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Tailings dam repair work authorized at Mt. Polley mine

The Chief Inspector of Mines for British Columbia has approved an amendment to the Mount Polley Mine Corporation Mines Act permit to allow the company to begin repairs of the breach in its tailings storage facility dam. The amendment to the mine's permit only authorizes the company to undertake the ...

Preferred proponent selected for Surrey biofuels facility

Iris Solutions has been selected as the preferred proponent by the City of Surrey to finalize an agreement to design, build, partially finance, maintain and operate the Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility project. The facility will be designed to receive and process 115,000 tonnes of organic waste a...

Transportation question to go to voters

B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone has approved a transportation referendum question Metro Vancouver voters will receive starting in the mail March 16 next year. Voting will continue until the end of May. "Transit expansion is vital to economic development in Metro Vancouver and will be a criti...

B.C. gives five northern First Nations cash to study LNG related employment

The B.C. government is giving money to a group of five First Nations to study liquefied natural gas-related job opportunities. The province says the Treaty 8 Tribal Association will get nearly $134,000 for a labour market study that will culminate in a report to be released next year. The project i...

B.C. government approves Site C project

The Site C Clean Energy Project has been given the green light from Christy Clark's B.C. government. The premier made the announcement in Victoria, saying it is an investment in the future of the province for decades. "This decision today really does come down to people and I believe in the  people...

Vital routes improved for Winnipeg

Winnipeg officials formally opened the Waverley West Arterial Roads Project, a series of road infrastructure improvements that provide transportation links in the growing residential area, including the extension of Kenaston Boulevard, which is a principal route for people and goods within Winnipeg ...

Talisman Energy, Spain's Repsol agree to multibillion dollar takeover deal

The CEO of long-struggling Talisman Energy Inc. says a multibillion-dollar takeover by Spanish energy giant Repsol is the best possible outcome for shareholders and he expects the deal will receive federal approval. The total purchase price is US$13 billion_ US$8.3 billion for Talisman stock plus th...

Provincial finance ministers call on Ottawa for more infrastructure cash

Finance ministers from across Canada issued a collective plea Monday for the Harper government to dig deeper into its pockets to help build bridges, repair roads and improve public transit across the federation. Provincial and territorial finance ministers pressed federal counterpart Joe Oliver to c...

Alberta board conducts OH&S review

The Alberta Construction Association (ACA) Safety Workers Compensation Board Committee is currently working its way through the Occupational Health & Safety Code review process. After receiving input from members, the ACA is looking at several issues of concern and will be pushing ahead to create a ...

NDP labels Prentice's flagship bill to clean up government 'all hat, no cattle'

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says proposed legislation to clean up government is hollow because it's written in a way to allow for quick changes in secret. ''Jim Prentice's accountability legislation is the classic example of something which is all hat, no cattle. He promised big and delivered v...

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