Category Archives: Environment

‘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...

Three people compete in B.C. Green Party leadership race

VICTORIA — Three candidates have been officially approved to run for leadership of the British Columbia Green Party, as they look to replace former leader Andrew Weaver. Sonia Furstenau already has a seat in the B.C. legislature for the Greens, represe...

Damage from parks being overused happening across Alberta: environment minister

EDMONTON — Parks across the province are facing the same overcrowding and environmental damage as seen in a west-central Alberta wilderness area, says Environment Minister Jason Nixon. "The situation taking place west of Rocky Mountain House and S...

Monitoring of contaminated sites in Nova Scotia remains weak: auditor general

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's acting auditor general says the provincial government does not have a co-ordinated approach for managing the risks associated with more than 100 contaminated sites. Terry Spicer says his staff came to th...

Monitoring of contaminated sites in Nova Scotia remains weak: auditor general

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's acting auditor general says the provincial government does not have a co-ordinated approach for managing the risks associated with more than 100 contaminated sites. Terry Spicer says his staff came to th...

‘Insane:’ Report details random camping stresses on Alberta wilderness

EDMONTON — A vast section of Alberta backcountry once considered for a park is being overused by tens of thousands of campers who cut trees, strew garbage and trespass, says a provincial advisory committee. Camping numbers in the large undeveloped...

‘Insane:’ Report details random camping stresses on Alberta wilderness

EDMONTON — A vast section of Alberta backcountry once considered for a park is being overused by tens of thousands of campers who cut trees, strew garbage and trespass, says a provincial advisory committee. Camping numbers in the large undeveloped...

Environmental law group seeks to stop inquiry into who funds oil critics

CALGARY — An environmental law group wants a court to suspend the Alberta government's inquiry into oil and gas industry critics until there's a decision on whether it's legal. The United Conservative government contends foreign interests are bankrolli...

‘Hypocritical:’ Alberta NDP call out UCP refusal to consult on parks changes

EDMONTON — Alberta's Opposition leader is calling out the province's environment minister for contradicting himself by refusing to consult the public over plans to shrink the province's parks system. "This is intensely hypocritical action by Jason...

Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks

EDMONTON — Top advisers to Alberta's environment minister were cautious about the government's plans to shrink the province's parks system and made recommendations he didn't follow. An access-to-information request by the Canadian Parks and W...