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Alberta rolls out new rules forcing industry to pay for abandoned well cleanup

December 1, 2021 by The Canadian Press

CALGARY – Alberta’s oil and gas regulator has rolled out new rules aimed at addressing the growing problem of inactive and abandoned wells in the province. The new rules will require the energy industry to spend $422 million next year

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Southwestern N.L. mayor says climate change talks needed after another dump of rain

November 30, 2021 by The Canadian Press

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – The mayor of a small town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland says it’s time to have serious conversations about the impact of changing weather on communities like his, after another night of heavy rain.

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Canada considers tougher greenhouse gas rules for shipping

November 23, 2021 by Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada is considering an international proposal that would double the ambition of its greenhouse gas emissions targets from shipping – a plan observers say the country seems ready to support. A committee of the International Maritime Organization, which sets the

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Maritimes targeted for blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

November 22, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Much of the Maritime region is bracing for strong winds and heavy downpours that could dump up to 150 millimetres of rain in some areas by Wednesday. Total rainfall over the next 36 hours is expected to be

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Heavy rain sets off flooding, rocks and mudslides in southern B.C.  

November 15, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A local state of emergency has been declared in part of British Columbia’s eastern Fraser Valley where unrelenting rainfall caused flooding, mud and rock slides and the closure of highways to and from the southern Interior.   Environment

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Damage being tallied from summer drought across Prairies

November 12, 2021 by Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The consequences of last summer’s searing drought are being felt on farms and ranches across the Prairies, where some livestock producers are heading into a long, cold winter with dangerously low supplies of feed and water. On his

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Is B.C.’s 2021 wildfire season the worst on record?

November 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

British Columbia’s 2021 wildfire season was severe, but it wasn’t the costliest on record from a suppression standpoint, according to a summary report from the BC Wildfire Service. Between April 1 and Sept. 30, 2021, a total of 1,610 wildfires

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Why D&O insurers need to focus on the ‘S’ in ESG

November 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

The ‘S’ pillar of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices should be an increasingly important area of focus for D&O insurers, a specialist insurance provider said recently. While ESG is clearly a hot topic, the environmental and governance pillars have

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Average temperatures rising over last 60 years in Nova Scotia: study

November 4, 2021 by The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – A study by two Nova Scotia biologists indicates average temperatures in the province have been trending upward for the last 60 years and have risen notably since 1998. Researchers at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., analyzed

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Total number of deaths from B.C.’s summer heat dome nudges nearly 600: coroner

November 1, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has released updated numbers showing 595 people died in the province during extreme heat events over the summer. That’s an increase from the 569 deaths confirmed by the coroners service at the end of

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Ship fire out, but search continues for lost containers from vessel off B.C.’s coast 

October 29, 2021 by The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – A fire that burned for nearly a week on the container ship anchored off Victoria’s waterfront has been put out.   A statement from Danaos Shipping Co., the manager of the MV Zim Kingston, says the specialized marine service

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Rising seas: Delays to safeguarding N.S.-N.B. boundary area worries politicians

October 28, 2021 by Michael Tutto - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Legislators on both sides of the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick boundary say efforts to safeguard their area from a potential climate disaster have dragged on too long. An engineering study commissioned to develop “three viable solutions” to the risk