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Pipelines, UN, immigration feature as protest convoy reaches Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, O.N. - A convoy of Canadians fed up with the Liberal government rolled into Ottawa Tuesday with demands as varied as their vehicles.The United We Roll convoy began in Red Deer, Alta., on Valentine's Day and made its way east over four days with stops for rallies along the way. After four days of cross-country driving, the convoy...

NEB rejects call to expand scope of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion review

CALGARY, A.B. - The National Energy Board is rejecting a call made by an environmental group last month to greatly expand the scope of its reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Stand.earth filed a motion to the federal regulator on Jan. 21 demanding it add consideration of the project's upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions to its review of...

‘We take action:’ Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

EDMONTON, A.B. - The Alberta government says it's investing $3.7 billion to move the province's land-locked oil to market by rail.It says 4,400 leased railway cars will move up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day by 2020.Shipments are expected to begin as early as July.``Pipelines will always be the best, most efficient, most economical long-term solution,'' Notley told...

Pro pipeline protest convoy reaches Ottawa after rolling across country

OTTAWA, ONT - A convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolled up to Parliament Hill today to protest federal energy and environmental policies.Scores of people gathered in knee-deep snow on the Hill lawn in advance of morning speeches amid concerns the convoy has become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements.The United We Roll convoy began in Red Deer,...

Pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

OTTAWA, O.N. - Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government's policies on the oil industry.The main portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before mustering at Arnprior, Ont., just outside the...

Steelhead LNG halts work on Kwispaa LNG project

VICTORIA, B.C. - In a letter posted to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations website, the First Nation says they’ve received notification that Steelhead LNG has stopped work on the Kwispaa LNG Project.The letter dated February 15, 2019, says “We are deeply disappointed, and over the coming weeks your government will evaluate the implications  of this decision by Steelhead LNG, identify...

Officials still working out how much oil leaked from derailment in Manitoba

ST-LAZARE, Man. - Canadian National Railway says it doesn't yet know how much oil leaked from a derailment in western Manitoba, but it says trains are now running on the line again.The railway said Saturday there was ``a partial leak'' of crude south of St. Lazare, Man., but it was contained and none had reached a nearby river.When asked...

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

OTTAWA - Canada's energy regulator will tell the federal government on Friday whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded, but cabinet's final say on the project's future is not likely to come before the summer. The National Energy Board is reconsidering the project's impact on marine life, including highly endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, after the...

CN says oil leak contained following derailment in western Manitoba

ST-LAZARE, Man. - A leak from a derailed train carrying oil in western Manitoba has been contained, the railway said Saturday, but some pipeline supporters say the incident highlights the risks involved in moving oil by rail.Canadian National Railway said in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Lazare, just east of...

OGC releases report on 2017 Todd Energy Well Fire

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has released a report on the 2017 well fire at a facility owned by Todd Energy near Wonowon.On December 3, 2017, workers heard a loud bang followed by a gas release from a well site north of Wonowon.  Only 83 seconds after the gas release, a fire started...

CN says train leaking crude following derailment in western Manitoba

ST-LAZARE, Man. - A train carrying oil has derailed and is leaking in Manitoba. Canadian National Railway says in a statement that 37 cars carrying crude left the tracks early Saturday morning near St-Larare, which is east of the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary. CN says there is ``a partial leak'' of crude, and that its environmental team is working to clean up the...

Conservative leaders to attend pro pipeline rally in Saskatchewan

MOOSOMIN, S.K. - Federal Tory leader Andrew Scheer and the conservative premiers of Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are to speak today at a pro-pipeline rally near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba boundary.The event at a pumpjack facility is to draw attention to concerns about Bill C-69 _ federal legislation that proposes major changes to how energy projects are reviewed.Rally organizer Sinclair Harrison...

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

HOUSTON, B.C. - Coastal GasLink says it has suspended pipeline work south of Houston, B.C., while claims of the discovery of Indigenous artifacts on the site are investigated. The company says it has cordoned off the area, requested that a qualified archeologist visit the site and the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission will conduct another site visit to investigate the...

Provincial Government recognizes natural resources in Throne Speech

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. Government recognized the importance of natural resources during the Throne Speech on Tuesday, February 12.In the Throne Speech, Lieutenant Governor, Janet Austin, acknowledged that the industry plays an important role in the livelihood of the Province."British Columbia's traditional industries — forestry and mining, oil and gas, fisheries and farming, and renewable electricity...

Alberta government contract to result in three new solar power plants

CALGARY, A.B. - The Alberta government is granting a 20-year contract to supply about half of its electric power needs to a partnership that plans to build three new solar power plants for more than $100 million.Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips says the contract to supply about 55 percent of the government's annual power consumption will shave $3.9 million...

Full pipelines, new services propel Enbridge to street beating $1.17B income

CALGARY, A.B. - Enbridge Inc. says full oil and gas pipelines and the addition of new services led to fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations.Canada's largest pipeline operator says adjusted net income was $1.17 billion or 65 cents per share in the last three months of 2018, beating analyst estimates of $1.12 billion or 62 cents per share as...

Buffett’s firm tweaks stock portfolio, adds Suncor, Red Hat

OMAHA, N.E. - Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has taken a new stake in Canadian firm Suncor Energy and trimmed its huge Apple stake.Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed a quarterly update on holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it owned 10.76 million Suncor shares at the end of last year. But these quarterly filings don't...

TransCanada profit and revenue rise as oil and gas pipeline flows strengthen

CALGARY, A.B. - Higher volumes from its growing stable of oil and gas pipelines in the United States and Canada drove improvements in fourth-quarter earnings, TransCanada Corp. reported Thursday.Oil and gas production growth in the U.S. and full oil pipelines in Alberta _ where the provincial government has enacted production cuts to free up pipeline space and draw down overflowing...
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