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Alberta’s First Nations getting new drinking water systems

March 15, 2019

In 2017, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley committed $100 million to deliver clean drinking water to the boundaries of First Nations. Ten projects are now underway that will benefit 14 First Nations across the province. “As Alberta continues on the journey

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Quebec to receive more equalization payments while oil-producing provinces left out

March 15, 2019

Quebec will receive $13.1-billion in equalization payments for 2019/20 – a $1.4-billion increase – while Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador continue to be left out even though Canada’s oil-producing provinces are facing deficits and hard times. The three energy-producing

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Government supported needed to restore competitive edge in mining: report

March 15, 2019

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released its annual Facts & Figures report, with this year’s data showing that the country’s competitiveness “continues to erode,” and that it is essential for government to take action to reverse this trend. “Over the past decade, Canada’s leadership in mining

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Carbon capture technology at pulp mill drawing world attention

March 15, 2019

CO2 Solutions Inc. took another step forward on its first carbon capture commercial project with Fibrek General Partnership, a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., and Serres Toundra Inc. “With the start-up of the Saint-Félicien capture unit, CO2 Solutions has achieved an

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Imperial slows pace of Aspen oil sands development

March 15, 2019

Canada’s Imperial Oil Ltd said on Friday it had slowed the pace of development of its $2.6 billion Aspen oil sands project in Alberta due to market uncertainty from the provincial government’s output cuts. “This was a difficult choice in

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LNG Canada to decide on doubling capacity at export terminal in 2025

March 15, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell and its partners building a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Western Canada will decide by 2025 whether to double its capacity, the head of the project told Reuters. The $31 billion LNG Canada project

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Titanium receives $50 M to further oil sands clean tech development

March 15, 2019

Titanium Corporation has been selected as a successful applicant for $50 million from Ottawa and Alberta for the next phase of its Creating Value from Waste (CVW) Horizon project. “This significant funding commitment from the governments of Canada and Alberta is a critical step

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Orphan oil and gas well sites pose environmental risk: B.C. auditor

March 15, 2019

British Columbia’s auditor general says there are almost 7,500 inactive oil and gas wells in the province that have not been properly decommissioned. Carol Bellringer says in a report that contamination from oil and gas activity can affect human health, ecosystems,

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Arctic drilling moratorium has Canada “falling behind” other nations

March 15, 2019

An oil and gas industry representative says Canada is “falling behind” the U.S. and other nations in developing its rich Arctic natural resources because of a five-year moratorium on offshore drilling in the North put in place in 2016. But

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Sohi optimistic Trans Mountain expansion talks will wrap up by May deadline

March 14, 2019

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says consultations with Indigenous groups about the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are progressing well and he still expects to wrap up the court-ordered process by May. On a conference call from Houston, Texas, where he’s attending