Category Archives: Environment

Canada sending nearly 300 fire personnel by Friday to help battle wildfires in Oregon

WASHINGTON, Wash. — Canada is sending nearly 300 firefighters and technical specialists to help beat back the flames ravaging Oregon, one of three states where wildfires are razing buildings, claiming lives and chasing residents from their homes along ...

Task force crosses partisan lines to call for $55 billion for climate, clean energy

OTTAWA — A new report from an independent task force says Canada's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic needs massive investments in clean energy, climate-resilient buildings and electric cars to keep up with a greener-shifting world. Richard F...

Trudeau says he doesn’t want an election but country will ‘figure it out’ if need be

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's democratic institutions — including Parliament and Elections Canada — need to be fully functional even in the midst of a deadly pandemic. But he insists that doesn't mean he wants an election this

Alberta government to spend $43M in provincial park upgrades and repairs

CALGARY — The Alberta government is spending $43 million in repairs and improvements to some provincial parks while moving forward with plans to delist others. Premier Jason Kenney and Environment Minister Jason Nixon made the funding announc...

Abandoned campfire caused wildfire near Banff park: forestry officials

CANMORE, Alta. — Fire officials say a wildfire that was burning out of control north of Banff National Park earlier this month was caused by an abandoned campfire. The fire near Black Rock Mountain burned nearly seven square kilometres o...

As fires rage and storms churn, climate and U.S. campaign on collision course

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is a "climate arsonist" bent on watching the country burn, his Democratic challenger said Monday as climate change and presidential politics collided on the campaign trail. Joe Biden chose to exploit Trump's contempt for the c...

B.C. approves plastic bylaws in 5 communities, aims for provincial plan

RICHMOND, B.C. — British Columbia has approved bylaws banning single-use plastics in five communities as it drafts a regulation allowing other local governments to create their own policies without the need for provincial approval. Environmen...

B.C. moves to end divisive old-growth forest policies, protects nine areas

HAZELTON, B.C. — The British Columbia government says the protection of the province's old-growth forests requires a united effort of groups, industries and people who have often disagreed over land-use issues. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson...

Energy sector looking for aid and regulation delays as throne speech looms

OTTAWA — Canada's fossil-fuel sector is looking to this month's throne speech for signs the federal government is not throwing in the towel on oil and gas. Meanwhile Canadian climate strikers are threatening mass protests if the same speech doesn't sho...

Cleaner LNG one answer to climate change crisis, O’Regan tells investors

OTTAWA — Canadian LNG is the best choice for global energy investors looking for sustainable and competitive natural gas production, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan said Monday. His speech on the opening day of the virtual Gastech 2020 confer...