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Update 4: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 19, 2017 Firefighting efforts continue in Coleman as residents return home. This situation update is current as of 11 a.m. No further situation updates are anticipated. Current situation The wildfire near Coleman is now being held. The evacuation order in Crowsnest Pass has now been lifted. A State of Local Emergency remains in effect […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20175 Views

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It will devastate the community:’ Alberta firefighter dies battling wildfire – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017  By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS A volunteer firefighter was killed and two men trying to beat back flames on their property were injured in wind-whipped wildfires that scorched parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan and forced the evacuation of several communities. Officials with Cypress County in southeastern Alberta confirmed the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20176 Views

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Update 2: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 18, 2017 Firefighting efforts continue in southern Alberta with a focus on safety. This situation update is current as of 10 a.m. Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts for updates. Current situation Four States of Local Emergency are in effect: Medicine Hat Wheatland County Municipality of Crowsnest Pass Municipal District of Acadia Evacuation orders remain in place for: […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201711 Views

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Update 1: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 17, 2017 High winds have caused serious wildfire conditions in southern Alberta. This situation update is current as of 10 p.m. Visit Alberta Emergency Alerts for updates. Current situation Crowsnest Pass: An out of control wildfire is burning near Coleman. One section of Coleman has been evacuated; the remainder of the town is on standby to evacuate. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201716 Views

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Wind whipped grass fire: Emergency alerts in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017 2:00 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ Evacuations were ordered in communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday due to grass fires from winds that reached in excess of 100 kilometres an hour. Two trains went flying and another caught on fire in southeastern Alberta; trucks went off the road on major highways; […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 20177 Views

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If we thought it was bad, it’s worse:’ Alberta methane releases underestimated – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2017 By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ New research suggests industry and government are badly underestimating Alberta’s emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases. The difference between official estimates and the measured results suggests the province’s energy industry could have to double its planned methane emission cuts […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 20177 Views

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Extension of deadline to comment on CNSC discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency

October 13, 2017 – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission View DIS-17-01 [HTML] [PDF] The CNSC is asking the public, Indigenous peoples and stakeholders to provide feedback on discussion paper DIS-17-01, Framework for Recovery in the Event of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency, and is extending the deadline until January 27, 2018. DIS-17-01 seeks feedback on a […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 20179 Views

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Opinion: Social movements played a huge part in derailing Energy East – CBC

Yes, the cancellation was a business decision. But thousands of activists were instrumental in its delay Oct 12, 2017 In the wake of TransCanada’s announcement that it will no longer be pursuing Energy East, a familiar chorus of politicians have emerged to blame various actors for the pipeline’s demise. Conservative MPs and premiers pointed to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20179 Views

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2017 Fall Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the Parliament of Canada

Ottawa, 3 October 2017—In her reports tabled today in Parliament, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, presents the results of four audits completed since last spring, along with her Commissioner’s Perspective and the annual report on environmental petitions. The first two reports, which focused on climate change, found that the government’s efforts to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 20174 Views

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Leonardo DiCaprio helps Indigenous communities tackle climate change – CBC

‘It’s time that we recognize your history and that we protect your Indigenous lands’ Sep 26, 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio has donated almost $800,000 through his environmental foundation toward helping Indigenous communities fight climate change. Two organizations based in Canada were chosen to receive some of the funds from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation — Indigenous Climate […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 20178 Views

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