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    • Bison adds electric big rig to fleet

      Sep 3, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      This is a courageous and inspiring initiative on the part of Bison Transport – “For a trucking company to jump on to a new technology … the entire industry need(s) to be adjusted.” – Terry Shaw, MTA. Last year, the Manitoba and federal governments came up with a $12 million annual support through the Efficient Trucking Program. Unfortunately that program does not support anything other than diesel technology. Electric truck technologies do not qualify for support.

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    • ‘Code red for humanity’ met with deafening silence

      Aug 31, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      OPINION – “We need to act quickly. We need a change of heart. We need to elect politicians and support business leaders who have vision and who are prepared to lead, rather than be popular.”

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    • Climate change a likely ballot issue for Manitobans this federal election: pollster

      Aug 19, 2021 – Global News –

      According to Probe Research: “This election might actually be the first time when it becomes genuinely a little bit of a ballot issue for some of those swing voters.”

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    • Climate change in our backyard: Manitoba begins to grapple with the consequences

      Aug 10, 2021 – Global TV –

      With the drought, heat wave, and fires here and the floods in Europe, more people are starting to realize that we need to take climate change seriously. Global TV has posted a portion of a video interview with Climate Change Connection’s Curt Hull on what this means for Manitobans.

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    • ‘Cataclysmic day’ for oil companies sparks climate hope

      May 27, 2021 – The Guardian –

      A Dutch court has ordered Shell to cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030. Also this week, climate activist investors have shaken up the boards of ExxonMobil and Chevron. A few weeks ago, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, had already suffered investor revolts over climate inaction.

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    • Airships for city hops could cut flying’s CO2 emissions by 90%

      May 26, 2021 – The Guardian –

      Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) in the UK has named a string of routes it hopes to serve by airship starting in 2025. Although most of these routes are in Europe, the article includes mention of a Vancouver to Seattle leg.

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    • Winnipeg council passes transit master plan, setting route for major changes for riders

      Apr 30, 2021 – CBC News –

      With the new Transit Master Plan, almost three times as many homes in Winnipeg will be within a 500 metre walk of all-day frequent transit service. Derek Koop, president of Functional Transit Winnipeg says “That is huge. It’s a big change, it’s an exciting change.”

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    • Public works committee pushes transit master plan forward

      Apr 21, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      Council’s public works committee voted Tuesday unanimously in favour of the overall Winnipeg Transit Master Plan, which aims to redraw most bus routes, add some zero-emission vehicles, and expand rapid transit.

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    • Federal budget sets big, green goals

      Apr 20, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      This new budget is an indication of the federal government’s intention to support climate policy. However, “the Manitoba government has been slow to capitalize on federal climate funding in the past”.

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    • Winnipeg’s standing takes hit in annual climate report

      Feb 25, 2021 – Winnipeg Free Press –

      Winnipeg ranks middle or lower in most of the categories in the new National Climate League report. “The standings give us like a clear indication of our city’s priorities — that climate and sustainability isn’t one of our city’s priorities”

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