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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...

Over 600 vehicles participate in Oil and Gas Rally held in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - A rally in support of Alberta's oil industry drew hundreds of supporters who cheered as speakers delivered a message that the rest of Canada needs to be thankful for the prosperity the province provides. ``We aren't just a monumental cash cow for the government. We provide opportunities for families across the country,'' Bernard Hancock, known as...

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...

UN committee warns Canada in letter that Site C dam may break deals

A United Nations committee has warned Canada that continued construction of the Site C hydro dam in northeastern British Columbia may violate international agreements. The UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says Canada may have already violated an agreement it signed 50 years ago. That agreement commits Canada to prevent development on Indigenous land without adequate consultation. Canada has...

Husky Energy puts 500 retail operations and Prince George refinery on the block

CALGARY, A.B. - Husky Energy Inc. says it is looking at getting out of retailing fuels to consumers after 80 years in the business. The Calgary-based oilsands producer says it is launching a strategic review that could result in it selling its Canadian retail and commercial fuels business and its small Prince George, B.C., refinery. It says it prefers to focus on...

CIBC shrinks event after Whistler tries to bill oil firm for climate change

WHISTLER, B.C. - The ski resort town of Whistler, B.C., is learning that getting involved in the fight between environmentalists and oil companies can result in negative consequences. Part of CIBC's annual investment conference to be held in the community next month has been scrapped after the town council took part in a letter-writing campaign demanding oil companies compensate it...

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...

Trans Mountain says claims of salmon habitat destruction inaccurate and misleading

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Trans Mountain says claims by scientist Mike Pearson that the project has destroyed salmon habitat are inaccurate and misleading. In a story published by the Canadian Press on Sunday, scientist Mike Pearson said the work by the company was “amateur hour” on a Stewart Creek crossing near Chilliwack. Trans Mountain posted a response to the article on Wednesday...

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...

‘You’re a liar’: Indigenous people voice anger at Trudeau town hall in B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Indigenous people voiced their anger and frustration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday at a chaotic town hall in Kamloops, B.C., loudly interrupting him to condemn the arrests of protesters at a pipeline blockade. While Trudeau was answering a question on accountability for the oil and gas industry, a man who identified himself as Will George...

CN Rail lining up pilot plant partners to make oilsands bitumen pucks

CORRECTION - In a story published Dec. 27 about a Canadian National Railway Co. plan to develop a technology that creates a pellet-shaped product called CanaPux from bitumen, The Canadian Press erroneously reported CN would build a 50,000-barrel-per-day commercial-scale project. In fact, the company says its industry partners would build and own that plant, while CN would supply the technology. CALGARY,...

Trans Mountain pipeline work destroyed salmon habitat, scientist says

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Work on a Trans Mountain pipeline crossing in a British Columbia stream has destroyed salmon habitat, raising concerns about the Crown corporation's ability to build infrastructure through waterways if the expansion project proceeds, a scientist says. Mike Pearson says the ``amateur hour'' work on the Stewart Creek crossing in Chilliwack will reduce food sources for coho and...

Exxon Mobil withdraws application to approve $25 billion B.C. LNG project

CALGARY, A.B. - The B.C. government says Exxon Mobil Corp. has withdrawn its environmental assessment application for a $25-billion LNG export facility it proposed in 2015. The apparent shelving of the project is a blow to the West Coast liquefied natural gas export industry which at one time featured about 20 proposals but has resulted in only one firm commitment...

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...

Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline over trapline dispute in northern B.C.

HOUSTON, B.C. - A company building a pipeline has stopped work on the project in northwestern British Columbia where 14 people were arrested earlier this month. Coastal GasLink says in a notice posted on its website on Thursday that it stopped work in an area south of Houston because traps had been placed inside construction boundaries and people were entering the...

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...
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