National Newswatch

Trans Mountain expansion on track to start construction in September: Kinder Morgan

Jul 19 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion remains on track to begin construction in September, Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said Wednesday in the face of environmental and political opposition that threatens to derail the project. Anderson, speaking on Kinder Morgan Canada's first quarterly earnings call since it went public in May, said he […]

Trans Mountain expansion on track to start construction in September: Kinder Morgan

Jul 19 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion remains on track to begin construction in September, Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said Wednesday in the face of environmental and political opposition that threatens to derail the project. Anderson, speaking on Kinder Morgan Canada's first quarterly earnings call since it went public in May, said he […]

Breweries make case that Alberta’s beer tax system is unconstitutional

Jun 23 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Lawyers for two breweries challenged the constitutionality of Alberta's tax system on small breweries Thursday, arguing the system unfairly favours producers in the province. Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing and Saskatoon-based Great Western Brewing Co. say the system, which charges all small breweries $1.25 per litre sold but returns much of that to Alberta producers in […]

Breweries make case that Alberta’s beer tax system is unconstitutional

Jun 23 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Lawyers for two breweries challenged the constitutionality of Alberta's tax system on small breweries Thursday, arguing the system unfairly favours producers in the province. Toronto-based Steam Whistle Brewing and Saskatoon-based Great Western Brewing Co. say the system, which charges all small breweries $1.25 per litre sold but returns much of that to Alberta producers in […]

Advisory group recommends penalties for heavy oilsands emitters if cap hit

Jun 16 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Oilsands producers could face steep fines and suspended projects if industry comes close to hitting a mandated 100-megatonne limit under recommendations proposed by Alberta's Oil Sands Advisory Group. But the non-binding report sets out a series of policies options to help avoid reaching that point, including requiring the use of better technology, setting out emissions […]

Advisory group recommends penalties for heavy oilsands emitters if cap hit

Jun 16 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Oilsands producers could face steep fines and suspended projects if industry comes close to hitting a mandated 100-megatonne limit under recommendations proposed by Alberta's Oil Sands Advisory Group. But the non-binding report sets out a series of policies options to help avoid reaching that point, including requiring the use of better technology, setting out emissions […]

Notley tries to reassure oil industry leaders on Trans Mountain expansion

Jun 15 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tried to reassure bigwigs in the energy industry Wednesday that her government will strive to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets built despite political opposition in British Columbia. Speaking at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Notley said the Alberta NDP government has little time for conversations that seek to shut down […]