Natural gas

Concerns over oil and gas pipeline in northern Wisconsin

Concerns are flaring over a pipeline that carries crude oil and natural gas from western Canada. Enbridge, a Canadian company, owns the 645-mile line constructed nearly 70 years ago. The line starts in Superior, WI and ends at the southernmost point of Lake Huron. Read the full story by National Public Radio. Read the full…

Collision with gas main prompts evacuation in Walkerton Thursday

A car hit Walkerton’s main natural gas line Thursday, prompting a short-lived evacuation of residents, Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody said Friday. “About 2:30 yesterday a car up in our East Ridge Business Park struck the main gas line going into town,” Peabody said by phone. He understands the driver wasn’t injured. It remains unclear how […]

Three alternative toilet types to consider for the cottage

When my family finally got a composting toilet at our cottage in 2010, it was the most extravagant upgrade that our little off-grid cabin had ever received. Pre-composting unit, the throne was a bucket fastened below the outhouse bench. This system had been in place for decades, since before my family got the cottage; my … Continued

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Natural gas is coming to more people in Grey-Bruce

More natural gas access will open up in southern Grey-Bruce as part of the next phase of a provincial gas expansion plan. Areas of Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie, Brockton and West Grey are part of this second phase of expansion and should begin to have access to natural gas in 2024, announced EPCOR, the company which will […]

Pipeline politics threatens energy up north

Pipeline politics threatens energy up north

A dispute near the northern U.S. border is threatening relations between America and Canada. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered the shutdown of the Line 5 pipeline, which carries up to 540,000 barrels a day of crude oil and natural gas. Read the full story by The Wall Street Journal.

Habitat for Humanity building homes, skills at Saugeen First Nation

Construction of four Habitat for Humanity homes at Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation comes with the usual expectation that homeowners will work on their homes, alongside volunteers and skilled labour. These builds will also include up to 10 Indigenous community members aged 18 to 30, from Saugeen and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation at […]

We still need oil and its pipelines

Almost all of the major car companies have pledged to eliminate gasoline and other petroleum-based fuels from their new vehicles by the next decade at the latest, but until that happens most Canadians and Americans will be driving cars and trucks that depend upon the oil industry – and pipelines. And even when the car […]

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