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New mortgage rules sending borrowers down the credit ladder to alt. lenders 

By Armina Ligaya THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO -Mortgage brokers say the borrower rejection rate from large banks and traditional monoline mortgage lenders has gone up as much as 20 per cent after Canada’s banking regulator imposed a new stress test for home buyers who don’t need mortgage insurance. As a ...

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Suncor Energy says driverless trucks will eliminate a net 400 positions

By Dan Healing THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- About 400 jobs are expected to disappear at Suncor Energy Inc.’s oilsands mines in northern Alberta as it deploys driverless ore-hauling trucks to replace the ones humans operate now. “We have about 500 roles that will get eliminated through this and we’re going ...

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B.C. creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain with bitumen restriction 

CALGARY -The B.C. government is creating more uncertainty around Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain expansion project with a proposal to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies. Provincial Environment Minister George Heyman says there needs to be more confidence in how well oil ...

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No endangered listing for Labrador caribou as Innu hunt continues 

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.- Newfoundland and Labrador won’t list two caribou herds as endangered while it continues talks with Indigenous groups. That’s despite a recommendation last fall from a federal committee that the George River and Torngat Mountains herds should be listed under the province’s Endangered Species Act. A 2016 count ...

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Major US salmon producer fined $332K for farmed fish escape

By Phuong Le THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE- The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon were released last year into waters famed for their native salmon, state officials ...

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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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National Access Cannabis Announces Appointment of Chief Christian Sinclair as Director

PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire  Jan. 26, 2018, 12:00 PM  OTTAWA, Jan. 26, 2018 – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE: NAC), Canada’s best practices leader in delivering secure, safe, and responsible access to legal medical cannabis is today announced the appointment of Onekanew (Chief) Christian Sinclair to the board of directors of ...

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First Nations raising funds to challenge west coast oil tanker ban 

CALGARY- A coalition of First Nations is raising funds to mount a legal challenge to the proposed oil-tanker ban on B.C.’s north coast. The challenge is coming from the backers of the proposed Eagle Spirit pipeline, a First Nation-led project that would bring oil from Alberta to the northern West ...

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