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Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Expert says NAFTA trade deal means Canada can’t limit emissions

The trade talks continue with senior members of the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments to work out details on renewal of the North American Trade Agreement. It’s being called “NAFTA 2.0 For People or Polluters?” The international trade talks now» 

Politics

Trudeau to interrupt foreign trip to mediate pipeline impasse

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will interrupt his trip to Latin America and Europe to return to Ottawa for a meeting with premiers of Alberta and British Columbia try to end a deadlock over a controversial pipeline expansion project that threatens» 

Economy, Environment, Politics

Liberals hold emergency cabinet meeting to save pipeline expansion

The Liberal government held an emergency cabinet meeting Tuesday to come up with a strategy to deal with an escalating battle between British Columbia and Alberta over the future of a controversial pipeline to pump oil from Alberta’s oilsands to» 

Economy, Environment

End of the line for Quebec caribou herd

Species at Risk Act contested by Alberta The threats to Canada’s caribou herds have been widely talked about for years. Various efforts to save such herds have been discussed and implemented in many cases, but sporadically it seems. Most of» 

Economy, Environment, International

Vast boreal forest in Alberta threatened by climate change

New research shows the boreal forest in Alberta will be dramatically changed in the decades to come due to human induced climate change. As the climate warms, droughts longer and more frequent and forest fires become more prevalent the study» 

Society

Spear hunting banned after bear kill

The western province of Alberta is banning spear hunting after a public outcry when a hunter from the United States killed a bear with a spear in 2016. The government announcement states that its changes to hunting rules “will discourage» 

Economy, Environment

Alberta’s native ecosystems: status report- ecosystems losing ground

A new report says the western prairie province of Alberta has lost a significant amount of its native ecosystems between 1999 and 2015. The report says  during that time human activity converted some 23,000 square kilometres of native ecosystems into either» 

Health

Police seize record amount of deadly drugs

Police in the western city of Edmonton Alberta made a shocking discovery. Firefighters responding to a fire call in a small house in the city found a suspicious powder in an empty basement unit and called police. Police found over» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Autonomous trucks being adopted by mines- with job losses

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about autonomous cars, and there’s been some talk of autonomous transport tractor trailers (“semi’s”) coming too. There’s also talk about what that might mean for the millions of commercial drivers around» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ancient mystery: Canadian computer works on decoding

It is most certainly intriguing. In 1912, a Polish antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich found a 240 page manuscript amongst a lot of old books he purchased in Italy. However, while heavily illustrated with plants and naked women, and symbols»