– Advertisement – By Energeticcity.ca staffThe president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says the Alberta government has taken a major step in the right direction. Dave Collyer was commenting on plans announced by the Stelmach government, to reduce royalty rates for conventional oil and natural gas next year. However, not everybody is happy with the decision, and most of the opposition is coming from the left of the political spectrum.N-D-P Leader Brian Mason is trashing the Tory government over the move, claiming it has caved in, to energy industry pressure. In defending the initiative, Energy Minister Ron Liepert says the province was lagging behind other jurisdictions in terms of competitiveness.It remains to be seen what impact the move might have on those other jurisditions…but, we could get our first assessment in this area next week, when 77 parcels covering more than 25,000 hecatres are offered in the March Sale of Natural Gas and Petroleum rights.
May 21: Tumbler Ridge SecondaryFarmingtonMay 22: Parkland ElementaryGroundbirchMay 25: McLeod ElementaryAdvertisement May 17: Chetwynd & District Recreation CentreMay 19: Windrem ElementaryTumbler RidgeMay 20: Tumbler Ridge ElementaryAdvertisement Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan will be making stops in various north east B.C. communities over the next two weeks. The van packs activities, artifacts, and some marine life such as sea stars on its trips.Coming on this trip is a brown box crab. The crab has the ability to fold its legs and abdomen together and pull itself tightly so it looks like a box, or a ball.The travelling schedule for the AquaVan is as follows:- Advertisement -ChetwyndMay 13-14: Chetwynd Secondary SchoolMay 15: Don Titus MontessoriAdvertisement Dawson CreekMay 26: Tremblay ElementaryFort St. JohnMay 27: Robert Ogilvie ElementaryMay 28: Duncan Cran ElementaryAdvertisement