Travel Tuesday – Alberta Cree Nation turns on Solar power system for local Mall

Ermineskin Cree Nation partnered with Alberta government for new solar power system at the Maskwacis Mall September 25, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – The 61.2-kilowatt solar panel system will save the community nearly $8,000 a year in utility costs, allowing Ermineskin Cree Nation to invest in other community priorities. The solar array, which consists of a group of solar panels, will produce the equivalent energy of powering 10 homes over the course of a year. “Ermineskin Cree

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Provinces prepare for Ottawa’s Sept 1st submission deadline on carbon tax pricing strategy

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said last week – Nova Scotians won’t be informed what the plan looks like ahead of Ottawa’s Sept. 1st submission deadline According to the Canadian Press – He told reporters there’s no point in showing it to Nova Scotians before the plan gets approved by Ottawa. – “Once we know what the final system is, then of course we’ll take that to Nova Scotians, but we can’t take a system to

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Canada’s global competitiveness needs overhaul – fast

Tariffs, Taxes and struggling enterprise hurt Canada’s Global Ranking July 24, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – 10 years after the ‘economic crisis’ and “recovery” Canada’s Global Ranking not even in the Top 10. Canada’s 2018 Global Economic competitiveness needs improvement The latest global competitiveness rankings from the World Economic Forum at the end of 2017 showed Canada at 14th –  behind the 13th spot our country earned in 2015/16. 14th may sound surprising as we Canadians tend to think of

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Travel Tuesday – Gordie Howe Bridge will be just like Gordie – Punching those that try and cross him!

A metaphor of today’s times, An expensive new way for people to get into Canada faster – paid for by Canadians. July 15, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Politicians on both sides of the border broke ground today on the new six-lane, Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River to provide connections in Windsor and Detroit. Construction is expected to start by Early October.  The bridge is scheduled to open in 2020.  Along with all the modern border processing

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‘Species at Risk’ – Canada Court rules Gov’t can HALT private development to save ‘species at risk’

Court ruling sets a frightening precedent for the Economy Ottawa, July 10, 2018  –  Canada’s Federal Court decision to allow the federal government to protect the ‘western chorus frog’ on private land could restrict development projects across Canada in cases where species face extinction. This is the little amphibian at the heart of the decision Justice René LeBlanc of the Federal Court said in a recent decision that Ottawa has the power to criminalize threats posed to the

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