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 (ăl-bûr′tə) Abbr. AB or Alba. or Alta.
A province of western Canada between British Columbia and Saskatchewan. It was admitted as a province in 1905. Wheat farming and cattle ranching were the basis of the province's economy until the discovery of oil and natural gas in the early 1960s. Edmonton is the capital and Calgary the largest city.

Al·ber′tan adj. & n.


(Placename) of or relating to Alberta or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Alberta
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When the first coal deposits were developed commercially, following the expansion of the railway towards Western Canada, Albertan wildlife must have felt relieved.
Analyzing these individuals and their place in Albertan society their stance in politics, and the constant clash with those around them.
In April, 1913, the Calgary Albertan carried a front-page story alleging that local stores were hiring under-age girls as clerks and requiring them to work long hours under difficult conditions.
In the 1970s, not long after Suncor's first oil sands plant began production, the Albertan government established the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA), under whose aegis academic and industrial researchers were able to start reducing production costs from an initial range of $40 to $50 per barrel to their current range of $22 to $28 per barrel.
Brand results--the tag line "There's a horse for everyone" is gaining increased awareness among the Albertan population, rising from 21 percent prompted recall pre-campaign to 35 percent in May 2004.
Lily Sutton (Susan Wooldridge) is the upper--middle--class English woman who finds herself stranded in the middle of an isolated Albertan town with three young children and an emotionally unavailable husband.
Every Albertan is involved, and the vast majority of Albertans agree with the plan.
Despite this discrepancy, the Albertan coal industry is very active.
If you have a favourite Albertan, that person is probably included here.
ACJNetAlberta will draw together and promote these sites, services, and documents in a way that will enable the average Albertan to have comprehensive access to the wealth of legal and social justice information available in the province.
From 1982 to 1988, we simply provided financing and consulting on research and development, but in 1987, the AMPDC's mandate was expanded to include assistance in financing the production and marketing of Albertan film and television productions.
If an Albertan qualifies as an eligible learner, tuition, books and supplies, and living allowance may be available.