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August 16, 2018 6:25 PM Keystone XL oil pipeline sent back for new environmental review

HOUSTON — The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana sided with Indigenous and environmental groups in ruling Wednesday that a revised 6

August 16, 2018 5:52 PM Eastern Canadian LNG project wins buyers in shadow of western rival

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s giant liquefied natural gas project in western Canada may be grabbing the headlines, but a smaller rival in the east is busy lining up another customer from Europe. Pieridae Energy is negotiating a binding agreement to supply LNG from its proposed Goldboro project in Nova Scotia to Axpo Holding AG, an energy company in Switzerland 7

August 15, 2018 6:22 PM Aecon Group receives approval to rejoin Gordie Howe bridge consortium

The consortium, which also includes ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Dragados Canada Inc. and Fluor Canada, was selected as the preferred proponent for the project in July. Aecon was initially part of the group but pulled out in May as it was undergoing a federal review about a proposed takeover by a Chinese state-owned company that was ultimately blocked 5

August 12, 2018 12:56 PM And we have liftoff! NASA solar probe en route to the sun for the closest look ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually 11

August 10, 2018 8:10 PM NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun’s glittering crown

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.—NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun’s glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. The U.S. got a glimpse of the sun’s 12

August 9, 2018 6:41 PM Nevsun rejects Lundin takeover as it seeks alternative buyer

Last month, Toronto-based Lundin formally launched a hostile takeover bid, arguing deep pockets will be required to develop its Timok copper-and-gold project in Serbia and its Bisha mine in Eritrea. Lundin has been trying to acquire the company since October. In addition to undervaluing the portfolio, Lundin’s latest bid is lower than previous transactions 12

August 7, 2018 2:27 PM Buck-a-beer by Labour Day weekend, Doug Ford says

Buck-a-beer will be available by Labour Day weekend — and brewers who get on board will get free promotions in LCBO stores, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday. Speaking at a brewery in Picton, Ford said “the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. We’re bringing back buck-a-beer to Ontario,” as promised during the election campaign. He said by Aug. 27, brewers 9

August 3, 2018 1:22 AM Wild plains bison reintroduced to Banff National Park roam free for first time in decades

Plains bison are an iconic part of Canada’s history, having freely roamed in the Rockies, filling an important need for the livelihoods of First Nations people and early settlers. They disappeared from the area due to overhunting before the national park was created in 1885. Sixteen plains bison from Elk Island National Park were reintroduced as part of a $6.4-million 14

July 31, 2018 7:56 PM Ontario government scraps basic income pilot project, limits welfare increase to 1.5 per cent

“They spent money the province didn’t have,” MacLeod said of Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government, whose ill-fated budget projected a multi-billion dollar deficit this year. She described the 1.5 per cent increase as “compassionate” and said the basic income pilot program in three locations across the province as “quite expensive.” “It was certainly not going 8

July 30, 2018 4:33 PM Lost Neil Young and Joni Mitchell concert recordings uncovered by archivists

The tapes were first rediscovered six years ago in the possession of a private collector, but then disappeared and were deemed lost for good before turning up again a few weeks ago, said president Alan Glenn in a statement. Officials from the historical project say Canterbury House concerts were usually held on Friday and Saturday nights from 1965 to 1971. Most of the shows 16