Category Archives: Oil&Gas

Progress on Wet’suwet’en rights and title slower than parties would have liked

SMITHERS, B.C. — British Columbia’s minister of Indigenous relations and reconciliation says the progress on a memorandum of understanding signed last year marking the start of a new relationship between the hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation...

Canadian Chamber of Commerce urges federal parties to talk critical minerals strategy

WASHINGTON — The relentless march of climate change, a burgeoning tech sector and the ongoing federal election campaign make now the perfect time to explore how to make Canada a world power in the production of critical minerals, the country's

Liberals pledge $2B to help ‘transition’ oil workers; Alberta communities lukewarm

CALGARY — The federal Liberals have pledged $2 billion to help workers in oil-producing provinces transition to a greener economy, but the proposal is getting a lukewarm reception in communities that might be beneficiaries of the funding. In Cold Lake,...

‘Social movement’: Alberta’s energy ‘war room’ planning broad new ad campaign

EDMONTON — Alberta's Canadian Energy Centre appears ready to be vocal again, planning a new campaign to "change perceptions" about the province's oil and gas industry and build what it's calling a social movement in its support. One year after the

Alberta receives inquiry’s final report on eco groups and energy industry

EDMONTON — The public inquiry report into what the Alberta government labels troublesome foreign funding of enviro-groups was delivered Friday – a year late and million dollars over its original budget. “When my final report is made public, I believe A...

Three Innu First Nations say they are ready to take measures to stop Quebec pipeline

MONTREAL — There won't be any more negotiations over a proposed natural gas pipeline crossing Indigenous lands in northern Quebec, say Innu leaders who oppose it.  The Innu First Nations of Mashteuiatsh, Pessamit and Essipit say they are ready to take

Shell, British Columbia, Ottawa team up on clean energy centre

VANCOUVER — British Columbia, Ottawa and Shell Canada are joining together to open a centre that will invest in low-carbon technologies.  Premier John Horgan says each of them will contribute seed money of $35 million to stimulate other investment from...

Michigan, Enbridge say Line 5 mediation efforts likely to wrap up by end of August

WASHINGTON — The two sides in the ongoing dispute over the Line 5 pipeline say they expect their mediation efforts to conclude before the end of August.  A court-approved mediator says in court documents he will meet again Aug. 11 with

Michigan, Enbridge say Line 5 mediation efforts likely to wrap up by end of August

WASHINGTON — The two sides in the ongoing dispute over the Line 5 pipeline say they expect their mediation efforts to conclude before the end of August — just as opposition to a second cross-border energy conduit is ramping up. A

Alberta businesses see glimmer of hope as oil price rises and sun shines on Stampede

CALGARY — As the lights dimmed and the music started pumping at Calgary's Home and Away sports bar last weekend, owner James Martin felt something he hadn't in a long time — hope. The bar was maybe 60 to 70 per