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Writing Off Oil Sands Investments

It has been a week since the Supreme Court decided it will not hear an appeal by the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band. Trans Mountain currently has 4,919 people working on its controversial pipeline expansion. This project is expected to bring a sevenfold increase in the number of oil tankers plying the waters off Greater Vancouver. Yet even while we read that this project is going forward, another giant oil company is writing off oil sands investments. 

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Invest In Your Community: Using Your Money For The Benefit Of Cortes

Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca

Small business owners and entrepreneurs struggle for money everywhere. Yet, this is perhaps more true in rural communities than anywhere in the developed world. Adam McKenty, head of Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), shared a creative solution that is allowing people to invest their money in their local communities while providing capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs. 

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Medicine Hat’s Newest Bed & Breakfast: For Goats

By Mo Cranker, Medicine Hat News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For the next week or so, Police Point Park will be home to the city’s newest bed and breakfast. The only catch is that you need to be a goat to stay and eat. The park is hosting around 200 goats with the goal of fighting leafy spurge, an invasive weed that is common in the area.

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Alberta’s Energy Minister:“Let’s Get It Built”

By Jake Cardinal, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

ANNews) – On May 22, 2020 Alberta’s Energy Minister Sonya Savage spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic’s positive effect on Alberta’s Energy Sector; the positive being the limited amount of people able to protest.

“Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people,” Savage said. “Let’s get it built.”

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Alberta Removes Oilsands Environmental Monitoring Restrictions

By Jake Cardinal, Alberta Native News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

(ANNews) – The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has lifted environmental monitoring restrictions for all oil and gas companies in the province. The lifted restrictions allow for Alberta oil and gas to suspend the monitoring of air, water, and wildlife around worksites.

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