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January 14, 2019 12:50 AM Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals

Ontario previously had a federally acceptable carbon pricing plan, with the cap-and-trade system set up by the previous Liberal government under Kathleen Wynne. When Conservative leader Doug Ford became Premier, he began dismantling this system as part of a campaign promise to end this “carbon tax.” Forum Poll asked a number of other questions of the same 1226 randomly 44

January 9, 2019 9:53 PM Bovine tuberculosis strain tested in B.C. cow is distinct, not seen in Canada

The agency has traced the movements of animals that entered or left the infected herd in the past five years and movement controls have been placed on about 18,000 animals in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. As the investigation continues, movement controls on the herds will fluctuate, Komal said. Canada is considered officially free of bovine TB although 24

January 4, 2019 1:47 PM Canada’s unemployment rate sticks at 43-year low of 5.6%; weak wage growth persists

OTTAWA—The unemployment rate stayed at its 43-year low of 5.6 per cent last month as the economy closed out 2018 with the addition of 9,300 net new jobs, Statistics Canada said Friday. For the second straight month, the jobless rate was at its lowest level since Statistics Canada started measuring comparable data in January 1976. Economists had expected 26

December 29, 2018 10:15 PM Aunt of Sarah McIver says she believes school officials in China made error

DRUMHELLER, ALTA.—The aunt of an Alberta woman who has been released from custody in China says she believes it was a mistake by her niece’s employer that resulted in her arrest. Sarah McIver was detained earlier this month over a work-permit issue related to her teaching job, but her aunt Rhona McIver says Sarah is now on her way back to her hometown 29

December 27, 2018 10:38 PM CN Rail lining up pilot plant partners to make oilsands bitumen pucks

CALGARY—Canadian National Railway Co. says it is planning to build a pilot plant worth up to $50 million next year to create pucks made of oilsands bitumen to transport by rail and ships to customers around the world. CN has been working for years on a technology that mixes and coats the heavy, sticky oil with polymer plastic, creating a pellet-shaped 27

December 21, 2018 4:45 PM Transport minister orders new fatigue rules amidst oil-by-rail ramp-up

Calling for “changes now,” Garneau says the new rules should address issues such as shift length, minimum rest periods and advance notice for work schedules. The order comes amidst an ongoing ramp-up in crude oil transport by rail and follows Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to buy new oil tanker cars that could eventually move an additional 120,000 barrels 41

December 21, 2018 2:14 PM Factories lead Canada’s fastest economic growth in five months

Canadian gross domestic product grew at the fastest pace in five months on a lift from manufacturing, giving the economy fresh momentum to open the fourth quarter. Output grew 0.3 per cent in October, Statistics Canada said Friday from Ottawa, faster than the median forecast in a Bloomberg economist survey of 0.2 per cent. Factory production expanded 31

December 18, 2018 7:23 PM Mid-sized Whitecap Resources unveils cautious $450M capital budget

CALGARY—Oil and gas producer Whitecap Resources Inc. says it will choke back spending in the first half of 2019 in view of recent extreme volatility in world and western Canadian oil prices. The mid-sized producer says it will remain “cautious and defensive” with its plan to spend about $450 million next year, about the same as this year, to grow output 38

December 12, 2018 6:52 PM Canadian maple syrup production falls 22 per cent last year due cold winter

The total value of Canadian maple products fell 22 per cent to $384.4 million while the price of syrup remained relatively unchanged. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers tapped its strategic reserves this year to avoid wild price swings or supply shortages. Quebec produces about 72 per cent of the world’s maple syrup, with the rest of Canada 28

December 11, 2018 9:17 PM Alberta seeks refinery proposals to prevent future oil shocks

Building new refining capacity in the province would be a longer-term solution to the persistent pipeline bottlenecks that have weighed on Alberta’s oil prices in recent months. To allay the short-term crisis, Premier Rachel Notley earlier this month announced mandated production cuts, which have largely accomplished their mission of boosting prices 26