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Oil and gas sector cautious as clock ticks down to Trans Mountain decision

CALGARY- Observers on the front lines of Western Canada’s oil and gas sector are looking forward to what’s widely expected to be approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday while acknowledging the decision by Ottawa won’t solve all problems. CEO Clayton Byrt of Pimee Well Servicing LP, a ...

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Court says B.C. can’t restrict oil shipments in key case for Trans Mountain 

By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER-British Columbia’s top court has ruled the province cannot restrict oil shipments through its borders in a decision that marks a win for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta’s efforts to get its resources to overseas markets.   The province filed a constitutional ...

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Canadian Arctic has all the mineral ingredients for prized blue gemstones

Vivid blue spinel with white carbonate in calc-silicate rock is seen in this undated handout photo. Baffin Island holds some of its treasure in plain sight with rocks that produce rare gems sitting exposed to the elements, a University of British Columbia study says. The cobalt-blue spinel,  is a rare ...

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Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options 

CALGARY-First Nations that produce oil and gas in Canada will hear presentations Wednesday at the Indigenous Energy Summit on how they might take ownership of major energy projects, including the Trans Mountain pipeline. Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models that ...

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