“Blaming every weather event as a consequence of climate change is ok but only in the context that we have lived with climate change for 5 billion years- to then blame it on anthropogenic climate change is quite step and is a small-minded as carbon emissions are irresponsible. No one really knows the road ahead but it will not slow down human consumption one bit.”
Jun 18, 2014 at 01:06:01
“what really disturbs me is the partisan politics- clearly Harper has to support the project given his politics and industry alignment. And the NDP and Liberals oppose because they see a political advantage, So enough of that passion.
there are a number of issues- US wants the oil and this is a pure play to deliver the oil to Asia - god forbid it ever gets approved.
Harper is in a deep bed with the oil companies that roam the Calgary streets and has been since he was a young man. Like you do not aspire to be a PM unless you have a big ego or intellect and I will that with you kids to sort out.
I have always said there are a lot of FN communities between Fort Mac and the west coast and that Harper's word is a wish- fulfilling an obligation to his power base- I doubt he will run again unless his ego is larger than i thought. The PC's have had their run- IMHO.
Jun 17, 2014 at 19:37:53
“Harper really had no choice - it was his baby and with approval of his own department and the lobby of oil industry the answer had to be yes- but there is a big battle ahead. In my view this is a foolish decision. if the world is so hungry for our oil products why do we not refine it at source and if we do need a pipeline it will be much much smaller. We are basically exporting our carbon problem to someone else.”
Apr 16, 2014 at 15:28:27
“humans are quite a species- there exists this constant sway between good and bad and we then impose more social laws to scare the masses into following the rules. We are capable of compassion for the families of the kids that died, but truly compassionate people would have similar or more empathy for the parents of the one that went a little off kilter. In short order however, this will be forgotten by all but a few and the chase will go on - the cause of such behaviours can only be expected in a world with too many people and too little real freedom. And it is strange how we assign geographics to our empathy- should we feel any more if it was the two little boys that met their end by a snake in NS last year or the passengers of flt 370 or the korean ship on which a few hundred went missing- in a global community it really should be no different. course as deaths increase we become desensitized. Then we extend this to the million Iraqis that lost their lives torn up by Bush/Cheney or the brutal public slaying of Gaddafi played on TV for our morbid viewing pleasure. I think the real introverted thought should turn to the challenging and competitive system that works to serve a value system dictated by financial and personal security.”
Apr 3, 2014 at 15:12:53
“Calgary the best city in Canada- well I believe that if money is what makes life good for you, but if it is culture, friendliness and contentment then you better look elsewhere.”
TheShawn on Apr 6, 2014 at 11:01:56
“I do feel that Calgary is a new city, a growing city. I find it annoying when ppl complain about "culture" here. If the culture was so rich where you came from, why not bring it with you? Create community groups, clubs, dance/ music/ art venues. It doesn't have to be a full time job; bring your experiences with you and invest in the local community.”
“I personally have the information on the caribou story. The truth of the slaughter came to me from a reliable source. I sent a letter to the minister and was told government biologists were doing the right thing and had full support of the Minister. The truth of the matter is that wolves have never been shown to be the limiting factor of woodland caribou and there is not a single documented case of a wolf killing a caribou calf in Alberta. Amazing. The fact is that black bears are a well known predator of ungulate neonates throughout the world with study after study demonstrating this. Caribou are victims of develoment, no question, but the solution needs not be lethal and intrusive. There are non-lethal means to assist caribou in their struggle with our species- we have caused the problem- but we wish to persecute rather innocent animals- killing thousands of wolves in an unending game of ignornace and lack of will to really use human intelligence to solve a problem.
I am going to the freedom of information act process to request the information respecting operations in the Little Smokey area today and will report back with whatever reply I receive.”
Allan Beveridge on Apr 5, 2014 at 22:49:03
Ian Nolan on Mar 24, 2014 at 13:26:58
“So the Alberta government is killing moose and wolves to save the caribou population that the oil industry has displaced. This sounds like paying one credit card bill with another credit card. Diversion and deflection really is classic politics. It's easiest to blame the big bad wolf and have most people believe.”
“I have already done all the investigating but really no one in Alberta cares about this stuff- this province is about $$$ - sort of one of the ecological lies people prefer to live with and ignore than question”
Allan Beveridge on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:19:17
“Where is the information you have collected available? Perhaps a more grass roots approach, where people can see it for themselves and then contact their MLA's or bring it up on other sites could get things rolling?”
“Hey this is nothing compared to the real hunter- the Government of Alberta Canada. In an supposed effort to save threatened woodland caribou populations in the Little Smokey area in the province, they hire an areal gunship to slaughter 70 innocent moose, then fill them full of strychnine poison and leave them to poison wolves or whatever else chews on the carcasses. They kill up to 200 wolves/year and have done this for 9 years- the caribou population has fallen from 80 to 78. But hey they do not at least brag about it- in fact they do it as a secret. They actually have nerve to publish scientific data about the caribou herd, and to continue to blame wolves looking for a social licence to poison more and more as an expanding approach. These events are well known by the University of Alberta whose very biased and narrow research supported by the industrial complex has led to the persecution of wolves- it is the caribou mafia slaughtering wildlife. What year is this? 1914? The debates of such draconian measures as bounties and slaughter raged then.”
Seriously561 on Mar 24, 2014 at 20:28:41
“To add to this a friend of mine who moved to Alberta 2 years ago sent me picks of him and his new buddies and they showed trophy bear, moose and Cougar all shot and them grinning. Brutal!”
Angelo Barovier on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:48:49
“"This issue is nothing compared to the one I am more invested in."
You do know both issues can stand on their own merit and don't need to be quantified on an imaginary scale of importance, nor inextricably linked through comparisons, right? It's fine to bring up a related issue (for which I share your concern) but you needn't devalue the one in the article by touting yours as 'more' anything.”
Ian Nolan on Mar 24, 2014 at 09:30:09
“Bob, how do you know this? I would love to hear more. Now here's a good topic for an investigative piece.”
“you may be hard pressed to convince people of climate change this winter- and while Minnesota is concerned, the Alberta government guns down 70 moose/year on 300 sq km in the Little Smokey area and laces them with strychnine to poison wolves to save caribou- caribou population 2005, 80 animals- 2013 78- waht a deal for a few hundred moose and few thousand wolves”
Sep 25, 2013 at 22:30:56
“it all starts at home and smart phones- but hey 150000 people die every day in this world- problem is 300000 new ones hit the turf- bullying here to stay and governments can pass all the laws they want and it still will be worse tomorrow- get clued in people.”
“i left 6 months ago and never missed it- better to write articles to share thoughts. Miss a few friends but i am not so social. Am an internet user- have a smart phone but rarely connect it to net and do not carry with me 24/7. I feel sorry for people addicted to social connections- like their brains get lonely too easy which means they have addictive lazy brains. I do not mind my own company= THINKING.”
“and how many people were intentionally killed by people yesterday alone or gassed as took place in Syria- come on Huff there are better stories than this- the guy likes to hunt- so what. people that are opposed to hunting better get educated about wildlife populations and people.”
HappyCanadianGrl on Aug 23, 2013 at 11:59:25
“Wrong, so very wrong. This is one of many important issues that should be made public. Animals deserve our protection as much as innocent people. This guy is not hunting, he's practicing his aim by killing animals for fun. When animals attack people like him I cheer for the animal unfortunately.
There are other articles which focus on what is happening in Syria, we're not ignorant about that, I'm sure most of us are very aware.”
Aug 17, 2013 at 20:48:31
“also- duffy is an obese pig pretending to be human and Harper is a corporate fascist pretending to be a serious politician- pathetic both of them- now give me some meaning news about Beiber and Gomez”
Dec 1, 2012 at 21:22:26
“Canada has been on an oil high for a number of years as US oil companies invaded Canada to exploit our resources in what was perceived to be a most certain shortage of global oil. But many huge investment decisions were taken before hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling began to unlock oil and gas riches in the continental US such that the United States produces roughly 50% of its energy requirements today and are projected to be self sufficient in 20-30 years. Energy companies may actually export LNG by the end of the decade. Alberta crude is sold to the US for $50/barrel at a discount of 30-40% compared to WTI prices. Production decisions have been ramped up in recent years such that Alberta is getting desperate to build a pipeline somewhere- also- other non-conventional oil fields are being opened up in the west - also- the US is in a conversion to the industrial use of NG thus substituting gas for oil - Canada has invested heavily in energy projects to the exclusion of almost all other forms of diversification. We got a little cocky and thought we were guaranteed a front row in the church of big money. DO NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE CANADA return to a poor second class citizen next to a giant that has designs to manage its destiny by controlling the future of others- and we cannot blame them for what may be a severe downturn in Canada going forward.”
chronoss chiron on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:13:12
“you realize per capita our 1.7 trillion a year economy is actually if you multiply that by ten out doing the usa by a trillion?
Of note were just getting started at all the resources too ....being late in the game is good and bad
good cause everyone else used theres and bad cause the harper regime is doing it all wrong.
IF he wanted to instil confidence he should be doing a visit to norway”
“I have commented to this issue a number of times, and science does what it does best- chronicles the progressive results of 7 billion people slowly marching to hell and taking millions of years of evolution with it in a rush to fulfill our lives with an addictive consumptive lifestyle. Those who see money as the singular spiritual objective of existence will continue down this path without abatement and our politicians will continue to muddle along because the problem is too big to solve. And the wealthy countries that have for long promoted this lifestyle and approach to a greedy quality of life will be the least impacted!”