National Newswatch

NORAD commander calls for modernization to address changing threats

Sep 21 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — BANFF, Alta. — The top Canadian officer at the North American Aerospace Defence Command says the system needs to evolve to meet modern threats. Speaking at the Banff Global Business Forum on Thursday, Lt.-Gen. Pierre St-Amand said North America is facing more threats as the capabilities of nations and extremists increase.   "In many ways, we feel that because […]

First Nation leaders to press Desjardins to stop funding oilsands pipelines

Sep 6 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — First Nation leaders opposed to the oilsands say they are meeting with senior executives at Desjardins Group Thursday to try and convince the credit union to make its moratorium on new pipeline funding permanent. The decision to meet will send a clear statement and will be an important step in opposing both the Energy East and Trans Mountain pipeline projects, said […]

CIBC to launch Simplii direct banking brand, integrate PC Financial accounts

Aug 16 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is taking over President's Choice Financial bank accounts with a new online brand as it responds to the continuing trend towards digital banking. The Toronto-based bank said Wednesday it will cut its nearly 20-year relationship with PC Financial-owner Loblaw Companies Ltd. and launch its Simplii Financial brand. CIBC customers will be able to access Simplii Financial online, on smartphones […]

TransCanada looks to expand natural gas exports east and south as LNG dream fades

Jul 28 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. is looking to boost its capacity to export natural gas east and south from the rich reserves of Western Canada as dreams of sending the gas to Asia fade further into the distance. The company (TSX:TRP) announced Friday a modest $160-million program to add capacity with more compressors on its Canadian Mainline system in southern Ontario so […]

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 […]