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Alberta Politics: Wildrose whip condemns racist imagery after the fact? That dog won’t hunt! Jason Nixon should have walked away

PHOTOS: A shot from the Twittersphere of Saturday’s anti-carbon-tax protest in Red Deer (grabbed from @IamBunbury). Below: A close-up from the photo of a person who appears to be Jason Nixon speaking to one of the protesters, and a photo of Mr. Nixon from a Wildrose event in 2015. Below that: Former MLA Joe Anglin . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Wildrose whip condemns racist imagery after the fact? That dog won’t hunt! Jason Nixon should have walked away

Alberta Politics: Votaries of right-wing unity gather in Red Deer, vote to form yet another conservative party

PHOTOS: Progressive Conservative interim Leader Ric McIver and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean in a rare recent moment of amity at, but of course, the Manning Centre’s Ottawa beanfest for right wingers in February 2016. This snapshot, the only one of its … . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Votaries of right-wing unity gather in Red Deer, vote to form yet another conservative party

Alberta Diary: High-speed rail in Alberta: a terrible idea that just won’t go away

“Modern high-speed passenger trains are not pushed forward on billowing sails…” Although, when we’re done paying for a multi-billion-dollar high-speed rail link between Edmonton and Calgary, this may be how many of us have to get around if we fancy using public transit. Below: William Cornelius Van Horne and the typical high-speed rail . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: High-speed rail in Alberta: a terrible idea that just won’t go away

Alberta Diary: Small changes may signal glimmer of awareness of trouble ahead among rank and file Tory MLAs

Members of Alison Redford’s brain trust plan the latest hashtags in the Twitter war with AUPE … No! Wait! That’s Bob MacNamara telling LBJ about his plans for the war in Vietnam! What the hey? Below: That rude info-graphic; Red House Chief of Staff Farouk Adatia; White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

. . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Small changes may signal glimmer of awareness of trouble ahead among rank and file Tory MLAs

Alberta Diary: Alberta’s Wildrose Party strategists plan to have drained the Lake of Fire by Sunday

Explaining the new rules to the Wildrose Party’s many social conservatives. Wildrose political strategists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Social conservative pastor and former Wildrose candidate Allan Hunsperger preaching; the late Oscar Wilde being the life of the party.

To paraphrase Johnny Cash, they fell into a burning Lake of Fire, . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Alberta’s Wildrose Party strategists plan to have drained the Lake of Fire by Sunday

somecanuckchick dot com: Where are the Red Deer River Oil Spill Updates?

Plains Midstream Canada provides Red Deer River oil spill updates once a fortnight — that’s once every 2 weeks, or 14 days.

And MSM? Well, MSM has not filed a story pertaining to the Red Deer River oil spill in 14 days… and counting.

Coincidence?

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Where are the Red Deer River Oil Spill Updates?

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill Digest

This is a summary of the first 15 updates pertaining to the Red Deer River oil spill…

Update #1

Tracey McCrimmon, executive director of the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group, a community group that works with the industry, said people phoned in reports Thursday night of smelling rotten eggs.   [ Article ] On June 7th, 2012, a . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill Digest

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #15

This is Update #15 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Gleniffer Lake reopens, although cleanup of the shoreline is not yet finished, Alberta Environment said the water quality is within provincial standards and does not pose a risk to human health.   [ Article ] While shoreline fishing is allowed, the Province of Alberta does . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #15

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #14

This is Update #14 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development has compiled into a water quality analysis report. According to the report, hydrocarbon levels in the . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #14

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #13

This is Update #13 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] Current regulations require pipeline companies to conduct reviews of pipelines that cross waterways just once per year.   [ Article ] Environmentalists, landowners and . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #13

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #12

This is Update #12 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

The Energy Resources Conservation Board says it has inspected the area for other oil pipeline or any other oil releases and has found that there are no further releases.   [ Article ] The Alberta Surface Rights Group — a landowners lobby group, representing about . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #12

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #11

This is Update #11 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Apparently, the Rangeland Pipeline System failure — initially believed to have originated from Jackson Creek — has now been determined to have actually come from under the Red Deer River.   [ Article ] Gerard Aldridge, of the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance says, “It . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #11

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #10

This is Update #10 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] A third boom is now being used on the at Gleniffer Reservoir.   [ Article ] If you raise cattle along the banks of . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #10

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #9

This is Update #9 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] Greenpeace Canada was denied the space to place an ad on a Pattison Outdoor billboard in downtown Edmonton, AB. The ad — . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #9

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #8

This is Update #8 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] People with homes on Gleniffer Lake say Plains Midstream Canada is still not able to say for sure how long the cleanup . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #8

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #7

This is Update #7 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] Red Deer River oil spill cleanup activities were suspended because of heavy rain, high winds and lightning.   [ Article ] Recreational users and . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #7

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #6

This is Update #6 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] Plains Midstream Canada says water quality samples have almost all been normal.   [ Article ] Plains Midstream Canada says residents impacted by the . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #6

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #5

This is Update #5 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada still continues to blog its cleanup efforts surrounding the Rangeland Pipeline System failure near Sundre, Alberta.   [ Web Updates ] Plains Midstream Canada says most of the Red Deer River oil spill has been been contained.   [ Article ] Plains Midstream Canada . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #5

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #4

This is Update #4 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Gord and Bonnie Johnston have abandoned their 23-hectare rural property after it was soaked with oil last week, following the Rangeland Pipeline System failure.   [ Article ] Bruce Beattie, the Reeve of Mountain View County, one of the affected communities, says, “There have been . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #4

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #3

This is Update #3 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

With support from the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group and Red Deer County, Plains Midstream Canada continues to communicate with local landowners.   [ Article ] An information centre has been established at the James River Community Hall. Plains Midstream Canada, Sundre Petroleum Operators Group, Energy . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #3

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #2

This is Update #2 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Plains Midstream Canada has shut down 10 kilometres of the Rangeland Pipeline System.   [ Article ] Plains Midstream Canada says, “The release is contained within the two booms on the Gleniffer Reservoir.”   [ PDF ] Plains Midstream Canada is now blogging its cleanup efforts surrounding . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #2

somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #1

This is Update #1 of the Red Deer River Oil Spill…

Tracey McCrimmon, executive director of the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group, a community group that works with the industry, said people phoned in reports Thursday night of smelling rotten eggs. Plains Midstream Canada estimates 1,000 to 3,000 barrels of oil leaked into Jackson Creek . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: The Red Deer River Oil Spill — Update #1

somecanuckchick dot com: Move along, nothing to see here!

Plains Midstream Canada is involved in another oil spill in the province of Alberta.

Plains Midstream Canada is the same company that saw a 28,000-barrel leak last year from the Rainbow Pipeline. [See Required Reading below.]

An estimated 1,000 to 3,000 barrels of leaked oil, stretches along the Red Deer River, presumably from Jackson . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Move along, nothing to see here!