Notes from the Dome: Farm wages loophole and a $210-per-tonne carbon tax

The NDP on Wednesday accused the United Conservative Party government of returning Alberta workers’ rights to pre-industrial revolution days with its farm safety bill. Environment Minister Jason Nixon said a $210 per tonne carbon tax would be “ridiculous.” Greg Southam…

Letting ski resort sell mountain water from park is risky: environmentalists

Alberta’s decision to allow a ski hill in a provincial park to sell water it’s not using and have it trucked away sets a bad precedent that could restrict the province’s ability to react to climate change, environmentalists say. “If…

Elizabeth May calls out Jason Kenney: ‘There is no planet called Alberta’

Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May made her position on the western separation movement and Jason Kenney’s approach to climate change very clear while speaking in Ottawa on Friday. May was answering media questions following her meeting with Justin Trudeau,…

Most of Ottawa’s $1.6B bailout for Alberta oil and gas industry has been handed out

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 15, 2019 1:43 pm Updated November 15, 2019 1:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s $1.6-billion bailout package for Alberta’s battered oil industry…

Alberta budget weakens environmental, climate monitoring: Opposition

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 28, 2019 2:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta budget tabled last week cuts funds for environmental monitoring and for managing greenhouse…

3 executives ‘no longer with’ Alberta Energy Regulator

Three executive vice presidents with the Alberta Energy Regulator — an agency that’s currently under review — are no longer with the AER. In a statement Wednesday, the regulator said “executive vice presidents Carol Crowfoot, Stacey Schorr and Mark Taylor…

Greta Thunberg’s Alberta visit igniting further discussion on climate change

“We are not doing this because we want to. We aren’t doing it because it’s fun.” Those series of words from 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg elicited thunderous applause and shouts from the crowd gathered at the Alberta legislature…

Alberta government announces its ‘energy war room’ will be launching soon

By The Canadian Press Posted October 9, 2019 4:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s energy war room is now on a legal footing and will soon be up and…