Chris Varcoe
The Bow building headquarters for Cenovus Energy was photographed on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Cenovus Energy is buying Husky Energy for $23.6 billion the companies said in a joint announcement on Sunday. PHOTO BY GAVIN YOUNG/POSTMEDIA

Oct 26, 2020 

A new wave of oilpatch consolidation has been widely expected since oil prices cratered this spring, undercutting share prices and piling debt onto Canadian petroleum producers.

Some smaller deals have unfolded this fall, but Cenovus Energy’s mammoth $3.8-billion acquisition of integrated producer Husky Energy on Sunday lit the fuse on the biggest corporate takeover in Canada’s oilpatch in several years.

And there will likely be more deals to come.

Don Braid
Healthcare workers protest during a walkout at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary on Monday, October 26, 2020. PHOTO BY GAVIN YOUNG /Postmedia

Oct 27, 2020 

But even if this unrest is quashed, the root causes aren't going away

Here is your definition of a messed-up province.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw describes a deepening pandemic with 1,440 new cases of coronavirus confirmed over the weekend.

Mchael Potestio
Police arrest a protester at Trans Mountain's Mission Flats worksite on Oct. 15. Photograph By FACEBOOK

Oct. 15, 2020

On Oct. 15, members of the We, the Secwépemc Unity Camp to Stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline walked across Canadian Pacific Railway tracks and onto the Trans Mountain site. There, at least one protester, a woman, sat on an excavator and called for others opposed to the pipeline expansion project to help stop the work being done.

Several people were arrested on Thursday (Oct. 15) at the Trans Mountain construction site on Mission Flats in Kamloops.

Brian Gunn, P. Eng. (Retired) Peter S. Hatfield, P. Eng. (Retired) Chris J. Peter, P. Eng. (Retired) Dr. Ricardo Foschi, P. Eng. (Retired)

Read the report here:

Final conclusion: 

"Ultimately, we believe it evident that the Trans Mountain Expansion project is economically unviable and environmentally precarious. For the federal government to continue to push through its construction during a global pandemic that has seen oil prices plunge into the negatives is foolhardy and unconscionable." 

Gordon Jaremko

Oct. 12, 2020

A seven-year dispute has ended in an agreement by Trans Mountain Pipeline to reroute its expansion project by building a bypass around a native rights sore spot in southern British Columbia (BC).

Elizabeth Simons and Morgana Adby, Canadian Anti-Hate Network
ASYL co-founder Sam Bell, speaking at a Wexit event in Red Deer, 2019. Photo: Melanie Woods/Huffington Post Canada

Oct. 6, 2020

A group of about 20 young men, all under the age of 26, make up the Alberta Separatist Youth League (ASYL) -- and they have big political aspirations. While they hide their true ideology publicly, behind the scenes they are explicit in their antisemitic, racist, and authoritarian beliefs. 

Primary author Mitchell Beer
oil refinery - skeeze / Pixabay

OCTOBER 9, 2020

A top communications and government relations firm led by long-time Conservative Party strategist Jaime Watt developed a confidential plan to undercut support for the federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) by convincing Canadians that “fighting climate change is a losing battle,” according to leaked documents released this week by Greenpeace Canada.


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