British Columbia has stated it might regulate a stop to any expansion in oil flows in B.C. while it further studies how oil spills can be cleaned up. Alberta responded by cancelling talks to buy B.C. power and banning imports of B.C. wine. Meanwhile, the United Conservative Party MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper says Alberta needs to build relationships with its partners and other provinces but - at the end of the day - there definitely does need to be strong action.
Former B.C. premier Christy Clark says efforts by the province's N-D-P government to stymie an interprovincial pipeline are illegal and will hurt all of Canada.
Speaking to a gathering of conservatives in Ottawa on Saturday, February 10th Clark said changing the rules partway through a project will make companies think twice about investing and creating jobs in Canada.
British Columbia has called for more consultation on oil spill readiness related to the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would triple the oil flowing from the Edmonton area to the west coast.
The Alberta government has responded by ending the import of B.C. wine.
Meanwhile, the United Conservative Party MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper says it is important that Premier Rachel Notley has taken some concrete steps.
He says it is a little unfortunate Albertans will be the ones to pay the price by not being able to get the B.C wines they have been enjoying. However, Cooper hopes the situation is resolved quickly so the very important pipeline expansion can proceed.
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she recently called her counterparts in Alberta and British Columbia trying to find a solution to the trade war emerging between the two provinces over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
McKenna says she made clear to Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips and B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman that Ottawa has clear authority to approve the Trans Mountain project and will exert that authority to make sure it gets built.
MLA Cooper says Alberta needs to build relationships with its partners and other provinces but - at the end of the day - there definitely does need to be strong action.
Cooper encourages the Alberta government to continue to look at options available to make sure this important project gets built.
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.