The annual rise in consumer prices was higher in Alberta in October than any other province.

Figures from StatsCan show that the rise was 3 per cent following 2.6 per cent in September, while the national average was 2.6 per cent in October after 2 per cent in October.

While grocery prices are higher, the biggest single influence on Alberta’s higher prices is natural gas; up 30.7 per cent.

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