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The rising number of non-voters: Too much stress hormone, too little love hormone?

If you live here in Manitoba, there is a good chance that you returned home this week to find a “Sorry we missed you!” message hanging from your door knob courtesy of Elections Manitoba, whose enumerators have been out preparing the voters list for the April 19 provincial election. 824 more words

Government And Politics

Venting: Forcing seniors to clear their sidewalks is unfair

Maybe we should follow Saskatchewan’s lead and clean up our thousands of orphaned oil wells using our Orphaned Oil Well fund to put some Albertans back to work. 441 more words

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NDP says polluters, not taxpayers, should clean up thousands of abandoned wells in Alberta

Alberta’s environment minister says her government is in the midst of examining concerns about abandoned oil and gas wells in the province.

On Friday, some of the surface rights groups met with seven of the 11 NDP government’s MLAs in rural caucus to present their concerns about the number of companies going into bankruptcy and the number of orphan wells. 572 more words

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Green MLA pushes for university changes

Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver waded into the University of British Columbia governance controversy on Thursday in the provincial legislature.
Weaver introduced a private members bill… 306 more words

B.C. Education Report

Plastic industry demands Montreal suburb backs off proposed plastic bag ban: 'It’s a false problem'

BROSSARD, Que. — Big Plastic is laying down the legal gauntlet against a Montreal suburb that is looking at banning plastic bags later this year. 648 more words


U.S. lawmaker vapes during Congressional hearing to protest ban of vaping on airplanes

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In what was likely a U.S. Congressional first, Republican Duncan Hunter opened his remarks during a hearing Thursday by vaping.

Hunter was protesting an amendment to the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act that would ban vaping on planes. 161 more words


Wallaceburg NFLer Suisham becomes U.S. citizen

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker of Wallaceburg was sworn in as an American citizen Wednesday during a naturalization ceremony.

He took part in the ceremony with 31 other people from 14 nations at the U.S. 259 more words