Alberta

Oil and gas top the list of valuable resources being extracted in Alberta, but there are other stories in the mining and exploration industries here, including coal and precious gemstones. 

Recent Alberta articles

Field with tractor in the middle of it.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta Alberta coal mine reclamation project to provide green energy source

Municipal organic waste from Edmonton will be used to replenish soil at the mine site to grow a willow crop

Graeme Edge is the co-founder and self-described chief instigator of Energy Disruptors.
Energy, Alberta Disrupting the energy industry

Graeme Edge’s Energy Disruptors summit unites old energy, new energy, tech and finance in transforming the global energy paradigm.

by Jamie Schmidt
Carol Howes is Vice President of Communications and the PetroLMI division at Energy Safety Canada.
Education, Energy, Alberta, Global Canada’s oilpatch is getting nerdy

Despite the dogged downturn, Carol Howes of PetroLMI foresees enduring employment opportunities for adaptable, tech-savvy oil and gas workers.

by Jamie Schmidt
Heavy construction and mining equipment.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta North American Construction Group Ltd. announces additional 5-year term contract in the oil sands

The agreement runs through December 2023 and the backlog value is expected to be approximately $400 million

Skyharbour’s Uranium Project Map in the Athabasca Basin.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta, Saskatchewan Skyharbour option partner Orano Canada announces 2019 exploration budget of $2.2 million

A ground geophysical program and exploration and diamond drilling programs are planned for the 2019 season

Opening of the Used Equipment Supercentre in Acheson, AB. Pictured above (l-r): GM, Alberta Core Industries, Darren Riley, Used Equipment Supercentre branch manager, Chris Ireton, Parkland County Business Development Officer, Robynn Holstein and SVP rental and strategy Jordan Reber.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Finning opens Used Equipment Centre

The facility offers access to every piece of used equipment in Finning’s Alberta inventory, prepped and ready to go, plus a dedicated demonstration area.

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Low-carbon future is on the horizon in Alberta

The Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre officially opens.

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A drone shot of Resthaven near the end of construction.
Energy, Alberta Excellence is a standard at CSV Midstream Solutions

Strong company values, intelligent design decisions and a cohesive team bring CSV Resthaven gas plant from design to production efficiently and under budget.

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An image of a GIS map showing land asset details
Technology, Alberta, Global Pandell: A basement start-up success story

Pandell acquires LandWorks to better serve both companies' customers in the mining and energy industries.

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Heavy equipment working at the Fort HIlls Project.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta Teck provides update on Fort Hills Project

Fort Hills remains on track to reach 90% capacity by the end of 2018.

NAIT is currently working on Phase 1 of the applied research project to test DME in long-haul trucks in Alberta.
Education, Renewable Energy, Alberta NAIT applies DME to long-haul trucks in Alberta

NAIT researcher explains DME, NAIT’s applied research project with industry partners, and how close the alternative renewable fuel is to market.

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A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

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Four men on a roof working on an equipment installation.
Education, Alberta Microgrid innovation at Medicine Hat College

Bluenergy Solarwind perfects double-helix urban wind turbine for Medicine Hat College’s microgrid.

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Wind turbine at the Old Man 1 wind farm.
Alberta Competing in the Renewable Energy Program

Alberta Wind Energy Corporation and Boralex join forces as Alberta Renewable Power Limited Partnership to compete in the AESO’s Renewable Energy Program.

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A headshot of Tracey Meintjes, a metallurgical engineer and principal with Moose Mountain Technical Services
Company Profiles, Mines, Alberta, British Columbia, Maritimes, Global Moose Mountain Technical Services: Consultants to mining and exploration clients

Moose Mountain Technical Services offers independent consulting to mining and exploration clients, covering services from exploration to closure.

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A female student is wearing a hard hat in front of a crane.
Education, Alberta NAIT evolves to meet industry demands

NAIT opens a new building to handle more students in Spruce Grove, Alberta

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Students are in a forest for an outdoor classroom as part of a mining education experience.
Education, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan Educational mining and energy programs offered in Western Canada

Study for a career in mining and energy, or upgrade your skill set at one of Western Canada’s higher education institutions.

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