The vitality of the oil and gas sector underpins Canada’s economy

VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 22, 2013/ Troy Media/ – While Mark Carney is very capable and impressive, Britain has no lack of financial experts meeting that description. What differentiates him, and what drove the British government’s determination to recruit him, is that he presided over the central bank of the economy that weathered the financial crisis better than other developed countries.

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Town flicks the switch on more green projects

The Town of Black Diamond is revealing its initiatives towards a green community and hope others will soon follow suit.

Black Diamond Mayor Sharlene Brown is flipping the switch to turn on the municipal building’s new five-kilowatt reflective solar energy system and sharing information on the community’s alternative energy initiatives at a public information session in the basement of the municipal building Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.

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Environmental and safety concerns heard on proposed Acheson ASP

Parkland County held a public hearing on Nov. 6 to allow residents and stakeholders to voice their opinion regarding the proposed updates to the Acheson Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP). The current ASP is over 15 years old and updates are required because development levels have far surpassed previous expected growth rates for Acheson, which is one of the fastest growing industrial parks in Alberta. Other factors that called for a new ASP include the Capital Region Growth Plan and its regulations that the County is obliged to comply with; the future transportation network for Acheson; new and up to date water and sanitary servicing required; land uses and development staging expansions reflective of current industrial development patterns; and the extension of the ASP boundaries extending to the City of Spruce Grove’s eastern boundary and to Edmonton city limits.

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Bragg Creek residents angry about proposed logging project

Close to 300 angry Bragg Creek residents let the Alberta Environment minister know in no uncertain terms how they view a proposed logging project.

Diana McQueen, minister of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, and her deputy minister, Bryan Mayer, faced an onslaught of rage from residents at a Sept. 25 meeting to discuss logging options for a proposed  FireSmart program.

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