Colourful adventurer was among the first to report oil in Alberta
Sit back and listen to the tale of John George “Kootenai” Brown. It was the mid-1870s, long before Alberta was a glint in the Dominion’s eye, when Brown first noted oil seeps in the area now known as… Read more
An at risk species is growing in numbers on old oilsands land
Bison, now considered at risk or threatened depending on the chart you read, once roamed North America in astonishing numbers of about 40 million.
Three companies headed to court in February
A trio of companies will appear in a Grande Prairie courtroom on February 19 for a hydrogen sulphide (H2S) release that impacted human health.
New requirements for Alberta’s oil and gas industry will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Imagine you're in a game of Jeopardy! and you've selected "Climate Change for $500, Alex." Your answer is: When one carbon atom is combined with four hydrogen atoms, the result is a gas that is 25… Read more
The AER makes sure that coal mining happens safely in Alberta
Coal and Christmas have a history: Frosty’s eyes are fashioned from it, Scrooge is stingy about burning it in the office, and don’t get us started on the lump that Sant
Graphic explains how water is used and conserved in oil and gas development
Like canola fields, cattle, and even our bodies, Alberta’s oil and gas sector needs water to survive.
Julie St. Louis says AER’s emergency response team is prepared for any incident, anytime, anywhere
Not all emergency responders arrive with the blare of sirens and tricoloured lights. This is certainly true when it comes to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) emergency response team, otherwise… Read more
Western Canadian Spill Services used a variety of equipment during a spill response
Tube men or sky dancers aren’t just inflatable eyesores used by car dealerships to attract attention.
Early explorer and geologist George Dawson gave Canada insight into its geology and resources
George Mercer Dawson is as unlikely an explorer as one might find in Canadian history. As a child, he contracted Pott’s Disease, a form of tuberculosis that infects the spine. Although he recovered,… Read more