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
Canada-United States border to be closed for another 30 days
The border was originally closed on March 21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Certain regions eye re-opening of economy as cautious approach urged
Trudeau confirmed the extension for the closure restricting non-essential travel across the border
Trump confirms Canada-US border to be closed to non-essential travel
Essential travel will be allowed to continue to preserve critical supply chains.
How EI benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work
Here is a quick overview of what these changes mean
Ontario reports four more cases of COVID-19, announces $100M contingency fund
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic March 11
Bank of Canada to create its own digital currency as a contingency: deputy
Central bank has been researching the economic and technological impacts of volatile digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
Little used part of Constitution led to different carbon tax rulings: experts
Alberta Court of Appeal ruled 4-1 that the carbon tax is unconstitutional, finding the argument that climate change is a national concern strips power from the provinces.