100 Years - 100 People (1920 - 1929)

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A decade of promise
  • Max Aitken

    Izaac Walton Killam

    Izaak Walton Killam was born in 1885 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  At age 18, he began his career as a clerk in a bank. His financial talent and reputation caught the attention of Max Aitken, who offered him a job at Royal Securities.

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Lake Wabamun United Way wrap-up

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Lake Wabamun United Way wrap-up

We work hard to give back in ways that contribute to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which we live and operate. One of the ways we do this is through our annual United Way campaign held across the company, including Lake Wabamun.

February 23, 2010
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TransAlta announces fourth quarter and full year 2009 earnings; files year end disclosure documents

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TransAlta announces fourth quarter and full year 2009 earnings; files year end disclosure documents
  • Fourth quarter comparable* earnings per share of $0.40; the same as last year
  • Fourth quarter fleet availability 87.0 per cent, an increase over fourth quarter 2008
  • Full year 2009 comparable earnings of $0.90 per share; cash flow from operations of $580 million
  • Well positioned for 2010 due to progress on key initiatives in 2009
  • Summerview 2 commissioned on budget and ahead of schedule

CALGARY, Alberta (Feb.

February 24, 2010
TransAlta Corporation today reported fourth quarter 2009 comparable earnings(1) of $84 million ($0.40 per share) versus $79 million ($0.40 per share) in 2008. Reported net earnings for the fourth quarter were $79 million ($0.37 per share) compared to $94 million ($0.47 per share) in 2008

TransAlta to speak at the Credit Suisse 2010 Energy Summit

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TransAlta to speak at the Credit Suisse 2010 Energy Summit

CALGARY, Alberta (Feb. 1, 2010) – Brian Burden, TransAlta Corporation’s (TSX:TA; NYSE:TAC) Chief Financial Officer, will speak at the Credit Suisse 2010 Energy Summit in Vail Colorado on Feb. 4, 2010 at approximately 9:25 a.m. MST.

February 1, 2010

TransAlta declares dividend

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TransAlta declares dividend

CALGARY, Alberta (Jan 29, 2010) – The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share on common shares payable April 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 1, 2010.

All currency is expressed in Canadian dollars except where noted.

January 29, 2010
The Board of Directors of TransAlta Corporation today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.29 per share on common shares payable April 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business March 1, 2010.

TransAlta makes donation and pledges to match employee donations for Haiti earthquake relief

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TransAlta makes donation and pledges to match employee donations for Haiti earthquake relief

On Jan. 12, off the western coast of Haiti, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck followed by several powerful aftershocks, causing buildings to collapse in Port au Prince and chaos as people fled the damage.

Although the devastation is far from our operations, the immediate need for funds for Haiti's many victims has not been lost on TransAlta. To help provide immediate relief, TransAlta has made an initial donation of $25,000 Cdn to the Canadian Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Fund.

January 15, 2010

TransAlta awarded 25-year power purchase agreement with NB Power; announces expansion of Kent Hills wind farm

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TransAlta awarded 25-year power purchase agreement with New Brunswick Power; announces expansion of Kent Hills wind farm to 150 MW

CALGARY, Alberta – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) today announced it has been awarded a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to provide an additional 54 megawatts (MW) of wind power to New Brunswick Power Distribution and Customer Service Corporation.

January 11, 2010
TransAlta Corporation today announced it has been awarded a 25-year power purchase agreement to provide an additional 54 megawatts of wind power to New Brunswick Power Distribution and Customer Service Corporation.

TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

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TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

TransAlta Corporation will release its 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results before market open on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 so as to align with the timing of filing its annual audited financial statements, 2009 annual management discussion and analysis, and annual information form.

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February 24, 2010

Advisory: TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

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Advisory: TransAlta 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results and conference call

CALGARY, Alberta (January 5, 2010) – TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) will this year release its 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results before market open on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 so as to align with the timing of filing its annual audited financial statements, 2009 annual management discussion and analysis, and annual information form. A conference call and webcast to discuss the results will be held for investors, analysts, members of the media and other interested parties the same day beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain (11:00 a.m. Eastern).

January 5, 2010
TransAlta Corporation will this year release its 2009 fourth quarter and year-end results before market open on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 so as to align with the timing of filing its annual audited financial statements, 2009 annual management discussion and analysis, and annual information form.

Township of Frontenac Islands receives first amenities cheque

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Township of Frontenac Islands receives first amenities cheque

On October 9, 2009, the first Amenities Agreement cheque was presented to the Township of Frontenac Islands. Major Jim Vanden Hoek accepted the cheque from John Forster and Trudy de Ruiter of TransAlta.

“This is a great day,” Mayor Vanden Hoek enthused. “This is the best news this community has experienced in a long time. Contributing to the greening of the Ontario power landscape, creating new skilled full-time jobs and adding wealth to our community are all huge achievements. Wecelebrate this success.”

December 23, 2009
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Construction of the new ice rink, which will benefit all Wolfe Islanders.