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Canada's campaign to block NAFTA's oil sands tailings pond probe slammed by critics
Canada and international environmental regulators collide over alleged oil sands tailings pond seepage into Athabasca River.
Jan 12th, 2015
Oil giants Suncor, Syncrude and Cenovus helping Alberta design school curriculum
The Alberta Government is developing a partner strategy with major oilsands producers to develop curriculum for elementary and secondary students.
Mar 12th, 2014
Harper's "Hail Mary"
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the decision to appoint Jim Prentice to sell Northern Gateway to BC First Nations is too little too late.
Mar 5th, 2014
Suncor workers feeling "guilty" about oil work, corporate video shows
New Suncor recruitment video reveals oil workers' enviro anxieties -- "I had a little bit of internal conflict, ya know?"
Feb 21st, 2014
Clark and Boessenkool: A match made in Harperland
How to best describe Ken Boessenkool, Christy Clark's new chief of staff? "Former Suncor lobbyist", former "Enbridge lobbyist" and former Stephen Harper staffer and strategist. All ...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jan 13th, 2012
Cashing in on Canada’s tar sands: refineries and other industries
Who profits from refining and working with tar sands products? Part three in our series exploring who has high stakes in the oil sands.
Dec 8th, 2011
Cashing in on Canada's tar sands: oil extraction
Which oil extraction companies are cleaning up in Fort McMurray? First in a series exploring who has the highest stakes in the tar sands.
Dec 2nd, 2011
Harper comments on Ghadafi's death
Moammar Gadhafi is dead. The ousted Libyan leader was confirmed dead in his hometown of Sirte Thursday. The Canadian Press has the story: OTTAWA - Moammar Gadhafi will never be able to...
Oct 20th, 2011