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Toxic Tailings

Posted by mhudema on July 11, 2008

Toxic tailings from the tar sands

Alberta Environmental Resources Conservation Board’s new directive worse than useless.

Dateline: Monday, July 07, 2008

by Ricardo Acuña for Vue Weekly

The Alberta Government, along with their friends in the oil industry, have recently embarked on a major campaign to educate Canadians and Americans about the fact that extraction of oil from Northern Alberta’s bituminous sands is actually an environmentally friendly and ecologically sound process.

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For some in Alberta, slower growth is welcome

Posted by notarsands on January 13, 2008

CALGARY — In Alberta, where job creation has hit record levels, there are signs that the province’s white-hot growth may be slowing – and that may be good news for some. One such industry: food services. The industry would welcome some weakening of the job market in “superheated” Alberta, said Neil MacLean, chief financial officer of the Keg Royalties Income Fund, which runs the Keg restaurant chain.

In Alberta, he said, it remains hard to recruit employees, and “we haven’t seen a softening in the labour market.”

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