberta

January 27, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Officials in Edmonton are considering a ban on any new drive through windows at fast food restaurants in an effort to curb emissions from idling cars.</p>
The Edmonton Sun
November 20, 2007, 5am PST
<p>The Transit Riders' Union of Edmonton has challenged city councilors in Edmonton, Alberta to give up their private vehicles. Four councilors will rely exclusively on public transit for the next week.</p>
CBC News
October 25, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Oil reserves in Canada have the mouths of investors watering, and many Canadians willing to accept the vast environmental degradation that will result from the oil's extraction.</p>
OnEarth
October 23, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The Bison Courtyard development in Banff Alberta is more than a "green" building: its "enlightened merchants" have been encouraged to engage in numerous experiments in eco-economics.</p>
The Globe & Mail
September 30, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Sprawling Calgary, Alberta, may have the biggest ecological footprint of any city in Canada -- and no municipal recycling program -- but will soon supply 75% of its energy needs through wind power.</p>
The Globe & Mail
August 26, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A Canadian city suspicious about the low population count reported in the national census decided to do its own count. The city found 2,000 more people than the census -- a figure that would have equated to $600,000 more in federal grant money.</p>
CBC
August 17, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The homeless population of a government-sanctioned tent city has slowly dwindled to less than half its original size as officials in the Canadian city of Edmonton move forward with plans to close the impromptu squatter settlement.</p>
CBC
August 9, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>In the Alberta Province of Canada, a loophole in a law meant to protect tenants from being evicted for condo conversions has been discovered that allows landlords to legally raise the rents as high as they want, effectively pricing tenants out.</p>
CBC
July 9, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>An oil boom is bringing news jobs and strengthening the economy but also harming the environment.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Despite a booming oil economy and a population of almost a million people, Alberta's capital city of Edmonton finds "place branding" a struggle.</p>
The Globe & Mail
June 3, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The pace of construction in oil-soaked Alberta is so intense that projects dogged by labour shortages are drawing inexperienced workers from across the country -- and complaints about shoddy construction.</p>
The Globe and Mail
May 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Researchers at the University of Calgary are investigating whether the costs of physical inactivity and obesity could justify stronger regulation to halt sprawl.</p>
April 3, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>A new survey has named Calgary the cleanest and most sanitary city in the world.</p>
The Globe and Mail
February 8, 2007, 11am PST
<p>The Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking to fill 49 new positions in its planning and development department to cope with the area's incredible growth -- a result of the tar sands boom in northern Alberta.</p>
Wood Buffalo Communications
January 17, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Alberta's inability to provide the necessary municipal and social infrastructure to keep pace with oil sand developments is beginning to make life in the north "intolerable."</p>
Rabble
November 15, 2006, 7am PST
<p>In an unprecedented move, the Province of Alberta's energy regulator has issued a warning that time is running out to put in place the infrastructure -- including roads, schools and health care -- needed to keep pace with oil sands development.</p>
The Globe and Mail
November 9, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Despite its booming growth and the recent announcement of a world-class office tower, downtown Calgary is suffering from a lack of human-scale planning, writes Lisa Rochon.</p>
The Globe and Mail
October 16, 2006, 12pm PDT
<p>Canadian energy giant EnCana and the City of Calgary hope that the corporation's new headquarters, scheduled for completion in 2011, will put Calgary on the "architectural map."</p>
The Globe & Mail
August 31, 2006, 2pm PDT
The fallout from a local oil boom has Calgary scrambling to address shortages of labor, housing, office space, and just about everything else.
The Wall Street Journal
August 22, 2006, 10am PDT
Alberta's surging oil economy is growing so quickly that service industries can't compete, budgets for infrastructure projects can't keep up with rising labour and material costs, and oil companies are building their own housing projects.
The Globe and Mail