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Canada Approved Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Expansion

By Roy L Hales

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley applauded the Prime Minister’s “extraordinary leadership.” Peter McCartney of the Wilderness Committee calls it “a betrayal of promises made in the last election to act on science, gain public approval and respect Indigenous rights.” There are already 7 legal challenges of this project underway, and more will follow. The government of Canada approved Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, “subject to 157 binding conditions.”

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The Conservatives Could Do It Again

By Roy L Hales

Stephen Harper claims that “Our World is a difficult, dangerous and uncertain place” and, under his leadership, Canada “is an island of stability.” Though many have come to regard his message as spin, polls show it appeals to an older, less educated and predominantly male audience. They have been able to give the Harper Government  the 36%-39.7% of the popular vote that has let them cling to power since 2006. The latest Nanos poll reveals the Conservatives could do it again.

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BC’s Solar Capacity Is Doubling

By Roy L Hales

There are slow pockets, but most of British Columbia’s solar contractors are busier than ever before. Riverside Energy Systems, in Kamloops, is finding it difficult to keep up. Rob Baxter, of Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-operative, thinks we may have reached a tipping point, “more people want to support solar energy.” Alevtina Akbulatova, Net Metering Specialist with BC Hydro, said 90 projects were connected to the grid during 2014. She added, “There are already 99 this year and I could approve a few more by the end of the day.” Add in the 1 megawatt of capacity from SunMine, the province’s first utility scale solar project, and BC’s Solar capacity Is doubling.
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Sewage treatment debate causes a stink

The ECOreport reposts a story from Victoira, BC, where sewage treatment debate causes a stink

From Ecojustice

By Margot Venton, staff lawyer

When it comes to the debate over sewage treatment in Victoria and nearby municipalities, perfect must not become the enemy of good.

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