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    The Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation Board, created by the Alberta government in 1938, ensured that the province's petroleum resources were utilized in a manner that protected the long-term public interest.
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    In many commodity-based economies, rollercoaster boom-and-bust cycles have come to be viewed almost as an unavoidable characteristic. Framed mainly in the context of the Alberta economy, the articles in this volume explore a wide range of issues associated with the historical phenomenon of recurring periods of boom and bust, including reasons for their apparent inevitability, dealing with revenue volatility, possible diversification strategies, savings policy, and challenges ... [READ MORE]
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    Canadian Newspaper Ownership in the Era of Convergence investigates the current state of Canada's newspaper industry in light of recent developments-increasing concentration of ownership, multi-media convergence, and controversy over the actions of proprietors. Case studies examine how Conrad Black's acquisition of newspapers in the mid-1990s, bringing his total ownership to over half of the country's dailies, followed by the subsequent purchase of the most important of these... [READ MORE]
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    This comprehensive history of Canada's oldest public radio station records the human stories and the struggle to survive through turbulent times. Founded as a groundbreaking experiment by the University of Alberta's Department of Extension, CKUA is now a self-sufficient, listener-supported station that reaches a global audience via the Internet. From heady first years, it survived years of benign neglect under the Alberta government, culminating in a shut-down in 1997. The st... [READ MORE]
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    This is the first in-depth analysis of major French- and English-Canadian news companies to show the impact of cross-media ownership on the diversity of new content. Surprisingly, the study lays to rest fears over content convergence of newspaper and television network ownership by Canadian media giants Canwest Global, CTVglobemedia, and Quebecor. Content-sharing between newspaper and television properties of these giant companies did not occur. This leads the authors to exam... [READ MORE]
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    Offers a perspective of northern native societies that have depended upon whaling for centuries. Alaskan and Western Canadian Arctic coastal residents have pursued these animals as sources of food and fuel, but whaling also serves as a center for cultural traditional and spiritual sustenance. Papers by: Rober K. Harritt, Carol Zane Jolles, and Allen P. McCartney; Owen K. Mason and S. Craig Gerlach; Roger K. Harritt; Don E. Dumond; Linda Finn Yarborough; Allen P. McCartney; T.... [READ MORE]
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    Media relations is one of the mainstays of the communications business. With the proliferation of round-the-clock media, communicators have more opportunities than ever to find themselves "in the news." Yet today's communicators come from diverse backgrounds and are not always trained to work to their best advantage with the media. In the News: The Practice of Media Relations in Canada provides an introduction to media relations, grounded in both communications theo... [READ MORE]
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    Are you or your organization going to be in the news? Do you want to be in the media spotlight and do you know how to deal with it? In the News provides an introduction to media relations in Canada, from a practical and philosophical approach. Grounded in the latest research on how to work with media, it explains current media practices and demonstrates how to take a proactive, planned approach to dealing with media. First published in 2002 to wide acclaim from media and aca... [READ MORE]
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    Privatization of social services has been both heralded and decried as the most significant provincial social policy trend in the eighties.Case studies examine Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and the federal government.
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    This report presents a review of published EA literature on current trends and process, with a particular emphasis on required scientific data, to increase awareness of EA issues and problems.
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    Presentations and discussions from a workshop focusing on issues pertaining to the use of science in EIA, including past and present problems and recommendations for improvements, in response to changes since the early 1990s in the Canadian EIA process.
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    This conference highlighted information exchange and partnerships in research. Issues addressed: climate warming; contaminants; forestry; fisheries; petroleum and mineral extraction; wilderness allocation and wildlife migration; resource development, co-management and sustainability; colonization; land claims; devolution; self-government and ethnic relations; traditional knowledge; land use; health concerns; empowerment issues; and food and nutrition studies. Welcoming Remark... [READ MORE]
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    Conflict in the workplace becomes expensive when an organization's efficiency is damaged by friction between employees. Conflicts can threaten the profitability and innovation of business, the sustainability of public institutions, and the health and achievement of individuals. Faced with conflict most people either lean away, avoiding the issue, or charge right in, escalating the problem. Neither strategy is ultimately successful and the social and financial costs can be dev... [READ MORE]
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    "We gambled everything-our careers, our fortunes, the future of our nation-and every day brought new discoveries. It was like living on a frontier."-Arne Nielsen The memoir of Canadian petroleum industry leader Arne Nielsen is not a conventional business biography. During his six decades in the business, he witnessed critical events in the oil industry that influenced Canada's economic history. From rain-soaked tents on the Arctic barren land to the luxurious New Yo... [READ MORE]