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Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

It is a night of whiskey headaches and bullshit. I have a flight back up to work in a couple of hours and I should probably be asleep. 307 more words

Cold Lake heats up as oil boom beckons

Osum Oil Sands Corp. CEO Steve Spence says he used to call Cold Lake the “unknown story in the oil sands”.

Not any more. While the city of Fort McMurray further north has garnered all the attention for its rapid growth, Cold Lake city has been an oil boomtown in its own right with production in its vicinity ramping up to half a million barrels per day. 1,282 more words

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TransCanada receives approval for Northern Courier pipeline

TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday that the Alberta government had approved construction of its US$800-million Northern Courier pipeline, which will connect the Fort Hills oil sand project to a tank farm in northern Alberta. 133 more words

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Tuesday Spotlight - Blog For A Change #BtC4A

This Tuesday’s Spotlight is a little different this week. I have decided to take part in the Blog For A Change blog hop put on by Be The Change For Animals. 941 more words

Mountie shoots fellow officer while investigating complaint

EDMONTON- An RCMP officer is in hospital with non life-threatening injuries after being shot by a fellow officer Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 12:45 p.m. on Loutit Road in Fort McMurray. 93 more words

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Oilsands cause food contamination and higher cancer rates: report

WATCH ABOVE: A new study commissioned by First Nations leaders in Northern Alberta is linking cancer rates to oilsands development. Tom Vernon reports.

EDMONTON — Research released Monday shows a link between oilsands development and higher cancer rates in northern Alberta. 648 more words

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Andrew Coyne: We need democratic reform not because it's nice, but because it's necessary

Much has been made of the Liberal success in the recent byelections, and not entirely without cause: As on previous such occasions, the party has greatly increased its share of the vote over what it won in the 2011 election, and while that’s not setting the bar very high — or at all — the trend is clear. 973 more words

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