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    Kinder Morgan serves legal papers to pipeline opponent via Facebook

    Oct 31, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    The battle over Burnaby Mountain took an unusual turn Friday in a Vancouver courtroom where it was revealed that Kinder Morgan had served several residents with legal papers using hasty methods. “I was served papers via Facebook”

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    U of M students approve transit U-Pass

    Oct 31, 2014 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Students at the University of Manitoba have voted 53 per cent in favour of the U-Pass, the special Winnipeg Transit pass system that would give university students an 8-month pass at a special rate of $260 that would be added to their annual fees.

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    Energy East pipeline proposal facing many foes

    Oct 30, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    For his “Along the Pipeline” project, Montreal photographer Robert van Waarden visited people from the proposed Energy East pipeline’s start in Hardistry, Alberta all the way across country to St.John, New Brunswick. “I think we were being fed by many officials that this was a ‘done deal’ – and I actually really think many Canadians and First Nations think differently.  I wanted to discover what that was about.”

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    Young US voters like candidates who favour environment, but may not show up to vote

    Oct 28, 2014 – Huffington Post

    WASHINGTON – Young voters are much more likely than senior citizens to say they’ll vote for candidates who support cutting greenhouse gas emissions and boosting renewable energy, according to a poll released Tuesday by the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Winnipeg campuses voting on U-Pass

    Oct 28, 2014 – The Manitoban

    Students at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg are currently voting in a referendum to determine whether or not a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) will be implemented in Winnipeg. The U-Pass is a transit pass that would give eligible students unlimited access to Winnipeg Transit services for fall and winter academic terms (September-April) for a set price.

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    Keystone foes energized as price pinches Oil Sands allure

    Oct 26, 2014 – Bloomberg

    Falling oil prices have energized opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. benchmark crude has tumbled 10 percent this month, closing at $81.01 a barrel in New Yorktrading last week, and further declines are forecast. At $75, a government analysis said producers may be discouraged from developing Canada’s oil sands without pipelines like Keystone.

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    Burnaby loses its legal fight against Kinder Morgan for now

    Oct 24, 2014 – Vancouver Observer

    In a sea-saw legal conflict over the future of a multi-billion-dollar oil sands pipeline, the National Energy Board said it has ruled against the City of Burnaby in its attempts to block Kinder Morgan from doing its test pipeline drilling on Burnaby Mountain.

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    Ontario aims to join forces with Quebec on climate, electricity

    Oct 24, 2014 – The Star

    NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — Fuelling a growing alliance aimed at strengthening mutual interests, Ontario and Quebec will hold a joint cabinet meeting November 21 on climate change, electricity needs, internal trade and ‎infrastructure.

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    Stop denying, start adapting to global-warming disasters

    Oct 22, 2014 – Winnipeg Free Press

    CBC/Doc Zone film Weather Gone Wild accepts the fact that the frequency of severe weather events is only going to increase. Instead, it focuses on what needs to be done in order to mitigate the damage caused by those “once-in-however-many-hundred-years” storms that seem to have become commonplace events early in the 21st century.

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    Simushir incident raises concerns over readiness of B.C. emergency services

    Oct 22, 2014 – Globe and Mail

    VANCOUVER – When a Russian cargo ship lost power and dead-drifted off Haida Gwaii for two days, it raised concerns because proposed oil and gas development could soon increase tanker traffic.

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    Scientists resurrect treasure trove of satellite data from the 1960s

    Oct 21, 2014 – Mashable

    A group of climate scientists has brought satellite imagery from the 1960s back from the dead, not only extending the record of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice by at least another decade compared to what researchers had previously known, but also providing new opportunities for studying the planet to a wide range of researchers.

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    Ship carrying 450 tonnes of fuel adrift off B.C. coast

    Oct 17, 2014 – The Globe and Mail
    The 135-metre bulk carrier Simushir hauling bunker and diesel fuel has lost power and is drifting off the B.C. coast toward Haida Gwaii. The Canadian Coast Guard received a call about the vessel at about 11 p.m. Thursday night. The ship, which had been travelling from Everett, Wash., to Russia, is carrying 400 tonnes of bunker fuel and 50 tonnes of diesel fuel.

     

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    Deadly storm system knocks out power to thousands in southern USA

    Oct 14, 2014 – AP

    ATLANTA – A severe storm system rolled across the southern US for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to thousands. The storm, which claimed two lives a day earlier after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri, sent heavy thunderstorms across much of Georgia. Large areas of the state were under a tornado watch.

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    Study finds millennials’ shift away from driving is ‘more than temporary’

    Oct 14, 2014 – Baltimore Sun

    The nation’s largest generation — the so-called “millennials,” born between 1983 and 2000 — have shown less dependence on driving to get around in recent years and aren’t likely to change their ways, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Maryland PIRG Foundation and the Frontier Group.

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    Pentagon signals security risks of climate change

    Oct 13, 2014 – New York Times

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. The Pentagon’s characterization of climate change as a present-day threat demanding immediate action represents a significant shift for the military.

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    Mayoralty candidates’ Transit platforms: Get real

    Oct 11, 2014 – Winnipeg Free Press

    Winnipeg’s mayoralty candidates have differing ideas of how we should proceed with Rapid Transit. The Free Press’s Bartley Kives gives us a roundup of the candidates’ positions.

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    Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests

    Oct 9, 2014 – CNN Money

    COPENHAGEN – Lego is set to ditch a 50-year relationship with Shell after coming under intense pressure over the oil giant’s drilling in the Arctic. A Greenpeace video criticizing the marketing deal went viral, and the environmental activists staged several public protests.

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    Scathing report details Canada’s environmental shortfalls

    Oct 7, 2014 – Globe and Mail

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions, fight climate change and regulate oil and gas emissions, a series of audits from a federal watchdog have found.

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    CN Rail train derails in Saskatchewan; two cars of distillate burn

    Oct 7 – Reuters

    A freight train travelling from Winnipeg to Saskatoon derailed in Saskatchewan on Tuesday, setting two cars carrying petroleum distillate on fire. Derailments have become a particularly sensitive issue in Canada since the crude oil train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in July 2013 that killed 47 people.

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