"The #ImperialOil leak and cover-up were not a mistake, they were a direct result of the broken regulatory system in #Alberta. It is appalling for the regulator to take no responsibility for such an egregious failure." https://mailchi.mp/keepersofthewater.ca/keepers-of-the-water-environmental-defences-joint-statement?e=1e18197497
Alberta has revved up it's oil defence fund. #Environment #Oil #Alberta #Canada https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/alberta-s-war-room-is-back-with-massive-ad-spend-revealed-in-annual-report-1.6549526
Missing Woman in Medicine Hat, Alberta - Sienna Elliott, 28 - #Alberta #MedicineHat
Pathways to Phase-outWe're living through the end of the fossil fuel era. This post kicks off our exploration of the pathways #Alberta can follow to phase out #oilandgas production. https://albertabeyondfossilfuels.ca/pathways-to-fossil-fuel-phase-out/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
[Calgary Flames]Jakob Pelletier sustained an injury to his left shoulder in the pre-season that will require surgery next week and will be out indefinitely https://www.rawchili.com/3085440/
Living in #Alberta :
- NDP puts rate cap on electricity to tackle rampant profiteering.
- UCP takes rate cap off. Immediately, prices skyrocket and Albertans are complaining about bills that are 5x as much as last month.
- Now I can't even listen to music at work without an ad paid for by "The Government of Alberta" (ie, the UCP spending our money out of our pockets) screaming at me to "Tell the Feds" that it's all their fault we have high electricity costs in Alberta.
What Is Natural Gas? Hint: It's Not Natural
What is natural gas? It's a form of #petroleum, and there's nothing natural about it. #natgas #alberta https://albertabeyondfossilfuels.ca/what-is-natural-gas/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
Missing Girl in Innisfail, Alberta - Kerri-Lynn Pepin, 15 - #Alberta #INNISFAIL
Missing Girl in Calgary, Alberta - Angeline Boucher, 13 - #Alberta #Calgary
Remember all of the rage about #CarbonTax raising gas prices and Albertans were freaking out, taking photoshoots at gas pumps?
Where are those same conservatives now when ALBERTA'S ELECTRICITY PRICES MORE THAN DOUBLED due to UCP's lack of regulation?!
Guess we don't hear much because their friends and donors are still making money huh.
5-year-old boy found safe after massive search around Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta - #Alberta #FrogLakeFirstNation
LOCATED SAFE - Missing Child in Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta - Jager Cross-Memnook, 5 - #Alberta #ElkPoint #FrogLakeFirstNation #MissingChild
Search on for autistic boy missing from First Nation in northeastern Alberta - #Alberta #MissingChild
Keep eye out for Jager, he may come out of bush: Mother of missing boy, 5 - #Alberta #FrogLakeFirstNation
There is a long history of aberrantly coloured magpies in Alberta, although mainly in Edmonton. Over the past several weeks, this greyish one has been showing up to our yard. Unclear to me if this is due to altered melanin or structural (or both).
In #Alberta the UCP has also been pushing for all the years they've been in office to legitimate child labour with little to NO pay, by repealing every act that the NDP had put in place to protect against it. From re-introducing sub-minimal wages for youth workers (formerly it was for tipped workers), to fighting against Occupational Health and Safety standards in rural industry, actually arguing that this would hinder families from putting their kids to work. #abpoli
MISSING CHILD in Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta - Jager Cross-Memnook, 5 - #Alberta #ElkPoint #FrogLakeFirstNation #MissingChild
Best practices post-evacuation, post #wildfire destruction modelled by #SlaveLake, #Alberta is to immediately provide opportunities for the public to debrief and for leadership to be present to hear stories, experiences and advice. But #Yellowknife seems to be resisting immediate public debriefing and visibility of #leadership in such a process. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-after-assessment-of-fires-1.6977999
Andrea Sandmaier from Cold Lake, Alta. has been elected the president of a new Métis government in the province.
Voting took place online, by mail and in person from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19.
Sandmaier has said she’s excited and honoured to take the Otipemisiwak Métis Government on its initial first steps into the future.
She said citizens are engaged and want to keep moving forward.
[Gilbertson] Flames forward Jakob Pelletier with the line of the day (and a gentle dig at the old boss): “I think it’s easier for the coaches to know the No. 22 to the No. 49. It’s a joke. Just kidding, just kidding.” https://www.rawchili.com/3082190/
Fuck this guy. Fuck landlords.
‘It’s a human right’: Ponoka, Alta. bakery told to remove Pride flag from window
Hey #yeg, remember when the NDP brought us worker reform gave us a consistent minimum guarantee for all workers across #Alberta ? Then the UCP were elected and one of their very first acts was to re-introduce sub-minimum wages for youth workers? That's called regressive anti-worker policy. #abpoli
Missing Woman in Edmonton, Alberta - Shelly DENE - Missing Since 2013 - #Alberta #Edmonton #Historical
Missing Woman in Edmonton, Alberta - Marie Antoinette Carlson-Hill - Missing Since 2012 - #Alberta #Edmonton #Historical
Missing Girl in Calgary, Alberta - Chloe LITTLE LIGHT, 14 - #Alberta #Calgary
Alberta's Fossil Fuel Emissions
Alberta's fossil fuel emissions are far larger than most people realize. In this series, we'll break it all down for you. #climate #alberta #abpoli https://albertabeyondfossilfuels.ca/albertas-fossil-fuel-emissions/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
I argued in this column (https://energi.media/markham-on-energy/oil-sands-companies-failed-to-deploy-emissions-reducing-tech-canadians-must-hold-them-accountable/) that producers have slow-walked emissions-reducing tech for years.
I've been making an #altar for #AutumnEquinox (and some of the other key #Solar dates) for some years now. Several years back it gained an extra level of meaning for me, as my Mother died at this time.
Now, the altar marks the #season : the richness of #fruit and #flower and #seed of remaining #green and burgeoning #AutumnColour as #Saule turns her face to the south and #LeafMother paints the world in jewel tones. (cont)
#Alberta #Latvian #pagan #animist #loss
#Alberta: We must tolerate hate speech and give them a platform, because if we do not tolerate intolerance, then we are the ones who are intolerant. I am smart.
#Canada: We do not tolerate hate speech, period.
Listen, Smith... there is no "Right of Free Speech" in Canada that says a person can deny another person of their Freedom of Expression, which is guaranteed in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I'm surprised she didn't describe Freedom of Speech as "Our First Amendment Rights". #abpoli
@cbcworld Yet another example that Danielle Smith is a raving incompetent dimwit. This time she's looting Albertans' pensions to turn the money over to her de facto employer, the fossil fuel industry. That's where this government will "invest" the cash. This is all about looting for industry, not providing a viable investment plan.
Wondering where Canada's Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) might be headed in administering the country's Species at Risk Act in Alberta? So am I, after examining lobbying by the Alberta Forest Products Ass'n, which wants to "balance" SARA against loggers' economic interests. Draft report for public review here:
The Alberta government has come up with a proposal to withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan and claims it should be entitled to more than half of the CPP's roughly $575 billion in assets.
University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe notes one problem with that formula, however:
"If British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario each withdrew from the CPP, for example, I estimate 128% of assets would need to be paid."
How the ‘parental rights’ movement gave rise to the 1 Million March 4 Children
An important history to know about in these times
Sorry, what are we protecting children from in Alberta, and protesting against today? Understanding that some people might not identify the same as others? That's what's on the agenda to protect the children, by the same people?
"The former headmaster of an Alberta boy’s school was led away to begin a prison sentence for sexually abusing a student (30 years ago), more than two years after he was originally found guilty of the crime."
Missing Man on Siksika First Nation, Alberta - Lindros Brett Cutter, 28 - #Alberta #SiksikaFirstNation
So it wasn't the shared kitchen then
Six additional daycares in the Calgary area have been ordered to close by Alberta Health Services after children who attend the facilities tested positive for E. coli. #alberta #Ecoli
Far-Right Activists Planning Anti-Sex-Ed Convoy Targeting Alberta Teachers
* latest wave of far-right protests targeting schools, educators
* leader: Benita Pedersen, Alta. far-right
* key organizer, Take Back Alberta
https://persagen.com >> search: "Benita Pedersen" OR "take back alberta"
The company responsible for the Ecoli poisoning of all those children in #Alberta (a company co-owned by an ex government aid) is offering $2000.00 as compensarion to the victim’s families, do not sign anything until you speak to a lawyer!
We’re famous for so few things in #Alberta, but at least we’ve got the “rat free” thing down.
I love this TechXplore article about the potential benefits of developing more agrivoltaic farms in Alberta – especially how it seems to have been written specifically to appeal to the conservative provincial government that recently placed a seven-month moratorium on renewables development in the province.
For years, Alberta published robust, consistent data on class sizes for each public, separate and charter school in the province.
But in 2019, the UCP government put an end to that.
Today, we have to rely on anecdotes to try and figure out what's going on:
Calgary has been blanketed by smoke for nearly three full weeks this wildfire season, already surpassing the previous record set in 2018 and obliterating readings that were considered normal in previous decades:
What a sharp decline in male life expectancy in Western #Canada.
In the early 1990s, boys born in these provinces could expect to live longer than in any other part of the country. Today, life expectancy in all three is below the national average.
In Saskatchewan, male life expectancy is now *four years* less than in #Quebec.