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  • Disputed Canada-US oil pipeline work to start in April

    03/31/2020 12:31:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2020 | Matthew Brown
    A Canadian company said Tuesday it plans to start construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. Midwest in April, after lining up customers and money for the project that is bitterly opposed by environmentalists and some American Indian tribes. Construction is set to begin at the pipeline’s border crossing in Montana, said TC Energy spokesman Terry Cunha. That would be a milestone for a project first proposed in 2008. The company said it lined up $1.1 billion in financing from the Canadian provincial government of Alberta to cover construction through 2020 and agreements for the...
  • Counter-Protesters In Alberta Tear Down Anti-Pipeline Barricade As Trudeau Contemplates Action

    02/22/2020 10:39:50 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 2/20/2020 | David Krayden
    Counter-protesters tore down a barricade Wednesday in front of Canadian National (CN) railway tracks near Edmonton, Alberta, after environmental activists erected it. The activists who blocked the tracks are opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia. But the blockade was not up for long as another group soon had the barrier down and in the back of a truck. Environmentalists have brought railway traffic to a standstill now for two weeks across Canada, bringing the threat of food and fuel shortages closer every day. The activists behind the protest are claiming to represent the interests of the Wet’suwet’en...
  • Collin Jarvis Runs Sub-2:30 in One of the Fastest Marathons Ever With an Ostomy

    11/14/2019 6:21:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 12, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Around mile 10 of the Edmonton Marathon in August, Collin Jarvis was faced with a choice. One of the runners in the top pack pulled ahead at a pace that would lead to a sub-2:30 finish. Jarvis knew that he could either continue at a conservative effort with the group or risk hitting the dreaded wall while following the leader to a potential breakthrough. Just as he had done many times before in his life, Jarvis took the risk: He hung on to finish the race third overall, in a massive personal best of 2:27:30. Shaving 22 minutes off a...
  • Trudeau victory prompts ‘Wexit’ talk in Canada’s West

    10/29/2019 7:58:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/2019 | yLAUREN GARDNER and ALEXANDER PANETTA
    Confused by Brexit? Get ready for “Wexit.” Political leaders representing a large chunk of Canada are talking about breaking off from the rest of the country in the wake of Justin Trudeau’s re-election victory — and this time they’re not primarily in French-speaking Quebec, long known for its independent streak. Instead, it’s the country’s western, oil-dependent provinces fueling the breathless talk of secession, amid a perception that Trudeau and eastern urban liberals are calling the shots at their expense. And it's emerging as one of Trudeau’s most complicated headaches as the Prime Minister moves toward the start of his second...
  • Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest to Greta Thunberg climate rally

    10/18/2019 1:44:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/17/19 | Daniela Germano
    EDMONTON -- A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally in Edmonton on Friday, when Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg brings her fight for a greener future to the centre of Canada's oil and gas industry. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, said a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, about 150 kilometres south of the Alberta capital, in the morning. He said trucks are expected to arrive at the legislature at noon, when a climate rally is to begin with Thunberg. "We don't need anymore celebrities...
  • Injured trespasser suing rural Alberta landowner who fired warning shots

    09/25/2019 5:34:17 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 15 replies
    A southern Alberta farmer who faced criminal charges for defending his property from suspected thieves is now being sued by one of the intruders. Edouard Maurice was accused of shooting a trespasser in February 2018 after he fired off warning shots when he encountered two people rummaging through his vehicles at his property near Okotoks, south of Calgary. Now Maurice is being sued for $100,000 by Ryan Watson, whose arm was injured and required surgery after the confrontation.
  • Gemstone miners in Canada accidentally stumbled across a fossil of the ancient sea monster [tr]

    07/05/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2019 | Ian Randall
    Hunting for shiny, rainbow-coloured gemstones, miners found a different kind of treasure — a wonderfully preserved fossil skeleton of an ancient sea monster. The marine reptile lived 70 million years ago — at the same time as the dinosaurs — and was unearthed from a part of Alberta, Canada, that used to be underwater. The skeleton of the fearsome predator has, rarely, been very well preserved, with only its flippers missing.
  • Alaska lawmakers pass resolution to connect railroad to Canada

    04/18/2019 7:07:42 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 40 replies
    KTVA ^ | 16 Apr 2019 | Angela Krenzien
    The Alaska Senate wants a federal border permit that would allow a railroad crossing to be built between the state and Canada. Senators voted 19-0 on Senate Joint Resolution 11, according to a release from the Alaska Senate majority Monday. Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, is chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and says a railroad through Canada would benefit people all over the state. “A railroad connecting Alaska to Alberta would provide a huge boost to our state’s economy,” she said in the release. “Access to the North American railroad system would mean faster and more efficient shipping of goods,...
  • Rex Murphy: Kenney's resoluteness won Alberta. Trudeau's hypocrisy helped Notley lose

    04/17/2019 6:29:55 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 9 replies
    The National Post ^ | April 17, 2019 | Rex Murphy
    Anyone who’s surprised Jason Kenney won a majority government Tuesday night has either been asleep for a long while, or working in the Prime Minister’s Office. The indefatigable, persevering, and super-industrious Kenney is a miracle of political endurance. No ordinary politician could out-work Kenney even if supplied with a few spare clones. There are many reasons why he won but let us establish right at the top that the first reason, and the one that fired all the rest of them, is that he works like the sun never sets, and that sunrise is just something that happens only long...
  • Trudeau Faces a New Foe as Conservatives Retake Power in Alberta

    04/17/2019 2:37:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/17/2019 | Ian Austen
    MONTREAL — The return of conservatives to power in oil-rich Alberta adds another province to a growing bloc of opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and his government. Incomplete returns late Tuesday night showed the United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney, a former Conservative federal cabinet minister, leading the New Democratic Party under Rachel Notley by a substantial margin. While neither Mr. Trudeau nor his Liberal Party has ever been particularly popular in Alberta, the loss of a left-of-center ally is not welcome news for him six months before the federal election. Mr. Trudeau has been weakened...
  • 'Today we begin to fight back': Jason Kenney's UCP wins majority in Alberta election

    04/17/2019 6:19:21 AM PDT · by FreeFromWhat · 36 replies
    National Post ^ | April 17, 2019
    It was not a close call. Despite all the hand-wringing, all the reminders that the polls had gotten it wrong in Alberta before, in the end the province’s election unfolded precisely as expected: Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party won, handily. Just after 11 p.m. MT, the UCP led or had been elected in 63 of the province’s 87 ridings, with the NDP, diminished to opposition status after their single term in government, leading or elected in the remaining 24. The NDP looked set to hold nearly all of Edmonton, with the UCP sweeping much of the rest of the province....
  • Governor asks Trump for permit needed to connect Alaska railroad to Canada, Lower 48

    03/31/2019 3:05:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 31 March 2019 | Alex DeMarban
    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is asking President Donald Trump to grant a presidential permit to extend the Alaska Railroad into Canada, supporting a Canadian company seeking to blaze a new path for Asian-bound products. Linking the Alaska and North American rail systems, an idea more than a century old, would cut at least two days travel time for Canadian and Lower 48 cargo headed to the Far East because of shorter sea routes, supporters say. “To me it was a no-brainer,” said Sean McCoshen, chief executive of Alberta to Alaska Railway Development Corp., speaking to the Senate Transportation Committee late...
  • Alberta: Can It Be Our 51st state?

    02/02/2019 10:30:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    Alberta as our 51st state is not as far-fetched as it sounds at first blush.  The idea was written about by Peter Zeihan in Accidental Superpower (2014) and recently broached by Holman Jenkins, Jr. in no less than the Wall Street Journal.  Before diving into the politics and practicality of a Alberta leaving Canada, let's first review some background to see why such a traumatic event could even be considered.  Unlike the U.S., which is netted together with the world's best river system and a favorable geography and climate, Canada is the opposite.  Zeihan shows that three barriers split Canada into five largely autonomous regions.  They are the Rocky Mountains, the...
  • 17-year-old Walmart employee quits over store intercom: ‘Nobody should work here, ever’

    12/15/2018 9:31:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 124 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 14, 2018 | Abigail Hess
    Some people know how to make an entrance, while others specialize in exits. On December 6th, 17-year old Jackson Racicot posted a video titled, “How I quit my job today,” on Facebook. As of today, the video has been viewed nearly 300,000 times. The teen quit his job at the Walmart Grande Prairie Supercentre in Alberta, Canada, by reading a prepared speech into a store-wide intercom system, Insider reports. “Attention all shoppers, associates and management, I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here, ever,” he said over the speakers. “Our managers will make...
  • Would Americans welcome Alberta into the Union?

    12/09/2018 4:34:17 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 75 replies
    We have third largest proven reserves of oil in the world and our pretty bird Prime Minister wants to keep locked up, even if every Albertans starves to death. Any takers?
  • Oil Prices Plunge Below $15 In Canada

    11/13/2018 9:07:17 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 29 replies ^ | 11-13-2018 | Nick
    Canadian oil prices briefly plunged as low as $15 per barrel last week, after a U.S. federal judge blocked the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada’s oil industry has lurched from pipeline crisis to pipeline crisis, with projects blocked at every turn. Just a few months ago, the Trans Mountain expansion – a proposed pipeline to be built from Alberta to the Pacific Coast – also ran into trouble and is now ultimately in doubt. The inability to build new capacity capable of shipping higher levels of oil out of Alberta has crushed Western Canada Select (WCS), a price...
  • Native American professor: Warren shows 'privileges of whiteness'

    10/15/2018 4:44:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek|
    A university professor chided Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage, saying her action ultimately does more harm to Native Americans. Kim TallBear, part of the native studies faculty at the University of Alberta, said Monday that Warren taking a DNA test is “yet another strike — even if unintended — against tribal sovereignty.” In a statement, TallBear said Warren has refused to meet with Cherokee Nation community members who have challenged her ancestry claims.
  • School commissars declare Christianity a crime {Canada)

    10/01/2018 6:34:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    The Conservative Woman ^ | October 2, 2018 | Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack
    If you ever doubted that progressivists have Christianity in their sights, go to western Canada. In Alberta, the prairie province run by the amusingly misnamed New Democrat Party, progressive intolerance is in full swing. The NDP, instead of wishing to see a healthy public space where differences can be discussed respectfully, seek to silence alternative viewpoints. In pursuit of their LGBTQ-friendly agenda, they are set on destroying independent schools which insist on retaining their Christian ethos. Around 34,000 Alberta students attend 61 independent schools. As required, the schools submitted their ‘Safe and Caring’ anti-bullying policies to David Eggen, Alberta’s Minister...
  • Frustration over involuntary celibacy led to killing, former security guard claims

    08/30/2018 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Janice Johnston
    A former private security guard sentenced Wednesday to four years in jail for manslaughter claims that years of involuntary celibacy left him so frustrated he stomped a man to death two summers ago. Sheldon Bentley was employed as a security guard at the Lucky 97 grocery store in central Edmonton on July 31, 2016, when he and his partner encountered a man sleeping in an alcove off the alley behind the store at 107th Avenue and 97th Street. Bentley stomped on Donald Doucette, 51, who died within minutes from massive internal bleeding. At the sentencing hearing, a forensic psychiatrist and...
  • Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

    08/18/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    CBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Nicole Mortillaro
    The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week. There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. which is in its third day of a province-wide state of emergency. Between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon 36 new fires started, mostly sparked by lightning. NASA used two satellites to image the smoke: the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS on its Suomi NPP satellite and the DSCOVR satellite that launched in 2015. Smoke from the fires rises high into...