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The governments of Canada and New Brunswick announce funding to help the people of New Brunswick save energy and money in their homes, businesses, and industry

May 18, 2018 – Moncton, New Brunswick Canada and New Brunswick are working together to take climate action and find clean solutions to help Canadians save money, reduce energy waste, create jobs, and support healthy communities. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc—on behalf of the Minister of Environment […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201835 Views

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OPG Reports 2018 First Quarter Financial Results

May 15, 2018 Strong results attributable to former Lakeview generating station land sale and continued strong nuclear generation performance [Toronto]: – Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG or Company) today reported net income attributable to the Shareholder of $535 million for the first quarter of 2018, inclusive of a one-time after-tax gain of $205 million related […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201819 Views

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Chief Boucher named Canadian Energy Person of the Year – MyMcMurray Portal

Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher has been named Canadian Energy Person of the Year. A press release from the Energy Council of Canada says Chief Boucher was picked for being a leader and his hand in the development of the oilsands. Chief Boucher is also the Chairman of the Fort McKay Group of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201820 Views

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Chief Jim Boucher Named the 2018 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

Fort McKay First Nation Chief and Chairman of the Fort McKay Group of Companies, to be honoured by the Energy Council of Canada on Thursday, November 15th at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Ottawa, Ontario (May 15, 2018) – The Energy Council of Canada has chosen Chief Jim Boucher of Fort McKay, Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201832 Views

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UCN Thompson to Host SSHRC-Funded Research Group Studying the Impacts of Hydropower in MB

Sylvia McAdam, co-founder of the Idle No More movement to provide keynote address. Winnipeg, Manitoba – MAY 11, 2018 – On May 15th, Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities will be meeting in Thompson for their annual Spring Research Gathering. Wa Ni Ska Tan is a cross-regional research alliance focusing on the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201840 Views

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Sell solar, protect the climate, Iqaluit MLA urges – Nunatsiaq.com

May 09, 2018 “We know that continuing to generate electricity using fossil fuels is not sustainable” Nunavummiut can apply for funding from the Nunavut Housing Corp.’s home renovation program to help buy solar panels and wind energy systems for their home, and use that technology to sell sustainable energy back to the Qulliq Energy Corp. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201825 Views

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Government of Yukon wins 2018 ENERGY STAR® Award

The Government of Yukon’s Energy Branch has won the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Canada Award in the category of Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator of the Year. Through the Good Energy Rebate Program, the Government of Yukon has consistently promoted a wide selection of qualifying ENERGY STAR products. Products include high-efficiency home heating systems and domestic […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201823 Views

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Timmins consultation firm expanding into energy sector – Northern Ontario Business

Commerce Management Group’s energy division will serve industrial, municipal and Indigenous clients. The Timmins-based consultation firm Commerce Management Group (CMG) is expanding into the energy sector. Founded more than 25 years ago, CMG specializes in strategic planning and alignment, project management, community development and facilitation for the mining, forestry, commercial, industrial, municipal, regional and First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201821 Views

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Armed Forces help fly out evacuees – North Bay Nugget

May 8, 2018 KASHECHEWAN — The threat posed by the ice chunks and rising waters of the Albany River, spurred the Canadian Armed Forces to land a couple of aircraft in Kashechewan First Nation Monday morning pick up some of the remaining residents in the largely evacuated community. A Hercules transport plane and a Griffon […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201820 Views

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Huu-ay-aht power plant will create green cash flow

May 4, 2018 ANACLA – The Huu-ay-aht First Nations are taking advantage of green technology to generate a new source of revenue for the community with the construction of a clean-energy power plant on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Huu-ay-aht community received $500,000 in equity funding from the B.C. government’s First Nations Clean Energy […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201890 Views

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Planned power outage in Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation and Massey – My Espanola Now

May 3, 2018 There will be a planned power outage in Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation and Massey this Sunday, May 6. Power should go out around 7:00am and come back around 11:00am. Hydro One is planning some routine maintenance. Just over 1,200 customers will be affected. Read More: https://www.myespanolanow.com/17676/planned-power-outage-in-sagamok-anishnawbek-first-nation-and-massey/

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201839 Views

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Ontario Helping Northern, Rural and Indigenous Communities Save on Heating Costs, Fight Climate Change

Province’s Carbon Market Funding Four New Wood Heat Pilot Programs May 2, 2018 Ontario is helping people in northern, rural and Indigenous communities save on energy costs, fight climate change and improve air quality by reducing the use of greenhouse gas-intensive fuel sources and old, inefficient wood stoves. Proceeds from the province’s carbon market will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201859 Views

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Manitoba Hydro Electricity Rates – Notice of Decision

The Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) approved a 3.6% average increase to Manitoba Hydro electricity rates for 2018/2019, effective June 1, 2018. PUB remains concerned about bill affordability for Manitoba consumers, therefore recommends the Province assume responsibility for the development of bill affordability programs to assist lower-income customers. PUB recommends that a portion of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201831 Views

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NEB: Spruce Ridge Program Hearing Order Issued

April 27, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal from Westcoast Energy Inc., doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast), to build and operate two natural gas pipeline loops, totaling 38 kilometers, and the associated facilities. The NEB’s Hearing Order outlines the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201848 Views

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Media Advisory: Detailed Route Hearings for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project head to Kamloops, Merritt

Media Advisory For immediate release April  26, 2018 CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) will resume Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Interior in early May to hear from landowners who have raised concerns with the detailed route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. The NEB has scheduled hearings running from May 1 to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201833 Views

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Government Introduces Bill to Safeguard Saskatchewan’s Energy Interests

April 23, 2018 Today, Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn Eyre introduced Bill 126, The Energy Export Act, for first reading in the Saskatchewan Legislature. The bill responds to the inaction by the federal government to assert its jurisdictional authority to ensure the Trans Mountain Expansion Project proceeds.  The bill will create the legislative framework necessary to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201831 Views

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U Ottawa Media Advisory: Public Confidence in Energy Decision-Making: How is Canada Doing?

April 20, 2018 Organized by Positive Energy (Institute for Science, Society and Policy) at the University of Ottawa this cutting-edge two day discussion will feature political, corporate, NGO, Indigenous and public sector leaders as keynote speakers and panelists. An analysis of the potential for new federal energy policy and regulatory measures to address public confidence […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201832 Views

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Auditor’s Reports and NEB Financial Statements

Core Control Audit The Office of the Comptroller General recently audited the National Energy Board’s compliance to requirements contained in selected policies and directives for financial management. As a regulator, the NEB invites rigorous scrutiny of our processes in the same way that we scrutinize those we regulate. We are pleased that the audit results […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201852 Views

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Paul First Nation goes green

April 12, 2018 Alberta has partnered with Paul First Nation to make energy bills more affordable and create local jobs. With support from Alberta’s Indigenous Climate Leadership programs, the First Nation will: Upgrade the energy efficiency of six housing units. Develop a long-term energy plan to help the Nation reduce energy needs and greenhouse gas […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201891 Views

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Canada’s wind energy sector in Calgary for two-day forum

As Prairie provinces embrace renewable electricity, the nation’s wind energy association brings leaders and experts to Calgary to discuss sustainable wind energy development Calgary, Alberta, April 10, 2018 – This morning Canada’s wind energy leaders kicked off their annual spring forum to explore trends and opportunities for an industry that, in the coming years, is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201859 Views

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A brighter future: How green energy is changing one Alberta First Nation – Thestar.com

A First Nation south of Edmonton has taken back control over their own energy with solar panels April 10, 2018 Maskwacis — The spring sun beaming down, Lionel Twins bends to brush recently fallen snow off the solar panel at his feet, one of dozens that help power the lights at the Louis Bull Tribe’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201860 Views

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Hiawatha First Nation One of 11 Communities selected to receive Funding to Expand Natural Gas Service

April 3, 2018 – Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Minister Responsible for Small Business was joined by Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland—Quinte West, and Chief Laurie Carr of the Hiawatha First Nation to announce 11 projects selected to receive funding to expand access to natural gas and build the supporting […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201846 Views

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3 charts show that Canada’s key oil export pipeline systems are running full – JWN

April 4, 2018 Canada’s oil export pipelines are in need of a relief valve. If there’s any doubt of how full these pipelines are, the chart above, posted to Twitter on Wednesday by University of Alberta professor Andrew Leach, makes it clear. The pipeline shortage has resulted in a backlog of oil in Canada, and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201861 Views

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Tobique Chief Says Wind Power Deal Shows How First Nations, Industry Can Work Together – Huddle

Apr 5, 2018 FREDERICTON – Tobique First Nation and renewable energy developer Natural Forces will sell 20 MW of wind energy to NB Power from a wind farm near Sussex that is expected to cost $50-million to build. The six-turbine Wocawson Wind Project will be 51 per cent owned by the Maliseet nation and 49 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201876 Views

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AB Government: Renewable energy to power new jobs, investment

Apr 04, 2018 Competition is now open for the second and third rounds of the Renewable Electricity Program, which will see more private-sector investment, jobs and partnerships with Indigenous communities. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has opened the first of a three-stage competitive process, under which bids will be considered to provide a total […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201870 Views

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Rural and northern Internet service gets nearly $10M boost – Tbnewswatch.com

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation announces funding to improve Internet capacity in both rural Thunder Bay area and Far North communities like Fort Severn First Nation. THUNDER BAY – Rural municipalities in the Thunder Bay area and Indigenous communities in the far north can soon expect reliable, fast Internet service. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201849 Views

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Southern Bruce Gas Project awarded $27.73 million provincial grant – ShorelineToday.ca

In a move expected to save families as much as $1100 a year, the Ontario government is expanding access to natural gas. It’s a move that should reduce heating costs in 11 communities across the province, including South Bruce and the Saugeen First Nation. Over $27-million dollars could be made available to construct a natural […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201878 Views

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Notice of public meeting and participant funding offering for the review of the Regulatory Oversight Report for Research Reactors and Class 1B Accelerators: 2016 and 2017

April 3, 2018 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders in participating in the review of the Regulatory Oversight Report for Research Reactors and Class 1B Accelerators: 2016 and 2017. The CNSC will hold a public meeting on August 22–23, 2018 to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 4, 201845 Views

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Ontario Lowering Heating Costs by Expanding Access to Natural Gas – Province Announces 11 Communities for New Service

Province Announces 11 Communities for New Service April 3, 2018 Ontario is helping to significantly lower heating costs for thousands of families and businesses in rural, northern and First Nations communities by expanding access to natural gas. The move is expected to save families as much as $1,100 every year. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201872 Views

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Solar project slated for Gull Bay First Nation – Daily Commercial News

April 3, 2018 THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced it is co-ordinating a project with the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA)/Gull Bay First Nation in northwestern Ontario to introduce a microgrid system using solar power, battery storage and grid technology to help reduce diesel use at KZA. The project will reduce diesel […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201896 Views

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AER: Integrated Application Process for Major Projects

Under the Integrated Decision Approach, the AER is changing the way we review energy development projects. Instead of many separate applications, operators will be able to submit them as one—a single application, with one public notice—and will receive one single decision. We continue to adapt our processes and documents to support the Integrated Decision Approach. Recognizing […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201862 Views

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Saskatchewan premier says bill that includes carbon tax took him by surprise – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says his government was taken by surprise by federal legislation that calls for imposing a carbon tax on the province. Moe says the federal Liberals didn’t give Saskatchewan any notice of the bill that was introduced Tuesday in Ottawa. He says he is not […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201874 Views

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Canada and Nunavut make significant investments that will improve the lives of Northern Canadians

From: Infrastructure Canada $566 million available for projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean growth economy Ottawa, Ontario, March 28, 2018—The governments of Canada and Nunavut are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments to create economic growth, build inclusive communities and support a low carbon, green economy–leading to a higher quality […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201885 Views

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AB Government: Louis Bull Tribe goes green

March 27, 2018 The Government of Alberta has partnered with Louis Bull Tribe to install solar panel systems on two community buildings. The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make energy bills more affordable and create local jobs. With support from Alberta’s Indigenous Solar Program, Louis Bull Tribe has installed solar panels on their administrative […]

by pmnationtalk on March 28, 201880 Views

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Transmission project receives $1.6 billion – Sioux Bulletin

Representatives of the governments of Canada and Ontario announced $1.6 billion in funding March 22 in Thunder Bay, for the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Line Project. The project will connect 16 remote First Nation communities to the provincial power grid. The 16 communities to be connected are: Bearskin Lake, Deer Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Keewaywin, Kingfisher Lake, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 2018140 Views

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Energy minister downplays dispute between auditor, electricity system operator – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2018 By Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ The bad blood between the Ontario government and auditor general bubbled to the surface once again Monday, with the Liberal energy minister downplaying a dispute between the auditor and the Crown corporation that manages the province’s electricity market. Glenn Thibeault said concerns […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201871 Views

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Regional Chief Isadore Day Statement: Congratulations to Wataynikaneyap Power

(Toronto, ON, March 22, 2018) “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, and the 133 First Nations that make up our Assembly, I want to acknowledge the leadership and dedication of the Watay Power Executive, led by board chair Frank McKay and CEO Margaret Kenequanash Today’s announcement of $1.6 billion in funding to complete the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201899 Views

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Deal reached to build $1.6B power project, connect 16 Ontario First Nations to grid – Canadian Manufacturing

The major infrastructure project will see 1,800 km of power lines erected in Northern Ontario and help 16 remote communities retire their diesel generators TORONTO—A new agreement between Ontario First Nations, the federal government and the province will see 16 northern communities connected to the power grid in a $1.6-billion project that will end their […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201874 Views

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NAN Applauds Landmark Infrastructure Funding Announcement

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 22, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, applauds the landmark funding announced today for a major First Nation led infrastructure project, as Wataynikaneyap Power was awarded $1.6 billion to connect remote First Nation communities to the provincial power grid. “This is a major […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201870 Views

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Historic Indigenous-led transmission project to connect 16 remote First Nations communities to provincial power grid

From Indigenous Services Canada March 22, 2018 – Thunder Bay, ON – Department of Indigenous Services Canada Access to electricity is key to improved quality of life for Northern Ontario’s remote communities. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2018130 Views

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Landmark Funding Announced for Canada’s Largest First Nations Led Infrastructure Project – Wataynikaneyap Power

Wataynikaneyap Power Welcomes Major Funding Announcement to Connect Remote First Nations Communities to Ontario Power Grid THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (March 22, 2018) –– One of the most ambitious and transformative infrastructure projects in Canada’s history got the green light today with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announcing funding for the Wataynikaneyap […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201893 Views

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Media advisory: Governments of Canada and Ontario to Make a Significant Announcement

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, along with the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario Minister of Energy, and Margaret Kenequanash, CEO of Wataynikaneyap Power LP, will make an announcement. A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201893 Views

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Media Advisory: Detailed Route Hearings resume in B.C. Lower Mainland for Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

March 16, 2018 CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) is set to resume Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Lower Mainland area to hear from landowners who have raised concerns with the detailed route of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. The NEB has scheduled hearings in Burnaby. B.C., starting at 1:30 pm on Friday March 16 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201865 Views

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Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek and OPG to announce renewable energy micro grid project

THUNDER BAY, ON, March 16, 2018 – On March 20, Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (KZA) / Gull Bay First Nation (GBFN) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are announcing a innovative co-development project that will provide clean, renewable electricity to the community. When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Where: KZA Reserve KZA […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2018119 Views

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BC Hydro to proceed with five First Nations’ clean energy projects

March 14, 2018 VANCOUVER — BC Hydro today announced it plans to pursue negotiations for electricity purchase agreements with five First Nations’ clean energy projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs. “Moving forward with the development of these energy projects is a step in the right direction in creating opportunities for First […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201892 Views

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NEB approves NGTL’s plans to abandon Peace River Mainline

March 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to abandon a 266 kilometre section of its Peace River Mainline. The NEB attached 22 conditions to its approval. NGTL applied to the NEB on August 18, 2016 to abandon parts of the Peace […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201865 Views

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Act now or forever play global catch up on clean technology: Report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2018 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s share of the fastest growing industry in the world has been shrinking over the last decade _ and a new report says it’s time to step it up or miss out on a trillion-dollar opportunity. The Ottawa-based Smart Prosperity Institute report […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201870 Views

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NEB approves 266 km TransCanada Corp. pipeline abandonment in northwest Alberta – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 14, 2018  CALGARY _ The National Energy Board has approved NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s plan to abandon a 266 kilometre section of its Peace River Mainline system in northwestern Alberta. The approved plan calls for the TransCanada Corp. subsidiary to remove a nine kilometre section of the pipeline running through the Sturgeon […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201887 Views

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Carbon-Challenge – Audio Clip NAT111 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Mar 14, 2018 111 – (Carbon-Challenge) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2018/03/14/cp201803140146-1.mp3 VANCOUVER. x–07s. The federal government is issuing a challenge to groups that think they have what it takes to cut Canada’s carbon footprint. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced today that Ottawa will spend 500 million dollars over the next four years funding […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201862 Views

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Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Public Comment Invited

March 12, 2018 —The Joint Review Panel assessing the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project is seeking public comments on the responses to the information requests issued by the Panel. The responses were submitted by the proponent, Teck Resources Ltd. The Panel invites Indigenous groups, the public and other review participants to submit their comments […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2018136 Views

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