The opposition and environmental activists criticized the strategy after Environment Minister Tim Halman confirmed that the Progressive Conservative government would not put into force the Coastal Protection Act, which was passed in 2019 by the Liberals with support from all parties in the legislature.
Natural Resources Minister Tory Rushton made the announcement on Friday, shortly after the two-member Clean Electricity Task Force released its report calling for the creation two new entities: an independent operator to control energy system planning, and an independent energy regulator.
A flooded Nova Scotia field was the focus of an intense weekend search for four people, including two children, lost after rushing waters caused by torrential rains swamped the vehicles they were travelling in.
In all, there were four wildfires in the province burning out of control on Thursday, including the massive Barrington Lake fire in Shelburne County, which grew to more than 200 square kilometres despite a constant bombardment of water and fire retardant from a fleet of water bombers and air tankers.
Canadians will soon be able to apply to a $250-million grant program aimed at helping them stop heating their homes with oil and switch to electric heat pumps, the federal government announced on Monday, November 21, 2022.
The proposed changes to the Environment Act would create a pricing system based on greenhouse gas output, Environment Minister Tim Halman told reporters, adding that the new plan would also include targets and performance standards to be set out in regulations.
People across Atlantic Canada were stocking up on last-minute essentials and storm-proofing their properties Friday ahead of the arrival of Fiona, which forecasters say will hit the region as a “very powerful” post-tropical storm.
The federal environment minister on Thursday, September 1, 2022, rejected a request from the premiers of Atlantic Canada for an extension to the deadline to submit their plans to tackle carbon emissions.