The Alberta NDP government used the first anniversary of its assuming the reins of power from the Progressive Conservatives to introduce Bill C-20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act. (more…)
U.S. drone strikes may have killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban Saturday just inside Pakistan, but the Taliban deny it. (more…)
As I said on Twitter, Beware using the Beaverton as a source. (more…)
From Reuters (“Skeptical Trump says would renegotiate global climate deal“): (more…)
From CP via the Globe and Mail (“Ontario passes bill to create cap-and-trade system“): (more…)
The Globe and Mail had a splashy scoop today — Ontario is planning to spend $7 billion on a four-year plan to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy.
In Alberta, a columnist observes that plan could have major implications for shipments of Alberta’s natural gas to Ontario. (more…)
This year, 2016, marks the 40th anniversary of punk rock in Britain.
To commemorate the event, the Guardian found some people who lived a punk life then, and in some cases living quite bourgeois lives today, or are simply working folk (“Never mind the bus pass: Punks look back at their wildest days“).
I’m mildly tickled to say that players from several bands that I favoured in my youth (Au Pairs, Crass, the Clash) are mentioned in the piece.
The Guardian asked for reader reaction, which they published on May 14 (“‘Used to be a punk? Then you never really were one’: readers on lives then and now“).
Lots of great photos and stories in both packages.
The day after a nasty forest fire had consumed about 1,600 structures in the northeastern Alberta city of Fort McMurray, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May either made a blunder, spoke the truth or both. (more…)
On Season Eight of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” highly motivated contestants lost, in some cases, hundreds of pounds each.
Six years later, virtually all the contestants had regained some or most of the weight they lost.
The news is in why they lost the fight against keeping unwanted pounds off. (more…)
Patrick Gavin says in this commentary that reporting honestly on the week-long party scene that surrounds the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has made him persona non grata with the crowd. (more…)