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New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

New Flyer Wins Contract to Provide Edmonton with 110 Clean Diesel Buses

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has won a contract to provide the City of Edmonton with 110 clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options by the city to purchase an additional 120 buses.

The company says the buses will be deployed on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) network starting 2018, supporting routes that move more than 300,000 people per day.

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Canadian Airlines Aiming to Become a Biofuel Superpower, Reduce Carbon Footprint

Canadian Airlines Aiming to Become a Biofuel Superpower, Reduce Carbon Footprint

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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WestJet takes off at Abbotsford International Airport. (WESTJET)

MONTREAL – The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming forest residue and agricultural crops into energy that can help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Canada actually has an opportunity like no other country where it can displace large amounts of fuel and reduce large amounts of carbon,” Mena Salib, Air Canada’s manager of aircraft noise and emissions, said Tuesday after speaking to a global biotech conference.

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Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna walks to a news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been given until the end of December to sign on to the federal government’s national climate change agreement to avoid losing out on millions of dollars to help cut emissions.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled details Thursday of the Trudeau government’s promised $2-billion Low Carbon Economy Fund, to be spent in two streams over the next five years.

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Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press

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The port of La Scie, N.L. is shown in a handout photo taken from the CCGS Amundsen helicopter on June 8, 2017. An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Barber)

An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice up to eight metres thick.

Instead of cruising north with a team of scientists, the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen has been busy freeing fishing boats and helping other ships surrounded in ice that usually doesn’t travel so far south at this time of year.

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Winnipeg Receives Over $25K in Grants for Tree, Shrub Planting

Winnipeg Receives Over $25K in Grants for Tree, Shrub Planting

By David Klassen

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Councillors Janice Lukes and Matt Alard (second and third), along with Kate Fenske, CN community affairs lead for Manitoba, plant a tree in Glengarry Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017. (@CITYOFWINNIPEG / TWITTER)

Two federal grants awarded Saturday will help the City of Winnipeg plant an additional 200 trees and 200 shrubs in natural areas and other public green spaces this year.

A $1,600 grant from Tree Canada — Tree to Our Nature Canada 150 Legacy Program, and $25,000 from the CN EcoConnexions — From the Ground Up Program, will plant trees throughout the city, and in communities where CN operates.

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Barack Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

Barack Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

By The Canadian Press

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the convention centre in Montreal, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chaisson)

MONTREAL – Former U.S. president Barack Obama has again decried what he calls the lack of American leadership on climate change.

In a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday, Obama did not mention U.S. President Donald Trump by name but clearly targeted his successor’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement.

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Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews Speaks Out on Climate Change in Instagram Post

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews Speaks Out on Climate Change in Instagram Post

By The Canadian Press

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Chicago Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews (19) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 21, 2016. Hockey star Jonathan Toews says the only way to solve climate change is to set aside personal agendas and think on a broader scale. The Chicago Blackhawks captain and two-time Canadian Olympic champion posted a picture on Instagram Friday night of himself walking through a wooded area, along with a lengthy message related to recent events. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP Chris O’Meara)

Hockey star Jonathan Toews says the only way to solve climate change is to set aside personal agendas and think on a broader scale.

The Chicago Blackhawks captain and two-time Canadian Olympic champion posted a picture on Instagram Friday night of himself walking through a wooded area, along with a lengthy message related to recent events.

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Recycle Everywhere Expands to Manitoba’s Lake Country

Recycle Everywhere Expands to Manitoba’s Lake Country

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Tom Thiessen, executive director of Building Owners and Managers Association of Manitoba (BOMA), Cathy Cox, Minister of Sustainable Development, and Ken Friesen, executive director of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA), appear at an announcement at the Manitoba legislature on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Of all the beverage containers that weren’t recycled, how many were yours? Hopefully, fewer than the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association would like to see.

The CBCRA, which runs the Recycle Everywhere program, is expanding its reach by partnering with the Manitoba government on three initiatives.

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