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Tell Us, What Floats Your Boat?

Readership survey will help us craft stories that mean the most to you

Hi there! Thank you for tuning into Resource. We want to know what you think about the site so that we can bring you more of the stories that you like. To figure that out, we’re hoping you’ll take a… Read more

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Tuning in to Tailings

Video gives the goods on oil sands tailings and how they’re regulated

There are thousands of mines around the world producing everything from coal and nickel to diamonds—and they all produce tailings.

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Fighting Fire with Firepower

Mutual aid helps companies respond to emergencies

When emergencies like floods, wildfires, or tornados happen, Albertans are always quick to lend a helping hand. And like any good neighbour, many companies in the energy industry are also ready to… Read more

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How is the Alberta Energy Regulator Funded?

If we asked you where the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) receives its funding from, chances are you would say the government (i.e., Alberta taxpayers). It’s a common response, but is it true? Take… Read more

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Hearings Amplified

One family-run business has been equipping AER hearings for nearly 40 years

Bert Van Mechelen listens carefully to the woman speaking quietly into the microphone at an Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) hearing, not for the details of her testimony, but to make sure everyone in… Read more

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Painting a Picture of Pipeline Performance

Report shows Alberta pipelines safer, but still room for improvement

Pipelines are in the headlines a lot these days as Canadians question whether they’re safe . New data released by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) demonstrates that pipeline operators are doing a… Read more

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Introducing AER.ca 2.0

The AER unveils a new website that you may actually enjoy using

These days, if you have a question, an answer is almost always one Google search away. If you’re curious about energy development in Alberta, it’s no different—that’s why many people turn to the… Read more

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Be Smart, Be Prepared

Emergency Preparedness Week an opportunity for Canadians to be ready

Scouts around the world live by the motto “Be Prepared.” This week, Canadians are being encouraged to tear a page from the Scout handbook and be prepared to protect themselves in case of an emergency.

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Express Yourself!

Have concerns or complaints about an oil and gas development? There’s a process for that

Imagine you’re a landowner and you receive a notice from an oil and gas company telling you they would like to drill a sour gas well on your property. You’d likely have questions and maybe concerns… Read more

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Snow Melt Puts Industry on High Alert

As snow melts and water levels rise, Alberta’s oil and gas operators take extra precautions

The Alberta Emergency Alert home page is currently lit up by numerous high-water-level and flood alerts issued for areas in southern and central Alberta. Some alerts include mandatory evacuation… Read more

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