Canada’s spy agency says many members of the environmental and Indigenous communities see the federal purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline as a betrayal, and suggests that could intensify opposition to expanding the project. A Canadian Security Intelligence Service assessment highlights a renewed sense of indignation among protesters and clearlyRead More →

New research is digging in to why fracking causes earthquakes in some areas but not in others. A paper published Monday in Geophysical Research Letters suggests the likelihood of an artificial earthquake is heavily influenced by how stable the ground was before the energy industry showed up. “Some places appear to be particularlyRead More →

For many of the residents who fled for their lives as a ferocious wildfire ripped through Fort McMurray in 2016, the psychological scars still linger.  Newly published research suggests the fire cast a lasting shadow over the lives of many residents who are still experiencing elevated rates of depression and related mental-health problems.Read More →

An Alberta woman arrested in Germany on “incitement to hatred” charges has been convicted and sentenced to time served. Monika Schaefer’s trial concluded in a Munich courthouse on Friday, according to German freelance photojournalist Anne Wild. Schaefer, who comes from Jasper, Alta., was sentenced to 10 months but was later released because sheRead More →

Alberta’s energy minister urged senators Wednesday to amend federal legislation that would overhaul energy project reviews. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips tried to make Alberta’s case to the Senate that Bill C-69 can’t be passed in its current form. After meeting with nearly 50 senators Phillips told reporters it’s “fair toRead More →

Exercising while pregnant could decrease the chances of developing a major complication by at least 25 per cent, according to new University of Alberta-led research. The research is part of the 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy — the first guideline of its kind since 2003. Margie DavenportRead More →