Category Archives: Environment

B.C. Indigenous nation opposes mineral exploration in culturally sensitive area

VANCOUVER — A mineral exploration company with provincial permits to work in Tahltan territory in northwestern British Columbia is treading on sacred grounds, an elected leader in the nation's government says. Vancouver-based Doubleview Gold Corp. is d...

Conservatives cite concern over influence of ‘climate activists’ on net-zero target

OTTAWA — Conservatives have moved to quash a government bill that mandates Ottawa set legally binding targets to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 over a lack of representation from the oil and gas sector on an outside advisory panel.  Tory

Alberta ministers defend widely criticized coal consultation plans

EDMONTON — Alberta cabinet ministers are defending the government's widely criticized plans to consult the public over open-pit coal development in the province's Rocky Mountains. "Our goal is to ensure the government's approach to coal reflects the be...

Record year prompts B.C. to increase budget for parks by $83 million over three years

VICTORIA — British Columbia will pump $83 million over three years into its parks for new campsites and to expand trails and accessibility as the province had a record-breaking year for camping reservations last year. Environment Minister George Heyman...

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

EDMONTON — A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be allowed to hear what people want to say about water and land use. "The terms of reference say we're consulting on everything

Alberta coal consultation terms of reference rule out land use, water concerns

EDMONTON — A committee that is supposed to consult Albertans on coal development in the Rocky Mountains won't be allowed to hear what people want to say about water and land use. "The terms of reference say we're consulting on everything

Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is pitching a loyalty-card style of carbon pricing where consumers would see what they pay on fuel stored into an account that can be used for green purchases later. The so-called "personal low carbon

Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is pitching a loyalty-card style of carbon pricing where consumers would see what they pay on fuel stored into an account that can be used for green purchases later. The so-called "personal low carbon

Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is pitching a loyalty-card style of carbon pricing where consumers would see what they pay on fuel stored into an account that can be used for green purchases later. The so-called "personal low carbon

‘Wrong signal:’ Federal ministers protest Saskatchewan’s electric vehicle tax

Two federal ministers have written Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to protest his plan to bring in a tax on electric vehicles. "This provincial tax on electric vehicles does not benefit the climate, consumers or workers," said Environment Minister Jonat...