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Jun 28, 2015

Canadian dreams end in nightmare loss to England

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canada captain Christine Sinclair apologized to her coach following their 2-1 quarter-final defeat to England at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday but John Herdman said his skipper had nothing to be sorry about.

After conceding just one goal in four matches, Canada surrendered two in three minutes early in the opening half. They pulled one back before the break but were unable to unlock England’s defense in the second half.

Jun 28, 2015

Soccer-Canadian dreams end in nightmare loss to England

VANCOUVER, June 27 (Reuters) – Canada captain Christine Sinclair apologised to her coach following their 2-1 quarter-final defeat to England at the Women’s World Cup on Saturday but John Herdman said his skipper had nothing to be sorry about.

After conceding just one goal in four matches, Canada surrendered two in three minutes early in the opening half. They pulled one back before the break but were unable to unlock England’s defence in the second half.

Jun 24, 2015

Vancouver to regulate booming marijuana dispensaries

VANCOUVER, June 24 (Reuters) – Vancouver city councillors
voted on Wednesday in favor of new rules for licensing marijuana
dispensaries, despite objections from the federal government,
becoming the first Canadian city to regulate retailers selling
the drug.

The bylaw, part of an effort to slow the thriving but so-far
unlicensed industry in Vancouver, comes as the number of shops
selling everything from joints to marijuana-infused lollipops
has jumped to roughly 100 from about 10 five years ago.

Jun 24, 2015

Vancouver votes to regulate booming marijuana dispensary industry

VANCOUVER, June 24 (Reuters) – Vancouver city councillors on
Wednesday voted in favor of new rules for licensing marijuana
dispensaries, despite objections from the federal government,
becoming the first Canada city to regulate retailers selling the
drug.

The bylaw, part of an effort to slow the thriving but so-far
unlicensed industry in Vancouver, comes as the number of shops
selling everything from joints to marijuana-infused lollipops
has jumped from about 10 five years ago to roughly 100.

Jun 18, 2015

Pacific Rubiales shareholders launch proxy fight to stop Alfa deal

VANCOUVER, June 18 (Reuters) – Pacific Rubiales Energy’s
largest group of shareholders has begun a proxy fight
to block the roughly C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) takeover of the
Canadian oil producer by Alfa SAB de CV and Harbour
Energy Ltd.

O’Hara Administration, speaking for a group of shareholders
holding about 20 percent of Pacific Rubiales shares, said on
Thursday it had filed a proxy circular and letter urging other
minority investors to vote against the deal.

Jun 17, 2015

Shell-led Canada LNG project gets environmental approvals

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Canada’s environment ministry said on Wednesday it has approved a Royal Dutch Shell-led liquefied natural gas export terminal proposed for British Columbia’s Pacific Coast, contingent on the project meeting 50 conditions on monitoring its impact.

In her decision, federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq concluded that the environmental effects of the proposed LNG Canada project “are justified in the circumstances”.

Jun 12, 2015

TransCanada set to start building B.C. gas pipeline this year

VANCOUVER, June 12 (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp
said on Friday it expects to start construction this year on
natural gas pipeline to British Columbia’s Pacific Coast worth
at least C$5 billion ($4.1 billion) following a conditional
go-ahead by a Petronas-led consortium for what could be Canada’s
first LNG export terminal.

The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission line will connect the
prolific Montney gas field near Fort St. John in northeastern
British Columbia to the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, which is
planned for Lelu Island on the North Pacific Coast near the port
of Prince Rupert.

Jun 6, 2015

FIFA may be embroiled in scandal but its Women’s World Cup set to be hit with fans

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – With a bribery scandal enveloping FIFA it might seem like a bad time for soccer’s governing body to hold the Women’s World Cup in Canada – even more so given indictments last week included top officials from the North American and Caribbean region on corruption charges.

    But that isn’t proving to be the case. Tickets for the month-long competition that starts on Saturday are selling quickly, TV audiences around the world are expected to be large, and the sponsors say they expect good exposure for their products.

Jun 6, 2015

FIFA may be embroiled in scandal but its Women’s World Cup set to be hit with fans

VANCOUVER June 5 (Reuters) – With a bribery scandal enveloping FIFA it might seem like a bad time for soccer’s governing body to hold the Women’s World Cup in Canada – even more so given indictments last week included top officials from the North American and Caribbean region on corruption charges.

But that isn’t proving to be the case. Tickets for the month-long competition that starts on Saturday are selling quickly, TV audiences around the world are expected to be large, and the sponsors say they expect good exposure for their products.

Jun 4, 2015

Canada soccer head says arrested FIFA executive Webb helped the sport

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The head of Canada’s soccer association on Thursday said he did not bribe FIFA to win the rights to host the women’s World Cup and said that a senior executive of the sport’s governing body who has been charged with corruption had done a lot of good for the game.

Canadian Soccer Association President Victor Montagliani noted that Jeffrey Webb, the arrested head of the North American, Central American and Caribbean confederation CONCACAF, had led an anti-racism campaign and started the process of changing governance at CONCACAF.

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      "I currently cover mining and minerals out of the Toronto bureau, where I focus on uranium, silver, platinum, lithium and REEs. Prior to moving to the mining sector, I worked as an online editor and video producer for Reuters.com. I started at Reuters as a TV intern in Chile and before that, I freelanced in Eastern Europe and spent eight months living in the Galapagos Islands."
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