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Brazil probes possible killings of ‘uncontacted’ tribe by gold prospectors

SAO PAULO -Brazilian prosecutors are investigating reports that gold prospectors may have killed members of a so-called uncontacted tribe in the Amazon. Brazil’s National Indian Foundation asked prosecutors to look into the matter after prospectors were heard discussing an attack on indigenous people who live in the Javari Valley near the ...

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Alberta sets up fund to help communities during coal phase out transition

EDMONTON -Alberta has set up a new grant program for communities looking to boost business as the province moves away from coal. The Coal Community Transition Fund is open to municipalities and First Nations affected as Alberta phases out coal-fired electricity by 2030 to focus on renewables and natural gas. ...

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Energy East pause puts Liberal argument on environment and pipelines in question

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-Federal government policies tying environmental impacts to regulatory approval of pipelines are sending investors fleeing for more certain ground, critics and pipeline proponents said Friday. The comments come a day after TransCanada Corp., said it was asking the National Energy Board to suspend its ...

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US stocks waver again as energy companies fall 

By Marley Jay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -Technology and energy companies skidded Friday while banks and insurers recovered some of their recent losses, leaving major U.S. indexes little changed on the day and moderately lower for the week. Credit monitoring company Equifax plunged after it disclosed a data breach ...

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Federal takeover of Churchill port could help rail line: Manitoba premier 

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG -Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is suggesting the federal government could take over the Port of Churchill as one way to help revive the subarctic town’s broken rail line and economy. “The federal government has the responsibility for ports,” Pallister said Thursday. “They run dozens ...

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Conflict of interest challenge holds up probe into Manitoba judge’s conduct

WINNIPEG- A Canadian Judicial Council probe into the conduct of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench  Judge Vic Toews is on hold while the former Harper government cabinet minister challenges a conflict-of-interest decision. Federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson ruled in April that Toews violated the Conflict of Interest Act when he ...

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Canada could tap more 50-year funding as central bank hikes rates

By Fergal Smith TORONTO, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Strong investor demand for Canada’s recent sale of ultra-long bonds, the first in nearly three years, raises prospects for additional issuance of these bonds over the coming months, strategists and investors said. Further issuance could help the federal government lock in cheap ...

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Contractors picked for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

CALGARY- The company behind the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says it has picked contractors to work on the project extending between Alberta and British Columbia. Kinder Morgan Canada says it has selected or signed agreements with six firms that have experience in building pipelines and major infrastructure projects in ...

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