Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge 'poster child' for an orderly energy transition
CALGARY — Al Monaco may be the outgoing CEO of Canada's largest energy company, but don't ask him to predict the price of oil a decade from now — or even next year. “Anyone that says they can forecast energy markets is blowing smoke," the 63-year-old chief executive of Enbridge Inc. said in an interview last week. "This industry is not for the faint of heart.” But Monaco, who is set to retire Jan. 1 after 10 years at the helm of the company, isn't reticent about when he thinks we'll reach "peak oil" production in this country. He makes it very clear he doesn't believe that day is coming any time soon. “It’s not in this decade.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A small guitar company from Kamloops, B.C., has triumphed over industry giants to have one of its models named acoustic guitar of the year. © Provided by The Canadian Press
Riversong Guitars and its River Pacific design beat out Taylor, Yamaha and Martin guitars to walk away with the prestigious Musical Merchandise Review Dealers' Choice Award.
Each year, the magazine surveys instrument retailers across North America asking them to vote for their favourite product.
Riversong founder Mike Miltimore says it's the first time a Canadian company has won in the category.
He credits the win to his small company's heart, and the innovation of the guitar's adjustable neck that runs through the body, allowing it to better resonate.
Miltimore says that since the winners were announced, his company has been flooded with orders and messages of support from Canadians.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 6, 2022.
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As MPs pass Liberal online news bill, Meta again threatens to pull content .
OTTAWA — The House of Commons passed a Liberal bill on Wednesday designed to require web giants to compensate journalism outfits for reposting their content, and Meta is once again threatening to remove news content from Facebook in Canada. Federal Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has argued the bill will "enhance fairness" in the digital news marketplace by creating a framework and bargaining process for behemoths such as Google and Meta, which owns social media sites Facebook and Instagram, to pay media outlets.