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Cameco, Orano shut down Saskatchewan uranium facilities due to COVID 19 fears 

SASKATOON-Hundreds of employees are being sent home in northern Saskatchewan as Cameco Corp. suspends production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine and partner Orano Canada Inc. closes its affiliated McClean Lake uranium mill. The companies say their facilities will be placed in maintenance mode for four weeks due to the ...

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Ekati Diamond Mine shut down to prevent spread of COVID 19 to staff, communities 

CALGARY- Canada’s oldest diamond mine is being shut down to protect workers and local communities from the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary-based Dominion Diamond Mines ULC says in a message on its website that none of the employees at its Ekati Diamond Mine about 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife ...

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Conference Board says Canada to avoid technical recession despite hit 

By Ross Marowits THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Canada will avoid a technical recession even as the COVID-19 pandemic curtails consumer and business spending, and oil prices have cratered, the Conference Board of Canada said Tuesday.   After slowing to end the year, economic growth has been weak in the first ...

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Kenney warns cancelled energy projects stand in the way of Indigenous prosperity

CALGARY -Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is warning the province’s $1-billion fund established last year to support Indigenous participation in major projects won’t have any projects to back if the forces that helped kill the Frontier oilsands mining project this week continue to achieve their goals. In a speech at the ...

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Retailers warn of empty store shelves as rail blockade reaches ninth day 

MONTREAL- Sectors from retail to oil and gas are calling on governments to resolve a dispute with anti-pipeline protesters as a rail blockade enters its ninth day, extending railway shutdowns and threatening shortages of groceries, chlorine for drinking water, propane and other products. Demonstrators set up a blockade near Belleville, ...

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Trudeau misses deadline for disclosing private interests to ethics commissioner

OTTAWA- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has run afoul of federal ethics rules yet again, this time missing the deadline for filing a financial disclosure statement with the ethics commissioner. Every MP is required to file a disclosure statement within 60 days of his or her election being published in the ...

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Pipeline protests impact B.C. legislature and Canada’s rail network

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS Protests in support of Indigenous hereditary chiefs who oppose a major pipeline project flared across Canada for a fifth day on Tuesday, disrupting British Columbia’s legislature and forcing the cancellation of dozens of commuter and freight trains. Hundreds blocked the entrances to the B.C. ...

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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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