Business: Canada's Western Energy Boom

Neighbors cast envious glances at those sheiks of Calgary

Surveying the skyline of Calgary, where 29 huge construction cranes are climbing atop new office towers, Canadian Novelist Mordecai Richler observed: "That's going to be a helluva city when they get it uncrated." In Edmonton, 180 miles to the north, Ford has sold hundreds more Thunderbirds than usual this year. Boasts Dealer Ryan Taylor: "They can't give those gas guzzlers away south of the border, but they are going like crazy up here." Around the town of Medicine Hat, where 1,700 oil and gas wells...

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