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Commission decision a `gut punch’, so years long battle over radioactive waste mound will continue

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kebaowek First Nation is considering legal action now that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has given the go ahead to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to construct a Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) for solid low-level radioactive waste at its Chalk River Laboratories site ...

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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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B.C. Supreme Court grants natural gas pipeline company interlocutory injunction

By Hina Alam THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER- The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against members of a First Nation and others who oppose the company’s natural gas pipeline.  The company is building a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada’s export terminal in Kitimat ...

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Alberta to bring in bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta at Government House ...

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Protests and marches sparked by RCMP arrest at B.C. pipeline protest camp

Duelling protests outside Calgary headquarters (Photo by Tom Ross) By Terri Theodore THE CANADIAN PRESS The arrest of 14 people at an Indigenous blockade in a remote area of northern British Columbia became a flash point Tuesday that sparked protests across the country. Protesters delayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech ...

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