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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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Near Pincher Creek with Livingston Range in background.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Energy winds are changing

CanWEA reports on wind energy in Alberta

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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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Heather's team works with companies in the oil and gas industry to find solutions to their sustainability challenges. She is shown here in the lab.
Minerals, Mines, Alberta Rock Star Heather Kaminsky—“Queen of Clay”

Heather Kaminsky, Lead Researcher at NAIT’s Centre for Oil Sands Sustainability, helps the oil and gas industry find solutions to their problems with clay.

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Ammolite is rainbow-coloured even in its raw form.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Korite finds rare gems in Alberta

Korite, a Canadian-owned, Calgary-based company is on a mission to colour the world with ammolite.

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Ikea Canada is set to purchase a $58.6 million wind power facility near Drumheller, Alberta.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta IKEA makes move to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

IKEA creates a sustainable future for their shoppers

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An aerial view (via drone) of the Tecolutla onshore oil and gas development block in the Tampico-Misantla Basin, located within Mexico’s Veracruz state.
Energy, Alberta, Global Mexican energy reform: follow “first movers” to find oil and gas opportunities in the south

International Frontier Resources of Calgary has been awarded an onshore oil & gas development block in Mexico because of the de-nationalization of the industry.

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2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee, James 'Jim' Carter.
Energy, Alberta Oilsands pioneer James “Jim” Carter inducted into the 2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

A pioneer of the oil sands, education advocate, and respectful leader is inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

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Map of the Athabasca Diamond Projects.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta, Saskatchewan De Beers returns West Athabasca to CanAlaska

De Beers' exploration team has interpreted the 85 large magnetic anomalies scattered across the claims to be most likely associated with magnetic minerals.

Atlas Coal Mine encompasses 70 acres and 20 dozen preserved buildings.
Education, Mines, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan 7 must-visit museums on the Prairies to learn about Canada’s mining and energy industries

Explore the history and development of Canada's mining industry with a visit to one of these museums.

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Bob Moffatt, standing in front of weathered building.
History, Mines, Alberta Bob Moffatt: A pioneer of Canada’s energy sector

Even after retiring, Bob Moffatt has returned to Atlas Coal Mine—his first place of employment.

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Morgan Solar uses Sun Simba CPV modules.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Morgan Solar Wins Contract to Build Largest Solar Project in Alberta

Morgan Solar was awarded the contract to build Alberta Solar One

by Kevin Miller
Pictured left to right: Joe Bacsu, Lliam Hildebrand, Adam Cormier.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Iron & Earth Promotes the Unification of Oil and Gas with Renewable Energies

A focus on retraining and outreach drives this non-profit organization to diversify Canada’s tradespeople to match Canada’s changing economy.

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A silhouette of a firefighter in front of a blaze.
Alberta Alberta stays strong

The wildfire devastating Fort McMurray has led to unprecedented support and generosity.

by Danielle Cameron
Rendering of new SBI BioEnergy Inc. new biorefinery.
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta New Edmonton biorefinery turns vegetable oils into renewable fuels

Edmonton-based SBI BioEnergy Inc. will convert canola oil and animal fats into renewable diesel

by Peter Caulfield
Staff at Norcan Fluid Power's Langley location join representatives from Bosch Rexroth to celebrate sole distribution deal for Western Canada.
Products & equipment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Hydraulic products distribution deal unites Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power in Western Canada

Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power Ltd. have announced a distribution partnership.

by Jessica Kirby
EATL line with a canola field under.
Energy, Alberta The Eastern Alberta Transmission Line (EATL) was energized in December 2015

The EATL was energized in December 2015 after an extensive landowner consultation process and three year’s construction using innovative helicopter techniques

by Jessica Kirby
Picture of Syncrude upgrader.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Alberta Suncor raises offer, finally reaching agreement with Canadian Oilsands in takeover bid

The amended offer has a total aggregate transaction value of approximately $6.6 billion including COS' estimated debt of $2.4 billion.

A map of Canada showing the Geothermal Potential.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Geothermal—Canada on the brink of sustainable energy?

Adjusting to sustainable energies need not be tough for those who have spent their careers in oil and gas. Many of their skills are transferrable.

by Elizabeth James
La Grande dam in Quebec shown with a skiff of snow on the ground
Energy, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec Top 10 hydroelectric dams in Canada

Hydroelectricity dam construction has led to Canada producing 60 per cent of its power from its waterways.

by Jessica Kirby
A map of the Palisades property located in west-central Alberta and jointly owned by Altitude Resources/JOGMEC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Alberta Altitude/JOGMEC receives approval for Palisades Coal Project drill program near Hinton

Palisades Drill Program will commence immediately with approval from Alberta energy regulator.

Oil barrels stacked on pallets
Energy, Alberta The $9-billion Kearl Oilsands mine: An overview

The Kearl development represents the next generation of oilsands mining

by James Rose
A driverless Komatsu truck.
Products & equipment, Alberta Driverless trucks: Peering into the technological future of the oilsands

Suncor Energy Inc. has entered into a multi-year agreement with Komatsu Ltd. to purchase new heavy haulers for its oilsands operations north of Fort McMurray

by James Rose
A native forb called paintbrush is often found in disturbed areas and is thus a reasonable candidate for early reclamation.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Oil and gas site reclamation takes hands-on approach

Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker is leading applied research at NAIT that will return thousands of former oil and gas well sites to their natural state.

by Jessica Kirby
Vote for the ultimate crew web page.
Products & equipment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon Ulmer Contracting is the Canadian Ultimate Crew Finalist!

Ulmer Contracting has been selected as 1 of 8 finalists in North America finalists

Heavy haulers work 24 hours a day at Syncrude's Fort McMurray operations. Each truck uses six of the $65,000 tires. Photograph by Todd Korol
Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Haul truck tire drives more than three and a half times around the globe

A four-metre-tall Michelin heavy haul truck tire at Syncrude's Aurora mine recently broke a performance and longevity record.

by Jessica Kirby
Lafarge vehicle
Mining Insider, Products & equipment, Alberta, Ontario Fed. Competition Bureau greenlights Holcim/ Lafarge merger - with conditions

Federal Competition Bureau has given the green light to merge the world's two largest cement companies.

Digital rendering of Imperial Oil's new oil sands research centre in southeast Calgary.
Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Imperial Oil to build next generation research facility in Calgary

Imperial Oil's new facility will focus on improving technologies while developing new oilsands recovery methods.

by Kevin Miller
Figure 1: Aggregate summary of the amount of potentially recoverable waste heat from exhaust stacks and coolers and compressors across the heat islands identified in the two industrial areas. Energy sources which had high levels of pollutants or other associated risks are NOT included in this summary. The diameter of each red circle is 10 km.
Mining Insider, Alberta Waste energy at Edmonton-area industrial sites could heat 15,200 homes

Community Integrated Energy Mapping Feasibility Study first of its kind in Canada

Logo for CanAm Coal Corp.
Mining Insider, Alberta CanAm Coal diversifies with frac sand property purchase

Alabama-based CanAm Coal Corp. buys mineral rights to 1200 sandy acres in central Alberta.

Gwyn Morgan founding CEO of EnCana Corp
Mining Insider, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario Guest Editorial: Special interest groups erode Canada’s prosperity says Gwyn Morgan

Projects meet strident opposition from powerful special interest groups.

The oldest dinosaur found to date in Alberta is this 110-million-year old armoured dinosaur discovered in 2011 during routine mining operations at Suncor in Fort McMurray.
Mines, Alberta Suncor’s Millenium Mine uncovered one of Alberta’s most important dinosaur discoveries

Suncor’s Millenium Mine, uncovered one of Alberta’s most important dinosaur discoveries--a fossilized ankylosaur

by Jessica Kirby
Di-Corp employees standing by company sign
Mining Insider, Alberta New fracking sand terminal for Rocky Mountain House

Terminal is start of partnership between Di-Corp, CN Rail and fracking sand-maker Superior Silica Sands.

Robert Simpson, President and CEO of PR Associates
Mining Insider, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Yukon Perception study of Aboriginal Canadians reveals low opinion of Mining industry

Results can help the resource industry build positive relationships with Aboriginal communities.

Legacy project
Mining Insider, Alberta, Saskatchewan Aecon awarded AB and Sask mining and energy contracts worth $275 million

Aecon Group Inc. is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development.

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