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As TMX enables record oil output, First Nations hope for new chapter Amanda Stephenson, The Canadian Press

By Amanda Stephenson  The Canadian Press Some Indigenous communities in northern Alberta hope the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will mark the start of a new chapter in their relationship with Canada’s oilsands industry. The $34 billion pipeline project from Alberta to the B.C. coast promises improved access to export markets ...

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RBC faces questions on climate, Indigenous rights at annual general meeting

By Ian Bickis The Canadian Press TORONTO – Royal Bank of Canada faced a steady stream of questions about the bank’s climate and Indigenous rights track record at its annual general meeting Thursday. “We’re bringing a voice of nature,” said Tara Houska of the Couchiching First Nation, as she pushed ...

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The door to B.C.’s liquefied natural gas export sector is about to open. Here’s what you need to know 

By Matt Simmons  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As Teresa Waddington proudly proclaimed LNG Canada is on track to wrap up construction in Kitimat, B.C., this year, the  room full of hundreds of attendees at the BC Natural Resources Forum  erupted in cheers. “We are 90 per cent complete, bringing  Canada’s ...

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Indigenous pro oil rally in Alberta stresses energy industry is vital for them 

LAC LA BICHE, Alta.- Indigenous supporters of Canada’s oil and gas industry turned out here in force Sunday to make the point that the sector plays a vital role in their lives. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a business owner or a worker or an aboriginal community. We’re all in ...

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‘Not cutting corners:’ Resources minister says no rushing Trans Mountain review

By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY-Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the federal government won’t cut corners to speed up a full review of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The government bought the pipeline for $4.5 billion last summer only to have the Federal Court of Appeal strike ...

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