Alberta appoints independent coal committee
The government of Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead public engagement on formation of a modern coal policy. Albertans are encouraged to share their thoughts in an initial survey available online and open until April 19.
City of Calgary decommissions Bridgeland Place
The City of Calgary has decided to close Bridgeland Place, a centrally-located affordable housing development. The building has “significant operating challenges, including heating issues, high operating costs, poor environmental and energy performance and is not delivering social value for tenants,” a City of Calgary release stated.
Seaspan Shipyards starts science ship construction
Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver, B.C. has cut steel and started full-rate construction of the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, which will support oceanographic, fishery, geological and hydrographic survey missions and will feature wet and dry labs, an ocean sampling room, a scientific seawater system for studying oxygen levels, temperature and salinity, and a drop keel and sensor suite for collecting and analyzing data.