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Burgers, Booths, and Banter

Synergy group barbecue lets industry, residents share ideas and find s…

For the residents of one Alberta town, the mouth-watering aroma of meat on the grill and baked beans enticed many to escape the hot spring weather. On this blazing June day, nearly 80 people trickled… Read more

And That’s the Year That Was

Five Things About the AER’s 2016/17 Annual Report

Like many corporate entities, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) gives a yearly account of its activities. Today we did just that, releasing our 2016/17 annual report. Through stories, videos, graphic… Read more

Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and for many indigenous people in Canada, it is an important day of cultural significance. The idea for a national day to celebrate indigenous cultu… Read more

A Day Like No Other

An AER employee’s emotional experience during the Fort McMurray wildfi…

It’s hard for Chuck MacDonald to think about that day early last May. It brings back memories and feelings that he’d rather keep tucked away in a place where they can’t get out. But as the first anniv… Read more

Let’s Talk Fracking

AER video explains how it’s done and how we ensure it’s safe

Hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as “fracking”—is in the news a lot. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s not that new. Hydraulic fracturing—a technique to break up the rocks deep inside the… Read more

Not Every Crisis Calls for Protective Gear

Bonnyville field centre staff donate to crisis centre

Crises take many shapes; sometimes it’s a well blowout, other times it’s a community in need. When the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) Bonnyville Field Centre staff learned that a local crisis centre… Read more

Conversation, not Confrontation

Synergy groups bring communities and companies to the table

On Christmas Day, 1974, Judy Winter and her husband took ownership of a family farm in a community that looks very different today. From her kitchen window, Winter can see the Rockies, cows in the fie… Read more

Remembering to Remember

For many Canadians, the closest we’ve come to war is by watching movies. However, for the 2.3 million Canadians who have served in the military, as peacekeepers or in other capacities, war is an all t… Read more

Building Bridges over Troubled Waters

Alternative dispute resolution helps stakeholders overcome conflicts

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said that the most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. That’s why alternative dispute resolution (ADR)… Read more

Animating Conversations Around Energy Development

An AER video series makes complex topics more accessible

You shouldn’t have to be an engineer, geologist, seismologist, or biologist to understand what’s going on in Alberta’s oilpatch. When Albertans asked for clear, straightforward information about oil a… Read more

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