9 hrs ago
The Globe and Mail
Athabasca Oil releases makeshift budget amid legal battle
An Athabasca Oil drilling rig. A northern Alberta First Nation has made good on pledge to keep fighting an oil sands project proposed by Athabasca Oil Corp., a move that could delay the $1.3-billion sale of the company's interest to its Chinese partner.
13 hrs ago
'Face of Resistance in Northwest' Blockades Tar Sands 'Megaload'
" The face of tar sands resistance in the Northwest " appeared again on Monday when 16 people were arrested in Oregon after blockading a "megaload" of equipment on its way to the Athabasca oil fields in Alberta, Canada.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
First Nations struggle to save traditions while profiting from oilsands boom
On a hill overlooking Lake Athabasca, the big water that sustained their forefathers for 9,000 years, a dozen residents of Fort Chipewyan gather in a teepee with the legs and shoulders of a freshly killed caribou before them.
Finding balance as two worlds collide
Edmonton MLA Steve Young said Friday he was dropped from Premier Alison Redford's cabinet because of a Tasering incident he was involved in during an arrest while he was a city police officer.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
The Toronto Star
Olive: North American oil abundance starts to appear illusory
For several years now, it has been a cause of celebration that North America's growing oil production is making us less dependent on distant and sometimes hostile sources of oil.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Globe and Mail
Site C dam could ruin Peace-Athabasca delta, opponents argue
Arlene Boon, whose grandfather bought the family property along the Peace River outside of Fort St. John, and her husband Ken walk along their property on January 16, 2013.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Neil Young Lines Up Tour Dates for 2014
Neil Young 's 2014 touring plans are beginning to come into focus. In January he will follow up his four-night stand at Carnegie Hall in New York with four Canadian shows to raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Largest Private-Sector Union In Canada Says 'No' To The Northern Gateway Pipeline
The largest private-sector union in Canada has pledged its opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline, joining more than 100 First Nations groups and other unions who have vowed to fight the project.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Province pledges to include Albertans in developing regional land use plans
Bev Yee, assistant deputy minister for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, and co-ordinator for the Government of Alberta's Land Stewardship Act.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Life in a northern Alberta work camp: Huge 'shadow population' of oil workers flies in, flies out
Every welder, pipefitter and engineer has a mathematical equation. One side contains time and family; the other is money.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Globe and Mail
Baytex likely headed to court over emissions
Farming families in northwestern Alberta say a dispute with a heavy-oil producer over emissions and odours is likely headed to court after the company refused this month to halt its operations.
Keystone XL pipeline threatened by U.S. oil boom
The Keystone XL pipeline would ship Canadian oilsands oil across 1,800 kilometres to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Ceiba Energy Services Announces Record Third Quarter 2013 Results
Ceiba Energy Services Inc. has filed its Financial Statements and related Management`s Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 which are available on the Company`s profile at www.sedar.com .
Coal waste contaminants will linger: experts
Lake Athabasca in wintertime. The waste water that leaked from a failed berm at the Obed Mountain Coal mine is expected to reach the lake between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3. Aboriginal communities near Lake Athabasca in Alberta say they're worried about the long-term effects of the spill, and experts agree.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Journal of Commerce
$1.4 billion diluent pipeline could service multiple oilsands producers
Enbridge Inc. is planning the construction of a $1.4 billion diluent pipeline, which will service multiple producers in Alberta's Athabasca oilsands region including the proposed Fort Hills project.
Dene leaders demand answers on coal spill
Dene elder Francois Paulette: 'I have more concern about the fish that are in the river, that feed when the water is low.'
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Total: Can Diversified Investments Improve Future Returns?
In October Total started setting up its Fort Hill project, which will start production in 2017.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Alberta Education Minister tries to avoid conflict of interest on Athabasca school
Education Minister Jeff Johnson says he is taking steps to avoid a perceived conflict of interest by removing himself from any decision on whether to fund a proposed new school near land he owns in Athabasca.
Ceiba Energy Services Announces Opening of the New Chamberlain Facility
Ceiba Energy Services announces the opening of a custom treating and water disposal facility located at 17 Street and 92 Ave in Strathcona County, AB.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
The First Perspective-Aboriginal
First Nation concerned about Obed spill
The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation expressed dismay at the coal slurry spill from the Obed mine this month and say the incident is exactly the sort of environmental issue they're worried about when it comes to constructing new coal mines.