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  1. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

  2. Notley backs out of western premiers' meeting, citing Trans Mountain deadline Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has pulled out a meeting of Western Canada premiers in Yellowknife at the last minute, reportedly over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Notley was scheduled to meet with B.C.'s John Horgan, along with the premiers of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon on Wednesday. But Notley announced Monday afternoon she won't be at the Western Premiers' Conference. Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman will attend in her place. On Twitter, Notley said it would be "surreal and exceptionally tone deaf for anyone to think we could politely discuss pharmacare and cannabis when one of the players is hard at work trying to choke the economic lifeblood of the province and the country." A statement from Notley's spokesperson, Cheryl Oates, said the premier wants to keep her attention focused on the May 31 deadline set by Kinder Morgan, which in April suspended all non-essential activities on the expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline through B.C. "Premier Notley's only priority is working with the federal government and Kinder Morgan to secure the construction of the pipeline," Oates said in an email. "Therefore, she will staying in Alberta to work on and complete the deal." However, CBC has confirmed details in a published report suggesting an argument over Trans Mountain is the real reason behind the cancellation. Alberta wanted the communique out of the meeting to include a united position on pipelines, which B.C. wouldn't agree to. Officials couldn't get the other provinces to agree to such a statement without B.C. on board. When asked, Oates said those details are not true and said Alberta did not ask B.C. to sign anything. She repeated that Notley is staying away from the meeting to keep watch on the pipeline talks.
  3. Chris Johnston‏Verified account @reporterchris FollowFollow @reporterchris More Reminder: The #VGK were given a 2nd-round pick to take Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Marchessault to take Reilly Smith, Alex Tuch to take Erik Haula, Shea Theodore to take Clayton Stoner and a 1st and 2nd to take William Karlsson and David Clarkson’s contract. 6:51 PM - 20 May 2018
  4. Elias Pettersson | C/RW

    ELIAS PETTERSSON SHL Best Plus/Minus (+27) SHL Champion SHL Forward of the Year SHL Most Goals by Junior (24) SHL Most Points (56) SHL Most Points by Junior (56) SHL Most Valuable Player SHL Playoffs MVP SHL Rookie of the Year SIHF Forward of the Year 2018 IIHF WC Champion
  5. Agreed, I am most worried about the Tankers carrying the 80,000 to 120,000 tonnes of Bitumen(750,000 Barrels)
  6. Meet you half way, 400/yr Again, did you read the link?? And as I said, It is not a one way trip, each tanker must come in, load, and then return back through the Strait, 148km round trip. On any given day there could be 3 tankers empty or full travelling through the Straight
  7. no I don't know what is on the ships, also in no way did I say I wanted to ban tanker traffic. What I want is to reduce the risk of catastrophe, not increase the risk. Look, you live in CGY, Increased tanker traffic in the Strait has no affect on you, I get that. I live on Vancouver Island, the increased tanker traffic is of great concern to me.
  8. From the link provided The Port of Vancouver is the most active in Canada. Ice free and deepwater, it is home to terminals for all manner of cargo: chemicals, containers, bulk goods, crude oil. A proposed new dock at Westridge Marine Terminal will triple the loading capacity. Aframax-sized tankers are the largest-class vessels allowed in the port at 245 metres in length and with a maximum capacity of 80,000 to 120,000 tonnes.
  9. Those other Commercial Freighters you talk of are not carrying 750,000 barrels of bitumen.
  10. From 50 tankers/yr to over 450 tankers/yr It is not a one way trip, they must come in and load and then leave that adds up to 900 trips thru the Salish Sea On any given day there will be 3 tankers either full or empty in the Strait, 148 km round trip from entering the Strait to exiting. More traffic in a small congested area through the prestigious Strait added to the 250 large commercial freighter/month adds up to a massive risk of environmental catastrophe. Did you bother to read the link??
  11. A 600% increase in tanker traffic isn't like adding another lane to the road that bisects through your property, It is more like having an 8 lane highway go through your backyard. give this a read
  12. When these multibillionaire's invested their money in the pipeline, they knew of the risks, all of the risks including protests, like every other pipeline built on Canadian soil. Now the Trudeau Government is guaranteeing these investors that the people will assume all risks, with BC the most to lose environmentally. Is Trudeau ready to guarantee that our tourism, fisheries and quality of life on the Coast is secure?? "Mr. Morneau appears more concerned in indemnifying a foreign corporation against risk to its investors than indemnifying British Columbia against the risk to our coast, to our environment, to tens of thousands of jobs," I am not in favour of increasing that evironmental risk to our provinces most heavily populated area, by having an increase of these massive tankers from 50/yr to over 450/yr
  13. "The federal finance minister is trying to use our government as an excuse, as the federal government puts taxpayer money on the line to backstop risks to private investors, while completely ignoring the risks to B.C."
  14. [Official] Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball thread

    He is sorry for his remarks “I go back to Toronto each off-season and feel renewed every time I cross the border to my home and native land. I would not be where I am now without the efforts of so many Canadian baseball people and the fans of Canadian baseball. “To James Paxton, the Blue Jays, the Toronto fans, the women and men all across Canada that work so hard to promote and support Canadian baseball, I am sorry for my selfish comments and I humbly ask for your forgiveness.”