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Port authority OKs controversial coal-shipping facility in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER - Port Metro Vancouver approved Thursday construction of a controversial coal-shipping facility on the Fraser River, over concerns from local medical health officers and area residents about air quality and the environment....

posted: August 21,2014





Environment

Greenpeace says defamation lawsuit an attempt to muzzle criticism

THUNDER BAY, Ont. - An environmental group has filed court documents saying a lawsuit against it is an attempt to silence its criticism of a forestry company's harvesting practices....


Nova Scotia sets May deadline for paper mill to fix emissions problems

HALIFAX - A paper mill in Nova Scotia that has been spewing emissions above legal limits has nine months to meet those environmental standards or it will be forced to close, Premier Stephen McNeil said Thursday....


More land set aside for moose sex project in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

AMHERST, N.S. - More land has been set aside to encourage the migration of New Brunswick's healthy moose population into mainland Nova Scotia, where the species is endangered....


Federal government sued over funding for Nunavut land-use plan

An Arctic planning body has taken the federal government to court, claiming Ottawa is blocking efforts to create a land-use plan that would guide resource development in Nunavut....


Farmers hit by flooding, rail delays given more time to repay cash advances

OTTAWA - Western farmers unable to market last fall's crop due to rail delays and other transportation issues due to flooding have been granted more time to repay their 2013 cash advances....


Timeline: Lac-Megantic rail disaster occurred July 6, 2013

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. - Some notable developments that followed the July 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people:...






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