US manufacturing activity continues growth in November
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) – U.S. manufacturing activity grew at…
Small businesses warn of layoffs, closures if pandemic aid isn’t extended
OTTAWA – Business groups in Canada are warning that…
All new light-duty vehicles sold must be zero-emission by 2035: Government of Canada
The Government of Canada announced a mandatory target that…
Alberta cuts deal on municipal oilpatch levies; not unpaid property taxes
Industry will get a three-year break on property taxes for new wells, pipelines and new equipment.
Sunsprout Micro Greens Alfalfa recalled due to possible Salmonella
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the products were distributed across Ontario.
Ontario cracks down on social gatherings; $10K fines for violators
Ontario reported 293 new cases of COVID-19 on Sept. 17, and three new deaths related to the coronavirus
Ford promises fines for breaking social gathering rules
Province expects a deal with thousands of pharmacies that will allow them to provide COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic people.
Manitoba mandates more mask use, COVID-19 numbers continue to grow
Public gatherings capped at 10, and people are required to wear masks in indoor public places and at gatherings.
Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules
Trump has made increasing water flow and dialing back long held appliance conservation standards a personal issue
UBC loses appeal over ammonia dump that killed fish in Vancouver creek
CIMCO Refrigeration was fined $800,000 by the provincial court after pleading guilty to discharging the chemical into the storm drain
FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant
The U.S. FFA said that for nearly two years Boeing made employees doing safety checks report to managers who weren’t in position to oversee the work
FAA spells out design changes needed in grounded Boeing jet
It is not clear when the U.S. FAA will lift its March 2019 order grounding all Max jets
Honda Canada recalls 53,770 Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles
The recall in Canada covers 2018 to 2020 Honda Odysseys, 2019 to 2020 Honda Passports and 2019 to 2021 Honda Pilots
New 250 person public gathering limit fairly low risk: Quebec health official
The measure that came into effect Aug. 3 applies only to public venues such as theatres, concert halls, houses of worship and indoor amateur sporting events
Pipeline owner fined for unsafe incident near GO tracks in Greater Toronto
The Canada Energy Regulator says the incident near Oakville, Ont., could potentially have resulted in fatalities and injuries
New growth opportunities to present itself in contracting global economy: report
Cross-industry collaboration, reduced taxes, and low interest rates key to expediting recovery from the economic slump
Toronto, Peel to join Stage 3 of reopening on July 31; Windsor-Essex left behind
Windsor-Essex region will remain in Stage 2 due to continued outbreaks on farms
Worsening US COVID crisis has some Canadians barring the border door
The red-alert status spreading across the continent’s lower half has more Canadians than ever ignoring America’s increasingly persistent knock.
Groups urge ban of federal use of facial recognition tools
Technology called “highly problematic,” given its lack of accuracy and invasive nature, and invasive.
Health official revokes US travel exemption for Irving Shipbuilding
No more back and forth while the border between the two countries remains officially closed for non-essential visits.
Supreme Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain approval
The court dismissed the appeal July 2 from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project
Toronto, Peel to enter Stage 2, Windsor-Essex remains in Stage 1
Restaurant patios, hair salons and swimming pools in Toronto and Peel Region are able to resume operations June 24
Temperature screening to be required at Canadian airports
Feds are taking a phased approach to implementing temperature screening.
Court ruling orders NS to better protect endangered species
The ruling is the result of a judicial review application by the Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists
Alberta government stands by Savage’s pipeline, COVID comments
Minister said on a podcast that gathering limits make it a “great time to be building a pipeline.”
Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift
Retailers banned reusable packaging as use of plastic containers went up, and some cities cut or cancel recycling programs.
Gathering limits make it a ‘great time to be building a pipeline:’ Alberta minister
Sonya Savage said, “Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people”
Caution about Canada’s slow emergence from COVID lockdown
As of May 20, there were 80,081 cases of COVID-19, including 6,027 deaths.
US agrees to Canada’s request to extend non-essential travel
The US has more than 1.5 million active cases of COVID-19, 42% of the world’s active caseload.
FCA prepares to restart North American operations
Thorough daily cleaning schedules to be instituted to maintain enhanced levels of cleanliness and disinfection
Imperial Oil reports dead birds on Alberta tailings ponds
Birds landed despite active deterrent systems including radar, noise cannons, eye-safe lasers and scarecrows.
California scales up 1st in US electric truck sale proposal
If adopted, at least 40% of all tractor trailers sold in California would have to be zero emission by 2035