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Trans Mountain pipeline work to resume in August: Kinder Morgan Canada boss 

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON-The head of Kinder Morgan Canada says work is to resume next month to prepare a route for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Ian Anderson says the company will secure, survey and prepare the right-of-way in coming months, and First Nations will monitor the work to look ...

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First North Atlantic right whale of season seen off N.S. amid fishing concerns

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- The first North Atlantic right whale of the season has been spotted in waters off eastern Cape Breton amid concerns from fishermen that measures meant to protect the endangered mammals have led to increased fishing activity and greater risk. Fisheries officials said late ...

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Enbridge shares fall after Minnesota judge issues Line 3 recommendation

CALGARY- Shares in Enbridge Inc. closed down more than five per cent on Tuesday, the day after a judge in Minnesota recommended that its Line 3 pipeline replacement project follow the existing route across the state rather than the company’s preferred route. Enbridge traded as low as $37.53 before ending ...

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 Cowichan Tribes award-winning project  returns salmon to creek in British Columbia

COWICHAN, BC, April 18, 2018 – The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nations to improve community infrastructure and support initiatives that benefit the environment and quality of life in First Nation communities. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, offers her congratulations to Cowichan ...

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Canada in middle of pack on polar bear protection: World Wildlife Fund 

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s polar bear protection is getting good marks from an international conservation group, but the World Wildlife Fund says the country could better protect important habitat and minimize threats to the iconic predators. “They largely did a pretty good job of accomplishing what they ...

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Nuclear waste bunker decision not about ‘money or beads and trinkets’

By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-Indigenous people in the shadow of one of the world’s largest nuclear reactor are adamant their values will underpin their decision on whether to approve a proposed multibillion-dollar storage bunker for radioactive waste, a process that could take at least another year to play ...

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

By Nia Williams, Kevin O’Hanlon  CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) – The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp. Canadian ...

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Stargazers eye the nation’s first dark sky park in Idaho

By Keith Ridler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho-Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state’s sparsely populated region that contains night skies so pristine that ...

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