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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton for climate rally; counter-rally planned

EDMONTON — Albertans are planning to hit Edmonton's streets today to support — or protest — Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg's visit. Climate Justice Edmonton has announced that the 16-year-old Stockholm student will join a march from a downtown Edmonton park to a climate rally at the Alberta legislature. A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally at the...

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest to climate rally with Greta Thunberg

EDMONTON — A group of oil and gas supporters are planning a counter-rally when Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg shows up at the Alberta legislature. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, says a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, Alta., on Friday morning and make its way to Edmonton. Carritt says the trucks are...

Black Swan Energy officially opens Nig Creek Gas Processing Facility

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Calgary-based Black Swan Energy held an official opening, on Wednesday, for its Nig Creek Gas Processing Facility, located north of Fort St. John. In attendance for the celebration and tour was Chief of the Blueberry River First Nations, Marvin Yahey, Mayor of Fort St. John and 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year, Lori Ackerman and Liberal MLA for Peace...

Gas association warns switch to electricity could raise costs by $1.4 trillion

CALGARY — The Canadian Gas Association says building renewable electricity capacity to replace just half of Canada's current fossil fuel-generated energy could increase national costs by as much as $1.4 trillion over the next 30 years. In a report, it contends that growing electricity's contribution to Canada's energy mix from its current 19 per cent to about 60 per cent will require an expansion...

Alberta government won’t seek meeting with teen enviro-activist Greta Thunberg

EDMONTON — The Alberta government won't seek out a meeting with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, but Environment Minister Jason Nixon said he hopes the Swedish girl takes time to learn about the province's oil and gas industry. "I think when you look at some of Miss Thunberg's comments, she doesn't understand our province, that she doesn't understand the reality that to accomplish climate...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg tweets that she plans to visit Alberta

EDMONTON — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has announced that's she's going to Alberta. The 16-year-old tweeted that she'll be heading north following "a few days of well needed rest while enjoying the spectacular nature of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana." She did not say when she will arrive in Alberta or where specifically she will visit. Last week at a rally in South Dakota,...

Tourmaline to invest $1.7 billion in creating more jobs in natural gas sector

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Tourmaline Oil Ltd. held an announcement on Saturday, October 12, in Fort St. John regarding a major investment and a grand opening of a new deep-cut natural gas facility in Gundy. On hand for the announcement was B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Michelle Mungall, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Taylor Mayor...

Tourmaline Oil Ltd to hold announcement this Saturday in Fort St John for $1.7 billion investment

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - In honour of a $1.7 billion investment in British Columbia's natural gas sector, Tourmaline Oil Ltd. will be holding an investment announcement at their Fort St. John office this Saturday, October 12. The announcement will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be attended by dignitaries such as Chief Operating Officer Allan Bush, and Minister of...

October Land Sales brings in $2.37 million in leases

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Provincial Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources has released October's list on the accepted offers for the Crown Reserve Disposition of Petroleum and Natural Gas Rights Public Tender. During October, a total of $2.37 million was paid in tender bonuses for five leases, with a total of $2.39 million in sales. Aduro Resources Ltd. managed to...

BC Oil & Gas Commission completes aerial survey on decommissioned wells

FORT NELSON, B.C. - The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has recently completed an aerial survey that looked at 104 decommissioned gas wells east of Fort Nelson. As part of a mandate to ensure the integrity of decommissioned wells, the Commission says they have been conducting aerial surveys for the past three years using a laser-based methane detector mounted on...

BC OGC issues order to Coastal GasLink following an investigation regarding archaeological impact assessments

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission has issued an order to Coastal GasLink after an investigation determined the company carried out cutting without having an archaeological impact assessment completed. Some of the requests within the order, from the OGC, include that Coastal GasLink submits a post-impact archaeological assessment for review by the Commission of a...

Pipeline leaks 500,000 litres of produced salt water in northwestern Alberta

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - An energy company says a pipeline from a gas facility has been shut down after it leaked an estimated 500,000 litres of produced saltwater in northwestern Alberta. Produced water is a byproduct of oil and gas development. Calgary-based NuVista Energy Ltd. says staff identified the leak on Monday through the company's pipeline monitoring system. The Alberta Energy Regulator...

Greens will stand firm on climate during campaign; no pipelines, says May

VICTORIA — Green leader Elizabeth May says Canadians are about to participate in the most important election in the country's history. May told about 200 cheering supporters at a Victoria hotel the Greens will stand firm on their climate values, which include banning new pipeline projects and working to transform Canada's economy to generate and use renewable energy. May's campaign launch also...

Jason Kenney: MLAs encouraged to stump for Scheer on own time and dime

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is encouraging United Conservative legislature members to help oust Justin Trudeau's Liberals in the Oct. 21 federal election. He commends those who have already gone to help out in swing ridings outside the province on their own time and dime. Kenney says he'll be taking some trips outside Alberta to drum up investment and he may help out some...

Alberta group urges women to get more confident talking about politics

OTTAWA — A group with roots in the oil and gas industry is encouraging women to talk about politics this fall, even if they hold widely different views. The non-profit organization, called Canada Powered by Women, registered as a third-party advertiser with Elections Canada last month,and has received $32,500 in contributions from several Calgary-based people and businesses so far. That...

Jagmeet Singh kicks off NDP election campaign in southern Ontario

LONDON, Ont. — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh began his party's election campaign in southern Ontario by promising to tackle drug and health-care costs and climate change by going after big business and the wealthy. Singh appeared in London, Ont., minutes after Justin Trudeau met with Gov. Gen. Julie Payette in Ottawa to dissolve Parliament and launch a 40-day election race. The NDP leader...

Federal election campaign underway with leaders in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau began his bid for re-election Wednesday by framing the next 40 days as a time for Canadians to make a choice: whether they want more of his sunny ways or a return to the gloomier days he says are characteristic of life under a Conservative government. But clouding over his optimism was the SNC-Lavalin scandal, given...

Liberals hope Trudeau’s campaigning energy makes 2019 a repeat of 2015

OTTAWA — Canada's 2019 federal election could wind up looking a lot like the 1972 cliffhanger — the last time a Trudeau asked Canadians for a second mandate after the first blush of Trudeaumania had dissipated. But if Liberals play their cards right, party strategists are hoping it will end up more like a replay of 2015, with Canadians choosing to continue moving forward with Justin...

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