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  • TransCanada CEO says it's not easy, but oil business is 'resilient'

    12/19/2014 5:02:56 AM PST · by thackney
    CTV News ^ | December 18, 2014 | Lauren Krugel
    The CEO of TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says he doesn't see the oil industry's appetite for new pipelines faltering even though crude prices have skidded to the lowest point in more than five-years. In an interview in his downtown Calgary office, Russ Girling said he's seen ups and downs far more drastic over his career and expects the oilpatch will come out of the latest downturn in reasonably good shape. "There's a tremendous need to build irrespective of the price of the commodity right now," Girling said. "We're being pressed to get these facilities online as quickly as we possibly can."...
  • Bill Cosby protesters plan to disrupt Hamilton show

    12/18/2014 9:26:00 PM PST · by SteveH · 34 replies
    cbc news ^ | dec. 18, 2014 | kelly bennett
    A Hamilton writer is recruiting people to buy tickets to comedian Bill Cosby's upcoming performance in the city so they can disrupt the show inside the theatre. Anne Bokma said "the numbers are growing every day" of people planning to join her for a non-violent protest during Cosby's Jan. 9 show at Hamilton Place Theatre. Bokma said she's been contacted through her website by both people who want to join her by buying $90 tickets, and people who have tickets to the show who don't want to go anymore and are unable to get refunds. They're giving Bokma their tickets...
  • Purported Islamic state video calls for attacks on Canadians

    12/18/2014 12:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Province ^ | December 17, 2014 | Terry Pedwell
    OTTAWA - A slickly produced video released on Sunday urged Muslims to launch indiscriminate attacks against Canadians, similar to those carried out in October in Ottawa and Montreal. The SITE Intelligence Group, an American based company that monitors trends within the global jihadist movement, said the video was produced by the Islamic State and the Levant. It was also been distributed on Twitter and jihadi forums. On the video a man, who says he is a Canadian and identifies himself as "Abu Anwar al-Canadi," urges his Muslim countrymen to follow the example of Martin Couture-Rouleau. The National Post identified the...
  • Exxon and ConocoPhillips make record-breaking bid for offshore exploration rights

    12/18/2014 7:07:14 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Houston Business Journal ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Olivia Pulsinelli
    Exxon Mobil Corp., ConocoPhillips and Canada-based Suncor Energy Inc. The parcel is in the Flemish Pass offshore Newfoundland in northeast Canada. That's where Norway-based Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO) last year made a major oil discovery, its third in the Flemish Pass Basin. The record-breaking bid comes as oil prices have fallen to their lowest levels in years, though production is still going strong, Houston Business Journal previously reported. The news helped boost ConocoPhillips' stock on Dec. 16, when it reached $64.94 per share, up nearly 6 percent, before closing at $63.24, up 2.5 percent. Similarly, Exxon's stock jumped to $89.14...
  • Dalhousie dental school investigates misogynistic Facebook comments

    12/17/2014 3:02:29 PM PST · by Loyalist · 6 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 16, 2014 | Jane Taber
    A group of male fourth-year Dalhousie University dentistry students who posted misogynistic comments about their female colleagues on a Facebook page, including crude jokes about sedating them for rough sex, are at risk of expulsion. University president Richard Florizone has launched an investigation into the incident, and immediately postponed exams for the 47 fourth-year students – 26 men and 21 women – until January, not wanting any targets of the offensive posts to be sitting next to a perpetrator until he knows more. .... The social media group was called the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen. According to the CBC,...
  • Nova Scotia hears Christian law school stance

    12/16/2014 11:40:22 AM PST · by aimhigh · 2 replies
    BayToday ^ | 12/16/2014 | Canadian Press
    Brian Casey told Nova Scotia Supreme Court that the provincial regulator overstepped its bounds when it decided in April it would ban graduates from Trinity Western University from the province's bar admission program unless the school dropped a requirement that students abstain from sex outside heterosexual marriage. The requirement, spelled out in a pledge that all students sign, has been criticized as discriminatory against gays and lesbians. Casey said the court should overturn the law society's regulation on the grounds that it infringes on the future students' charter rights of freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of association...
  • Should dogs be citizens? It’s not as crazy as you think. (Huh?)

    12/16/2014 11:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    VOX ^ | December 16, 2014 | Zack Beauchamp
    What if domestic animals — pets such as dogs and cats as well livestock like cows and chickens — were granted citizenship rights? That may sound like a crazy question, but Canadian philosopher Will Kymlicka thinks it's a critically important one. Kymlicka, a professor at Queen's University, is a well-regarded figure in modern political philosophy. He's also the author, along with writer Sue Donaldson, of Zoopolis, a book making the case for animal citizenship. Their basic premise is simple: animals are already part of our society, as pets and work animals, therefore we should formally recognize them as such. That's...
  • Canada: Ottawa attacker was not a ‘lone wolf’

    12/16/2014 10:15:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    October’s terror attack in Canada, in which a lone attacker tragically took the life of a Canadian soldier outside of the Parliament building in Ottawa, prompted a series of hand-wringing reports over the rise of “lone wolf” terrorists. This attack was preceded by a radicalized man striking two members of Canada’s military with a car, killing one. The Ottawa attack was followed by another radicalized Islamist attacking New York City Police officers with a hatchet. Yesterday, a self-styled Islamic cleric took two lives and wounded may others after taking a group in Sydney hostage. The rise of the “lone...
  • Oil price drop means lost billions for Canada, CIBC says

    12/16/2014 9:42:00 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 18 replies
    CBC News ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Pete Evans
    The dramatic decline in oil prices will cost Ottawa about $5 billion in lost revenue and provincial economies a little more than that, one of Canada's biggest banks suggested today. That's one of the main takeaways from a CIBC report that attempts to quantify the impact of plunging oil prices on many aspects of Canada's economy. "The recent dive in crude oil prices is an unprecedented development for the Canadian economy," the report by CIBC economists Avery Shenfeld, Peter Buchanan and Warren Lovely says. There's a broad consensus that the declining price of oil is bad economic news for Canada,...
  • Expert: Under $2 Gas Soon

    12/15/2014 8:22:33 AM PST · by central_va · 59 replies
    wrva richmond va ^ | 12/15/14 | Andy Doernen
    Richmond, Va. (1140wrva.com) Look for gas prices in the area to fall below $2 in the near future. Local gas industry analyst John Zehler, President of wholesaler Virginia Fuels, is predicting under $2 pump prices as the free fall in crude prices continues. Zehler says the price plunge has been going on for 6 months and it's going to be hard to turn it around until demand catches up with production. He says some folks think, with the current trend, we could see gas fall to $1.60 by the summer but admits it wild speculation.
  • Israeli minister: Iran doesn't need one centrifuge (video at link)

    12/14/2014 10:18:54 AM PST · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13th, 2014 11:44 PM ET
    Fareed speaks with Naftali Bennett, the economic minister in Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet, about Iran's nuclear program. Watch the full interview on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN. Iran - you have said that you thought a bad deal would lead to war, but a good deal could lead to peace. So the question is, do you regard the deal that is under discussion as a good deal or a bad deal? From what we can tell, the area where they seem to be at right now is that Iran would go from about 19,000...
  • Lower Oil and King Dollar Are Unambiguously Good Don’t listen to the naysayers.

    12/13/2014 5:58:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    nat review ^ | 12/12/14 | l kudlow
    We all know that the American energy revolution, led by the new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has created a flood of new shale-oil and natural-gas production that has overwhelmed world markets and driven prices down by roughly 40 percent. End-of-week crude oil closed near $57 a barrel, and the national average gasoline price finished at $2.60. No matter what the naysayers are trying to sell, the new energy reality is unambiguously good for the U.S. and global economies. There may be some dislocations among countries, sectors, or companies, but the overwhelming impact is positive. In fact, the...
  • Party’s Over: Canadian Navy Bans Drinking at Sea

    12/12/2014 9:31:28 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 91 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | 12 December 2014 | David Ljunggren
    OTTAWA, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailors had hitherto been allowed to drink off duty. Now, they will only be able to sample alcohol on special occasions such as Christmas, if the captain gives permission.
  • B.C. revokes consent for Christian law school

    12/12/2014 10:52:45 AM PST · by RansomOttawa · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Andrea Woo
    B.C.'s Minister of Advanced Education has revoked his consent for the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. . . .The school, which would be built at the university's Langley campus, had become a lightning rod for controversy because of a line in the university’s covenant that requires all students, administrators and faculty to abstain from "sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman."A legal challenged launched against Mr. Virk and TWU by two Canadian law firms said the minister had "created a two-tiered system of legal education" when he granted consent. After some deliberation, the law...
  • Former Guelph physician Dr. Kulbir Singh Billing faces fraud charges (Billing fraud)

    12/12/2014 7:44:01 AM PST · by Loyalist · 5 replies
    Guelph Mercury ^ | December 12, 2014 | Liz Monteiro
    KITCHENER — A Kitchener anesthetist specializing in pain management has been charged with two counts of fraud after he billed the Ontario government for services he didn't provide. The Ontario Provincial Police Anti-Rackets branch arrested and charged Dr. Kulbir Singh Billing, 63, on Monday night. He will appear in Ontario Court in January. He faces two counts of fraud over $5,000. OPP Sgt. Peter Leon said the charges stem from billings to the Ontario government from 2010 to 2013. Leon said billings were made to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for services that...
  • A Coal Plant That Buries Its Greenhouse Gases

    12/12/2014 5:14:05 AM PST · by thackney · 40 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 12/11/2014 | Peter Fairley
    Boundary dam, a power plant in Estevan, Saskatchewan, is the first commercial coal-fired plant to capture carbon dioxide from its emissions, compress the gas, and bury it underground. The plant demonstrates that so-called carbon capture and storage (CCS) can work at a large scale—a crucial achievement given that CCS could play a significant role worldwide in reducing the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Right now only two other CCS power-plant projects are under construction, both of them in the United States. That’s because CCS carries a hefty price tag: SaskPower invested $1 billion to equip one of the...
  • The Once Great Country of America is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

    12/11/2014 12:59:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Marc Patrone
    America is a mess and the world can barely tear its eyes away from the unfolding train wreck.
  • BREAKING: Ontario College approves draft policy forcing doctors to provide abortions, contraceptives

    12/11/2014 8:19:24 AM PST · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Pete Baklinski
    Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons has tentatively approved a policy forcing doctors in some circumstances to provide abortions, contraceptives, and vasectomies.If doctors fail to comply with the proposed regulations, they could face disciplinary action, Marc Gabel, a former president of the college, told the Globe and Mail.The College Council has approved the draft policy for “external consultation,” and it will continue to accept public input until February 20, 2015.The policy would force doctors who are “unwilling to provide certain elements of care due to their moral or religious beliefs” — such as abortion — to refer the patient “in...
  • A Stephen Harper Christmas: PM plays concert for Tory faithful, drawing raucous standing ovation

    12/11/2014 2:57:52 AM PST · by xp38 · 8 replies
    The National Post ^ | Dec 10 2014 | Jason Fekete
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper put on a show for Conservative faithful in Ottawa on Tuesday, jamming with his new band on stage to the delight of Tory MPs and staffers.
  • F-35, competitors equally capable for most missions: report (Canada)

    12/10/2014 6:52:02 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12.10.2014 | LEE BERTHIAUME
    A highly-anticipated, government-commissioned report on the F-35 and its competitors shows little difference between the four warplanes when it comes to the vast majority of missions they will be required to perform. The only major exception is fighting against another country, though the report says such an event is “highly unlikely” to occur in the future, and even then, “the government is not obliged to undertake such a mission.” The findings are expected to set off another round of bitter debate in the House of Commons and defence circles over whether the government should move ahead with purchasing the F-35....
  • Opec's Wake Up Call

    12/08/2014 7:58:38 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Intel ^ | December 2014 | Sadad al-Husseini
    The Opec meeting of Nov. 27 brought new strategic thinking to Opec's deliberations and redirected its fixation away from short-term oil pricing toward greater commercial transparency and market-based commodity pricing. This was due in no small measure to Saudi Arabia's determination to eliminate ill-advised oil price manipulations and restore Opec's credibility as the price setting leader of international oil markets. This reality check became inevitable when Opec finally focused on the stark facts of a weak global economy and soft oil demand at a time of abundant oil supplies and inflated prices. The kingdom was forceful in advocating the reality...
  • And the place in North America with the most freedom is ...

    12/08/2014 10:51:47 AM PST · by omniscient · 8 replies
    Sun News ^ | Dec 8, 2014 | Editorial
    Alberta is the freest place in North America. So says the latest edition of Economic Freedom of North America, a report the Fraser Institute has produced for the past decade based on data going back 30 years.
  • Has the environmental movement ever seen a collapse it didn’t want to be on the brink of?

    12/06/2014 12:16:51 PM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 10 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 6, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    The most important thing to understand about an environmental concern is that it is infinitely malleable. It has Play-Doh’s or putty’s wonderful power of accommodation, to take whatever shape, for the moment, might be called for. Because the environment is, by definition or tautology, everything that is around us — there will always be something “in” the environment on which to hang an objection, mount a protest or, as Samuel Johnson, ever elegant, put it, “to point a moral, or adorn a tale.”
  • Republicans seem poised to expand Senate majority with Louisiana race

    12/04/2014 1:29:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2014 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Republicans appear poised to expand their Senate majority with a runoff election in Louisiana on Saturday that would cap big wins for their party in the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Republican Representative Bill Cassidy is running against Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, the top Democrat on the Senate Energy Committee, and has a comfortable lead in polls. If he wins, he would be the ninth Republican to capture a previously Democratic seat. His victory would give Republicans 54 seats in the 100-member Senate, enough for a majority but not the 60 seats needed to avoid the tactical blocking procedure known as...
  • Why the Keystone XL Pipeline Is Already Dead

    12/04/2014 6:17:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 12/04/2014 | Susan McGee
    The Keystone XL Pipeline project is almost certainly dead. No, not because a bill that would have finally given the go-ahead to begin construction fell one vote short in the lame duck Senate last month. Sure, that halted the legislative approval process in its tracks, but only until January, when a new Congress arrives and is sworn in. Republicans, who will have a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, have pledged to bring it back for another vote in the next session. The next vote may well bring a different result, but will the pipeline ever...
  • Analysts surprised by alleged Al Qaeda in Iran tie in Canada plot

    04/22/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies
    la times ^ | 4/22/2013 | Emily Alpert
    Police in Canada said Monday that two men suspected of plotting to derail a passenger train were guided by Al Qaeda elements in Iran, but the statement surprised many experts who study terrorism in the Middle East and Iran. “It frankly doesn’t compute for me,” said Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. "If there is any link, I would think it was extremely tangential." Iran and Al Qaeda have frequently had chilly relations, according to Slavin and other experts. Iran is majority Shiite, while Al Qaeda is firmly Sunni. In Syria, Al Qaeda has jumped into the...
  • Dalhousie social activism course has students hitting the streets in ‘active protest’ for credits

    12/03/2014 6:08:04 AM PST · by Loyalist · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | December 3, 2014 | Sarah Boesveld
    With drums, posters and a cause, 70 Dalhousie University students threaded through Halifax’s core late last month protesting rights abuses in North Korea. It was not a controversial cause — not the way abortion or any of the other hot topics of the day might be, organizer Robert Huish acknowledges. Their biggest challenge, he said, was figuring out how to keep candles lit in sub-zero temperatures. The turnout was great — perfect, even — quite likely because the participants’ academic success depended on it. Mr. Huish, a Dalhousie professor, is perhaps the first university instructor in Canada to award...
  • The Oil Glut And An Inevtiable Oil Price Rebound

    12/03/2014 5:02:23 AM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 01 December 2014 | James Hamilton
    The world is awash in oil, I’m hearing. The problem is, it’s fairly expensive oil. Take for example Canada. The country that has managed to increase its production of oil by a million barrels a day over the last decade. But almost all of that increase has come from oil sands. If you consider only conventional crude oil, Canadian production today would be a third of a million barrels a day lower than at its peak in 1973. Even without counting environmental costs, that stuff’s not cheap. It was profitable when West Texas Intermediate was over $90. But last week...
  • Legendary Montreal Canadiens star Jean Beliveau dead

    12/02/2014 10:08:25 PM PST · by xp38 · 31 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | December 2 2014 | Mike Zeisberger
    Jean Beliveau, one of the greatest legends to ever play in the National Hockey League, has passed away. He was 83. Elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972, Beliveau scored 507 goals and 712 assists in 1,125 games over parts of 20 seasons, all as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Beliveau was the first player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup playoffs MVP, winning the award in the Canadiens’ 1965 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. In the end, Beliveau won the Stanley Cup 10 times with the Canadiens. Along with being the captain of...
  • Will the US give the Dutch their gold back?

    12/02/2014 3:09:07 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Nov 2014 | Matt Clinch
    As the Dutch central bank looks to repatriate some of its gold reserves back from the New York Federal Reserve, Dennis Gartman, the editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, has questioned what reputational damage this could cause for the U.S. The Dutch central bank last week confirmed that it was shipping gold from the U.S. to the Netherlands to "spread its gold stock in a more balanced way", adding that it would have a "positive effect on public confidence". It comes after the Germans made a similar move in 2013, indicating that it would transfer 300 tons from New...
  • Saudis have reasons better than shale to let prices fall

    11/09/2014 6:06:10 AM PST · by thackney · 29 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 11/07/2014 | Bob Tippee
    Only by overlooking important forces in markets and politics can anyone assert that Saudi Arabia is letting crude prices fall mainly to extinguish competition from North American shale oil. With oil, the Saudi regime always takes the long view. With security, however, its motivations are more immediate. The kingdom faces unusually intense threats: Islamic State (IS) militancy in Iraq and Syria, the chance that Iran won’t agree by a Nov. 24 deadline to suspend its nuclear ambitions, terrorist insurrections from restive Yemen, durability of the menacing government of Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus. Falling oil prices hurt the IS and Iran,...
  • CFL Grey Cup 2014: Date, Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Preview

    For the fifth time in as many seasons, a new CFL champion will be crowned Sunday when the Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats square off in the 102nd Grey Cup. As expected, both teams have the look of champions entering Sunday. The Stamps (15-3) took care of business against the Edmonton Eskimos behind five total touchdowns from Bo Levi Mitchell on the way to the 43-18 victory. The Ti-Cats (9-9) put on an impressive show against the Montreal Alouettes on the way to a 40-24 triumph thanks to a pair of touchdowns from both Brandon Banks and Nic Grigsby. The...
  • Ezra Levant learns about “freedom of speech” in Canada [They don't have the First Amendment]

    11/29/2014 5:33:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Oh, Canada. Our neighbor to the north has tremendous appeal for many people. Conservatives love their vast energy resources, hunting, outdoor sports opportunities and – until recently – the fabulous comedy show of the Toronto mayor’s office. Liberals adore their socialized healthcare system, Justin Bieber and the fact that George W. Bush was never president there. But in case you were thinking of moving to the Great White North you should keep in mind that even for all of its wonderful features, Canada does not have any sort of assured freedom of speech. This is a lesson that Canadian...
  • More oil to travel on N.J. railroads

    11/29/2014 12:04:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.24.14 | Scott Fallon
    DON SMITH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER An air permit issued on Nov. 6 by the state Department of Environmental Protection allows Buckeye Partners to accept large amounts of Canadian tar sands oil at its newly renovated oil terminal in Perth Amboy. As debate rages in Washington over the environmental risks of allowing Canadian tar sands oil to be pumped across the U.S. in the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the Christie administration has quietly approved a permit that essentially opens New Jersey’s rail lines to carry that kind of oil through densely populated towns, past thousands of homes and businesses.  An air permit,...
  • Jian Ghomeshi Arrested: Ex-CBC Host Facing Sexual Assault Charges

    11/29/2014 4:13:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 11 replies
    Huffington Post Canada ^ | November 26, 2014 | Joshua Ostroff
    Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday in Toronto and is facing charges of four counts of sexual assault and one count of "overcome resistance - choking." He appeared in court this afternoon. CBC's John Lancaster reported that Ghomeshi was "sitting alone in prisoner's box. White shirt, black blazer. Looks tired." Ghomeshi has been granted $100,000 bail on the conditions that he live with his mother, surrender his passport and not leave Ontario. Ghomeshi's next court appearance is Jan. 8. Ghomeshi left the courthouse, pushing through a crush of media, without saying a word. But in a statement his lawyer Marie Henein...
  • Catholic school board reconsiders ban on Grade 6 students' gay rights project

    11/28/2014 11:51:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 11/28/2014 | Blair Crawford
    The Ottawa Catholic School Board is reconsidering its decision to ban a project on gay rights by two Grade 6 students at St. George elementary school. In a statement released Friday, Chairman Ted Hurley said: “I have had an opportunity to review the entire matter in the full context of promoting fairness, bullying prevention and Catholic teaching with regard to gay rights. All persons deserve love, respect and dignity, especially those that are discriminated against in society.” “The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has made it clear that our attitudes to gay and lesbian people should be addressed with love and...
  • White people told 'not to take up space' at Michael Brown vigil in Toronto

    11/28/2014 6:31:44 AM PST · by tellw · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 28, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    A set of rules for white people at a vigil for Michael Brown in Canada has sparked controversy with critics accusing organizers of promoting segregation. 'Non black allies' were told to 'refrain from taking up space in all ways possible' and 'never be at the centre of anything' at the event in Toronto on November 25. The Facebook page also advised white demonstrators to 'refrain from speaking to the media' and 'stand behind black folks or between us and the police'.
  • Report: Canada's Northwest Territories Hold Big Natural Gas Reserves

    11/26/2014 5:17:35 AM PST · by thackney · 17 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | NOV. 25, 2014 | Reuters
    Canada's Northwest Territories, including its Arctic islands and the adjacent Beaufort Sea, hold more than 1.2 billion barrels of crude oil and 16.4 trillion cubic feet of marketable natural gas, the National Energy Board (NEB) said on Tuesday. The NEB, the industry regulator, also estimated the region holds 53.3 million barrels of natural gas liquids. The crude oil total is minor compared with the U.S. Energy Information Administration's estimate of Canada's total proved reserves of 173.11 billion barrels, but it is nearly 25 percent of the EIA's estimate of the country's natural gas reserves of 68.17 trillion cubic feet.
  • How to Project Professional Presence When Running for Political Election

    11/24/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PRN Newswire Sterling Style Academy Yahoo! Finance Canada ^ | PRN Newswire November 24, 2014 | Sterling Style Academy
    NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With presidential elections coming up in 2016, the need for politicians to project a professional, trustworthy yet down-to-earth image is important. When preparing for a campaign, wardrobe decisions are far from trivial in politics. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141124/160563 Following the controversy of Sarah Palin's $150,000 wardrobe expense during the 2008 Republican Party's presidential campaign and given the key issue of income inequality that came up in the November 2014 United States elections, Sterling Style Academy students were assigned to assess the situation as a case study and provide possible wardrobe scenarios for rebranding the...
  • Patriotic moment: Canadian crowd finishes American anthem after mic cuts out

    11/24/2014 3:24:12 PM PST · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 20th November 2014 | John Luciew
    'Is there anyone classier than our neighbors to the north in Canada? They sure showed it again this week when a microphone cut out while a singer was belting out the 'Star Spangled Banner' before a Toronto Maple Leafs game with the Nashville Predators. No worries, the Canadian fans knew the words, and they finished singing the U.S. anthem without missing a beat. As an American, it is enough to make you proud -- and so very thankful for such good neighbors to the north.'
  • Watch Canadian Hockey Fans Help Finish the U.S. National Anthem After the Singer’s Mic Fails

    11/23/2014 6:40:52 AM PST · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 20 Nov 2014 | Samantha Grossman
    (video at link) This is sure to warm even the iciest hearts At a Toronto Maple Leafs game Tuesday night, singer Michelle Madeira was partway through The Star-Spangled Banner when her mic cut out. She continued singing, but of course, the crowd couldn’t hear her. Without missing a beat, the entire crowd picked up where Madeira left off, completing the U.S. national anthem in unison. Fans kept up the enthusiasm and sang O Canada right after. See? Hockey fans aren’t just drunken and rowdy and prone to fighting. They’re also sometimes really awesome.
  • UPDATED Kinder Morgan protesters mass for more arrests as test drilling starts

    11/22/2014 1:18:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    CBC ^ | 22 Nov 2014
    About 100 anti-pipeline protesters marched up Burnaby Mountain — many with the intention of getting themselves arrested — and gathered at the work site Saturday after Kinder Morgan started test drilling on Friday night. MORE | Complete coverage of the pipeline protests Organizers say they are still trying to stage a peaceful display of civil disobedience, but are prepared to face arrest. Simon Fraser University science professor Lynne Quarmby is among those leading the march. Quarmby and Tamo Campos, the grandson of environment activist David Suzuki were among those arrested on Friday. Protesters like Kate Gordanier-Smith say the beginning of...
  • ....final residence of Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling — a dilapidated semi in Toronto

    11/21/2014 7:08:32 PM PST · by Loyalist · 49 replies
    National Post ^ | November 21, 2014 | Laura Lind
    If the end result of a war is an exchange of territory, the outcome of a revolution is ultimately the exchange of real estate. The house at 716 Gerrard Street East is an apt illustration of the downward mobility of the politically displaced. Listed last week on MLS, the modest two-story Riverdale semidetached was the final residence of the Tsar Nicholas II’s last surviving sibling, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandranova. The highest ranking member of the Russian imperial family to emigrate to North America, Olga convalesced in the care of Russian friends who ran the beauty shop on the main floor....
  • Heartwarming Video: Canadian hockey fans finish Star Spangled Banner after singer’s mic cuts out

    11/21/2014 2:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Guy Benson
    We interrupt this week’s deluge of executive amnesty and Grubergate coverage to bring you this heartwarming Friday afternoon palate cleanser. First, some brief background, from HuffPo: They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don’t pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Nashville Predators hockey game. When Canadian singer Michelle Madeira began the American national anthem, her microphone failed. So what did the Canadian crowd do? They picked up right where she...
  • Keith Ellison on Keystone XL Pipeline: Send it through Vancouver if it’s so great

    11/21/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    One Democratic congressman is so opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline that he wouldn’t vote for it even if his party got a minimum-wage bump from Republicans in exchange. “I wouldn’t make that trade,” Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” of a hypothetical raise to $9.50 per hour. Senate Democrats late Tuesday filibustered a measure to green-light the contentious oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, potentially dooming the chances of party colleague Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and underscoring the power of the pro-environment caucus. Republicans vowed to put President Obama’s veto pen to the...
  • WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone

    11/20/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Understand what this project is,” Barack Obama said earlier this week when pressed on why his administration continues to stall on the Keystone XL pipeline after almost six years of waiting for a decision. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Understand what that was, Glenn Kessler responds today in a Washington Post fact check. It’s a three-Pinocchio lie based on an ignorant-at-best interpretation of a presentation slide from environmental activists. The refineries in...
  • Whilst the West Focuses on the Middle East, Putin Plots His Way to World War Three

    11/18/2014 8:44:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Under the punned headline “No wonder Vladimir Putin was Russian to leave the G20 summit,” the Daily Mail told of how he had eaten lunch alone, and of how commentators had joked that Mr Putin had been ‘relegated to Siberia’ in the ‘family photo’ of world leaders. It concluded that Mr Putin had fled the summit after a “stern” discussion with British Prime Minister David Cameron, in which Cameron told Putin that he was “at a crossroads”. Sounding wearily schoolmaster-ish, Cameron later commented “There's a real choice here, there's a different and better way for Russia to behave that could...
  • The Greatest Revelation of G20 Summit

    11/18/2014 7:06:34 AM PST · by se99tp · 2 replies
    CCD Report ^ | November 18th, 2014
    (…) While Putin was sitting alone at the table, the other tyrant (not elected in democratic elections) was warmly received, accepted if not worshipped. Current First Secretary of the Communist Party of China (It is worthy to note that Prime Minister Abbot and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop did not even dare to utter his full communist title in their public statements) enjoyed their company. Comrade Xi, as he should be known, not one time declared that the Western democratic values can not be reconciled with Marxism-Leninism. Comrade Xi preaches “Chinese Dream” that is another disinformation term to conceal the totalitarian...
  • Acid Rain Has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

    11/19/2014 12:29:19 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | November 19, 2014 | John Metcalfe
    Swimmers who dive into any number of Canadian lakes might not emerge clean and refreshed, but dripping with globs that resemble slimy fish eggs. A legacy of industrial pollution has caused great changes in the country's water chemistry, creating a boom in tiny organisms that transform lakes into "jelly." That's the gooey news from scientists behind a new paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, who say that populations of this particular organism have doubled since the 1980s in many of Ontario's lakes. The reasons involve a complex dance of species, but here's the short version: Acid rain caused...
  • Could Obama cut deal on Keystone pipeline? Don't rule it out

    11/19/2014 10:45:44 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    Returers ^ | 11/19 | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. After years of fighting over TransCanada's crude oil pipeline from Canada, a Keystone deal is not entirely out of the question, sources inside the administration and others close to the White House told Reuters on Tuesday. With the Senate's narrow defeat of a Keystone bill on Tuesday, Obama avoided the awkward position of possibly vetoing a bill supported by members of his...