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N.S. fishermen to block mill’s survey vessel from entering Northumberland Strait 

PICTOU, N.S.- A group of Northumberland Strait fishermen say they will block a survey boat hired by the Northern Pulp mill from entering the strait to do work on a proposed new route for an effluent pipe. Darryl Bowen, a fisherman from Caribou, N.S., says he will make sure his ...

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Government putting Ridley Terminals Inc. in Prince Rupert, B.C., up for sale

TORONTO- The Canadian government is looking to sell a 90 per cent stake in Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal Crown corporation. The remaining 10 per cent stake will be transferred to the Lax Kw’alaams Band and the Metlakatla First Nation at the close of the sale. Ridley Terminals operates on ...

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New president at Manitoba Hydro to navigate turmoil at Crown corporation

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- The Manitoba government has appointed a new president and chief executive officer at its Crown-owned energy utility. Jay Grewal becomes the first woman to head Manitoba Hydro, and takes over the top spot as the utility faces mounting financial challenges and turmoil. Grewal ...

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B.C. government issues first recreational pot shop licence in Kimberley

KIMBERLEY, B.C.- A pot shop in Kimberley, B.C., has received the first private licence to sell recreational marijuana from the British Columbia government, two weeks after the drug became legal across the country. Tamarack Cannabis Boutique can legally begin selling non-medical marijuana Thursday but it will be up to the ...

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Enbridge says repairs done on ruptured gas pipeline near Prince George, B.C. 

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -Enbridge Inc. says it has successfully completed repairs on the section of a natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George, B.C., three weeks ago. The company says following a comprehensive integrity assessment, it expects to begin safely returning the repaired segment to service within ...

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Churchill as town celebrates rail line repairs

 CHURCHILL, Man.- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to visit the northern Manitoba community of Churchill today as residents celebrate the arrival of the first train to roll into town in more than a year. The train pulled in Wednesday evening, surprising residents who expected it to arrive the following day. ...

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Alberta premier tells B.C. steelworkers jobs at risk without Trans Mountain 

KAMLOOPS, B.C.- Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says it’s “just dumb” that the Canadian economy is losing millions of dollars a day because the province can’t get its oil to world markets. Notley took her message on the importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to steelworkers meeting in Kamloops, B.C., ...

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