Oil, Tar and the Irony of Life

The question oil haunts us like a cancer cell. We try to avoid it but it keeps coming back. It seeps throughout the bowels…

Heaven and Earth may pass away but will we care?

No I am not trying to be overbearing on the environmental front, but more and more I see a trend towards the self in our…

No Pipeline to the West Coast?

A slim majority of British Columbians support a proposed $5.5-billion oilsands pipeline to the B.C. coast, but opposition to the megaproject is growing, according…

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Gulf Oil Spill

The Worst Environmental Disaster in a Century?

As we watch the effects of the inevitable oil spill transpire in the Gulf Coast we have to ask ourselves yet again, is it…

Jack Layton is the ideal opposition leader

You can’t do your job as Leader of the Opposition. I don’t know what you’re doing running for Prime Minister. It’s a very unusual…

Alberta oilsands refineries could cause irreversible damage

  The development of a pipeline network and refineries around the Great Lakes to process Alberta bitumen “could cause irreversible” environmental damage to the…

Will Canada’s oil boom be an environmental bust? The new global wasteland?

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons…

GM to cut salaried workers, production, dividend

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off salaried workers, cut truck production, suspend its dividend and borrow $2 billion…

GM prepares for large cuts in North America. More bad news for Oshawa?

General Motors will unveil further measures on Tuesday to cope with the dramatic downturn in the north American vehicle market. The world’s biggest carmaker…

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