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International, Politics

Reaction to cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. President Joe Biden had indicated during his election campaign that he was against the huge Keystone expansion pipeline project, and indeed on his first day as President he signed an order revoking the project’s permit. The pipeline, like almost »

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Will he or won’t he? Biden, Canada, and the XL pipeline

A rocky start to Canada-U.S. relations? TC Energy suspends work on pipeline Incoming U.S President Joe Biden has said one of his first acts will be to revoke approval for the Keystone XL pipeline expansion project. This has caused great »

Health, Politics, Society

Alberta will run out COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the Western Canadian province is on the verge of running out of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the “unexpected supply disruption” announced by the federal government. “By the end of today or early tomorrow, Albertans »

International, Society

Another Guinness World Record for Canada

Leaving the news world of doom and gloom for a moment, a story that’s not a “fish tale”. Len Thompson, is the Canadian who created one of the most popular fishing lures of all time, and the giant replica of »

Economy

Huge merger in Canada, latest of several in oil/gas industry

A deal announced this weekend between two of the biggest oil companies in Canada will create the third largest oil and gas producer in the country and second largest refiner. The merger between Canadian rivals Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy »

International, Society

Canada launches pilot plan to shorten quarantine on arrival, airlines applaud

A new pilot program announced by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney on Thursday will allow international travellers entering Canada through Alberta to be tested for COVID-19 to shorten their quarantine period.  The announcement was welcomed by Canada’s major airlines who see »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Conservation group hails rare dinosaur discovery by father and son in Alberta

A Canadian conservation group says the discovery of a rare juvenile dinosaur by a father and son duo hiking in an isolated canyon in Alberta prairies in July demonstrates the benefits of nature conservation not only for the living species »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Caribou in Jasper National park facing local extinction

Canada’s magnificent Jasper and Banff national parks have been home to vast numbers of wildlife since they were created over 100 years ago. They have been home to a subspecies of caribou, southern mountain woodland caribou, which have ranged through »

Health, Society

Public health investigation into Canadian salmonella outbreak continues

In the ongoing investigation of a salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to red onions from the United States, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has reported an additional 49 illnesses since Aug. 31, according to a press release. As »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

The ‘hyperloop’ is back, this time in Alberta

If you’ve ever seen old movies, or perhaps in a business operation even to this day, you might notice ‘pneumatic tubes” delivering messages or cash from the working floor to offices above or elsewhere. The items are placed in small »