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    Young voters disappointed by lack of concrete climate plans in Manitoba election

    Sept. 29, 2023 – CBC – ‘None of the parties have really put out any climate action plans’ that will meet targets: environmentalist’.

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    Steven Guilbeault’s very political, grand climate fight

    Sept. 29, 2023 – The National Observer – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have a tremendous problem at hand: the Conservatives’ war chest is overflowing with cash, their popularity is soaring, and Canadians appear exhausted with his government that will be approaching a full decade in power by the next scheduled election.

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    For corporate profits, inflation is the gift that keeps on giving

    Sept. 28, 2023 – The National Observer – By far, the largest beneficiaries of inflation have been the oil and gas extraction and mining industries, which, in an era of climate change, is not what we want.

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    Manitoba election 2023: A guide to 9 big climate issues leaders are — and aren’t — talking about

    Sept. 26, 2023 – The Narwhal – Some Manitoba election platforms include big environmental promises while others have yet to utter the words ‘climate change.’ Here’s what you need to know.

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    Seven in 10 Canadians worried about climate change, link it to extreme weather

    Sept. 13 – CBC  – OTTAWA — A large majority of Canadians are worried about climate change and believe it is the reason for an increase in extreme weather, a new national poll suggests.

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    Earth ‘well outside safe operating space for humanity’, scientists find

    Sept. 15, 2023 – The Guardian – First complete ‘scientific health check’ shows most global systems beyond stable range in which modern civilisation emerged.

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    Heat Pumps Challenge the Chill

    Sept. 8, 2023 – The National Observer – Ryan Kelly was already a heat pump advocate when he installed one in his almost century-old home a couple of years ago, but even he was surprised at how well it performed during a cold snap last winter.

     

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    More than 90% of Saskatchewan’s heavy oil sites don’t measure pollution: scientist

    Sept. 5, 2023 – The Narwhal – In September 2022, a European satellite spotted a massive cloud of pollution near the city of Lloydminster, which straddles the border between Saskatchewan and Alberta.

    A geoanalytics firm that examined the satellite’s data from the ominous cloud concluded it was methane gas coming from the fossil fuel sector. The firm estimated the source of the cloud was dumping pollution into the atmosphere at a rate of 11 tonnes an hour — equivalent to emissions from 200 cars left idling for that long.

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    Rethinking Lifestyle – Climate change a Manitoba election issue

    Sept. 4, 2023 – The Carillon – Climate change is becoming more and more evident in Canada and worldwide. This summer alone, we have witnessed that change in floods, droughts, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, melting of permafrost, ocean warming, and wild fires, to name a few.

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    Carbon tax retrofits could cost more than they save: city report

    Sept. 2, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – The City of Winnipeg has identified potential retrofits at 15 civic buildings it expects could save about $9.2 million in carbon taxes between 2023 and 2030, though the investment carries its own hefty price tag.

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    Manitoba leaders starting to acknowledge looming crisis. Here’s a pre-election primer on where they stand

    Sept. 2, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – Faced with rising costs of living, a health-care system in crisis and growing public safety concerns, Manitobans haven’t ranked climate among their top provincial election priorities.

    But in recent years, the effects of climate change have become inescapable — summer skies shrouded in wildfire smoke; heat domes and polar vortexes are familiar seasonal vocabulary and farmers have struggled to adapt to a cycle of floods and droughts.

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    Climate calamity hits political shores

    Sept. 2, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – Manitoba leaders starting to acknowledge looming crisis. Here’s a pre-election primer on where they stand.

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    Nanaimo bans natural gas as primary heat in new homes as of July 2024

    Aug. 31, 2023 – Vancouver Sun – New construction won’t be allowed to have natural gas as a primary heat source as of July 1, 2024 — six years before the provincial target.

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    Heat pumps can and should be the new AC

    Aug. 23, 2023 – National Observer – If the entire supply of new central air conditioners was replaced with heat pumps starting in 2025, it would mean cumulative energy bill savings of $10.4 billion across Canada by 2035. When the estimated $3.7-billion cost of buying and installing the heat pumps is added, the total value of energy bill savings is $6.7 billion.

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    Oil and gas sector says new data shows it can both hike output and lower emissions

    Aug. 31, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – Oil and gas sector says new data shows it can both hike output and lower emissions.

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    Double standards on climate change

    Aug. 31, 2023 – Toronto Sun – While Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault was in Beijing this week, ostensibly to discuss ways China and Canada can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, a new report warned China is massively expanding it use of coal to produce power.

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