After 50 years of trying to diversify its economy, Alberta is still stuck on oil

CALGARY — A popular bumper sticker in Alberta reads: “Please God, give me one more oil boom.…


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Canada’s economic mediocrity dilemma: ‘In the new world, bronze doesn’t even show up’

At least once a quarter, Statistics Canada publishes data on how aggressively mediocre we are.Most indicators…


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Why subscription boxes benefit both consumers and small businesses

Courting new shoppers can be a hit or miss proposition for many entrepreneurs, especially when they…


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Growing Pains: Inside Canopy Growth Corp.’s bid to scale up at Aldergrove

It’s 11 a.m. on a rainy Thursday morning and hundreds of Canopy Growth Corp. employees are…


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Lululemon delivers one of ‘strongest years ever’ amid push into new categories

Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s ongoing evolution — its push into men’s wear, work wear, underwear and self-care…


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Inter Pipeline planning additional $600-million petrochemical project in Alberta

CALGARY – Inter Pipeline Ltd. on Friday announced plans for another petrochemical project in Alberta that…


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‘Somebody’s foot on our throat’: Alberta restaurant industry says it’s bleeding jobs by the thousands amid wage hike, economic downturn

An Alberta cabinet minister snubbed a group of restaurateurs on Tuesday, saying their new campaign was…


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Ink barely dry on $4.5 billion deal for petrochemicals plant, Pembina eyes ethane opportunity

CALGARY – Days after signing off on a $4.5-billion propane-to-plastics plant in Alberta, the top executive…


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Trudeau’s housing strategy is vintage Harper — it was a bad idea then, and it’s a bad idea now

Justin Trudeau wants his fans (and leftish voters) to think he’s nothing like Stephen Harper. Stylistically,…


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Can’t pipe, will upgrade: New $2B oilsands upgrading facility secures $440M loan from Alberta

CALGARY — The Alberta government announced it is offering a $440-million loan guarantee for a new…