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Sherritt fined $1 million for coal mine discharges under the Fisheries Act

By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY -A second coal-mining company in four months is being hit with a seven-figure penalty for polluting incidents that impacted fish in tributaries of the Athabasca River east of Jasper National Park in Alberta. On Tuesday, Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S) agreed to pay a ...

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Despite benefits boost, feds post $100 million deficit through four months

OTTAWA- The federal Finance Department says the government ran a $100-million deficit through the first four months of the current fiscal year, a significant decline from the same period last year. Between April and July 2016, the Liberals had posted a deficit of $2.8 billion. The government’s monthly fiscal monitor says ...

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Canadian Space Agency and its partners developing plans for lunar space station

By Peter Rakobowchuk THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL -The Canadian Space Agency is working to develop robotic arms as its contribution to a small lunar outpost to be built by international partners in the next decade. Earlier this week, the American and Russian space agencies signed a statement long-term space projects, ...

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Butterball adds Turkey Text-Line just in time for Thanksgiving

Easy Fresh menu also introduced by Canada’s favourite turkey brand TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 — Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line experts have been helping consumers prepare and serve tender, juicy turkeys for the last 35 years. This most helpful resource has taken their help to the next level and they are now ...

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Invictus Games about sport, but also a showcase for some high tech prosthetics 

By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -The Invictus Games in Toronto are not only focusing attention on military veterans and the life-altering injuries they have suffered, but the event is also shining a spotlight on some cutting-edge technology that allows them to compete and go forward with their everyday ...

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B.C. asked oil, gas industry to ‘refine’ climate plan recommendations: documents 

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-British Columbia’s former Liberal government asked oil and gas corporations to “refine” the language of recommendations made by an advisory panel before it finalized its Climate Leadership Plan, documents show. Meeting agendas and presentations obtained under freedom-of-information legislation by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for ...

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Toys “R” Us files for bankruptcy protection

ASSOCIATED PRESS-Toys “R” Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and says it intends to follow suit in Canada.The company filed Chapter 11 documents late Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia and says its Canadian subsidiary plans to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies’ ...

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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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