Kyle Bakx

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Kyle Bakx is a Calgary-based journalist with CBC's network business unit. He's covered stories across the country and internationally.

Latest from Kyle Bakx

Farmers chuckled when doctors bought this rural land for a racetrack — but they aren't laughing now

It's been more than 15 years since a group of doctors bought a parcel of land in a remote river valley in Alberta. Their dream of building a $500-million motorsports resort is moving closer to the starting line, but opposition from a large group of local farmers remains.

Plans to sell Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous groups take another step forward

Federal officials are bringing in a consultant to advance talks with Indigenous communities about possible revenue-sharing or a purchase of an equity stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline.

TC Energy considers selling steel among next steps after Keystone XL cancellation

TC Energy says it expects to take a “substantive” charge due to the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Analysis

How airlines are racing to curb rising carbon emissions

With air travel accounting for between three and five per cent of global CO2 emissions, one of the big issues facing the world’s climate change efforts is how to reduce emissions from international travel.

You've heard of net zero? These oil companies say they've reached 'net-negative' carbon emissions

'Net zero' is a popular goal these days for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint, usually with a timeline decades in the future. Now, a pair of Alberta companies claim they're using carbon capture technology to reach "negative" emissions by storing more CO2 underground than their operations produce.
Analysis

With Keystone XL back on the shelf, oilpatch pressure mounts on Trudeau and Trans Mountain

With U.S. President Joe Biden cancelling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, attention turns to the Trans Mountain expansion project — from those for and against. It's owned by the federal government and is under construction, but many wonder if the oil pipeline will ever be completed.
Analysis

Why Kenney is having a rougher ride than Trudeau with his pipeline purchase

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney both decided their governments would take ownership stakes in two different pipeline projects stuck in limbo. But only one of the leaders had significant control over what happened next.

Biden indicates plans to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit on 1st day in office, sources confirm

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden has indicated plans to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, sources confirmed to CBC News on Sunday. 

How tech startups try to win over investors who got rich from oil and gas

Many startups in Calgary are lamenting the challenge they face in luring investment from the city's well-to-do, who built their fortunes from oil and gas.
Analysis

An inside look at how an oilpatch mega-merger could further hollow out Calgary's downtown office towers

The impact on the city's office rental market of the merged Cenovus and Husky company moving into a single headquarters will be "significant," experts say.

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