Why citizens may soon be liable for more oil and gas industry messes.
The reintroduction of wild bison to Alberta will bring big changes.
Deborah Yedlin and Kevin Taft differ (respectively) on whether oil sands development should continue or be phased out.
Meet the Minister
Preview our interview with Alberta’s Environment Minster.
Are weeds our next nature?
What oil companies can teach writers.
by John Fukushima. 1977, silver gelatin, 23.4 cm x 22.5 cm. Coaldale.
Kevin van Tighem
Kevin van Tighem has written many stories and essays on conservation and wildlife. He’s author of Bears Without Fear (2013), The Homeward Wolf (2015), Heart Waters (2015) and Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta (2017), all published by Rocky Mountain Books.
Michael Ganley is a former editor of Alberta Venture. His most recent Alberta Views story, “Beyond Belief” (September 2017), was a finalist at the 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards. He has worked as a lawyer; he’s now project manager at Edmonton’s Ketek Group.
Deborah Yedlin is a Calgary Herald business columnist whose writing has also been published in the Financial Post and The Globe and Mail. On July 1 she will become the 14th chancellor of the University of Calgary, which four-year position makes her chair of the Senate.
Kevin Taft is the author of Oil’s Deep State (Lorimer, 2017). He grew up in Alberta, served three terms in the Legislature, and was the Leader of the Official Opposition from 2004 to 2008. Taft has written four other books, all bestsellers. He has a Ph.D. in business and lives in Edmonton.
SPECTRUM-RED by Marie Lannoo,
2017. Acrylic on aluminum. 60″ x 60″. Newzones Gallery, Calgary.