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Throwback Thursday: As Long as the Sun Shines, the…

Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day and the anniversary of Treat…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) acknowledges that its head office in Calgary, or Mohkinstsis in the Blackfoot language, is located in the traditional territory of the Blac

Responding with Booms, Anchors, and Tube Men

Western Canadian Spill Services used a variety of equipment during a s…

Tube men or sky dancers aren’t just inflatable eyesores used by car dealerships to attract attention.

Braiding Environmental Knowledge and Technology

New program allows Piikani Nation to carry out community-based environ…

The Alberta Energy Regulator has partnered with Piikani Nation and the University of Lethbridge to create the Braiding Environmental Knowledge program, which aims to in

Finding Room to Give

From United Way campaigns to river cleanups, AER employees roll up the…

When a young Holly James walked downstairs in her 1970s childhood home in Wainwright, Alberta, she wasn’t surprised to see her mother had prepared beds for two teenage girls she’d never met before.

Well, Well, Well

Urban wells are business as usual in the place known as "Gas City…

There is a good reason why Medicine Hat is affectionately known as "The Gas City." Just 58 kilometres from the first natural gas discovery in the province, this southern Alberta city is home to 63 000… Read more

“Who We Are”: Sharing National Indigenous Peoples…

A message from Doreen Healy, the AER’s resident elder, about National…

Paint the Town Pink

A pump jack has been painted pink for breast cancer awareness

Fall colours are celebrated all over Alberta—the oranges, yellows, and pinks. Yes, pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and one town in northern Alberta has added pink to its fall colour re… Read more

Our Mandate Through a Different Lens

The AER’s mandate can be understood through written word and through t…

We tend to think of a mandate as a string of words—a linear idea, maybe one that’s a little vowel-heavy. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has something like that: our mandate is to ensure the effici… Read more

Earning a Seat in Their Circle

The AER, First Nations elders share their journey of understanding

Canada has been inhabited for more than 40 000 years by indigenous peoples, which includes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Canada’s indigenous peoples share many similarities but have distinct… Read more

Introducing 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 Alber… Read more

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