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Modernizing a Moving Mountain’s Monitoring System

How the AGS went high-tech to upgrade Turtle Mountain’s early warning system

The mountain is moving. Likely a sentence you’d rather not hear, regardless of where you are in the world. But it’s a reality for residents of the Crowsnest Pass area in southwestern Alberta, where… Read more

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See You in Court

Supreme Court opens door to AER appeal of Redwater decision

Picture oil and gas companies walking away from thousands of wells, receivers of insolvent companies selling off the good assets and casting aside the bad ones, and Albertans being on the hook to… Read more

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A Sweet End for Sour Wells

South Calgary residents get a rare view of sour well abandonment

Calgary’s new communities in the south offer a lot to residents, including scenic vistas and a quick exit to the foothills and mountains. Now residents can add another item to the list: the rare… Read more

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Mediation and the Three Bears

How mediation helps find a solution that’s just right for everyone

Sometimes we need to tell stories a little differently to help readers understand what a process is truly about. This is one of those times. Once upon a time there were three bears that lived in… Read more

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Clearing the Air

Partners respond to report recommendations to improve air quality for residents in Fort McKay

Flying towards Fort McKay over the dense mass of trees, your eye can’t help but follow the curving Athabasca River and dart around complex oil sands operations before getting caught on something… Read more

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First Tailings Pond Reclaimed

What was once a tailings pond is now a scenic lookout

Fifty years after its opening, Alberta’s first oil sands tailings pond is now the province’s first reclaimed tailings pond—a big deal for a big parcel of land. The 220-hectare site has gone from an… Read more

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Assessing the Impact

EIAs play an important role in how the AER protects the environment

The environment is a hot topic (and that’s not just a global warming pun). Canadians care deeply about how oil and gas development will affect the environment and their safety, and rightly so.… Read more

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This Little Piggy Went to Pipeline

Pigs aren’t only found on the farm; pipeline operators use pigs to keep lines free and clear.

Everyone knows that pigs will eat anything—that’s why farmers feed them slop. Pipeline pigs are no different, except that they don’t have cute, curly tails—they will clean up anything in their path.… Read more

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Some Superheroes are Automated, Not Animated

How automation is saving the day at the AER

Depositing money at the bank, checking into a flight, or placing an order at McDonalds —what doesn’t have an automated kiosk these days? Well, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) doesn’t, but it does… Read more

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When Voices Matter

AER book discusses parallels between western and indigenous decision-making models

All of our voices matter. Whether we speak in unison or one at a time, in one language or another, in harmony or in discord, we all have the right to be heard. We know indigenous peoples want their… Read more

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