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Alberta minister says province ‘still standing’ on Day 2 of carbon tax

January 3, 2017 Rob Drinkwater - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the province was “still standing” a day after its carbon tax took effect, and Albertans who opposed the levy could start seeing rebate cheques within days. But Opposition Wildrose critic Don MacIntyre

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Alberta carbon plan to shrink GDP, but province expects long term growth

November 1, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta released estimates Monday showing its climate change plan will shrink the economy in the short term, but Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the figures are a work in progress. The province estimates the economic impact of the

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Some diesel fuel safely pumped from sunken tug on B.C. central coast

October 18, 2016 The Canadian Press

BELLA BELLA, B.C. – Salvage crews have removed more than 23,000 litres of diesel from a sunken tug on British Columbia’s central coast in the latest effort to avert an environmental disaster near the Great Bear Rainforest. A second attempt

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Nissan recalls 10,819 vehicles in Canada due to potential fluid leak, fire hazard

September 9, 2016 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Nissan is recalling about 134,000 cars and SUVs worldwide, including 10,819 in Canada, because brake fluid could leak and cause fires. In some cases, the company says people should park the vehicles outside until they are fixed. The

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B.C. unveils Climate Leadership Plan, plans to reduce GHGs by up to 25 million tonnes by 2050

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of British Columbia unveiled its Climate Leadership Plan on Friday, which it says will lead to the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years and reduce net annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by up

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Aviva Canada launches 3-in-1 product for claims and loss prevention

August 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aviva Canada has launched its Home Protect Bundle product, calling it the first of its kind insurance solution “to help Canadian homeowners prevent claims from reoccurring, repair damages before a claim occurs, and provide unlimited professional assistance.” Available in Canada

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‘Long, long, long overdue:’ First plank of Alberta climate change plan passes

June 8, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley’s government used its majority in the legislature Tuesday to pass legislation that includes a carbon tax and completes the first stage of Alberta’s landmark strategy to combat climate change. The legislation gives legal teeth to

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Alberta’s Notley rebuts allegations that rules on carbon tax arbitrary, invasive

May 25, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley is dismissing opposition accusations that her NDP government’s carbon tax bill contains invasive and arbitrary rules on search and seizure. Notley told the house Wednesday that Bill 20 contains rules surrounding search warrants that are

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Officials say it could take months to extinguish massive Alberta blaze

May 7, 2016 By John Cotter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – Fire officials are bracing themselves for a long, long fight against the blaze that forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and has eaten up more than 1,500 square kilometres of northern Alberta forest. “Unless we have

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Alberta set to roll out climate change legislation, details on $3B carbon tax

March 7, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Details of who pays what when Alberta brings in a new $3-billion a year carbon tax are to be released in the upcoming legislature session, says government house leader Brian Mason. Mason said the session, which begins Tuesday,

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Alberta Energy to discuss cyberthreats on oil and gas infrastructure

February 22, 2016 Lauren Krugel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Alberta’s energy department will be holding meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the threat of cyberattacks on oil-and-gas infrastructure – an issue that was flagged in a recent report by the province’s auditor general. The report noted

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Offering incentives could help improve municipal risk management, Canadian Catastrophe Conference hears

February 4, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Offering incentives to municipalities to invest in addressing risk and improving resilience is a dialogue that deserves more attention, attendees to the Canadian Catastrophe Conference heard on Tuesday. “We want to move to dialogue that can help provide clear incentives