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Scholars: Low carbon economy within Canada's reach
Chilliwack Times
Dozens of Canada's top scholars are urging a sweeping remake of how the country produces and uses its energy in a necessary effort to wean itself off fossil fuels. But don't worry, they say. This will hardly hurt at all. "The main theme of this is to create a positive vision of the future," said University of Lethbridge Prof. Bryson Brown.
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Alberta municipalities: It's time for infrastructure spending increases
The Globe and Mail
Alberta municipalities are calling for new infrastructure spending to stimulate the struggling provincial economy, but there is apprehension ahead of the Alberta and federal budgets that restraint will win out. Phrases like "shovel-ready" are back on the lips of municipal leaders as they attempt to revive some of the thinking that prevailed during the depths of the recession that hit six years ago.
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Trades Alberta: Working on downtown arena exciting gig for skilled tradespeople
Edmonton Journal
On a recent morning, nearly a year to the day since construction began on Rogers Place, the downtown arena site buzzed with activity. For the many tradespeople working on site for construction contractor PCL, it's an exciting place to be. "It's not every day you get to work on an arena, nonetheless your own hometown team's arena," said Karl MacKenzie, a carpenter for PCL Builders.
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Scams increasing as Calgary economy takes a downturn
Calgary Herald
Scams targeting city businesses are taking off as the provincial economy stumbles. Amane Kanai, who operates three Globefish restaurants and a new Ramen establishment in Calgary, was the recent mark of fraudsters who posed as Enmax officials. Calls to each of his businesses warned Kanai that he had 15 minutes to pay overdue bills or the power would be shut off.
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Residents take a stand on power line proposal
Westlock News
It's standing room only. All but one or two of the people at a recent meeting were there to talk about Alberta PowerLine's planed 500 kilo-volt, $1.43 billion power line project that may end up winding its way through Westlock County. The 25 to 30 people there for the power line weren't angry, but many of them were worried. Very worried. Reeve Bud Massey leads the gathering in a reflection, almost using it as a caution.
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Gas conservation power project activated
Peace River Record Gazette
The first phase of Genalta Power's Three Creeks Project, an electrical power generating facility that's part of the Peace River Power Centre, in conjunction with Baytex Energy, has been completed. The facility is located near Baytex's Three Creeks Field, east of Peace River. The new facility is designed to conserve solution gas in the area while it provides a new source of low emissions electricity into Alberta's power grid. It is Genalta's fourth gas conservation project and the second in conjunction with Baytex.
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A recap of Edmonton bridge projects that didn't go as planned
Edmonton Journal
The buckled girders that have closed one of Edmonton's major north-south arteries are the latest examples of the challenges posed by bridge construction. The four steel girders that bent recently as they were being installed on the new 102nd Avenue bridge across Groat Road have created a major transportation headache. Not only is Groat closed while the damage is removed, but the bridge opening could be delayed if new girders need to be fabricated.
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Mysterious tunnel uncovered under Edmonton restaurant
CTV News
Looks like another Canadian city has its own mysterious tunnel. The owner of the Hat Resto Pub in Edmonton says that he discovered a tunnel in the building's basement. The pub was constructed in 1908, and it first opened its doors under the name the Golden Spike in 1912, making it one of the oldest eateries in the city.

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Tariffs on Chinese solar panels could slow growth in Alberta's solar industry, companies warn
Calgary Herald
A Calgary solar installation company is warning that Canada's decision to impose tariffs on cheap solar panels from China could slow the growth of Alberta's renewable energy sector. Skyfire Energy is sounding the alarm about a preliminary ruling from the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Alberta's construction industry faces 3 years of job losses
Huffington Post
After years of rapid growth, Alberta's construction industry can expect an extended downturn that will result in project delays, cancellations and job lay-offs, says a new report. The good news, however, is that it won't last forever.

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Welcome to Canada's first net-zero commercial building
Huffington Post
Canada now has its first net-zero commercial office building. What was once just a dream of co-owners Dennis and Christie Cuku has become reality. "We said it was going to be beautiful. Check. Sustainable. Check. And affordable. Check," says Christie Cuku. This 30,000-square-foot building cost $10.5 million dollars. It's three months ahead of schedule and five per cent under budget.
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