Alberta, the westernmost of Canada's three Prairie provinces, shares many physical features with its neighbours to the east, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Rocky Mountains form the southern portion of Alberta's western boundary with British Columbia.
The economic cycle -- Economic indicators -- Economic booms -- Economic downturns -- Depressions -- The credit cycle -- Booms and crises -- To sum it up -- Timeline of the 2007-2009 economic crisis. Gr.8 and up.
Introduction - Hopes and Dreams - Nordegg - The Day That Cancelled Halloween - Saunders- Jackpine Savage Mountain Park - Hockey Night in Mountain Park - Mercoal, Alberta - A Love Story - Coal Valley, Alberta - Jokerville Georgetown,- God-Forsaken Places Ozada - Honoured Guests, Honourable Hosts Ribbon Creek - Not for the Weak of Heart Hosmer, BC - The Legendary Finks Crowsnest and BC - Borderline Capers Lille - Gone But Not Forgotten Epilogue - Guardians of the Ghost
Working with historical photographs, White has retraced the steps of the original photographers and taken new shots in the same locales, a technique known as 'repeat photography'. Comparing these images side-by-side, the authors show the dramatic changes to the Rockies landscape that have occurred over the years.
Taken from the vast post card collection held by the University of Alberta Libraries, these classic views capture all the excitement, from the championship cowboys, cowgirls, and horses, to the tragedies of defeat and injuries. The parades, the aboriginal camps, and all the lively hoopla are recalled in these images, with historical text to add context to those days of dust, sweat and glory.
Calgary is a typical boom-and-bust town that was first based on ranching and farming, then oil and gas, and now energy. And energy is what its citizens have, whether for skiing, work, or construction. It is a city that leaps ahead eagerly to new futures and rarely looks back., but Calgary can also be an unsentimental city, discarding its ideas, plans, and buildings with ease.
In August 2007, a group of nineteen young environmentalists set out by bike from Alberta's southern boundary to learn the truth about the tar sands and what they mean for people and the environment. As members of the Sierra Youth Coalition, coming from all across Canada, they were passionate about the chance to see things for themselves. They wanted to better understand why developing this resource is so important and appealing not just to oil companies but to ordinary Canadians as well.