Two final public meetings Monday will gather input about Northern Bruce Peninsula’s draft bylaws which would charge short-term accommodations operators annual licencing fees and impose a tax on visitors who stay in them. Read More
A collection of news and notes from Monday’s political debates at London city hall: ‘Invasive’ proposal near church moves ahead A controversial development next door to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and Hellenic Centre got the OK from city politicians Monday night despite community and congregation concerns. The church pushed for a deferred decision […]
By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge announced Wednesday that construction on the upgrade of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota is “substantially complete” and that the company will start filling it with oil later this week.
The Canadian-based company’s president and CEO, Al Monaco, said in a statement that the pipeline “will soon deliver the low-cost and reliable energy that people depend on every day.”
The project was completed despite stiff opposition from tribes, environmentalists and others who argued that the 1,097 mile (1,765-kilometer) pipeline — including the 337-mile (542-kilometer) segment across Minnesota — would violate treaty rights, worsen climate change and risk spills in waters where Native Americans harvest wild rice.
High-speed Internet through fibre-optic cable is being installed in southern Bruce County, the latest rollout of the SWIFT broadband network across southwestern Ontario. More than 350 homes and businesses throughout South Bruce, within Huron-Kinloss and in the village of Formosa, will soon have cable installed to provide these underserved, rural areas access to high-speed Internet. […]
By Sarah Sax, High Country News
This story originally appeared in High Country News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.
For two weeks, leaders and representatives from around the world have gathered in person and virtually in Glasgow, Scotland, for the United Nations’ 26th annual climate change summit, called the Conference of the Parties, or COP26.