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Grande Cache Coal closes mine, lays off 220 employees

The closure of the Grande Cache Coal mine is devastating news for the community, the town’s mayor says.

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Nexen pipeline leak in Alberta spills 5 million litres

One of the largest leaks in Alberta history has spilled about five million litres of emulsion from a Nexen Energy pipeline at the company’s Long Lake oilsands facility south of Fort McMurray.

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Robot kills autoworker at Volkswagen plant

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

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Labour market deregulations not working: International Monetary Fund

Recent — and potentially watershed — International Monetary Fund (IMF) documents have cast doubt on the merits of labour market deregulation of the last three decades, with important consequences for Canada. But will anyone listen?

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No more Quebec school board elections, minister confirms

The Quebec government has confirmed that it is abolishing school board elections, after months of talking about it.

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Norway’s sovereign wealth fund should stop investing in coal, government says

Norway’s parliamentary parties have agreed that the country’s $900 billion sovereign wealth fund should stop investing in coal companies because of their impact on climate change.

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Big Oil to Rachel Notley: Bring on a carbon tax

Big Oil is urging Alberta’s new government to toughen up the province’s environmental policies.

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B.C. teachers lose latest court fight on class size, composition

A bitter battle between British Columbia’s teachers and the provincial government could be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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EI whistleblower suspended without pay

A federal fraud investigator has been suspended without pay, after she leaked documents showing that investigators had to cut people off their employment insurance benefits in order to meet quotas.

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Stave Lake Quarries charged with criminal negligence in death of Kelsey Anne Kristian

Kristian died on her second day on the job when the dump truck she had been driving flipped

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