March 24, 2023

I confronted my misconceptions about being Indigenous by embracing beadwork

Tenille Campbell says she never saw beadwork becoming a part of how she expressed herself, but she has now embraced the practice.
March 24, 2023

Northern Alberta residents demand answers from Imperial Oil after toxic leak from oilsands project

There were sharp words and fiery exchanges at a Fort Chipewyan town hall meeting this week — the first time the oil company met with northern Alberta residents since seepage from a tailings pond at the nearby Kearl Lake oilsands site was discovered in May 2022.
March 24, 2023

Grasslands store tons of carbon — and there's a movement to protect them

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the carbon capture potential of Canada's grasslands and growing concern about the overlap of pension funds and oil and gas companies.
March 24, 2023

Toronto aims to be 1st Canadian team to win women's Premier Hockey Federation title

For the first time, a Canadian team — the Toronto Six — will contend for the Premier Hockey Federation championship. For the first time, two women — the Six’s Geraldine Heaney and the Minnesota Whitecaps’ Ronda Engelhardt — will be behind the bench. The victor will lift the Isobel Cup on Sunday.
March 24, 2023

Montreal airport calls on province to crack down on 'illegal taxis'

Montreal's airport authority says it is working to warn passengers about the dangers of getting into an "illegal taxi" operating without a permit. Arriving passengers are being solicited at the gate, and there have been reports of extortion, the authority says.
March 24, 2023

Shoppers Drug Mart eliminates 'pink tax' on menstrual pain medication following CBC investigation

Marketplace found two examples of menstrual pain medication costing more than their general pain relief counterparts at Shoppers Drug Mart, which said it will align the prices “within a week.”
March 24, 2023

Alberta may have to return $130M in unspent federal funding for oil and gas well cleanup

The cash is part of the federal government's $1.7-billion program aimed at addressing the environmental risk of the aging oil and gas infrastructure, while also providing jobs to the beleaguered energy services sector after the pandemic began and oil prices crashed.
March 24, 2023

First Nation on Vancouver Island to open 1st Indigenous-led Starbucks in Canada

Multinational coffee chain Starbucks and the We Wai Kai Nation have announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration in Canada: a new cafe location operated entirely by the First Nation community.
March 24, 2023

Alberta energy regulator issues environmental protection order after earthquake study finds industry link

The Alberta Energy Regulator announced on Thursday it issued an environmental protection order for Calgary-based oil and gas company Obsidian Energy. A joint study from the University of Alberta and Stanford University found an industry link between in situ bitumen recovery and the earthquakes that shook the Peace River region last November.
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