National Newswatch

Months before its demise, Trident Exploration made a plea to landowners to accept half of the payment it had promised to have the company’s natural gas wells on rural properties throughout Alberta.

The Calgary-based firm explained it was in dire financial straits and needed help to stay afloat.

Many of the landowners (mostly farmers) rejected the idea and still wanted full compensation.

In March, the natural gas company cut the payments anyway and said in a letter “we had a disappointing response to that request.”

The letter by Trident’s chairman and interim C

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