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| September 16, 2013

Energy East? Use oil from Newfoundland, not the tar sands

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In Saint John New Brunswick, Mr. Harper exclaimed that with TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline, "We're not just expanding our markets for our energy projects … We are also at the same time making sure that Canadians themselves benefit from those projects and from that gain energy security."

Instead of always promising energy security to the United States, it's refreshing to finally hear Mr. Harper talk about energy security for Canadians. This country is vulnerable to the next international oil supply crisis because it still imports almost half the oil Canadians use.

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August 9, 2013 |
The University of Alberta wants to "reopen two-year collective agreements" with faculty and staff "to help the university balance its budget." This strikes me as a curious turn of events.
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| August 8, 2013
| July 2, 2013

The importance of the Tar Sands Healing Walk

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A couple years ago I was asked by the Keepers of the Athabasca to be Master of Ceremonies for a unique event: the first annual walk to heal the Canadian tar sands.

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The Alberta floods: Could this be the new normal?

Medicine Hat hit by the floods. (Photo: City of Medicine Hat)
Some big questions are being raised about disaster preparedness and climate change. (Photo: City of Medicine Hat)

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Water, water everywhere: Will storms and floods like this become the new normal?

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By now you've likely heard about the flooding in Alberta. While much of the media focus has been on Calgary, High River and Canmore, flooding has been significant across the province and into Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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Photo: Flood waters in Calgary

A street scene in Calgary, as tens of thousands have now been evacuated. (Photo: waynerd / flickr)

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