By Laurie Tritschler, Shootin’ the Breeze, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Kevin Van Tighem, NDP candidate for Livingstone-Macleod, was careful to differentiate his party from its federal cousins when he addressed Pincher Creek’s mayor and council on Monday.
“There’s a reason we call ourselves Alberta’s NDP,” he said, recalling that party leader and former premier Rachel Notley “went to war” with Jagmeet Singh’s Canadian New Democrats after her government backed the federal Liberals’ Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.
Continue reading ‘There’s a reason we call ourselves Alberta’s NDP,’ says Van Tighem
Green Party leader Elizabeth May flew in from Ottawa on Saturday, May 6. She was the feature speaker at the North Island – Powell River Electoral District Association (EDA) AGM at the Maritime Heritage Centre in Campbell River. Around 60 people from Campbell River, Comox, Powell River, Port McNeil, Quadra Island and Cortes Island were in attendance.
This is an edited transcript of her speech, and a couple of excerpts from the subsequent remarks made by local Green Party candidate Jessica Wegg.
Continue reading Elizabeth May comes to Campbell River: Why Greens matter
By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Canada’s long-awaited plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is not aligned with the country’s fair share and contains problematic funding promises for the oil and gas industry, some politicians say.
Continue reading Increased oil and gas production, carbon capture tax credits calls Canada’s new climate plan’s credibility into question
By Jenna Hamilton, Fort McMurray Today, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley said lifting COVID-19 restrictions for what the province called “the best summer ever” was “the government’s biggest failure” this past year.
In a year-end interview, Notley said it was this decision that worsened the fourth wave of the virus and pushed Alberta’s health care system to its breaking point.
Continue reading NDP ready for 2022 byelection as Notley blasts Alberta’s handling of COVID-19
By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Solar energy businesses in British Columbia believe their market is at a tipping point following years of niche status, as costs come down, governments demand greener buildings and residents offset rising utility bills from power-hungry electric cars.
Continue reading BC’s solar market at tipping point, industry says