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Shipping crude oil through Manitoba has been floated, rejected before 

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG-There’s renewed talk of transporting western oil through the northern Manitoba port in Churchill, but any such project is likely to run into opposition from environmentalists and some people who live there. Using the sub-Arctic port on the western shore of Hudson Bay as ...

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Appeals court weighs tribe’s quest for casino land

By Philip Marcelo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON-A Native American tribe’s long running effort to secure sovereign land for a casino in Massachusetts is now in the hands of a federal appeals court in Boston. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit heard arguments Wednesday in an appeal brought ...

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B.C. First Nations disappointed while industry welcomes Trans Mountain ruling

VANCOUVER- Several First Nations in southwest British Columbia are promising to continue to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while business groups are celebrating a court decision that upheld the federal government’s approval of the project. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation and Coldwater Indian Band were among four B.C. Indigenous ...

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Alberta premier lauds Trudeau after latest Trans Mountain court ruling 

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON -Alberta Premier Jason Kenney applauded a court decision Tuesday clearing another legal hurdle in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and offered some kind words for the prime minister. Kenney acknowledged he has locked horns with Justin Trudeau on many energy issues, but ...

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Alberta premier wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Alberta’s premier says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to move swiftly to approve the Teck Frontier oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray. Jason Kenney says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead for the $20.6-billion project near Wood Buffalo National Park in ...

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