Natural gas

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 […]

Enbridge defies Michigan governor’s order to close pipeline

May 13, 2021 By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Midwestern oil pipeline continued operating Wednesday, despite a shutdown demand from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the operator warned could lead to fuel disruptions similar to those resulting from a cyberattack on an East Coast system. Whitmer ordered Line 5…

Aldrich: Line 5 underscores Canada’s failed energy strategy

Anybody who questioned the importance of the ability to move energy within our own borders should take a long look in the mirror right now. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s bid to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5 to score points with environmentalists in her state has brought into sharp focus what that means for Canada. The […]

“Water is life” is the theme of day 1 of protests to shut down Enbridge Line 5

May 13, 2021 By Lester Graham, Michigan Radio The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water. This independent…

EDITORIAL: Line 5 fight shows age of oil isn’t over

For those who foolishly believe the age of oil is over, consider what would be happening right now if Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had succeeded in shutting down Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline on Wednesday, as she has been demanding. Half of the oil supplied to Ontario and Quebec, and half of the propane supplied to […]

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