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  • You "ARE" Redeemed be at Peace [charismatic caucus]

    07/14/2015 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Redemption is on its way for those lost and trodded upon as a doormat "Truly" KNOW I stand before you and I have become this for you. So now your declaration is "REDEEMED" for I AM your Redeemer from the lies of the enemy. Redemption is yours eternally just come to Me that I may heal your broken hearts for I AM your Hope and Healer . So now just come and drink from My Love for you are My creation and I love you for you Are My Beloved friend and I have already laid down My life for...
  • A one-in-a-billion dinosaur find

    05/14/2013 7:00:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 20 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-13-2013 | Donald Henderson
    On Monday, March 21, 2011 the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta received word that the remains of either a plesiosaur or an ichthyosaur had been discovered in the Milllennium Mine operated by the petroleum company Suncor Inc. This mine is located about 30 km north of the town of Fort McMurray (population ~50,000) in northeastern Alberta (about 800km north of Drumheller), and is one of the places where bitumen rich sand is mined and refined into various petroleum products. On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 myself and technician Darren Tanke flew up to Fort McMurray expecting to see...
  • Alberta Elects NDP Majority Government; Ends Tories’ 44-Year Reign

    05/05/2015 9:19:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.5.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    My newest article yesterday weighed in on the Alberta election and posed the question, "Could Alberta Vote Socialist?" The answer is yes. Tonight, the people of Canada's most conservative province have elected an NDP majority government and thus ended the Tories' 44-year reign in power. That reign was the longest in Canadian history. The NDP have been elected or are leading in 54 of the 87 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Wildrose Party remains the Official Opposition have been elected or are leading in 20 seats.
  • Couple Rents Out Home Using Popular Website – and Returns to Something Almost Unimaginable

    05/01/2015 5:24:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 1, 2015 | jon street
    The Kings rented out their Calgary, Alberta, home in Canada using the popular renting service Airbnb. They thought it would be an easy way to help offset the cost of their travel with their two kids, CTV reported. They were wrong. The Airbnb renters told the King family that only four people would be staying at the home while they attended a wedding. So on Saturday, they handed over the keys and were off on their trip. But it wasn’t long before they their neighbors called and sent them text messages, explaining that they were concerned about what was going on. Later,...
  • Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

    02/27/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-25-15 | KELLY MCEVERS
    Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.
  • CP NewsAlert: Alberta voters head to polls on May 5 in provincial election

    04/07/2015 10:42:55 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 7 replies
    The Canadian Press via Yahoo! News Canada ^ | April 7, 2015 | The Canadian Press
    EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has called a provincial election for May 5. The campaign will play out against the backdrop of an Alberta economy in flux. The collapse in the price of oil, the province's main income source, is expected to cause a $5-billion deficit this year. Prentice's Progressive Conservatives will be running on a budget that includes tax hikes and spending cuts to ride out the storm.
  • Albertans make too much money, some economists say

    03/05/2015 3:19:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 05, 2015 5:00 AM ET| Last Updated: Mar 05, 2015 5:00 AM ET | Tracy Johnson
    Alberta wages almost 25% higher than Canadian average Economists, politicians and business leaders seek ways to bring wages down Springtime is typically oilpatch bonus season. As the grass turns green, car dealerships and upscale stores tend to get busier. This year is different. Bonuses — if they exist at all — are expected to be small. Wages have been frozen. Oilpatch workers are happy to have a job at all. And that's the private sector. Public sector workers, like teachers and nurses, are on high alert as the provincial government makes increasingly loud noises about reopening their contracts to cut...
  • Canadian Police: 9 Dead at 3 Separate but Connected Edmonton-Area Crime Scenes

    12/30/2014 3:14:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 30, 2014
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  • Oil pipeline delayed for more environmental review

    03/15/2011 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    victoriaadvocate ^ | updated March 15, 2011 at 9:02 p.m. | staff
    Environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth, have raised concerns that the pipeline could foul underground and surface water supplies, increase air pollution around refineries and harm wildlife. They also have speculated about what they consider inadequate pipeline safety and emergency spill responses….. Supporters say the project could be a boon for U.S. jobs and energy production while strengthening a friendly source of oil.
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • Pro-Palestinian Protesters In Calgary: “All Hail Hitler” ( Canada )

    08/05/2014 7:17:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A reporter for the Calgary Herald was there, but she didn’t find their words newsworthy. Her story about the rally mentions the counter-protesters, but not their “All Hail Hitler” chant. See, because that might cause problems for the good guys. The ones using children as shields.
  • Reporter Admits Covering Up Chants of "Heil Hitler' at Pro-Hamas Rally

    08/04/2014 6:00:36 AM PDT · by bboop · 22 replies
    Front Page Mag.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hear no evil. See no evil. Report no evil. When it’s Hamas supporters anyway. When I posted the video of anti-Israel protesters chanting “Heil Hitler” at pro-Israel supporters during Ezra Levant’s rally in Calgary Thursday (see here) you absolutely knew there was no way that attending media didn’t witness it and stayed silent – now we have proof that at least one did exactly that. While reading this piece “Silent vigil Palestinian solidarity” I noticed Calgary Herald reporter Erika Stark omitted the fact that Israel supporters were attacked even after referencing the event where it happened: Meanwhile on Twitter, Stark...
  • Arizona sheriff says Alberta teen is threatening him (Sheriff Arpaio )

    05/19/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    cnews ^ | May 16, 2014 , Last Updated: 7:45 PM ET | Allison Salz, QMI Agency
    EDMONTON A man who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff" is calling out an Alberta teen after receiving a series of profanity littered death threats. Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the 16-year-old Morinville, Alta., boy has been sending e-mail death threats since last year. Most of the threats are too vulgar to print, but one of the emails talks about killing the sheriff and burning the body.
  • Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

    05/13/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | May 7, 2014 | Bryan Alary, University of Alberta
    "We know that the impact occurred within the last 70 million years, and in that time about 1.5 km of sediment has been eroded. That makes it really hard to pin down and actually date the impact." Erosion has worn away all but the "roots" of the crater, leaving a semicircular depression eight kilometres across with a central peak. Schmitt says that when it formed, the crater likely reached a depth of 1.6 to 2.4 km—the kind of impact his graduate student Wei Xie calculated would have had devastating consequences for life in the area. "An impact of this magnitude...
  • Large black bear kills female Canadian Suncor worker

    05/08/2014 1:44:14 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-8-14
    An energy company worker has been killed by a black bear at a base in the tar sands region of the Canadian province of Alberta, the firm has said. The 36-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police later shot and killed the male bear, which had remained in the area. Bears are emerging from hibernation near the Suncor Energy Inc oil sands mining operation, 25km (15.5m) north of Fort McMurray.
  • Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy?

    05/05/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/4/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The D.C. metro was plastered last month with ads by GoWithCanada.ca, promoting the proposed 1,179-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline originating in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Nebraska. Described as “America’s best energy partner,” Canada provides United States refineries every day with 2.4 million barrels of crude oil, more than Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined. The ads explained that “80% of Canada’s oil sands production capacity is owned by North American companies.”
  • Chrysler Vans Sitting Idle As Oil Boom Robs Rail Capacity

    04/24/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 30 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/24/2014 | Derek Kreindler
    Several hundred Chrysler minivans are stuck indefinitely on a piece of prime Detroit real estate, unable to be transported across America. The reason? The fossil fuel boom in Canada and the United States is hogging much of the available rail capacity needed to transport the vans. Citing a report by the Associated Press, the Windsor Star reports that railway capacity – which is normally transport new vehicles – is being eaten up by deliveries of oil from both the Alberta Oil Sands and the Bakken shale formation in the United States. According to the AP, just 9,500 railway carloads of...
  • Plans for massive oil pipeline opposed by environmentalists

    08/18/2011 2:30:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/1/8/11 | Dana Hull
    A controversial proposal to build a massive underground pipeline to carry 700,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas has become the environmental issue of the summer, pitting developers and labor unions desperate for construction jobs against environmentalists and Native American tribes who fear the pipeline will spell environmental disaster. TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL project would consist of more than 1,700 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipe, about 327 miles of which would be in Canada while the rest would snake southward through the central United States. Because the pipeline would...
  • The Washington Post Responds To Me, and I Reply to the Post

    03/22/2014 9:03:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 3/22/14 | John Hinderaker
    On Thursday, the Washington Post published an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin titled “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article’s first paragraph included this claim: The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned cornerstone of the fortune of conservative Koch brothers Charles and David. The theme of the article was that the Keystone Pipeline is all about the Koch brothers; or, at least, that this is a plausible claim. The Post authors relied on a report...
  • Enbridge:U.S. taking longer than expected to weigh Alberta Clipper expansion

    02/17/2014 1:27:04 PM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2014 | LAUREN KRUGEL
    Enbridge Inc. says the U.S. State Department is taking longer than expected to review an expansion to its Alberta Clipper pipeline between Alberta and Wisconsin. But executives with the Calgary-based energy shipper say they're confident a green light will come in time to expand the line to 800,000 barrels per day by the middle of next year. Enbridge obtained a U.S. federal permit in 2009 before starting up the first phase of the line, which has 450,000 barrels per day of capacity, but the State Department says it needs to amend its environmental review before allowing the expansions to go...
  • Which Democrats Benefit From Keystone XL Pipeline Delays?

    02/17/2014 5:15:01 AM PST · by thackney · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Fox ^ | 2014/02/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the company looking to build the pipeline, public records show. A recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) remains opposed to its construction. “In my view, there is now enough evidence to conclude that construction of this pipeline is not in America’s long-term interest,” Kaine said in a statement on the review. The freshman Democrat has between $15,000 and $50,000 invested in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, according to his...
  • Redford must expose Gore’s climate fears as nonsense in Friday’s meeting

    01/23/2014 9:24:02 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/23/2014 | Tom Harris
    Alberta premier Alison Redford has promised to take Al Gore to task at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday for “providing information to people that isn’t accurate” concerning the oil sands. She claims, with good justification, that much of Gore’s activism against her province’s most important project is not based on sound science. Since the premier’s meeting with the former vice-president is private, Redford has said that she will report back on how the discussion goes.
  • Judge Orders Catholic School Board to Face Tribunal Over Firing of Transgender Teacher [Canada]

    01/15/2014 7:08:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/13/14 | Peter Baklinski
    EDMONTON, Alberta, January 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alberta judge has ruled that a Catholic school board face a hearing at the province’s human rights tribunal over its decision to remove a transgender activist from its list of substitute teachers. The case tests the right of Catholic schools to hire and teach according to their denominational beliefs, which are protected in the Constitution Act 1867. Janet Buterman now goes by "Jan" and dresses as a man. In 2009, Janet Buterman, 39 at the time, filed a human rights complaint against the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board after she said...
  • Could US lose access to Keystone oil? Canada moves to Plan B

    01/15/2014 3:27:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2014 | Dan Springer
    Where crude oil is concerned, Canada waits for no country. It doesn’t matter how wealthy or how friendly that country is -- or whether that country is the United States. With the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline stuck in limbo on the U.S. side, Canada’s Energy Board recently gave a thumbs up to a $6.5 billion pipeline designed to carry 525,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta to ships on the British Columbia coast. The final destination is most likely Asia. The development has the U.S. oil industry attacking the Obama administration over its drawn-out process....
  • Saudi letter concerning oil and gas has panicky tone

    01/12/2014 6:00:03 AM PST · by Dartman · 91 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 11/14 | Ezra Levant
    Saudi Arabia has noticed Canada’s booming oil and gas industry — and they don’t like what they see. You could even say they’re scared. That’s the panicky message in a 14-page memo written to Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, an influential member of the Saudi royal family. He desperately warns them that Saudi Arabia’s energy dominance is at risk, including from oil and gas developments in western democracies. And he mentions Canada by name. Al-Waleed isn’t just another pundit or oil-rich Arab sheikh. He’s an international tycoon who has built a vast empire of holdings, including...
  • Are the Great Lakes the new transport lane for Alberta crude oil?

    12/14/2013 7:18:01 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 58 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Dec. 12, 2013 | Yadullah Hussain
    The small town of Superior, Wisconsin may emerge as an unlikely American maritime hub for Canadian crude if plans to transport Alberta oil sands oil across the Great Lakes come to pass. There are many hurdles to cross. The first is a proposal to repair a shipping dock on Lake Superior that would set the stage for the construction of an oil terminal feeding refineries in and around the Great Lakes. Superior-based Elkhorn Industries has applied for a permit to reconstruct 700 feet of dockwall with the Wisconsin Natural Resources Department, and the move has pricked the ears of those...
  • Canada split over hijab-style Muslim police uniform

    12/09/2013 8:52:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/09/2013 | Ségolčne Allemandou
    Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, this weekend unveiled official hijab-style headscarves approved for use by female Muslim officers, in a move that has revealed a growing split in attitudes towards the wearing of religious symbols across the country. The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said in a press release that the the hijab-style headscarf, which covers the hair and neck but not the face, was designed to “reflect the changing diversity in the community, and to facilitate the growing interest in policing careers from Edmonton’s Muslim community”. Edmonton city councillor Scott McKeen said the move was a “gesture of inclusion” towards...
  • Cat jumps on cameraman’s head during news shoot

    11/19/2013 7:41:14 PM PST · by South40 · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/2013 | Charlene Sakoda
    CBC cameraman Sam Martin was in the field on November 15th with reporter Briar Stewart in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada covering a story about school buses when Sam had a very unexpected surprise. A camera friendly feline strolled near the bus then took notice of the cameraman and his gear. What appeared to be a grey and white tabby cat leapt up Sam’s back while he was shooting a promo for the story, made its way atop the cameraman’s head, then perched on the tripod mounted camera. video at link
  • (Exempt) Landrieu Lobbies Hard for Keystone XL

    11/13/2013 2:21:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/13 | Clare Foran
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Tuesday that she would continue to put pressure on the administration to speed up its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. "I intend to see if we can push forward the approval of the Keystone pipeline," Landrieu told reporters after a meeting the senator held with Premier Alison Redford of Alberta, Canada, to discuss a way forward on the pipeline, which, if built, would bring crude from Alberta's oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries. "The ball is in our court and I hope the United States will make a decision," Landrieu said. "So I'm going...
  • Ads to Help Muslim Girls in Danger of Honor Killing Removed As Islamic Supremacists Make Demands

    10/31/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Our AFDI honor killing ads which hit the streets last week were taken down today. I just received a call from CTV asking me what I thought of the removal of our ad, which was designed to help Muslim girls in trouble. I had not been told. It was the first I was hearing it. We placed our ads in Edmonton because human rights activists there wanted to partner with our organization to do so. Honor killing is a grim reality that is largely ignored, and girls are suffering as a result. Muslim fathers kill their daughters for real or...
  • Calgary police seeking car prowlers who desecrated woman’s ashes

    08/13/2013 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 1 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | AUGUST 13, 2013 | QMI AGENCY
    CALGARY — Calgary police are looking for a group of car prowlers who desecrated the ashes of a 19-year-old crash victim. Among several cars hit during a break-in spree on Aug. 2., was a white truck, where the thieves found a green velvet pouch containing the ashes of a 19-year-old woman killed in a crash four years ago, and a green jacket that once belonged to her, police said. The heartless criminals dumped the ashes, and tossed the pouch on the ground and made off with the jacket among their ill-gotten gains. Police say some ashes were recovered, but rain...
  • University of Alberta creates ‘all-gender’ restrooms for transgender students

    08/29/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    EDMONTON, Alberta, August 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although the University of Alberta already has unisex restrooms on campus, the university has agreed to create "all-gender washrooms" for transgender students. “We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary," said Melanie Alexander of the school's "Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project," according to a CBC report. "It’s this really vulnerable place to be when you don’t feel like you have places that reflect your gender expression,” she added. The...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Retreating Thunderstorm at Sunset

    08/28/2013 3:43:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | August 28, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What type of cloud is that? This retreating cumulonimbus cloud, more commonly called a thundercloud, is somewhat unusual as it contains the unusual bumpiness of a mammatus cloud on the near end, while simultaneously producing falling rain on the far end. Taken in mid-June in southern Alberta, Canada, the cloud is moving to the east, into the distance, as the sun sets in the west, behind the camera. In the above image, graphic sunset colors cross the sky to give the already photogenic cloud striking orange and pink hues. A darkening blue sky covers the background. Further in the...
  • Obama's Keystone Job Claims As Phony As His Recovery

    07/31/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 31, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Policy: The president falsely claims that the jobs created by the pipeline from Canada would be but a "blip relative to the need," ignoring his own State Department and the unions that support him. At the rate President Obama is going, he may claim that building the Keystone XL pipeline will actually cost jobs. In an interview with the New York Times last Saturday, he argued that the best estimate is 2,000 initial construction jobs followed by no more than an additional 100 jobs, a mere "blip." The newspaper's transcript of the interview showed Obama chuckling dismissively as he...
  • Bitumen bubble bursts as heavy oil differential narrows

    07/05/2013 10:58:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    CALGARY HERALD ^ | JULY 5, 2013 | DAVE COOPER
    The so-called "bitumen bubble," which was used to justify provincial cuts this spring, has burst, as Alberta bitumen passed the $85 per barrel mark this week. That's almost double what Alberta was getting for its raw bitumen in January, when prices were about $45 per barrel. And since all prices are based on U.S. dollars, and the loonie has dropped in value compared to its American counterpart, Thursday's price of $85.50 looks even sweeter. The most important international benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil at Cushing, Okla., was trading for $101 per barrel. And Western Canada Select (WCS), the benchmark...
  • Calgary flooding forces evacuations, 100,000 may be affected

    The City of Calgary has issued mandatory evacuation orders for 14 communities after massive flooding in the city and across southern Alberta. The city says up to 100,000 people could be affected by evacuations.
  • Bear in the tree (Youtube)

    06/20/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-19-2013 | Jeffrey Moffatt
    So you want to bear hunt in Alberta, Canada?? Better pack extra underwear!!
  • Canadian Minister: Put Up Or Shut Up On Keystone XL

    04/26/2013 6:15:41 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 26, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: As the EPA snipes at the State Department's approval, Canada's natural resource minister says failure to approve the pipeline would seriously jeopardize our energy relationship and do nothing to save the earth. Joe Oliver, not amused by the continued delays in perhaps the most shovel-ready project since the pyramids, said Wednesday that rejection by the U.S. of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline "would represent a serious reversal in our long-standing energy relationship." This critical energy infrastructure project is also perhaps the most studied and approved. After a reroute at the behest of environmentalists allegedly concerned about the sensitive Ogallala...
  • Un-Equalization

    04/20/2013 11:28:35 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    LPSullivan.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Federally-mandated theft has been around as long as Canada has been a nation. Various forms of ‘Equalization’ policies have littered our history, with only the details of source, recipient, and excuse changing. Always sold in the wrappings of patriotism of helping those provinces suffering economically (and in our early days, possibly justifiable under the circumstances), the system has now become little more than helping those provinces which refuse to help themselves. Thanks to Pierre Trudeau’s 1982 Canada Act which puts Equalization in our Constitution, it is probably here to stay. So is it working? Let’s choose a random ‘have-not’ beneficiary...
  • Alberta's Ralph Klein dead at 70

    03/29/2013 10:41:27 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 20 replies
    CBC via Yahoo! Canada News ^ | March 29, 2013 | CBC News
    Ralph Klein, the hugely popular though often controversial man known as "King Ralph," or just plain Ralph, led Alberta's long-ruling Progressive Conservative Party from 1992 to 2006 and presided over four consecutive majority governments. The former premier, who died Friday surrounded by family and friends in a Calgary-area long-term care facility, was 70.
  • Mountie joins in hard rock jam session in the forest [Canada]

    03/28/2013 2:06:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
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  • State: No Environmental Reason To Delay Keystone XL

    03/04/2013 4:45:27 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Energy: In yet another clean bill of health, the State Department's draft review says the pipeline from Canada will not affect global warming or harm aquifers it crosses. But it will create jobs and economic growth. The U.S. State Department's second Keystone XL supplemental environmental impact statement, which represents the project's fourth environmental review, finds the pipeline would not accelerate global greenhouse gas emissions or significantly harm the natural habitats along its route. This sent the administration's environmentalist base into spasms of hysteria. Greenies had warned that the extraction of crude from Alberta's oil sands would release dangerous...
  • Will Obama Trade A Carbon Tax For Keystone XL?

    02/15/2013 3:41:29 PM PST · by raptor22 · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Gebruary 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Taxes: The president may try to satisfy both environmentalists and pro-growth blocs by tying the shovel-ready project curiously left out of the State of the Union to just-introduced carbon-tax legislation. Having failed to lower the sea levels in his first term, President Obama, in the first SOTU of his second term, highlighted the need for fighting climate change and proposed an Energy Security Trust Fund to siphon off money from those who actually produce abundant and useable energy to fund alternative energy sources which constitute a rounding error in the percent of energy produced by various sources. Two days later,...
  • Obama Unveils His Economy-Killing Cap-And-Tax Plan

    02/13/2013 4:18:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 13, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: The president's proposed Energy Security Fund will stifle the private energy sector boom and provide permanent funding for future Solyndras and electric cars that nobody wants. And what about that pipeline, sir? A nonexistent crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and in justifying his proposal for a cap-and-tax scheme, President Obama claimed in his State Of The Union that "the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15." He was lying. The fact is, according to new data released quietly last October by Britain's Met Office, the world's natural post-Ice Age warming trend stopped...
  • Nebraska Environmental Report Finds Keystone XL Pipeline Safe To Bring Jobs, Revenue, Growth

    01/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Energy: The further review the administration said was needed is done, with a Nebraska environmental agency saying it's safe to build the pipeline that will bring oil, jobs and revenue from our friendly northern neighbor. After kicking the Canadian oil barrel down the road, the Obama administration may soon be forced to approve the Keystone XL pipeline or come up with another excuse to block it after a report from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality declared it would have "minimal environmental impacts" on the state and its sensitive aquifers. Friday's report triggered a 30-day deadline for Nebraska Gov. Dave...
  • Obama pipeline decision may preview energy policy (Keystone XL)

    12/01/2012 4:17:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 11:28 AM EST | Josh Lederman
    It’s a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he’s won a second term, his next move on a proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada may signal how he will deal with climate and energy issues in the four years ahead. Obama is facing increasing pressure to determine the fate of the $7 billion Keystone XL project, with environmental activists and oil producers each holding out hope that the president, freed from the political constraints of re-election, will side with them on this and countless other related issues down the road. On...
  • Senators Ask Obama For Post-Election Keystone OK

    11/21/2012 9:32:56 AM PST · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Nobember 21, 2012
    Now that the election is over, nine Republican and nine Democrats have asked the president to stop making excuses and build a job-creating pipeline that will close the revenue gap through economic growth. The truly bipartisan group of senators, led by Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat and powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, wrote President Obama on Friday urging him to quickly issue a permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring over 830,000 barrels of crude from Canada's oil sands to American refineries every day. "Setting...
  • Bipartisan Senate Group Pushes For Keystone XL Okay - Time To Lay Some Pipe

    11/20/2012 4:49:07 PM PST · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Now that the election is over, nine Republican and nine Democrats have asked the president to stop making excuses and build a job-creating pipeline that will close the revenue gap through economic growth. The truly bipartisan group of senators, led by Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat and powerful chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, wrote President Obama on Friday urging him to quickly issue a permit for the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring over 830,000 barrels of crude from Canada's oil sands to American refineries every day. "Setting...
  • 13-year-old says ‘gay porn’ led to repeated rape of 4-year-old

    08/10/2012 10:15:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.10.2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    CALGARY, Alberta, August 10, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 13-year-old boy is awaiting sentencing in Calgary after pleading guilty to raping a four-year-old boy in his foster home. The teen, identified as T, told police after his arrest on Jan. 3rd that the idea for the assaults, which occurred over the course of a year, came from watching “gay porn” on his foster parents’ home computer. T’s assaults were discovered when he was caught in the midst of an attack by a neighbor who could see in the bedroom window from his office next door. The neighbour called 911, and when...
  • The University of Alberta Discovery (possible cure for Big C)

    08/04/2012 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    DCA is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, a professor at the U of A Department of Medicine, has shown that dichloroacetate (DCA) causes regression in several cancers, including lung, breast, and brain tumors. Michelakis and his colleagues, including post-doctoral fellow Dr. Sebastien Bonnet, have published the results of their research in the journal Cancer Cell. ..... Until recently, researchers believed that cancer-affected mitochondria are permanently damaged and that this damage is the...