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Former Fort St. John resident ordered to be deported over Facebook posts

VANCOUVER, B.C. - A British Columbia man has been deemed inadmissible to Canada for being a security risk based on his Facebook posts promoting terrorism in support of the Islamic State group. Othman Hamdan is a Jordanian national who was acquitted of terrorism-related charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017, but immigration authorities arrested him and determined...

Northern B.C. gas pipeline designed to supply LNG industry wins NEB approval

CALGARY, A.B. - The National Energy Board has approved construction of a natural gas pipeline originally intended to supply the Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal near Port Edward, B.C., even though that $36-billion project was cancelled last July. The NEB says it will grant an amendment to Nova Gas Transmission Ltd., a subsidiary of Calgary-based TransCanada Corp., to remove the...

Enbridge pipeline ruptures, sparks fire near Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze. The rupture happened on a natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge about 13.5 kilometres from Prince George on Tuesday evening, Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes said in...

Government of Canada buys Kinder Morgan Pipeline

OTTAWA, O.N -  The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and all of Kinder Morgan Canada's core assets. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says that in return, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its original plan to twin the pipeline this summer while the sale is finalized, which likely won't happen until August. Once...

Regulator suspends oil and gas firm’s licences after emergency number unattended

CALGARY, A.B. - The Alberta Energy Regulator says it has suspended the licences of an oil and gas producer after no one answered its 1-800 emergency phone line when one of its hydrocarbon handling facilities appeared to be leaking. In a notice on its website, the regulator says it has yanked licences for nearly 30 wells, a similar number of...

Horgan says Alberta legislation to raise gas prices in B.C. ‘provocative’

VICTORIA, B.C. - Premier John Horgan says he's surprised and concerned that Alberta is preparing to pass legislation that could drive up the price of gasoline in British Columbia over an escalating pipeline feud. Alberta's New Democrat government introduced Bill 12 Tuesday, Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act. Premier Rachel Notley says the legislation gives her province the power to reduce oil...

Oil and gas commission investigates quake in northeast British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission says it is investigating a series of earthquakes that took place Thursday evening in the province's northeast. The commission says the seismic events struck between 16 kilometres southwest and 25 kilometres southeast of Fort St. John. It says operations in the area were immediately shut down as a precaution...

CNRL acquires Joslyn oilsands project for $225 million

CALGARY, A.B. - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says it has signed a deal to buy the Joslyn oilsands project from Total SA and its partners for $225 million. Under the deal, Canadian Natural will pay $100 million in cash on closing the agreement and make annual cash payments of $25 million over the next five years. The Joslyn project is directly...

Alberta man faces fraud charges over fracking product

RED DEER, A.B. - A central Alberta man faces fraud charges over an oilfield product that was supposed to have resulted in big profits. RCMP say investors instead lost $2.6 million. ``It was one of the larger fraud files we've had in the area,'' Const. William Lewadniuk of the Red Deer Financial Crimes Unit said Friday. Lewadniuk said the man was selling...

Kinder Morgan CEO says recent events confirm Trans Mountain may be “untenable”

CALGARY, A.B. - The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain expansion project. Speaking on an earnings conference call, Steve Kean said the company suspended work on the project earlier this month because the investment may be "untenable for a private party to undertake,'' and that events...

Sheriff: Remains of 5 missing gas rig workers recovered

OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials on Tuesday recovered the remains of five gas rig workers who had been missing since a fiery explosion in eastern Oklahoma a day earlier. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said once the natural gas drilling rig was stabilized following the blast and subsequent fires, employees from the state medical examiner's office went into the wreckage and...

Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in Iowa Train derailment

DOON, Iowa - An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 litres) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from the swollen Little Rock River. Williams...

Federal Court of Appeal quashes of approval of Trans Mountain

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the Trudeau government'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 as a basis for its decision to...

Fort St. John Canada Post employees join rotating strike

UPDATE - Workers are back to work following the Senate vote. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Canada Post employees in Fort St. John have joined the rotating strike after the Senate voted in favour of back to work legislation. With the vote Monday night, mail service is supposed to resume at noon Tuesday.  Royal assent was granted late Monday shortly after...

Zimmer pleased about possible increased level of screening to obtain firearms licenses

FORT ST JOHN, B.C. – Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP and Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus co-chair Bob Zimmer says he’s pleased to hear about a possible plan to increase the level of screening that goes into acquiring a firearms license in Canada. In a statement, Zimmer said that Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale held a summit yesterday on the topic of increased...

Halfway River First Nation, B.C. sign partnership deal, work on new conservancy

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. government and Halfway River First Nation have agreed to work together to recommend that a 6,000-hectare conservancy known as Tsaa Nuna be established in an area of cultural significance to the community. The agreement also calls for the two governments to collaborate on land and wildlife stewardship in the First Nation's territory. A news release says there...

Petronas now officially a partner in LNG Canada

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada says that Petronas is now an official partner in the consortium that is proposing to build a $40 billion liquified natural gas export terminal in Kitimat. At the end of May, the Malaysian state-owned energy giant announced that one of its subsidiaries had signed an agreement for a 25 percent stake in LNG...

Petronas buys into LNG Canada project

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas says one of its wholly-owned entities has signed an agreement for an equity position in the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, B.C. Petronas, which did not divulge the investment amount in a news release early Thursday, says it expects the agreement to be completed in the next few months once regulatory...
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