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February 22, 2018 10:15 PM John Horgan says B.C. will take standoff over pipeline to court

Alberta premier to respond to B.C. pipeline decision live at 3:30 p.m. Amid a deepening standoff with Alberta over plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Premier John Horgan says B.C. is planning legal action to address its concern with bitumen shipments. Horgan told reporters Thursday that the province will turn to the courts to answer 10

February 22, 2018 6:41 PM Liberals to outline long-term Indigenous housing plan in budget, sources say

Funding would build on last year's spending pledge of $300 million over 11 years for housing in the North The Canadian Press has learned the federal government will commit hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term funding to Indigenous housing in next week's budget. Housing in Indigenous communities is considered the most acute housing situation in the country 10

February 20, 2018 7:21 PM Trade fine small compared to billions lost if Trans Mountain doesn't go ahead, minister says

B.C. government filed trade complaint against Alberta over wine ban Alberta economic development minister Deron Bilous says a fine for violating a trade agreement would be small compared to the jobs and investment that could be lost if the British Columbia government continues to oppose the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. On Monday, B.C. launched 11

February 19, 2018 8:02 PM Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

Prison tattoo pilot project was axed in 2006 under Conservative government The federal prison service says setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs behind bars would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C. A Correctional Service memo obtained under the Access to Information Act advises Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale the proposals 18

February 19, 2018 6:59 PM Bombardier may lay off hundreds at its Quebec railway plant if no orders come in

Company was recently excluded from contract to supply trains for Montreal's light-rail system The railway division of Bombardier Inc. says losing out on a large electric train contract in Montreal may force it to lay off workers this fall at its plant in La Pocatiere, Que., unless it wins some new contracts. Spokesman Eric Prud'homme describes the situation 22

February 17, 2018 1:10 AM EPA head Scott Pruitt billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

Trump's Environmental Protection Agency administrator said a “toxic environment politically” required his first-class travel and protection from a 24-hour security detail. SAN FRANCISCO—Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 (U.S.) for his trips over six months last year, according to travel 12

February 15, 2018 2:16 PM TransCanada plans $2.4B expansion of natural gas pipeline system

TransCanada Corp. says it is going ahead with a $2.4-billion expansion of its NGTL natural gas system in Western Canada. The company says NGTL (NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.) recently completed an open season that was oversubscribed. TransCanada says shippers have executed binding agreements for one billion cubic feet per day of expansion capacity for firm service 16

February 14, 2018 7:28 PM Art Central building set for demolition to make way for Telus Sky tower

Demolition of the downtown Art Central building will begin this weekend, paving the way for a January start to construction of the $440-million Telus Sky tower. The 58-storey project at the corner of Centre Street and 7th Avenue S.W., is scheduled for completion by fall 2017. It’s to include 750,000 square feet of mixed-use development. About 450,000 square 15

February 14, 2018 7:28 PM Ontario and Quebec governments sign cooperation agreements on Energy East, climate change

TORONTO – Ontario has joined with Quebec to set out the conditions, including the prickly issue of greenhouse gas emissions, TransCanada Corp. must comply with to secure a positive response from the provinces regarding its Energy East project. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard signed four agreements in Toronto Friday 15

February 13, 2018 2:00 PM Online project highlights needs of B.C.'s 1 million caregivers

Stories for Caregivers connects people with resources they might not know exist More than one million British Columbians are caregivers to a friend or family member in need — and many end up sacrificing their own health looking after a loved one. A recent report from B.C.'s Office of the Seniors Advocate found than more than 30 per cent of caregivers 15