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Nebraska gets final say in new Keystone XL route

A tiny town in rural Nebraska is expected to draw a big crowd on Tuesday for a public hearing into TransCanada's new Keystone XL pipeline route. Read more…

 

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Report ranks Canada 3rd on planet for 'sustainable energy'

Canada is better equipped than almost every other country on the planet to address the twin challenges of a warming climate and strained global energy supplies, a new World Energy Council report has decided. Read more…

Federal Tories still see ally in Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Many Toronto-area Conservatives are rallying around Rob Ford, the embattled mayor, having actively backed Ford's 2010 campaign — some putting a great deal of their own personal political capital into play in order to elect someone they saw as a valuable ally. Read more…

Unions strike deal on temporary coal miner records review

Unions trying to get a judicial review of a coal mine project using miners from China reluctantly accepted a deal to see some of the records they want released Monday, but say their overall goal is to have many more documents released. Read more…


Europe pleased with access to local contracts in Canada, wants more

European negotiators have been pleased with the Canadian government's concessions on public procurement but want more, according to a leaked European Union document. Read more…

Conservatives get scare in Calgary Centre byelection, win Durham; NDP takes Victoria

OTTAWA -- It shouldn't be news that the Conservatives have won a federal byelection in Calgary Centre -- but Joan Crockatt made this one interesting. In a night of byelection drama, Crockatt squeaked out a win in the riding right next to that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in what should be a Tory fortress. Read more…

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Byelections return Conservative and NDP MPs to Ottawa

Three Canadian byelections were won by the parties that already held the seats, though the Green Party came very close to stealing Victoria from the NDP. Read more…

Following the federal byelections online

The three federal byelections today will receive extensive online coverage, and results will start coming in at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Here are the links to websites, blogs and Twitter feeds that will provide the earliest and fullest information. Read more…

TransCanada to ambassador Doer: 'Thank you'

The Canadian government has worked so hard to promote the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC, that TransCanada, the company proposing to build it, sent a "thank you" note last year to Canada's U.S. ambassador, Gary Doer.

That exchange was included in several pages of email correspondence between Doer and a TransCanada official (whose name was blacked out), obtained by The Tyee through an Access to Information request. Read more…

Company behind BC mine shuts separate project over temporary worker concerns

One of the companies behind a plan to bring Chinese workers to a coal mine in B.C. has shut down a separate project due to a legal challenge over foreign worker permits. Canadian Dehua International Mines Group is among a pair of companies fighting a court battle to bring 200 Chinese miners to the proposed Murray River underground coal mine near Tumbler Ridge, B.C. Read more…

UBC, SFU helping CIDA to promote mining overseas

The federal government has announced that the University of B.C. and Simon Fraser University will operate a new institute aimed at furthering the Canadian mining industry's role in the country’s overseas development strategy. Read more…

CFIA questions accuracy of lab that tests for salmon anemia

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has called into question one of the world's top reference laboratories over its detection of infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAv) in B.C. farmed salmon. Read more…

Unions win right to continue challenging mining company's use of foreign workers

Two British Columbia unions won the right Thursday to further their legal challenge to a mining company's plan to bring temporary workers from China for a project near Tumbler Ridge, B.C. Read more…

Provinces and patients will pay if feds meet EU patent demands: Dix

With International Trade Minister Ed Fast in Belgium this week for trade talks with the European Union, British Columbia NDP Leader Adrian Dix is calling on the federal government to reject the EU's proposed changes to Canada's drug patent laws. Read more…

Paul Martin supports Aboriginal youth entrepreneurs in Vancouver

Former prime minister Paul Martin spoke to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth at Britiannia Secondary School this morning about the importance of a groundbreaking Aboriginal entrepreneurship course he helped pilot at the school. Read more…

Guest list for Christy Clark's China schmooze included Nexen's would-be buyer

Among the 90 people on the guest list for a Sept. 11 reception co-hosted by B.C. Premier Christy Clark during the World Economic Forum in China were senior executives from Samsung, Qualcomm, Rio Tinto, Great United Petroleum Holding Co. and even a Dutch Prince, Prince de Bourbon Parme. Three people represented CN and two were from the Canadian division of Huawei, the Chinese telecom networking giant later identified as a national security threat in both the U.S. and Canada. Read more…

Registrar investigating whether BC police chiefs obeying lobbying law

British Columbia's office of the registrar of lobbyists is investigating whether the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police has followed the province's lobbying laws. Read more…

Bulk buying and competitive bids would lower generic drug costs, says researcher

The commitment Canada's premiers made to begin bulk buying some prescription drugs could save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, but more can be done to cut costs, an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal argues. Read more…

Judge rebuffs feds, urges deal with unions on temp worker dispute

What was supposed to be a conference to determine if two British Columbia unions have standing to seek an injunction against a mining company turned into a request by a judge to have the two sides see if they can come to an agreement to avoid further court proceedings on Friday. Read more…

Chinese companies more likely to bribe to get business done: corruption watchdog

Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog, says Chinese companies are more likely to bribe to get business done abroad than almost any other nation in the world. Read more…