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Alberta plans to lease 4,400 rail cars to ship crude amid low oil prices, lack of new pipeline capacity

Premier Rachel Notley has announced plans to spend $3.7-billion to lease thousands of rails cars to ship Alberta crude, as her government continues an aggressive intervention...

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Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says he would shelve oil by rail deal

Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says if he wins the spring election, he will try to cancel Alberta’s $3.7-billion deal with Canada’s two largest railways to ship more...

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Waterloo mayors on Parliament Hill to lobby Justin Trudeau, feds for area needs

A heavy contingent of the mayors from Waterloo region is in Ottawa on Wednesday to advocate for the area with federal ministers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. To read...

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Trump seeks to recoup 'wasted' California high-speed rail funds

President Donald Trump has continued to escalate tensions with California by calling on the state to return billions in federal funds for a high-speed rail. To read full...

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Globe editorial: The Ford government uploads Toronto’s subway, and downloads the politics

Two years ago, a group called TTCriders gave the Toronto Transit Commission an award: North America’s most underfunded transit system. The dubious prize was a publicity...

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Abstinence from cannabis for Metrolinx safety-sensitive workers

Metrolinx employees have received a memo from the company CEO, Phil Verster, to inform them of updates to the agency’s “fitness for duty” policy which will come into...

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Canadian retaliation to U.S. metal tariffs causing pain: ambassador

OTTAWA -- Americans are complaining about the pain caused by Ottawa's retaliation against the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs, Canada's ambassador to the...

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Varcoe: Alberta moves on a costly oil-by-rail plan as Ottawa dithers

Alberta is making a costly bet on trains to help fix the province’s oil-transportation bottleneck. To read full article click

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8 areas to watch in B.C.'s budget

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James will table the BC NDP’s second full budget around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon (Tuesday, February 19). To read full article click

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CN announces port infrastructure project at Vancouver

Canadian National Railway announced Feb. 14 that it has reached an agreement with the government of Canada and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to "upgrade key...

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"You Can Smell Crude in the Air': Oil Leaks From Train Derailment in Canada

The derailment of around 37 cars and subsequent oil spill took place on the property of rancher Jayme Corr, who lives around 10 kilometers (approximately 6.2 miles) south...

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Hantsport aboiteau work awaits necessary permits

Nova Scotia's infrastructure minister says he hopes work will be complete on the Hantsport aboiteau before the spring thaw. To read full article click