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    Edmonton fits electric buses into capital budget update

    Nov 29, 2016 – Edmonton Journal –

    A contentious road access, a re-instated neighbourhood construction levy, and a major order of electric buses were all pitched Tuesday as Edmonton city council re-opened its capital budget.

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    City earmarks $15 million for 44 pedestrian, cycling projects

    Nov 25, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    City hall plans to spend $4.7 million on new pedestrian and cycling paths and sidewalks in 2017, with another $10.8 million on similar projects during the following two years.

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    Bike grid could boost business: Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

    Nov 24, 2016 –  Metro News Winnipeg –

    Coun. Janice Lukes will try to keep the downtown bike grid plan alive with a pitch at the Nov. 29 infrastructure and public works committee meeting.

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    Rider regression should be red flag for Transit

    Nov 24, 2016 – Winnipeg Sun –

    OPINION – Winnipeg Transit lost over 1.6 million riders in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to revised numbers published in the city’s 2017 operating budget. What’s behind the decline?

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    Business executives urge ‘bold leadership’ on climate policy from PM, premiers

    Nov 24, 2016 – Canadian Press –

    Canadian corporate executives whose companies together employ more than a million people are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers to press ahead with collective climate action, including putting a price on carbon emissions.

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    Climate change not a left-right issue

    Nov 23, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    OPINION – Manitoba’s throne speech suggests carbon pricing is part of a broader suite of policies that address environmental challenges and economic aspirations.

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    Police use water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in freezing weather

    Nov 21, 2016 – Washington Post –

    Authorities defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital including some for hypothermia.

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    Dakota pipeline protest closes Winnipeg’s Portage and Main during rush hour

    Nov 16, 2016 – Global News –

    Portage Avenue and Main Street was closed during rush hour Tuesday after dozens of people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline took to the streets.

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    Could Trump simply withdraw U.S. from Paris climate agreement?

    Nov 10, 2016 – ClimateWire –

    President-elect Donald Trump now has free rein to make good on his pledge to “cancel” last year’s landmark climate deal. It’s possible, but tricky, and could undermine global cooperation on other issues.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

    Nov 2, 2016 – The Verge –

    For a limited time, National Geographic has released “Before the Flood” — hosted by DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens — on YouTube for free viewing.

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