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Canadian academic won't use capital letters - except to acknowledge Indigenous people's struggle

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on A Canadian academic is joining the "lowercase movement," according to a Calgary, Alberta, university. She noted it was the start of efforts to describe the use of lowercase letters on the website of the office of indigenization and decolonization. "We resist acknowledging the power structures that oppress and join the movement that does not capitalize," manyguns wrote in a "perspective" story published this week on the university's website.

We Love You, Alberta--Just Not Your Tar Sands

The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. Some weeks ago, the government of Alberta wrote to me--and apparently to a number of other environmentalists and environmental groups. We are all subjects of an "anti-Alberta energy inquiry," and have the right to respond to charges that are being levelled by a government commission. Alberta, it turns out, has spent three and a half million dollars in an effort to find out whether foreigners are unfairly targeting its oil-and-gas industry.

Keystone XL: Company seeks damages over pipeline's cancellation

Al Jazeera

The company behind a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline nixed earlier this year by US President Joe Biden's administration has filed a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to recover economic damages caused by the project's cancellation. In a statement late on Monday, TC Energy Corporation said it filed a request for arbitration under a NAFTA provision that "allows companies to seek compensation for lost investment", in relation to the Keystone XL pipeline. "We will not comment further and will follow the process as set out," the company said. TC Energy said in June that it had terminated the Keystone XL project "after a comprehensive review of its options" and in consultation with its partner, the government of Alberta, an oil-rich province in western Canada. The move came after the Biden administration in January revoked the presidential permit for the project, which had drawn years of opposition from Indigenous communities, environmentalists and landowners along the proposed route who argued it would accelerate the climate crisis.

Body of missing 5-year-old Calgary girl found, suspect charged with murder

FOX News

CALGARY, Alberta – Police in Calgary say they've found a body believed to be that of a 5-year-old girl reported missing this week after her mother was found dead, and a suspect has been charged with murder in both deaths. The Calgary Police Service says the body believed to be Taliyah Leigh Marsman was found by searchers Thursday near a roadway near suburban Chestermere, Alberta. The discovery comes just days after the girl's 34-year-old mother, Sara Baillie, was found dead in their Calgary home. Authorities say 46-year-old Edward Delten Downey faces first-degree murder charges. They believe he was known to the mother, the child, and her estranged father.

Cost of Trudeau's Trans Mountain pipeline balloons 70% to $9.5 billion

The Japan Times

CALGARY, ALBERTA – The cost to build Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pet oil pipeline just got a few billion dollars more expensive. The price tag for the Trans Mountain expansion has increased 70 percent to 12.6 billion Canadian dollars ($9.5 billion) because of legal delays and accommodations made to indigenous communities along its route, the pipeline's operator said Friday in an emailed statement. And that doesn't include the CA$4.5 billion Trudeau's government spent to purchase the conduit, but it does incorporate CA$1.1 billion spent by the project's previous owner, Kinder Morgan Inc. "Today's Trans Mountain Expansion Project has seen significant changes, enhancements and improvements since it was originally envisioned in 2009, and first introduced to the public in 2012," Trans Mountain Chief Executive Officer Ian Anderson said in the statement. The cost increase threatens to be a political liability for the Canadian prime minister, who has disappointed some in his environmentalist base over his support for the crude-oil conduit.