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TSB investigating after oil tanker runs aground in Lac Saint-François

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TSB investigating after oil tanker runs aground in Lac Saint-François

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating after a tanker ran aground east of Cornwall, Ont. late Friday.Deploys a team near Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, following the grounding of a tanker in Lake St. Francis https://t.co/FFhJfcv7bM— TSB of Canada (@TSBCanada) May 20, 2017The Travestern was making its way from Hamilton to Montreal when it ran…

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Federal Liberals to reveal carbon-pricing scheme for provinces today

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Federal Liberals to reveal carbon-pricing scheme for provinces today

OTTAWA – Provinces have until the end of 2018 to introduce a price on carbon or Ottawa will impose its own model instead, a technical paper on the federal carbon-pricing scheme will say today. Story continues below Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will make public the paper, which proposes to give provinces three options for pricing…

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Cougar sighting sparks warning at Fish Creek Provincial Park

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Cougar sighting sparks warning at Fish Creek Provincial Park

A cougar sighting at Fish Creek Provincial Park has led Alberta Parks to issue a warning to park visitors.The cougar was seen in the Bebo Grove day use area of the park on Saturday.Cougars can be dangerous, and the park service is reminding people to keep their distance if they see one.What should you do if…

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First responders in Alberta urge public to be prepared for disasters

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First responders in Alberta urge public to be prepared for disasters

Emergency responders converged on William Hawrelak Park Saturday with the mission of informing the public about the benefits of having an emergency plan in place.Get Ready In The Park was cancelled last year after the Fort McMurray wildfire. A number of this year’s participants were involved in response efforts. Story continues below “I was in the city’s…

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As flood waters recede, here’s what to do with all those sandbags

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As flood waters recede, here’s what to do with all those sandbags

Floods are a messy business.As water levels rose across Ontario and Quebec this spring, everything from cars to basements ended up underwater in spite of the valiant efforts of volunteers and residents to save their property.One of the oldest and most common lines of defence against flooding is sandbagging, and over the last several weeks,…

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Energy East Pipeline review to possibly include issue of greenhouse gas emissions

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Energy East Pipeline review to possibly include issue of greenhouse gas emissions

The National Energy Board (NEB) is looking at allowing the issue of greenhouse gas emissions to enter the discussion over the proposed Energy East Pipeline project.It’s part of a list of draft issues it could address during the hearing phase.Emissions from both the extraction and transport phase to emissions after the crude has made it…

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Major donation supports revitalization of Gage Park’s tropical greenhouse

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Major donation supports revitalization of Gage Park’s tropical greenhouse

Hamilton City Councillor Matthew Green predicts a $350,000 donation will help turn Gage Park into a “regional draw.”The donation, from the Patrick J. McNally Charitable Foundation, will support construction of a 1,200-square-metre tropical greenhouse featuring fish ponds and exotic free-flying birds.The replacement of Gage Park’s tropical greenhouse was approved as part of the 2010 Master…

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Compassionate grants extended to Hamilton beach-area homeowners

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Compassionate grants extended to Hamilton beach-area homeowners

Residents of Hamilton’s beach strip, who have been hit hard by the flooding impacts of high Lake Ontario water levels, are the latest to be eligible for city grants of up to $1,000.City Council has declared all rainstorms between April 20 and May 6 “disasters” to give flood-affected residents access to compassionate assistance. READ MORE:…

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Separate ‘nuclear specific’ evacuation plan for Point Lepreau unnecessary, safety officials say

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Separate ‘nuclear specific’ evacuation plan for Point Lepreau unnecessary, safety officials say

As the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission holds hearings in Saint John on NB Power’s application for a five year renewal to Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station’s operating license, questions are arising about an evacuation plan for surrounding communities in the event of an accident.Saint John’s fire chief told the commission it’s been a long time since an…

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Controlled burn at Pike Lake Provincial Park

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Controlled burn at Pike Lake Provincial Park

A controlled burn is scheduled to take place at Pike Lake Provincial Park this week to help control an invasive plant species.The Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is managing the prescribed burn to help control smooth bromegrass and renew vegetation in the area.READ MORE: Shifting winds create challenging conditions for crews fighting grass fireWeather…

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