September 2015

The Briefing

Backpage: Edmonton Rising

With all the construction underway in downtown ­Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city will look a lot different over the next three years >

 

Can Thomas Mulcair's NDP win Canada's federal election?

Many wonder if Alberta's orange wave will swell enough to flood Parliament >

 

National Energy Tragedy

Premiers' posturing over a Canadian Energy Strategy obscures the content of the agreement: nothing at all  >

 

On the Make: Whimsical Cake Studio

Darcy Scott of Whimsical Cake Studio mixes butter, sugar and whimsy into her custom confections >

 

Sphere of Influence: Buyer’s Market in the energy sector

With international oil prices languishing, overleveraged companies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to circling buyout vultures >

 

The origins of Alberta’s invasive species

Introducing this summer’s blockbuster villains of the plant world: mussels, knotweed, carp, and buttercups >

 

Verbatim: Bob Baker, artistic director, Citadel Theatre

After half a century of performances, Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre is looking to the future with artistic director Bob Baker at the helm >

 

Departments

Backpage: Edmonton Rising

With all the construction underway in downtown ­Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city will look a lot different over the next three years >

 

Can Thomas Mulcair's NDP win Canada's federal election?

Many wonder if Alberta's orange wave will swell enough to flood Parliament >

 

National Energy Tragedy

Premiers' posturing over a Canadian Energy Strategy obscures the content of the agreement: nothing at all  >

 

Need to Know: Jennifer Winter

The economist and policy expert is peering into energy and environmental policies and regulations >

 

On the Make: Whimsical Cake Studio

Darcy Scott of Whimsical Cake Studio mixes butter, sugar and whimsy into her custom confections >

 

Verbatim: Bob Baker, artistic director, Citadel Theatre

After half a century of performances, Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre is looking to the future with artistic director Bob Baker at the helm >

 

Features

Alberta's best-paid CEOs

The 25 best-paid CEOs in Alberta earned an average of $6.8 million in 2014  >

 

Become a Better Boss

A comprehensive guide to unlearning everything you thought you knew about leadership >

 

Century Downs aims to revive the horse racing industry

But is Century Downs Racetrack and Casino a safe bet?  >

 

Rallying the Troupes

Times aren’t just tough for the oil and gas sector. Calgary’s leading arts companies are searching for ways to weather the storm, and to emerge stronger than ever >

 

What will a raise to the minimum wage do to Alberta's small businesses?

The Alberta government’s plan to raise the minimum wage has a pizza-shop owner wondering what she’ll have to do to survive >

 

Alberta Venture Guide to Leadership Development

Become a Better Boss

A comprehensive guide to unlearning everything you thought you knew about leadership >

 

Venture 250

After a tough year, the Venture 250 companies are mettle tested

The companies on the Venture 250 have their abilities put to the test  >

 

Big Rock Is Back

Can Bob Sartor’s vision revive Alberta’s oldest craft brewer? >

 

Grant Fagerheim is stickhandling through oil’s decline

Fagerheim has taken Whitecap Resources on a buying spree >

 

The Venture 250

The definitive list of Alberta’s biggest companies >

 

UFA: Weathering storms (and droughts, pestilence and reincarnations) since 1909

UFA changed from a farm lobby group to a political party, then into a member-owned company. Now, its new CEO has international ambitions and wants to transform it once again >

 

Executive Compensation

Alberta's best-paid CEOs

The 25 best-paid CEOs in Alberta earned an average of $6.8 million in 2014  >

 

Final Acts

Lunch With: Sugar Cube founder Craves mentorship

Two seasoned entrepreneurs and a rookie discuss company growth – and how to avoid growing too fast >