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Canada Alberta kicked after already being down

20:08  25 january  2021
20:08  25 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

COVID denialism and the Alberta context

  COVID denialism and the Alberta context With small but persistent protests against pandemic restrictions, it's worth looking at why that opposition exists and why Alberta might be in a perfect place to nourish the kind of thinking that drives it.But the main thrust of the gathering was to oppose COVID-19 restrictions, masks and vaccines.

WATCH: An Alberta farm family is speaking out after they say their son was punched and kicked by sheriffs after being pulled over in a tractor. A photo of Jeremia Leussink after his arrest on July 31. Supplied by Leussink family. Jason van Rassell, a communications director from Alberta Justice and

Alberta contributes billions a year to the federal tax pool because of its strong economy, but has not received a "But when we've been in need, we've been nothing but kicked all the way around." Mr Downing is hoping to spin this feeling of economic betrayal into a viable political movement, with the

During Biden’s election campaign, he made no qualms about nixing the proposed pipeline and vowed to keep Alberta’s “dirty” fossil fuels from entering the country if he gets elected. Right from day one, Biden’s been advocating for a cleaner environment without risks of spills and ground contamination caused by potential line breaks.

On our side of the border, to push the pipeline through and boost the economy, the Alberta Government contributed a $1.5 billion equity investment to the construction of the KXL pipeline in 2020 and agreed to another $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021. TC Energy purchased the pipe. Construction began last spring, employing thousands of Albertans for the stretch that would have gone from the Hardisty terminal to the Saskatchewan border just past Oyen. After receiving U.S. President Biden’s announcement and having their permit revoked, TC Energy halted operations so they can review Biden's decision, assess its implications and re-evaluate. It's a massive setback for everyone involved as 200 kilometres of the pipeline is already laid on the U.S and Canadian sides of the border. The remainder of the pipe is being stockpiled in pipe yards along the pipeline route.

Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams

  Curling Alberta decision will have ripple effect on potential wild-card teams Never has so little curling action created so many headlines ahead of the national championships. With many teams, clubs and provincial playdowns on ice due to the pandemic, several curling associations have had to get creative in this most unusual season. Curling Canada is no exception. The national federation added two more wild-card teams to the field at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier to create 18-team competitions. "Unique circumstances call for unique solutions," read the top of last week's release announcing the news. The one-time switch will allow a few more highly ranked teams into the mix.

A McDonald's restaurant in central Alberta is reaching out to an Indigenous man to tell him he's welcome there after he was ordered to leave following a 0:31 ‘That’s Canada’: Indigenous man angry after being kicked out of Alberta restaurant after racist encounter. WATCH ABOVE: Zach Running

onside kick a low, tumbling, easily fumbled kick made by a team behind in the score in the last moments of a game in the hope of regaining possession of the ball. on the numbers a well-placed pass reaching the receiver at chest height, or "on the numbers."

TC Energy announced its disappointment in Biden’s decision to revoke the permit. In a news release, TC Energy states, “The action would directly lead to the layoff of thousands of union workers and negatively impact ground-breaking industry commitments to use new renewable energy as well as historic equity partnerships with Indigenous communities.”

The Keystone XL pipeline is undoubtedly the most controversial project that’s divided our countries. For over a decade, the proposed pipeline has caused tension politically and amongst various activist groups and citizens in the United States. The project has ricocheted back and forth like a ping-pong ball trying to get off the ground since 2008. The energy company has spent ten years jumping through regulatory hoops, in and out of court due to land and environmental conflicts on the U.S side, only to have President Biden shut it down with the stroke of a pen.

Alberta selects Laura Walker, Brendan Bottcher for Scotties, Brier

  Alberta selects Laura Walker, Brendan Bottcher for Scotties, Brier Curling Alberta has made its decision on what teams will represent the province at this year’s Scotties and Brier in the Calgary bubble. Laura Walker, last year’s provincial champion, has accepted the invitation to play at this year’s Scotties. On the men’s side, Brendan Bottcher will once again be going to the Brier. Bottcher is last year's provincial champion. He has played in the last three Brier championship games, losing twice to Brad Gushue, and two years ago to fellow Albertan Kevin Koe. It's Bottcher's fifth appearance at the Brier. The decision was made Sunday afternoon by the Curling Alberta board members.

The US Capitol was locked down and inauguration rehearsals interrupted by an “exterior security threat,” as video footage showed smoke rising near the building. Biden’s team had already planned a scaled back ceremony, citing the threat of Covid-19, but after the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol earlier

The US Capitol Police are in hot water again, after ordering National Guardsmen protecting the Capitol in Washington, DC to leave and find “Leaving our families for the last two weeks to come down here … it’s certainly important and historic, but the day after inauguration you kick us literally to the curb?

History shows in 2010, the National Energy Board originally approved the application for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The U.S State Department released a draft environmental impact statement saying the pipeline would have limited effects on the environment. In 2012, the proposed pipeline was met with much resistance from various groups. Tensions mounted as the energy company announced it wouldn’t require presidential permission to begin construction since it did not cross the U.S / Canada border. However, in 2015, former President Barrack Obama killed the proposal. Jumping forward to 2017, President Trump approved the pipeline after being elected into the White House and signed the presidential order to proceed with the Keystone XL Pipeline. A U.S federal judge stepped in and blocked the pipeline's construction one year later. Then again, in 2019, President Trump issued a new presidential permit to expedite the construction of the XL pipeline. Construction finally commenced in April 2020 despite backlash from Indigenous groups and environmentalists in the States. With another presidential election behind us came the announcement to shut the project down once again.

Just like that, within a matter of hours after Biden’s inauguration, the project, which was to have employed thousands of people for the next several years and generate $30 billion in tax and royalty revenues for Albertans, is done. It’s going to be a political waiting game as the pressure is placed on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the pipeline’s future with President Biden and hope to come to an amicable decision to not divide our countries further than what they are now.

Vicki Winger, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Whitecourt Press

Province admits uncertainty in providing timely second COVID-19 vaccinations .
There’s no guarantee all Alberta health-care workers will receive a second vaccination in time, the province’s top doctor said Wednesday. A delay in vaccine deliveries means there’s uncertainty as to whether those who’ve received an initial dose will be inoculated a second time within an expanded 42-day window, that would ensure the first shot remains effective, said Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. “Our current A delay in vaccine deliveries means there’s uncertainty as to whether those who’ve received an initial dose will be inoculated a second time within an expanded 42-day window, that would ensure the first shot remains effective, said Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr.

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