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    Marcel summed up my views on the topic in #24...

    Marcel summed up my views on the topic in #24 above.

    I mostly went poppy-less this year. Wasn't making any kind of political statement, but am just tired of how many times the dang things keep...
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    My concern with this latest iteration of bus...

    My concern with this latest iteration of bus routes remains much the same as the previous ones.

    Older areas of the city with a grid street pattern are losing routes and proximity to a bus stop...
  3. So now the Terwillegar Drive widening is being...

    So now the Terwillegar Drive widening is being called a freeway? The Terwillegar Drive ROW was engineered back in the 1970s to be converted to a freeway at some point in the future. But a more...
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    Poll: Maybe it's because I was raised as a conservative...

    Maybe it's because I was raised as a conservative Christian but I am leery of phrases like "I believe the science" or "unite behind the science." Phrases like these put science on the same level as...
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    Sticky: From the ever excellent Edmonton weathernerdery...

    From the ever excellent Edmonton weathernerdery website a look at Edmonton's October weather and how the first ten months of 2019 stacks up historically:


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  6. Because Ovaltine was already taken.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/article-encana-moving-to-us-and-changing-name-to-ovintiv/

    Why did they choose such an incomprehensible name for the new...
  7. Unlikely. While metallurgical coal exports will...

    Unlikely. While metallurgical coal exports will continue from mines located in or near the mountains, with the world turning away from coal-fired electricity generation, there is likely to be no...
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    ^The CRL is paying the debt servicing costs...

    ^The CRL is paying the debt servicing costs (interest and principal) for past borrowing and will also be responsible for repaying the additional $82 million that will be borrowed from the Alberta...
  9. ^Gotta love the disclosure at the bottom of the...

    ^Gotta love the disclosure at the bottom of the review:
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    Would be interested in knowing the source for the...

    Would be interested in knowing the source for the claim that the CRL is way ahead of schedule b/c all the information I've been able to find shows the CRL being way behind schedule.

    When Council...
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    ^The $82 million is being borrowed from the...

    ^The $82 million is being borrowed from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority.

    As of December 31, 2018, the Downtown CRL was in a net deficit position of $23.6 million. See page 110 here:...
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    ^Enjoy your federal carbon levy of $20/tonne for...

    ^Enjoy your federal carbon levy of $20/tonne for the first three months of 2020. The levy increases to $30/tonne effective April 2020 (same level as Alberta NDP) with further increases to $40/tonne...
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    ^^This was climate leadership, not useless virtue...

    ^^This was climate leadership, not useless virtue signalling:



    The re-election of the federal Liberal government means carbon pricing will be reinstated come January. The thermal coal...
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    ^Your comment may have been sarcastic. But here...

    ^Your comment may have been sarcastic. But here is what the Green Party platform calls a science-based approach for reducing GHG emissions by 60% by 2030:



    The Liberal plan looks positively...
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    Your comment in #5090 was and still is ridiculous...

    Your comment in #5090 was and still is ridiculous hyperbole.

    Regarding the practicality of the Sustainable Development Scenario, here is a link to the Climate Action Tracker which shows that with...
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    ^^What ridiculous hyperbole. The New Policies...

    ^^What ridiculous hyperbole.

    The New Policies Scenario takes into account existing commitments of national governments that signed on to the Paris climate agreement. This includes Canada's...
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    ^^Except that the 'New Policies Scenario' is much...

    ^^Except that the 'New Policies Scenario' is much more in line with the real world that the 'Sustainable Development Scenario' pipe dream. Under the latter scenario, peak oil demand was supposed to...
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    ^Oh good grief. Who the heck is DNV GL and what...

    ^Oh good grief. Who the heck is DNV GL and what track record do they have in accurately forecasting global oil demand? It is delusional to think these "energy advisers" are more qualified to make...
  19. Good point. And props to Jody Wilson-Raybould...

    Good point. And props to Jody Wilson-Raybould for winning re-election. Exceedingly difficult and rare in Canada to get elected as an Independent.
  20. ^What a ridiculous statement. Politically, there...

    ^What a ridiculous statement. Politically, there is nothing wrong with using such a phrase in reference to defeating an opponent.

    Not sure why MrOilers wouldn't also cast a ballot for this...
  21. Interesting that the anti-Trans Mountain NDP wins...

    Interesting that the anti-Trans Mountain NDP wins Strathcona while the pro-Trans Mountain Liberals lose Centre and Mill Woods. And none of the contests were nail biters either.
  22. I'm just excited to be watching the election...

    I'm just excited to be watching the election results from home. I'm usually volunteering as a scrutineer in a polling station.

    Polls in Newfoundland have just closed. An early indicator of how...
  23. A bit risky to be drawing conclusions about the...

    A bit risky to be drawing conclusions about the 2019 campaign as we are still some hours before the polls close.

    Nonetheless one of the surprises of the campaign is how Jagmeet Singh seems to have...
  24. Federal Election 2019 Results and Aftermath

    Thought I would start a new thread focusing on the election results and the aftermath.

    If the polls are accurate, it's looking like a minority government most likely with the Liberals winning a...
  25. I have lived near the concrete plant for decades...

    I have lived near the concrete plant for decades and have no problem with it remaining in its present location.

    Funny thing about noise. Continuous and constant noise is much easier to tune out...
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