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Crews working daily to repair broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba 

CHURCHILL, Man.- The partnership taking over a railway that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba says work is underway to repair tracks that have been washed out for more than a year. Murad Al-Katib of Arctic Gateway Group says repairs began last week on the line between Gillam and Churchill. ...

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LeBlanc in conflict over surf clam licence, ethics commissioner says

By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA -Canada’s federal ethics watchdog ruled today that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc violated the conflict of interest act when he approved an Arctic surf clam licence to a company employing a family member. Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion said in a report today that ...

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Mohegan Gaming wins contract to operate Niagara Falls, Ont., casinos

UNCASVILLE, CONN-The Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE)  is the new operator of  Ontario, Canada’s two Niagara Falls-area casinos for the next 21 years. On Monday, Sept 10 2018  the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that MGE won the “Niagara Gaming Bundle Contract,” which includes the Fallsview Casino, Casino ...

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Impact of diluted bitumen on young sockeye salmon deadly, says Guelph study 

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- A spill of diluted bitumen puts the survival of young salmon at risk even if the fish end up in clean water following exposure to the oil product, says new research from the University of Guelph. Researchers said they made the conclusions after ...

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Ottawa to provide long term support for Churchill rail line, port: new owner 

CHURCHILL, Man.- A partnership taking over a port and broken railway in northern Manitoba says it hopes it’s the start of a new era of jobs and economic growth in the Churchill region. First Nations and municipalities that are part of the deal will be first in line for jobs ...

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Ottawa analyzing Trans Mountain ruling; going ahead with pipeline purchase

VANCOUVER -Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government is pushing ahead with its purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite a court ruling overturning approval of the project. Morneau says an expanded pipeline to bring more Alberta oil to the B.C. coast for shipment overseas is critically important ...

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Appeal Court quashes approval of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion 

VANCOUVER- The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned Ottawa’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges, the court says the National Energy Board’s review of the project was so flawed that the federal government could not rely on it ...

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‘More effective than a carbon tax:’ Saskatchewan digs in heels on climate change 

MOOSE JAW, Sask.- The Saskatchewan government is doubling down on its climate change strategy and continues to defy Ottawa’s demand it put a price on carbon emissions. Environment Minister Dustin Duncan says the province is expanding emission limits based on production for facilities such as potash mines and pulp mills. ...

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