Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities: Don Pittis

The battle to replace fossil fuels with low-carbon power is bumping up against a new practical reality. As people crowd into cities, the world’s need for concentrated power sources is growing just as low-carbon green power is heading in the opposite direction. While the world needs high-density energy — the amount of power used or produced in a […]

The unintended consequences of Alberta’s mandatory oil production cut

One of Canada’s largest oil companies is listing a series of potential pitfalls from the Alberta government’s decision to impose a mandatory cut to oil production in the province. On Friday, as part of its announcement of 2019 capital spending, Suncor outlined how the production cut could negatively impact the company. While the majority of the oilpatch […]

Q&A: The case for more Alberta refineries

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley this week breathed new life into an old NDP pledge to try to build more refineries in the province. More refineries would mean more jobs, more options for Alberta bitumen and more wealth for the province — or so the government’s argument goes. She’s canvassing the industry for private sector interest until Feb. […]

Pro-pipeline First Nations spar with environmental activists over ‘devastating’ tanker ban bill

First Nations chiefs and leaders who say they represent over 200 Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta are fighting back against the federal government’s plan to ban all oil tanker traffic off the coast of northern B.C., calling it an “attack” on the energy industry that will impoverish remote First Nations. Chief Roy Jones Jr. of […]

Canada Goose caught in Huawei crossfire as Chinese pitch Canadian product boycott

Canada Goose shares have fallen for five days in a row after the outdoor apparel maker has become a target of Chinese consumers upset by the arrest of a high-ranking technology executive in Canada. The company has lost 20 per cent of its value on the Toronto Stock Exchange since word emerged that Meng Wanzhou, the […]

Canadian outdoor giant targets trans community in marketing campaign

Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is trying to tap into the hearts and wallets of the transgender community, which is often neglected by mainstream advertising and marketing.  It’s a smart move to bring in more customers but it could backfire if the campaign seems inauthentic, marketing experts say.  “It’s a positive step forward […]

Theresa May persuades cabinet on Brexit divorce, but Parliament challenge ahead

British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling it a “decisive step,” said Wednesday evening that her cabinet had signed off on a draft divorce deal negotiated with the European Union, after telling the House of Commons earlier the agreement “takes us significantly closer to delivering what the British people voted for.” May emerged from 10 Downing […]

Google employees walk out to protest sexism, inequality

Hundreds of Google engineers and other company workers worldwide — including in Canada  —​ walked off the job Thursday to protest the company’s handling of executives accused of sexual misconduct, as well as workplace harassment and inequality. Walkouts were planned for 11:10 a.m. across different time zones, beginning in Asian countries. Protesters and supporters were posting photos and […]

Ontario ombudsman gets more than 1,000 complaints about cannabis store

Ontario’s ombudsman says his office has received more than 1,000 complaints about the province’s online cannabis store since it launched earlier this month. Paul Dubé says he’s set up a triage team to deal specifically with the flood of concerns over the government-run Ontario Cannabis Store. He says the most common complaints have involved delayed deliveries, […]