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Pickering Nuclear Plant

The Ontario government is torn between its practical needs for more electricity and a desire to shun natural gas for power generation.

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), a Crown corporation that regulates the power system, has said the province needs more natural gas generation and phasing this out before 2030 would cause rotating blackouts. 

Senior Contributor (Saskatchewan)

Lee Harding is the Senior Saskatchewan Contributor for the Western Standard and Saskatchewan Standard based in the Regina Bureau. He has served as the Saskatchewan Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

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Prices for, Natural Gas, Oil and Gas and Electricity should be capped for ALBERTANS! We are floating on an ocean of Natural Gas and Oil and the people of Alberta should be protected from the negative forces in the World, (WEF, Trudeau, Notley, etc.)! Gas, for Albertans, should be capped at $1.00/L, Natural Gas at $5.00/GJ, and coal at a level that makes it equal to or less than the NatGas equivalent, in the generation of Electricity! Volumes of Gas purchases at these prices would have to be capped to avoid stockpiling and out of province sales! This would be a temporary measure until the crisis created by our Federal Government is resolved. A surcharge should also be placed on Provinces that have traditionally fought against Alberta's attempts to sell clean Canadian products to Canadians, as well as against the transportation energy corridors etc., which would have protected ALL CANADIANS from the current impending disaster! They know who they are! We should protect our own first!

Left Coast

"60 barrels of oil are required to make the plastic for the interior of one Tesla."

Want to make a fortune in the Fall?

Take 10 containers of Wood Stoves to Europe . . . Germans are buying them up!

Woodrow George

Saw the link to this story over on Danielle Smith's https://locals.com page. This is a great article. Thanks, Lee.

Lee Harding Staff
Lee Harding

That's good news, and thanks for kudos, Woodrow!


Well, they could burn liberals, God knows they have plenty of them.


Talking to people from Ontario it is clear most did not vote for this.

Like Western Canadians they are beginning to learn their voting system prevents options, options like a party that would put the interests of Ontario and it's residents before that of self destructive ideas that have infected the global elite.


The problem, is cities. Homelessness means more votes, and the places with the votes, call the tune; whether those are the places paying the piper, or not.

Makes you think about the built in conflict of interest that allowing civil servants to vote is. If I had a government job, I would always vote for more government. How bout you?


Amazingly stupid that Ontario still wants to go down the green road when everywhere else that has tried has failed. Germany and lot of Europe has tried the green road and are now re-commissioning coal power plants due to the conflict in Ukraine. California is looking to spend billions to keep nuclear powerplants previously slated for closure open since green energy is a failure. Texas' power grid is 25% green energy and struggles during heat waves or cold snaps with rotating brown outs due to the failure of green energy. Green energy is a failed idea and the idiots on the left just can't admit it.


It’s time for the west to stop caring about the lunatics who refuse to take care of themselves, why should I care if Ontarians freeze in the dark in winter? These people are guilty of voting and planning their own demise, so I’m at the point where I have to say, I don’t give a rats rearend if the freeze to death in the dark.


AB& west parties interested, time to split from Canada before frudeau realizes his destructive path and he will and he will support quebec over AB.


How is that split from Canada going to happen if we are not allowed to have a grassroots WEXIT party to vote for?

Left Coast

A two-megawatt windmill is made up of 260 tons of steel that require 300 tons of iron ore and 170 tons of coking coal, all mined, transported and produced by hydrocarbons.

A windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it !

‘Greenhouse Gas Effect Does Not Exist,’ Says Swiss Physicist

Thomas Allmendinger, an independent Swiss physicist, has conducted a series of experiments published in peer-reviewed scientific journals that call into question the physical principles of the greenhouse gas theory.

Allmendinger, an independent scholar educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, has dared to challenge the conventional politically correct climate dictum that CO2 is a greenhouse gas with unique global warming properties.

In a series of articles published in scientific journals, Allmendinger has argued that his experimental research with the thermal absorption of infrared radiation (IR) has proved that “atmospheric trace gases such as carbon dioxide do not have any influence on the climate.”



Spot on again. I just look for your posts, as pretty much sums up what was going to state. Well done! 🫡

Lee Harding Staff
Lee Harding



Well said.


As the old saying goes: Let them freeze in the dark. I, for one, do not care one iota about anything east of the MB-ON border, after all, who has the most say in the election of federal government? "As ye sow ..."

Dave's Dog

The original phrase included "Eastern B*stards"


Yes, Dave's Dog, that's correct. That was the exact phrase. According to the media of the day, Albertans by the hundreds had bumper stickers proclaiming that sentiment, too! But we were living in Edmonton at the time and did not ever see the bumper sticker at all. So we contacted a friend in Calgary to go on the search. He told us he'd never seen the sticker anywhere in Calgary on a vehicle and couldn't find one in any shop or store. We were disappointed. If we'd gotten our hands on such a bumper sticker we'd have put it on our vehicle just to prove the media correct - and likely for the first time they'd ever been.


You didn't see it the bumper stickers because the phrase was popularized by Eastern Canadian media to explain why Canadian polices should target and punish Western Canada.


So agree!

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