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Resident elder role fosters understanding

The AER’s first resident elder helps Indigenous and non-Indigenous Alb…

We acknowledge that Alberta rests within the traditional territory of many First Nations and Métis peoples who have cared for these lands for centuries.

Understanding the parallels

AER book discusses parallels between western and indigenous decision-m…

We acknowledge that Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – th… Read more

When Virtual Becomes Reality

The AER’s Wainwright Field Centre is closing, but its work remains the…

The story of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) presence in Wainwright began in 1978 in the basement of an inspector’s home. From these humble beginnings, the Wainwright Field Centre moved to a fe… Read more

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

Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day and the anniversary of Treat…

June 21 is also National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples—the first peoples of Canada.

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…

In 1996, Canada recognized June 21—the summer solstice and the longest day of the year—as National Aboriginal Day. In 2017, this day was renamed National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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

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