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Oilsands production drops 25% in May on fallout from Alberta wildfires

CBC.ca - ‎12 hours ago‎
The wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta., helped lead to a 25 per cent drop in oilsands production in May, according to the latest data from the Alberta Energy Regulator.
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Lesbians are 'hot' pro-oilsands Facebook post removed, apology made

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
After a storm of backlash, a gay Métis Albertan has removed the pro-oilsands ad he posted to his Facebook page that says lesbians are "hot" and questions why Canada buys oil from countries that mistreat LGBTQ people.
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Wildfire hands Suncor a $735-million loss, cuts Q2 oilsands production in half

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Calgary-based company said late Wednesday the fire that raged through the region meant it failed to produce about 20 million barrels of upgraded and raw bitumen from its oilsands projects. It said it spent $50 million related to evacuation and ...

Husky oilsands project back on track after being shut down during wildfire

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Sunrise oilsands project is producing about 30,000 barrels per day of bitumen, the Calgary-based company said Friday. The $3.2-billion project began construction in 2014, produced first oil in March 2015 and was gradually ramping up to full ...
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Oil giants look to invest despite losses and price collapse

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cenovus has cut about 31 per cent of its workforce since the start of the downturn and slashed operating costs by 24 per cent per barrel at its oilsands operations. "We stress-tested our current capital program and can fully fund all of those ...
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Alberta defends carbon tax as report calls it aggressive

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
... that denied the science of climate change and refused to do anything about the issue and therefore frustrated Alberta's efforts to get our product to tidewater … frustrated Alberta's efforts to develop our oil sands responsibly," Shannon Phillips ...

Alberta to audit coal mines to ensure there's money for cleanup

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
In 2000, Smoky River Coal's bankruptcy left Albertans with a $6 million bill to clean up its coal mine in northwestern Alberta.
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Oil patch earnings season will bring more red ink

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
As a result, Ollenberger wrote that he expects the production of four key oilsands players: Suncor, Cenovus, Husky, and Imperial Oil to be lower by 25 per cent in the quarter.
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Calgary neighbourhood to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by becoming Diagon Alley

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
... Kensington on Sunday, transforming the area into Diagon Alley. MORE CALGARY NEWS | Concussion lawsuit should be slammed, says former pro wrestler; MORE ALBERTA NEWS | Lesbians are 'hot' pro-oilsands Facebook post removed, apology made.
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Calgary police seize $200000 worth of drugs following 2-month investigation

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Police have seized roughly $200,000 worth of drugs and two men are facing charges following a two-month investigation. Launched in June after receiving a tip that a man was both manufacturing and selling drugs in the Calgary area, the investigation ...
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Teen dies in hospital after car she was travelling in was struck by two different trucks

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A 17-year-old girl died in a Calgary hospital Tuesday morning after suffering severe injuries in a multi-vehicle crash in Lethbridge the day before, according to police.
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Suncor pipeline spill north of Fort McMurray under investigation

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Alberta Energy Regulator is investigating a pipeline spill early Friday morning at a Suncor oilsands facility north of Fort McMurray.
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Calgary council supports motion to create gender-neutral washrooms

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
On Monday, Calgary city council agreed to move forward on creating gender-neutral washrooms in civic buildings. "I do know people in Calgary's trans community who are challenged going out in public if they know they'll have trouble accessing washrooms ...
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Alberta's climate-change plan selling point for pipelines, Rachel Notley says

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In the past, discussions about inter-provincial pipelines have been closely linked to concerns about greenhouse gas emissions from oilsands projects, Alberta's premier said Tuesday. Her government's climate change plan, unveiled in November, should lay ...
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Hillary Clinton's vice-president short list narrows

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
John Hickenlooper, who supports Alberta's oilsands. She is also reported to be eyeing two other senators: Ohio's Sherrod Brown, who has decades of experience in public office as a Democrat, and New Jersey's Cory Booker, a rising star within the party ...
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Justin Trudeau won't rule out imposing carbon price plan on provinces

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
In the past, discussions about interprovincial pipelines have been closely linked to concerns about greenhouse gas emissions from oilsands projects, she said, adding that her government's climate change plan unveiled in November should lay to rest some ...
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Alberta's Keystone sales pitch on hold despite GOP's pledge to OK pipeline

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
McCuaig-Boyd said Alberta's new plan to put a tax on carbon, cap oilsands emissions and phase out coal-fired electricity is already having a positive PR effect.
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