Alberta

18/01/19
Author: 
David Olive

History records very few instances of people getting out of a jam by throwing a temper tantrum.

Yet that has been Alberta’s response in coping with the latest downturn in its fortunes.

11/01/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
The politician who once promised to use ‘every tool in the toolbox’ to protect B.C.’s coastal economy and environment now appears mostly tool-less and toothless. Photo: BC Government Flickr.

BC still opposes the project, but it’s not leading.

When the National Energy Board announced conditional approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline project in 2016, BC NDP leader John Horgan sent party members an important letter.

09/01/19
Author: 
CTVNews.ca Staff
[Editor: see videos of protests from across Canada at link]
 
CTVNews.ca's Josh Dehaas, with files from CTV's Kevin Gallagher in Ottawa and Melanie Nagy in Vancouver 
Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019 11:09AM EST 
Last Updated Wednesday, January 9, 2019 9:46AM EST
02/01/19
Author: 
Opinion

[Website editor's note - Another face of climate change denialism: Blame Americans...]

Canada’s debilitating inability to gain fair market value for its largest export commodity – crude oil – has become the top economic story of 2018. It will likely dominate headlines in 2019.

30/12/18
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley high fives Finance Minister Joe Ceci at a press conference to speak about the Kinder Morgan pipeline project, in Edmonton on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason FransonJASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS

 

A look at some of the major climate stories of the past year to prepare us for 2019

Dec. 29, 2018

We are now three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, the last major international climate agreement, and the one that was supposed to right a ship that is desperately off course.

27/12/18
Author: 
Will Horter

Dec 26, 2018 - We are being inundated with discount frenzy and it’s not just annoying, it could be life-threatening.

I’m not talking about the onslaught of huckster ads encouraging us to buy, buy, buy on Black Friday, or even today, Boxing Day. No, the truly crazy-making discount frenzy is the barrage of half-truths, misinformation and outright lies blaming Alberta’s woes on the so-called discount on Canadian oil. That’s some serious snake oil (aka propaganda) that is sabotaging our chance to keep the world habitable for our children.

15/12/18
Author: 
Tracy Sherlock
Mayuk Manuel, seen here in a March, 2018 photo with her twin sister Kanahus Manuel, was one of three people arrested on Dec. 10 outside Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. File photo by Sarah Anne Johnston

December 13th 2018

Three members of the Secwepemc First Nation were arrested in Kamloops on Monday as they sought to disrupt closed-door talks they were excluded from about the Trans Mountain pipeline taking place between government officials and other Indigenous groups.

Mayuk Manuel, Snutetkwe Manuel, and Isha Jules were arrested outside of Thompson Rivers University and later released with conditions. All three are part of the Tiny House Warriors, a group that has built tiny homes in the path of the planned pipeline expansion in an attempt to stop its construction.

13/12/18
Author: 
Stewart Phillip and Serge ‘Otsi’ Simon
A dump truck drives through the Suncor Energy Inc. oil sands mine in this aerial photograph taken near Fort McMurray, Alberta, in 2015.  (BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES)

Alberta was forced to announce oil production cuts this week in order to both liquidate existing backlogged oil and in the hopes of fetching higher prices.

This was welcome news for all those fighting to prevent the worst, most catastrophic impacts of our rapidly changing climate.

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