Saturday, November 19, 2011

Witch-Ways Communications - #tarsands pipeline postponed

Witch-Ways Communications | Crafting magic on the internet since 1994: "As Tarsands Action says: We won. You won. Sending the pipeline back for re-review, adding climate change to the list of criteria to assess, and making sure the environmental assessment will be truly independent – all these will, in effect, kill the pipeline. (And if it doesn’t, we’ll come back and fight it again – www.tarsandsaction.org/pledge.)"

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Transit cash safe, vow top Tories | Alberta | News | Calgary Sun

Transit cash safe, vow top Tories | Alberta | News | Calgary Sun: "“When I look at the greatest cities in the world ... it seems to me one of the common elements in great cities is they do have an excellent public transit system,” Mar said."

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ethics 101 - Academia shilling for oil

Ethics 101: "Talisman says its position on climate change has evolved since 2004, but that's not the issue. Its industry has an interest in whether and how citizens ask their governments to address greenhouse-gas emissions. Academia is about getting at and explaining the truth, whether that truth happens to fit the preferences of donors or not."

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Monday, September 12, 2011

FearLess Revolution - FearLess Blog - Can You Handle Reality?

FearLess Revolution - FearLess Blog - Can You Handle Reality?: "While the climate crisis is a deadly serious issue, we don’t have to be boring to get a point across. In that spirit, our creative team has been hard at work making short videos that punctuate the urgency around the crisis in an unusual way — and take a good poke at those who think we can deny our way out of climate change."

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Canadians feel feds 'far and away not doing enough to support transit,' says CUTA | The Hill Times - Canada's Politics and Government Newsweekly

Canadians feel feds 'far and away not doing enough to support transit,' says CUTA | The Hill Times - Canada's Politics and Government Newsweekly: Traffic congestion in major Canadian cities surpass all U.S. cities, save New York and Washington. In Toronto and Montreal commute times average more than 75 minutes per day; across the country, commuters spend an average of 32 working days a year in congested transit according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Going car-free can make you a millionaire!

Bicycle Universe: The kitchen sink of bicycles & transportation: "You're paying more for your car than you think. A typical American who goes car-free for 35 years can save over a million dollars, even adjusted for inflation, and even if they pay for taxi, bus, and car-share trips often. Use the calculator to find how much you can save in your particular situation. Yes, not everyone can go car-free, but more can do it than would care to admit. "

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Upset residents organize public meeting to put pressure on City over S.E. transit line | Calgary Beacon

Upset residents organize public meeting to put pressure on City over S.E. transit line | Calgary Beacon: "Despite assurances from city council that the decade-long south east LRT proposal is moving ahead, at least one south east resident is frustrated and calling on all levels of government to come together and get the train finally moving in the right direction."

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Man can't prove he paid for rail ticket, ends up dead.

Slain man was in jail over $110 fine - Edmonton - CBC News: "Barry Raymond Stewart, 59, was found dead in a cell around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

Another inmate, Justin Caldwell Somers, 25, is charged with second-degree murder in his death.

According to court documents, Stewart opted to go to jail instead of paying the $110 fine for the LRT infraction. He was also picked up on outstanding warrants and was sentenced to two days in jail."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Costs for oil companies pile up after spill - The Globe and Mail

Costs for oil companies pile up after spill - The Globe and Mail: "Oil companies are shutting down wells and facing major increases in transportation costs as they load crude on trucks to work around a major spill that has stirred health concerns in a small Alberta community and closed the northern stretches of an important pipeline."

Friday, April 8, 2011

How about totally free public transit? | Troy Media Corporation

How about totally free public transit? | Troy Media Corporation: "We need radical change or those traffic jams will just get worse and worse and worse.
The first step is to send a strong signal to people by making hopping on a bus or train absolutely free. Cost is not a deciding factor for a lot of people, but it is for some and, more importantly, anything that makes it easier and more attractive to take transit should be adopted."

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mayor Nenshi | The City of Calgary - Public transit must be an election issue

Mayor Nenshi | The City of Calgary - Public transit must be an election issue: "Public transit is a critical element in making cities work. It is also a solution to many of the issues we face as a society. An effective public transit system helps combat gridlock and air pollution, of course, but it also increases social mobility, helps those living in poverty get to school and work, and increases the feeling of community."