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Alberta study touts environmental benefits of transporting oil by pipeline

A University of Alberta study suggests that large-scale pipelines are a more environmentally-friendly way of transporting oil and gas products compared to railways.

Amit Kumar, a professor of mechanical engineering, said his study calculated the greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of a pipeline. 344 more words

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Province wanted to match SkipTheDishes' deal in Manitoba

A senior government official said the province was interested in matching the terms of a multi-million-dollar deal struck in Manitoba when the technology company SkipTheDishes was eyeing a major expansion at its Saskatoon office. 555 more words

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Saskatchewan, federal Liberal governments reach deal in principle on coal-electricity equivalency agreement

The Saskatchewan government has reached a deal in principle with the federal government on an equivalency agreement for coal-fired electricity regulation.

When the equivalency deal is finalized, it will provide Saskatchewan flexibility in transitioning towards more renewable energy — including potential opportunities for carbon capture and storage (CCS). 443 more words

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'The pitch party just blew the doors wide open': Aboriginal entrepreneur plans major expansion, seeks to help others succeed

Heather Abbey spent so much time refining her 60-second pitch for the online indigenous marketplace she founded six years ago that she lost her voice — twice. 626 more words

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Alberta school boards battle bandwidth bottleneck

Calling the current provincial funding for school Internet bandwidth “inadequate,” a northern Alberta school board wants the government to ease schools’ bottlenecks on the information superhighway. 530 more words

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Saskatchewan doctor accused of trading marijuana to get stereo speakers back

REGINA — A Regina doctor is accused of unprofessional conduct for allegedly giving someone he was involved with marijuana so he could get his stereo speakers back. 136 more words

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Deloitte recognizes two Saskatoon companies for rapid growth

Two Saskatoon-based technology companies are among 50 selected by the financial services firm Deloitte for its 2016 Technology Fast 50 program, which recognizes innovation, leadership and rapid revenue growth. 238 more words

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