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Sep 22

Environmental Fines for Calgary Pest-control Firm

By Gateway Gazette

Orkin Canada Corporation has been fined $150,000 for violating provincial and federal laws following the 2015 fumigation of a Calgary business. Orkin was fined $70,000 after pleading guilty on August 31 for failing to report a release of a substance into the environment, a violation of the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Under a creative […]

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Sep 21

Why I’m Backing Brian Jean: Pitt

By Gateway Gazette

July 22, 2017 will be a day that goes down in the political history books for Alberta. Led by Brian Jean, conservatives of different stripes put their differences aside and came together for the greater good of Alberta. That was a victory for the people of Alberta and the democratic process. Altogether more than 50,000 […]

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Sep 21

EI Insurance Rate Hike Another Impediment to Small Business Success: CFIB

By Gateway Gazette

Ottawa, September 14, 2017 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is renewing calls for the federal government to reduce the overall payroll tax burden on small businesses, following today’s announcement of an increase in the 2018 Employment Insurance premium rate.  The 2018 EI rate for employees, set by the Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC), […]

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Sep 20

Termination of Sundance PPA Another Example of Consequences of NDP Mismanagement

By Gateway Gazette

EDMONTON, AB: United Conservative Party Electricity Critic Don MacIntyre released the following statement on the termination of the Sundance Power Purchasing Arrangement by the Balancing Pool: “The termination of the Sundance Power Purchasing Arrangement (PPA) by the Balancing Pool is the latest fallout from the NDP government’s mishandling of the electricity file, and will leave Albertans […]

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Sep 19

UCP Responds to CBE Operational Review

By Gateway Gazette

CALGARY, AB: United Conservative Party Education Critics Leela Aheer and Dave Rodney today responded to the NDP government’s operational review of the Calgary Board of Education (CBE): “The report released today does nothing to help parents facing the difficulties of busing changes right now. “It is incumbent upon the Education Minister to remember that the busing […]

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Sep 19

Oil Sands Project Ramps Up Near Fort McMurray

By Gateway Gazette

A $2-billion oil sands expansion project swings into high gear this week. Premier Rachel Notley, representatives from Japan and local officials marked the opening of the Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. (JACOS) Hangingstone project near Fort McMurray. This Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project is the culmination of the largest investment made in Alberta by […]

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