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Canadian inflation perks up for first time since January, hits 1.2% in July

August 18, 2017 Andy Blatchford - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Inflation picked up its pace last month for the first time since January as the annualized rate accelerated to 1.2 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday. The latest inflation number increased from its June reading of one per

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018

May 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it will develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy by 2018. Marc Garneau, the Minister of Transport, and Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said in a statement from Transport

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Diminishing Diesel

May 1, 2017 Peter Hatges, Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance Inc. and National Sector Leader, KPMG in Canada

The future of the diesel engine is up in the air due to concerns over nitrogen oxide emissions, the touting of fuel cells and the availability of liquefied natural gas.

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Buildings evacuated after massive fire breaks out in midtown Toronto

February 15, 2017 Liam Casey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Firefighters continued to pour water on a massive and “hazardous” blaze in midtown Toronto early Wednesday, several hours after the fire began and forced the evacuation of surrounding buildings. Division Cmdr. Len Stadler said the fire at The

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5.1 earthquake likely caused by wastewater disposal: U.S. Geological Survey

October 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

FAIRVIEW, Okla. – The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the United States Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest

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Ontario will spend up to $8.3 billion to fight climate change, offer incentives

June 7, 2016 Keith Leslie - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s action plan on climate change will include financial incentives to get cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks on the roads and to convince homeowners and businesses to lower their carbon footprints, The Canadian Press has learned. The

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Climate change scientists ask federal government to reject B.C. LNG project

May 30, 2016 Gemma Karstens-Smith - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Dozens of international climate scientists are calling on the Canadian government to reject a proposed liquefied natural gas project in northwestern British Columbia, saying it would have dire environmental effects. Ninety academics from Canada, the United States, Australia

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Ontario to spend $100 million to introduce renewable natural gas to energy mix

May 26, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario plans to spend up to $100 million over four years to support the introduction of so-called renewable natural gas to help battle climate change. Methane released from landfills, residential green bins, manure, sewage treatment plants and waste

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Alberta reviews Fort McMurray wildfire re-entry plan as flames spread north

May 17, 2016 The Canadian Press

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The Alberta government is taking a second look at its plan to allow people to return home to Fort McMurray after explosions damaged some homes in the city and a raging wildfire spread north toward oilsands

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Ontario Liberals won’t confirm published details of Climate Change Action Plan

May 17, 2016 Keith Leslie and Allison Jones - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s environment minister insists the province won’t eliminate natural gas for home heating as part of a soon-to-be-released plan to fight climate change. Glen Murray refused to confirm or deny a Globe and Mail report saying the province