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No charges under B.C.’s mining laws for failure of Mount Polley mine dam

No charges will be issued under the province’s mining laws against Imperial Metals after the catastrophic failure of its Mount Polley gold and copper mine tailings dam.

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ATI lockout of Steelworkers illegal, labor relations board says

The lockout of more than 2,200 union workers by Allegheny Technologies Inc. was illegal, federal labor officials said Friday, setting the stage for proceedings that could push the two sides to resolve their contentious labor dispute.

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Right the Wrong 2015: Ottawa

The All Access 9346 crew catches up with Robin and Koda for the completion of their walk across Canada in dedication of the missing and murdered aboriginal peoples of Canada.

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Foreign workers’ complaint heads to B.C. human rights hearing

An allegation that a B.C. Tim Hortons restaurant exploited a group of Filipino workers is headed to a human rights hearing.

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Public Safety Minister: Protest using ‘democratic ways’ or face ‘full force of the law’

People who express dissent should expect “to face the full force of the law,” said Stephen Blaney, public safety minister, this morning in Delta, B.C. He was commenting for the first time on the Dawson Creek RCMP’s fatal shooting of a protester reportedly associated with the amorphous online collective Anonymous.

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Judge rejects CP Rail’s challenge of Lac-Mégantic settlement

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has failed in its attempt to block a court settlement that could pay millions of dollars in compensation to families of the victims of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic oil-train disaster.

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Harper working ‘in the same vein as Jesus’ on C-51, says backbencher

What would Jesus do? If you’re Conservative MP Wai Young, apparently the answer to that question is “enact C-51.”

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Metron Construction Boss Should Be Jailed for Causing Four Deaths

The recent conviction of a Metron Construction boss on criminal negligence charges for killing four workers in 2009 should result in a jail sentence, says Marty Warren, Ontario/Atlantic Director of the United Steelworkers (USW).

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Former B.C. Staffer Alleges Transportation Ministry Destroyed Highway Of Tears Emails

Tim Duncan said he was barely three weeks into his new job at the Transportation Ministry in Victoria when he was ordered to delete emails concerning government meetings about the Highway of Tears investigation into murdered and missing women.

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CSIS warns of ‘extremist’ opposition to oil and gas sector

An internal threat overview by CSIS warns the federal government of “extremists” that have “converged” to oppose natural resource development.


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