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Western Canada crude oil prices strong as production cuts kick in

Calgary - Crude oil prices in Western Canada remained elevated on Wednesday, the day after provincially mandated oil production curtailments came into force, but a government spokesman says it’s too early to say how long the program will remain in place.

Investment in geothermal energy heating up in Canada

Calgary - The announcement last week that capital pool company P-Square had acquired Canadian geothermal company, Borealis GeoPower is good news for investors in the renewable energy sector.

Asian Bush mosquito now in British Columbia poses health threat

Burnaby - The invasive disease-carrying Asian Bush mosquito, a native to Asia, has been found in British Columbia, the first such discovery in Western Canada.

Western Canada will lose 70% of its glaciers by 2100

The loss of glacial ice in British Columbia and Alberta could profoundly affect not only local ecosystems but power supplies and water quality. As much as 70 percent of glaciers will disappear by the end of the 21st century.

Canada's forests are a major contributor to global warming, blame the beetles

The large pine forests in Western Canada are suffering from a gigantic beetle plague. As a result, they do not fix carbon but actually lose about 270 million tons of carbon.
 

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