Category Archives: Environment

Canada’s federal energy regulator names Indigenous advisory committee

OTTAWA — Canada's energy regulator has named a new advisory committee that aims to change how it interacts with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The Indigenous advisory committee, which includes eight First Nations and Metis individual...

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

OTTAWA — A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on aver...

Businesses, non-profits can apply for electric vehicle rebates in B.C.

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is offering rebates of up to $50,000 to businesses, regional governments and non-profit groups buying electric passenger vehicles. Energy Minister Bruce Ralston and Environment Minister George Heyman anno...

Federal government announces wildlife conservation fund for southeastern B.C.

VANCOUVER — The federal government is investing $2 million over four years to support species at risk and habitat protection in southeastern British Columbia. Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of environment and climate change, says the funds are from&...

Alberta, Ottawa reduce oilsands environmental monitoring budget due to pandemic

EDMONTON — Alberta has come to an agreement with the federal government that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the oilsands. The deal, a copy of which has been obtained by The Canadian Press, lays out research plans for this

BC Hydro says pandemic hits Site C project, expect delays, cost increases

VICTORIA — Construction delays and rising costs on British Columbia's Site C dam project are being blamed on the impact of the pandemic, but it's prompted the provincial government to appoint an adviser to look over the operation. Energy Minister Bruce...

B.C. tabs Thompson Rivers University to study wildfire prediction, responses

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A university located in the heart of one of British Columbia's most volatile forest fire regions will lead new research in wildfire prediction, prevention and response. Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops was chosen for the res...

Expansion of Alberta coal mine will need federal review: environment minister

OTTAWA — The federal environment minister is backtracking on a previous decision to keep Ottawa out of the approval process for a major coal mine expansion in Alberta. The existing Vista mine, which is owned by the U.S. coal giant Cline

Expansion of Alberta coal mine will need federal review: environment minister

OTTAWA — The federal environment minister is backtracking on a previous decision to keep Ottawa out of the approval process for a major coal mine expansion in Alberta. The existing Vista mine, which is owned by the U.S. coal giant Cline

‘Ice jacking’ caused CN Rail derailment, crude leak in northwestern Ontario

TORONTO — A freight-train derailment in northwestern Ontario that led to a significant oil spill this winter was caused by a phenomenon known as "ice jacking," federal investigators reported on Thursday. The report by the Transportation Safety Board of...