Bob Weber
The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 1, 2014. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

November 12th 2020

Emissions of a potent greenhouse gas from Canada's oilpatch are nearly twice as high as previously thought, says newly published federal research.

The findings on methane from Environment Canada researchers could complicate regulatory attempts to nearly halve releases over the next five years, says an environmental group.

"That target will not be met unless the regulations are significantly strengthened," said Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence.

Andrew Nikiforuk
It's Easy - vintage comic

6 Nov 2020

The disheartening spectacle occurring south of the border (and I am not talking about the careful ballot counting) announces a betrayal of America by its elites combined with a profound denial of reality during the twilight of an empire.

On one side of the Great Divide stand the professional class, or the so-called urban liberal elites. They include the Obamas, the Clintons and Joe Biden, a candidate so bereft of ideas it is shocking.

Yves Engler
U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

November 10, 2020

Why is Ottawa trying to maintain one of the Republican's worst environmental policies?

U.S. President Donald Trump's climate criminality has been shocking. His administration's contribution to worsening this existential threat to humanity will be remembered as his most damaging policy. 

Carl Meyer
Workers wearing Iron & Earth clothing set up solar panels. Photo courtesy of Iron & Earth / Facebook

November 4th 2020

A director at a group of oilsands workers committed to renewable energy development says the pandemic has demonstrated the need to build a better Canada that’s more equal and more resilient.

Jessica Wallace
A Trans Mountain worksite along Mission Flats Road, where pipe from across the Thompson River at Kamloops Airport will be pulled through. Photograph By MICHAEL POTESTIO/KTW

OCTOBER 29, 2020

Trans Mountain will be re-drilling under the Thompson River, following what it called “technical challenges” encountered while installing pipe during its pipeline twinning project.

Brent Patterson - PBI
Twitter photo by Kanahus Manuel.

October 31, 2020

Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination more than 50 years ago on October 14, 1970.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention.

In December 2019, the Committee called on Canada to “immediately cease construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project … until free, prior and informed consent is obtained from all the Secwepemc people.”

James Peters
Trans Mountain expansion - File Photo (Image Credit: CFJC Today)

Oct 29, 2020

KAMLOOPS — Trans Mountain (TMX) has had a major setback in its expansion project through Kamloops.

The pipeline twinning includes a segment beneath the Thompson River that must be installed after Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is completed.

In a statement emailed to CFJC Today, Trans Mountain says installation of the pipe in the segment beneath the river encountered “technical challenges” that require the entire HDD process to be restarted.

David Thurton
Oct 29, 2020
Workers unload pipe to start right-of-way construction for the Trans Mountain expansion project in Acheson, Alta., Dec. 3, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)


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