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Off the Tracks: Exploring the tanker at the centre of the oil-by-rail debate

Crude by rail in North America has exploded over the last few years, both figuratively and, in a few cases, literally. With pipelines seemingly blocked at every available turn, where do we go from here? >

Lightning Strikes Twice

After two aircraft accidents five months apart left A.D. Williams Engineering bereft of its founder, president, business strategist and two CFOs, new president Naseem Bashir leads the firm forward >

Big World Small Business

Alberta’s micro-enterprises trail the nation at exporting. Here’s how they can overcome the obstacles – real and perceived – to developing sales abroad >

Alberta’s Disadvantage

Canada is standing pat while the rest of the world moves toward a network of bilateral trade deals, according to a new study from the University of Alberta’s Western Centre for Economic Research >

Serving the World

Services are a small but growing part of Alberta’s exports – and our foot in the door of emerging markets >

Bring It On

To heck with a high Canadian dollar, global competition and Alberta’s inflation woes. These manufacturers can compete, and crack a profit too >

Waiting for Takeoff

A Calgary company’s updated black-box technology aims to transform the way airlines operate >

The Need for Speed

Three self-described “geezers” have emerged as the only players with plans for a bullet train between Edmonton and Calgary. Do they have the staying power to get the job done? >

The Weakest Link

Northeastern Alberta may be booming, but its transportation system is a shambles. Something’s got to give >

Runway 07-25

There’s a small, rectangular safe in the wall about five feet off the floor in Nav Canada’s Edmonton Area Control Centre >

Friends in Far Places

Allan Short is so accustomed to keeping different time zones in his head simultaneously that he has no problem, even over the phone early on a Tuesday morning from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in eastern Russia, telling you what time it is in Calgary >

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