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Company claims central Alberta oil spill mostly contained - CBC.ca

Company claims central Alberta oil spill mostly contained - CBC.ca | Govt News | Scoop.it
CBC.caCompany claims central Alberta oil spill mostly containedCBC.caStephen Bart, vice president of crude oil operations for Plains Midstream Canada, said crews have been working 24 hours a day implementing their emergency response since Thursday...
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Mayor should embrace B.C.'s resource industries

Mayor should embrace B.C.'s resource industries | Govt News | Scoop.it
Re: It's not just bike lanes; city also improving economy, Letters, Aug. 2 Mayor Gregor Robertson seeks to grow our green economy and technology sectors, which we support.
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Plenty of good, clean water in B.C.? Facts point to a different conclusion

Plenty of good, clean water in B.C.? Facts point to a different conclusion | Govt News | Scoop.it
Our water - it's as valuable as any resource in B.C., vital to our economy, environment and health.
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Kickstarter open to Canada on September 9 | Joystiq

Kickstarter open to Canada on September 9 | Joystiq | Govt News | Scoop.it
Kickstarter opens to Canada. Canadian developers can finally fund their indie projects beyond investors and Tim Hortons-based Ponzi schemes. Yes, crowdfunding site Kickstarter becomes available in the region on ...
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Fox Sports gets US Open in 12-year deal - USA TODAY

Fox Sports gets US Open in 12-year deal - USA TODAY | Govt News | Scoop.it
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Fox Sports gets US Open in 12-year deal
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In a surprising announcement Wednesday evening, the U.S.
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Ex-presidents' tab for 2012: $3.7 million - USA TODAY

Ex-presidents' tab for 2012: $3.7 million - USA TODAY | Govt News | Scoop.it

MSNBC Ex-presidents' tab for 2012: $3.7 million USA TODAY Taxpayers fund presidential operations even after presidents leave office.


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Bleak election prospects in Quebec good for Canada - Winnipeg Free Press

Bleak election prospects in Quebec good for Canada - Winnipeg Free Press | Govt News | Scoop.it
Winnipeg Free PressBleak election prospects in Quebec good for CanadaWinnipeg Free PressThe Parti Quebecois ought, by all rights, to be a shoo-in when Quebecers go to the polls on Sept. 4.
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Protect the village and midden site of c̓əsnaʔəm (Marpole) | Facebook

Protect the village and midden site of c̓əsnaʔəm (Marpole) | Facebook | Govt News | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Beijing Tells US To 'Shut Up' Over South China Sea Tensions ...

Beijing Tells US To 'Shut Up' Over South China Sea Tensions ... | Govt News | Scoop.it
The Chinese Foreign Ministry's over the weekend condemned a U.S. State Department statement that said Washington was closely monitoring territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and that China's establishment of a ...
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Harper government to introduce law to allow private property on reserves

Harper government to introduce law to allow private property on reserves | Govt News | Scoop.it
Move seen as way to improve relations, but many chiefs oppose it (RT @Tony_Tracy: Colonialism, Capitalism, and the #Harper Conservatives at it again: http://t.co/10b7K6EY (via @SeanCarleton) #cdnpoli...
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It’s not just an oil boom, it’s an industrial revolution

It’s not just an oil boom, it’s an industrial revolution | Govt News | Scoop.it
Note: This is the first of several columns Clay Jenkinson will write about his recent tour of the Bakken Oil Fields.
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White House: Obama Supports Renewing Assault Weapons Ban — But Congress Won’t Act

White House: Obama Supports Renewing Assault Weapons Ban — But Congress Won’t Act | Govt News | Scoop.it
President Obama supports reinstating the assault weapons ban, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday, on the heels of back-to-back shooting rampages in the United States.
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The United States spends 58 percent of the total defense dollars paid by the world's top 10 military powers. | Face the Facts USA

The United States spends 58 percent of the total defense dollars paid by the world's top 10 military powers. | Face the Facts USA | Govt News | Scoop.it
Who spends more on their military, Russia or China?
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Mexico: Court’s Historic Opportunity to Address Military Impunity | Human Rights Watch

Mexico: Court’s Historic Opportunity to Address Military Impunity | Human Rights Watch | Govt News | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) – Mexico’s Supreme Court has a momentous opportunity to reform the military justice system and eliminate one of the greatest sources of impunity for grave human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Editorial: We need retailers to survive, thrive in B.C.

Editorial: We need retailers to survive, thrive in B.C. | Govt News | Scoop.it
Part of what makes a city interesting are its shops, lining main streets, appearing on strategic corners, showcasing wares in creative window displays that divert us from our daily cares. (#vanSun: "We need retailers to survive in BC".
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Don Cayo: Trade, not local gardens, will ensure food security

Don Cayo: Trade, not local gardens, will ensure food security | Govt News | Scoop.it
Concerned about food security? If so — and there are good reasons to be — the smart thing for Canada to do is adopt policies to foster more international food trade, says a new study from the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada.
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Kickstarter in Canada » The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter

Kickstarter in Canada » The Kickstarter Blog — Kickstarter | Govt News | Scoop.it
In June we announced that Kickstarter would open up to Canada-based projects for the first time this summer. Today we're happy to announce that that day has finally come! Beginning today (like, right now!
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Jobless Claims in US Fall Over Month to Lowest Since 2007 - Bloomberg

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Jobless Claims in US Fall Over Month to Lowest Since 2007
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The fewest workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month since before the last recession, indicating the labor market is making progress.
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Report: Globalising the German Energy Transition


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, December 17, 2012 12:14 PM

Excellent report by German think tank SWP on the need for international cooperation if we are to move to a global new energy system.

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US Mars rover Curiosity touches down in Red Planet - Xinhua

US Mars rover Curiosity touches down in Red Planet - Xinhua | Govt News | Scoop.it
XinhuaUS Mars rover Curiosity touches down in Red PlanetXinhuaPhoto taken on June 10, 2012 shows a scientist introduce Curiosity rover to visitors at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA in Pasadena, California, the United States.
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GTSO: Could Canada Be the 'Next Big Thing' in Lithium Mining? - MarketWatch (press release)

GTSO: Could Canada Be the 'Next Big Thing' in Lithium Mining? - MarketWatch (press release) | Govt News | Scoop.it
GTSO: Could Canada Be the 'Next Big Thing' in Lithium Mining?MarketWatch (press release)Lithium mining activities have drawn significant investing interest to Canada's mining industry recently.
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Churches speaking out on Northern Gateway pipeline project - Politics - CBC News

Churches speaking out on Northern Gateway pipeline project - Politics - CBC News | Govt News | Scoop.it
Delegates to the United Church's general council meeting in Ottawa next week will debate a resolution to reject Enbridge's $6-billion project to transport Alberta bitumen to the B.C. coast.
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Momentum Builds Against Fracking As Truth About Its Danger Spreads

Full Story: http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2012/08/06/momentum-builds-fracking-truth-danger-spreads-161991/ As anti-fracking momentum grows nationwide with... (I hope Canadians follow in their footsteps and end Fracking before it ends us!
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Pick Tuktoyaktuk for new port: Handley - CBC News

Pick Tuktoyaktuk for new port: Handley - CBC News | Govt News | Scoop.it
The premier of the Northwest Territories is urging Ottawa to choose Tuktoyaktuk as a place to build a new deep sea port in the Arctic.
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President Barack Obama: DO NOT PERMIT SHELL OIL TO DRILL OFFSHORE IN THE ARCTIC

President Barack Obama: DO NOT PERMIT SHELL OIL TO DRILL OFFSHORE IN THE ARCTIC | Govt News | Scoop.it
Despite promises from Shell Oil and Federal Agencies that deep-sea drilling in the Arctic can be safely managed, this is profoundly untrue. In 2011...
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Natives threaten unrest over oil pipeline

Natives threaten unrest over oil pipeline | Govt News | Scoop.it
Native chiefs in British Columbia threaten social unrest over Enbridge oil pipeline.
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