Oil Sands Saturday – Feds to spend $280k to study why Canada’s oil and gas sector is falling behind – Seriously!

The federal government plans to spend up to $280,000 for a new study on Canada’s competitiveness in the oil and gas industry as investment lags and the United States offers new incentives for companies to move south. Oil sands study “needed” An advance contract award notice, prepared by Natural Resources Canada and made public on Wednesday morning, puts the call out for an outside supplier to do the work, with international consulting firm Wood Mackenzie identified as the

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Some good news — Mount Everest garbage to be cleaned up!

Courtesy of the BBC.. some good news stories on Mount Everest Everest clean-up campaign aims to airlift 100 tonnes of waste A clean-up campaign has begun at Mount Everest, aiming to airlift 100 tonnes of rubbish left behind by tourists and climbers of the world’s highest mountain. On its first day, 1,200kg (2,600lbs) of waste was flown from Lukla airport to Kathmandu for recycling. Most of the waste left on the mountain is empty beer

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Oil Sands Saturday – Canada’s RAIL transport of oil to become expensive

  Pipelines much safer than shipping oil by rail, Fraser Institute study says ‘I hope it becomes better understood that saying ‘No’ to a pipeline is saying ‘Yes’ to rail and that is to increase the risk to the environment and human health and not decrease it,’ lead author says Moving oil and gas by pipeline was 4.5 times safer than moving the same volume the same distance by rail in the decade ended in 2013

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Saturday/Sunday – Weekend Wrap Up – Part 2 – Aboriginal engagement, Government inaction, and being OceanWise

Saturday/Sunday – Weekend Wrap Up – Part 2 – Aboriginal engagement, Government inaction, and being OceanWise Part 2 – I was more optimistic with Canadian Business Leaders and Aboriginal Leaders working together, yet continuing to be disappointed with the prospects of government action. Of all the forums, this may have been my favourite! – Aboriginal Engagement Suncor COO Mark Little sat down for a round-table discussion (well, minus the table) with Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher, President

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Saturday/Sunday – Weekend Wrap Up – Part 1 – SMUG Warning

Saturday/Sunday –  Weekend Wrap Up – SMUG Warning for the Coastline Globe Series Vancouver 2018 Wrapped up this week with lots of potential in renewable energy, green infrastructure projects, and the ever looming debate over pipelines… Getting to meet David Suzuki, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, and a whole host of passionate people was indeed a pleasure. I learned a lot about myself this week. I went to Globe Series Vancouver as an optimistic-skeptic *Trademarked. I

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