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  • Enmax preparing for future of Alberta renewable energy

    Enmax preparing for future of Alberta renewable energy

    Cost of renewables will drop, fossil fuel costs likely to rise, power grid becomes smarter – Enmax Whither renewable energy in Alberta? The answer to that question, according to Calgary-based Enmax, is really about the provincial power grid becoming much “smarter” and more complex as it integrates new sources of power supply over the next 10 to […]

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    | November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Carbon tax based on BC model appears inevitable

    Carbon tax based on BC model appears inevitable

    BC carbon tax hailed as textbook case of good public policy If the CEO of Canada’s largest energy company thinks a Canadian carbon tax is a good thing, is it time to seriously consider one? Two weeks ago, Steve Williams, the man who heads up Suncor Energy, and Jack Mintz, a notoriously anti-tax and pro-oil […]

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    | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Social licence: Enbridge, Kinder Morgan losing BC battle

    Social licence: Enbridge, Kinder Morgan losing BC battle

    Who could lose social licence to BC eco-activists, who consistently get facts wrong, don’t understand basic technical issues, whose analyses are based on junk methodology? Have pipeline companies lost social licence in British Columbia? This is a claim often heard from pipeline opponents. And while the opponents may be right, they shouldn’t be. Enbridge (Northern Gateway […]

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    | November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Alberta earthquakes not caused by fracking – UofA prof

    Alberta earthquakes not caused by fracking – UofA prof

    13 small Alberta earthquakes caused by nearby wastewater injection well A study by Alberta geo-physicists has established a link between oil and gas activity – a wastewater injection well – and small Alberta earthquakes for the first time. Prof. Jeff Gu, a seismologist at the University of Alberta, is one of three co-authors of a recently […]

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    | November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Gregor Robertson should embrace Canada’s resource economy

    Gregor Robertson should embrace Canada’s resource economy

    Gregor Robertson needs to understand technology industry can’t replace good paying jobs provided by natural resource extraction Vancouver was founded upon the resource economy, 128 years ago – logging and the Hastings Mill, supplying the gold rush, the Canadian Pacific Railway that connected the rest of Canada to its ports. That has not really changed […]

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    | November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Provincial

Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jamie Haller sues 3 BC RCMP officers for 2011 beating

Jamie Haller says she was the one who needed police protection Jamie Haller alleges she was beaten by a Mountie in Williams Lake, B.C., when she was 17 has now filed a civil suit against the city and three RCMP officers, including one who was acquitted of an assault charge. Jamie Haller turns 20 this week and […]

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Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Medical marijuana spread on toast, inside cookies backed by BC court

Medical marijuana access regulations infringe on Canadian charter rights British Columbia’s highest court is green-lighting medical marijuana in everything from oils and cookies to teas in a ruling that finds federal health laws limiting weed consumption to the dried variety is unconstitutional. The B.C. Appeal Court released its 2-1 decision on Thursday stating that medical marijuana […]

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False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
False killer whale calf found on Vancouver Island beach

False killer whales rarely seen in BC waters Efforts are underway to save a young false killer whale calf which has washed ashore on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The distressed cetacean was found in poor condition Thursday morning on North Chesterman Beach. The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has recovered the whale […]

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Business

Stephen Harper signs trade deals with China, talks Garratts

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Harper signs trade deals with China, talks Garratts

Canadian couple arrested for espionage in August, Stephen Harper quietly presses their cause Stephen Harper and Chinese officials signed a flurry of trade and currency deals on Saturday worth as much as $2.5 billion while tensions seemingly lingered between the two countries about the detention of a Canadian couple accused of espionage. The prime minister […]

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Rosetta mission: Canadian firm part of rendezvous with comet

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rosetta mission: Canadian firm part of rendezvous with comet

Saskatoon’s SED Systems built ground stations for Rosetta mission A little-known Canadian company is playing a big role in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, the first in history to rendezvous with a comet. The agency is hoping to drop a lander, the size of a small fridge, on the comet’s surface in the coming days […]

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Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian manufacturing sales set record in July

Canadian manufacturing sales led by primary metals, transportation equipment Statistics Canada says Canadian manufacturing sales rose 2.5 per cent to $53.7 billion in July, exceeding the previous record of $53.2 billion set in July 2008. The agency says the July gain was mainly due to higher sales in the transportation equipment and primary metals industries. […]

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Canada

Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

| October 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada should fight harder against radicalization – Kenney

BC Muslim Association agrees with Kenney, says radicalization has no place in Canada As Canada mourns two slain soldiers, the association representing a mosque that ejected the gunman who killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo says people who commit such acts have no religion and no country. In separate news conferences, the B.C. Muslim Association and Canada’s Multiculturalism […]

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Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Eyewitnesses say gunman ‘raised arms in triumph’

Ottawa police say there were several “shooting incidents” in downtown area Early reports suggest the gunman who shot the soldier guarding the War Memorial was dressed all in black and raised his arms in triumph after the Ottawa shooting. Tony Zobl, 35, witnessed the soldier being gunned down from his fourth-floor office window directly above […]

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Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa update: Sergeant-at-arms shoots gunman

Sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers hailed as hero after Ottawa shooting The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight […]

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Opinion

Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canada is not ‘at war’ with Radical Islam

…and Canada was never “innocent” and will respond appropriately to recent attacks Across the land today, editorialists are opining that Canada has lost its innocence, that the deaths of two soldiers at the hands of so-called Islamic jihadists changes our country forever. For instance, the Calgary Herald editorial board put it this way: “…Canada will […]

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Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ottawa shootings statistically more likely work of madman

Too many rushing to judgement in midst of Ottawa shootings As I write this, roughly five hours have elapsed since this morning’s Ottawa shootings, when a gunman shot and killed a Canadian reservist outside the Parliament buildings. Already some are rushing to judgement about who is responsible. Others are demanding harsh measures in response – think the […]

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Disclose everything: Media and the new transparency

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Disclose everything: Media and the new transparency

Disclose, disclose, and then disclose some more, says blogger Duncan Kinney Remember when the reputations of two of Canada’s most well known journalists, Rex Murphy and Peter Mansbridge, were besmirched because they failed to disclose that they were paid by Canada’s largest oil and gas lobbying organization to speak at events? I do. If only there was a series of […]

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