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Airdrie Fair Deal Panel town hall rescheduled to Jan. 27

January 24, 2020

The Fair Deal Panel town hall in Airdrie has been rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town and Country Centre. It is important to note that seating capacity is limited and registration for the

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Cleaning up carbon with a new kind of concrete

January 24, 2020

Nova Scotia’s CarbonCure Technologies has announced the completion of a major new installation at YYC Calgary International Airport, Alberta. The new de-icing pad, the East Deicing Apron, was built with CarbonCure Technologies’ reduced-carbon concrete in August and September of 2019. The

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Alberta Energy Regulator confirms fracking the cause of quakes

January 24, 2020

Central Alberta earthquakes that caused structure damage and briefly knocked out power to parts of the town of Sylvan Lake were caused by oilfield fracking, says a report by the Alberta Energy Regulator. And according to the Calgary Herald, the

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Co-op Refinery lockout gets ugly as dispute becomes physical

January 24, 2020

Unifor’s latest attempt to return to the bargaining table has been rebuked by Federated Co-operatives Limited, (FCL) as the impasse continues to escalate. “We informed the employer that we were prepared to make a proposal to bring a resolution to

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B.C.’s human rights commissioner addresses Indigenous LNG supporters

January 24, 2020

British Columbia’s human rights commissioner is defending herself against accusations by Indigenous supporters of the liquefied natural gas industry that she didn’t do her research before wading into a pipeline dispute. Karasi Govender says in a statement that she “unreservedly”

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Oil company bankruptcies jump 50% over previous year

January 23, 2020

The number of oil company bankruptcies rose 50 per cent in 2019 over the previous year, as a slide in prices continued to shake producers in the United States and Canada, Dallas law firm Haynes and Boone said in a

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12 pipeline protesters arrested

January 23, 2020

Victoria, B.C. police say a dozen adults have been taken into custody following a day-long protest in the offices of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. Police told Canadian Press that officers were called Tuesday morning for a

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Keystone XL takes another step toward construction

January 23, 2020

TC Energy Corp.’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline took another step forward with U.S. approval of a key stretch of construction. According to Bloomberg News, the Interior Department authorized construction across a swath of federal land in Montana. While approval by

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Alberta Regulator lays off staff, citing budget cuts

January 22, 2020

The agency responsible for approving and assessing energy development in Alberta is laying off staff as it deals with budget cuts. The Alberta Energy Regulator told Canadian Press it laid off “a couple of dozen” staff  with more to come

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Trudeau’s next challenge: reconciling Indigenous split on Tech Frontier project

January 22, 2020

A proposed Canadian oil sands mine has split the country’s Indigenous people, compounding the challenges facing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government as it decides whether to approve the project. Teck Resources Ltd would build the $20.6 billion Frontier mine 110