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  • Oil Prices Plunge Below $15 In Canada

    11/13/2018 9:07:17 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 29 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-13-2018 | Nick
    Canadian oil prices briefly plunged as low as $15 per barrel last week, after a U.S. federal judge blocked the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Canada’s oil industry has lurched from pipeline crisis to pipeline crisis, with projects blocked at every turn. Just a few months ago, the Trans Mountain expansion – a proposed pipeline to be built from Alberta to the Pacific Coast – also ran into trouble and is now ultimately in doubt. The inability to build new capacity capable of shipping higher levels of oil out of Alberta has crushed Western Canada Select (WCS), a price...
  • Native American professor: Warren shows 'privileges of whiteness'

    10/15/2018 4:44:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 15, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek|
    A university professor chided Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage, saying her action ultimately does more harm to Native Americans. Kim TallBear, part of the native studies faculty at the University of Alberta, said Monday that Warren taking a DNA test is “yet another strike — even if unintended — against tribal sovereignty.” In a statement, TallBear said Warren has refused to meet with Cherokee Nation community members who have challenged her ancestry claims.
  • School commissars declare Christianity a crime {Canada)

    10/01/2018 6:34:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    The Conservative Woman ^ | October 2, 2018 | Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack
    If you ever doubted that progressivists have Christianity in their sights, go to western Canada. In Alberta, the prairie province run by the amusingly misnamed New Democrat Party, progressive intolerance is in full swing. The NDP, instead of wishing to see a healthy public space where differences can be discussed respectfully, seek to silence alternative viewpoints. In pursuit of their LGBTQ-friendly agenda, they are set on destroying independent schools which insist on retaining their Christian ethos. Around 34,000 Alberta students attend 61 independent schools. As required, the schools submitted their ‘Safe and Caring’ anti-bullying policies to David Eggen, Alberta’s Minister...
  • Frustration over involuntary celibacy led to killing, former security guard claims

    08/30/2018 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Janice Johnston
    A former private security guard sentenced Wednesday to four years in jail for manslaughter claims that years of involuntary celibacy left him so frustrated he stomped a man to death two summers ago. Sheldon Bentley was employed as a security guard at the Lucky 97 grocery store in central Edmonton on July 31, 2016, when he and his partner encountered a man sleeping in an alcove off the alley behind the store at 107th Avenue and 97th Street. Bentley stomped on Donald Doucette, 51, who died within minutes from massive internal bleeding. At the sentencing hearing, a forensic psychiatrist and...
  • Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

    08/18/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    CBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Nicole Mortillaro
    The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week. There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. which is in its third day of a province-wide state of emergency. Between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon 36 new fires started, mostly sparked by lightning. NASA used two satellites to image the smoke: the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS on its Suomi NPP satellite and the DSCOVR satellite that launched in 2015. Smoke from the fires rises high into...
  • Pregnant mom served cleaning solution instead of latte at southern Alberta McDonald's

    08/01/2018 6:46:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    CBC ^ | July 31, 2018 | Lara Fominoff
    A pregnant woman was served a cleaning agent in a cup rather than the latte she ordered from a McDonald's in southern Alberta. Sarah Douglas was taking her son to a baseball tournament on Sunday morning when she went through a drive-thru at the McDonald's restaurant on University Drive W. in Lethbridge and ordered a latte. As she drove onto Highway 3, she took a sip. "I immediately had to put my hazard lights on and pull over and spit it out and rinse my mouth out with ... water," said Douglas, who is more than seven months pregnant with...
  • Doug Ford's Victory A Five Alarm Warning For The Alberta NDP

    06/10/2018 1:13:54 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 06/09/2018 | Don Braid
    Don Ford's Victory a five-alarm warning for Alberta NDP DON BRAID, CALGARY Doug Ford likes pipeplines. That's the end of the good news for Premier Rachel Notley. For her, Ford’s success is a five-alarm warning that a populist wave could swamp Alberta in the election next spring. It’s been a strong possibility since Alberta’s conservative parties united. Now, the UCP has a potent role model. Leader Jason Kenney certainly sees the future in this new Ontario premier who wasn’t the ghost of a possibility three months ago. Ford didn’t even lead the fractured PC Party until March 10. He remains...
  • Kinder Morgan decision to halt pipeline work a ‘devastating’ blow to energy sector: Scheer

    04/09/2018 11:57:27 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 26 replies
    Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the decision by Kinder Morgan to halt all non-essential work and related spending on its Trans Mountain pipeline in the face of continued opposition to its construction is a “devastating” blow to the Canadian energy sector.
  • World's biggest beaver dam can be seen from space

    05/04/2010 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 142 replies · 3,971+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4 May 2010 | staff reporter
    This woodland construction is the world's biggest beaver dam, which at 2,790ft is more than twice the length of the Hoover dam and can be seen from space. The mammals use trees, mud and stone to make a type of moat where they can use their swimming skills to evade any predators. The families live in lodges on the dams and spend their days adding to and repairing the incredible structures. The dam was spotted by experts monitoring the size and spread of the beaver dams in North America. It is located on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National...
  • Canadian Woman Arrested in Germany for Questioning Holocaust in Viral Video

    01/08/2018 1:13:39 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Speaking of freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) and communism disguised as “liberalism” or “progressiveness” making a big-comeback in Western Europe, we just got word from B’nai Brith that a Canadian woman from Alberta was arrested in Germany. Her crime? Well, her crime is historic revisionism, i.e. a thought-crime. The thing is, in modern Germany (and other “democratic” EU countries, France comes to mind), it is forbidden by law to question the holocaust. The punishment for holocaust heresy can land the sinner for up to five years in prison. Speaking of the non aggression principle, in 2018 in Germany...
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...
  • Evangelical Couple Denied Application to Adopt Child Because They Disagree With Gay Marriage

    11/13/2017 10:11:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical Christian couple from Alberta, Canada, said that their application to adopt a child was rejected by the government because they do not agree with gay marriage. The couple, who weren't named in the legal documents, have filed a discrimination case against Alberta, claiming that their religious views on marriage being a union between a man and a woman were targeted, CBC News reported. "The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process," an affidavit calling for a judicial review of the government's decision said. "The casework supervisor said this stance was...
  • Catholic agency denies adoption to couple who hold Christian view of sexuality

    11/12/2017 7:36:23 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A Christian couple in the Canadian province of Alberta have been told by local Catholic Social Services and the provincial government that they are unfit to adopt children because they accept Biblical teaching regarding the immorality of homosexual acts, according to their attorneys at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The married couple, whose initials are given as “C.D. and N.D,” have filed a civil suit against the province alleging religious discrimination, and calling the decision to reject their candidacy for adoption “unreasonable and void by virtue of arbitrariness, bias, bad faith, as well as breaches of procedural fairness and...
  • Kidnapping Charges Pending Against Nude Suspects After Two-Vehicle Crash in Nisku

    11/08/2017 9:44:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 07, 2017
    Man, a woman and a six-week-old baby were forced into a car against their will, RCMP sayKidnapping charges are pending against three people arrested in the buff after a collision Monday morning in Nisku. A man, a woman and a six-week-old baby were taken from a residence in Leduc County at about 9:30 a.m. and forced into a car against their will, Leduc RCMP said in a news release Tuesday. The man managed to escape from the trunk of the moving car, police said. The woman also escaped with the baby a few minutes later. A passerby offered assistance and...
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • A Carl's Jr. owner was banned from his own kitchen after being caught on camera

    08/25/2017 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Aol. ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Jack Webb, the co-franchisee of a Carl's Jr. in Alberta, Canada, was discovered to have committed multiple food safety violations while being filmed by in-store security cameras, CBC reported. The first clip of 10 shared with CBC shows Webb almost elbow-deep in barbecue sauce. Webb is mixing the sauce with his bare hands, a clear violation of food safety measures, going so far as to refuse a spoon when a worker offers it to him. Other clips show Webb mixing sauces and scooping them from one container to another with his bare hands. In one case, he uses a spatula...
  • Justin Trudeau booed at disastrous town hall as polls show lowest approval ever

    01/27/2017 11:34:35 AM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2017 | Frances Martel
    A poll released Tuesday found Canadians disenchanted with liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose approval ratings have fallen to their lowest since he assumed the nation’s highest office. The Forum Poll™, a public opinion firm, released their numbers while Trudeau was visiting western Calgary. Having called for “phasing out” oil sands from the nation’s economy, Calgarians greeted Trudeau with loud boos and, in some instances, barely managed to let Trudeau answer their barbed questions. Forum found that 48 percent of Canadians approve of the job Trudeau is doing as Prime Minister, the first time his approval has crossed the 50...
  • Trudeau says the Canadian oil sands needs to be 'phased out'

    01/13/2017 8:45:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 10:41 PM EST | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked anger in the oil-rich province of Alberta on Friday for saying Canada needs to phase out the oil sands. Trudeau told a town-hall meeting in Peterborough, Ontario that they can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow, but they need to phase it out eventually. […] Trudeau’s comments caused outrage on social media and criticism from Alberta politicians. Premier Rachel Notley said the oil sands are not going anywhere any time soon. Alberta opposition leader Brian Jean said the oil and gas industry provides thousands of good-paying jobs and if Trudeau wants to shut it...
  • Alberta man punches cougar in head to save pet dog during attack near Tim Hortons

    12/28/2016 4:50:03 PM PST · by Loyalist · 41 replies
    City News ^ | December 28, 2016 | Canadian Press
    An Alberta man says he fought off a cougar that was attacking his dog by punching the big cat in the head. William Gibb says he stopped at a Tim Hortons in Whitecourt, northwest of Edmonton, on Boxing Day. He let his two dogs out for a bathroom break near a wooded area, then heard one of them crying in pain. Gibb says he ran to see what was wrong and found the cougar on top of his husky, Sasha, so he bashed it with his fist. The cougar jumped off and Gibb took the dog to a veterinarian, who...
  • DiCaprio’s New Film Portrays Canada’s Oil Sands As “Terryfying”

    10/31/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 31-10-2017 | Miner
    Nearly six months after massive wildfires close to Canada’s oil sands forced one of the largest evacuations in the country’s history, affecting production, Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate-change documentary threatens to bring unwanted, negative attention to the industry. Critics are already referring to the scenes shown in the film, particularly an aerial of the oil sands, as “terrifying”. Fisher Stevens, director of Before The Flood, which has been in the works since 2014, recently told Canadian Press he was "really horrified" by how the landscape looked in north-eastern Alberta.