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B.C. First Nations disappointed while industry welcomes Trans Mountain ruling

VANCOUVER- Several First Nations in southwest British Columbia are promising to continue to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while business groups are celebrating a court decision that upheld the federal government’s approval of the project. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation and Coldwater Indian Band were among four B.C. Indigenous ...

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Alberta premier lauds Trudeau after latest Trans Mountain court ruling 

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON -Alberta Premier Jason Kenney applauded a court decision Tuesday clearing another legal hurdle in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and offered some kind words for the prime minister. Kenney acknowledged he has locked horns with Justin Trudeau on many energy issues, but ...

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Alberta premier wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

By Bill Graveland THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY- Alberta’s premier says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to move swiftly to approve the Teck Frontier oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray. Jason Kenney says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead for the $20.6-billion project near Wood Buffalo National Park in ...

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B.C. and Alberta Indigenous leaders demonstrate against major oilsands project

By Amy Smart Canadian Press VANCOUVER- Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project. Members of Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. ...

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Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests

By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA- A natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia is vital to the region’s economic future and it will be built despite the objections of some Indigenous leaders, Premier John Horgan said Monday. He said the courts have ruled in favour of the project ...

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Membertou Signs on as Major Partner for Sydney Port Development

SYDNEY, NS, Jan. 14, 2020 – Membertou First Nation is  a major partner in the development of a container terminal in Sydney, N.S. Chief Terry Paul, CEO of Membertou Development Corporation, says, “Through increased efforts with SHIP, we see great potential for the future of Sydney Harbour. In Membertou, we ...

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Top trends impacting commercial real estate in 2020

The growth of e-commerce translates into  industrial and storage space increasing next year,  industry experts say. Cities like Vancouver, at a limit for land, will have to look for new solutions including  multistorey warehouses . THE SKY GUYS Low interest rates, socially responsible investing, and climate impacts among global trends ...

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Novacap portfolio company Bestar acquires Bush Industries

Desjardins Capital and Fonds de solidarité FTQ support the transaction by becoming shareholders of the new group Bestar-Bush MONTRÉAL, Jan. 14, 2020 – Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is proud to announce today that Bestar, one of its portfolio companies designing and manufacturing ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, has ...

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