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Economy, Indigenous

New report says oilsands tailings contaminating groundwater sources

Alberta’s oilsands tailings are contaminating groundwater sources, according to a new study by an environmental watchdog. In a report released Thursday, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation says it has found “scientifically valid evidence” for its assertion. “Based on the scientific »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Alberta and Ottawa said to agree to cuts in environmental monitoring

In a move certain to anger environmentalists and many First Nations, Alberta and Ottawa have reportedly reached an agreement that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the the province’s oilsands. Some Indigenous leaders in the Northwest Territories and northern »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Environmentalists, First Nations say it’s time to restore oilpatch monitoring

Seven environmental and Indigenous groups are asking the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring. The request was made in a letter that urged the government to make public its decision-making criteria for when monitoring will begin again. In a decision »


Another oil spill hits the Alberta prairie

If there’s an issue in Canada that sticks in nearly everyone’s craw as we head to this fall’s election, it’s what do do with the country’s oil pipelines. Fearing the ugly consequences of spills, leaks and ruptures, many want the »