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One of oldest coal companies in US files for bankruptcy 

By Matt Volz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HELENA, Mont.- One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy ...

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Feds restart Indigenous pipeline consultations, stoke caution from First Nations

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Indigenous communities are open to a new consultation on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but many are greeting its launch with some caution. The Liberals said Wednesday that they won’t appeal the August decision from the Federal Court of Appeal that tore up ...

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B.C. files to be intervener in new National Energy Board hearings on pipeline

VICTORIA- The British Columbia government wants to take part in the National Energy Board’s reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Environment Minister George Heyman says the government has registered as an intervener in the next set of hearings after the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out the board’s first ...

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AFN NAFTA: Respecting First Nations rights helps achieve economic stability,investment certainty

(Ottawa, ON) – On the announcement of a tentative trade agreement now named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the general exception clause for Indigenous Peoples Rights will help ensure the protection of inherent, Aboriginal and Treaty rights and bring greater economic ...

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The winners and losers in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The Canadian Press  Monday, October 1, 2018 OTTAWA — After 14 months of hand-wringing, there’s a new North American trade pact. Here’s an early look at some of the winners and losers in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Winners Automakers: A side letter published along with the main text of the ...

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Washington man gets prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers

SEATTLE- The owner of a Washington seafood company has been sentenced to prison for overharvesting sea cucumbers. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 62-year-old Hoon Namkoong was sentenced to three years in prison and must pay $1.5 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to underreporting the number of ...

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Amazon to open shipping warehouse on B.C. First Nation land

VANCOUVER- Amazon has announced plans to open a new Metro Vancouver shipping warehouse on Tsawwassen First Nation land in Delta, B.C. Amazon says in a news release that the 41,800-square-metre facility will create more than 700 full-time jobs and is expected to open in 2019. This will be Amazon’s third ...

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Canada’s newest senators: first woman to lead RCMP and Cree Metis businessman

OTTAWA -The first woman to hold the reins of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a Cree Metis businessman are the two newest members of the Senate. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is making the appointments to fill seats in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Beverley Busson will take the seat in ...

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