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Feb 27, 2015

Canadian woman accuses Bikram yoga founder of sexual assault

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Vancouver yoga instructor has become the sixth woman to accuse yoga guru Bikram Choudhury of sexual assault, alleging in a civil suit that the 69-year-old celebrity yogi forced sex on her multiple times over the course of three years.

Jill Lawler filed the lawsuit with the California Superior Court earlier this month. Her lawyer said on Thursday that they plan to serve the defendant “any time now.”

Feb 27, 2015

Canadian woman accuses U.S.-based yoga guru of sexual assault

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Vancouver yoga instructor has become the sixth woman to accuse yoga guru Bikram Choudhury of sexual assault, alleging in a civil suit that the 69-year-old celebrity yogi forced sex on her multiple times over the course of three years.

Jill Lawler filed the lawsuit with the California Superior Court earlier this month. Her lawyer said on Thursday that they plan to serve the defendant “any time now.”

Feb 20, 2015

Canada aboriginal group weighing equity stake in LNG project

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A
Canadian aboriginal community that has partnered with Steelhead
LNG on a proposed major liquefied natural gas export terminal
plans to decide within months whether to take an equity stake in
the $30 billion project, one of its leaders said.

The Huu-ay-aht are working with the Vancouver-based company
on the planning and design of the 24 million tonne per year
plant on their land in British Columbia.

Feb 20, 2015

Canada unveils new tax measures to boost LNG investment

OTTAWA/VANCOUVER, Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canada unveiled tax
measures on Thursday that will allow investors in new liquefied
natural gas plants to recover costs more quickly, improving the
competitiveness of projects proposed for the Pacific coast
province of British Columbia.

Industry groups said the new measures would encourage
investment in LNG projects in Canada, some of which have stalled
in recent months as companies cut spending in response to
plummeting oil prices.

Feb 17, 2015

Canada’s British Columbia projects fiscal 2015-16 budget surplus

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb 17 (Reuters) – British
Columbia’s annual budget released on Tuesday projected a budget
surplus of C$284 million ($229.35 million) in fiscal 2015-16,
the Pacific coast province’s third consecutive balanced budget
under the ruling Liberals.

The surplus is projected at C$376 million in 2016-17 and
C$399 million in 2017-18, the government said. The revised
surplus for 2014-15 is now seen at C$879 million, nearly double
the previous projection of C$444 million.

Feb 13, 2015

TransCanada profit beats estimates, boosts dividend

VANCOUVER, Feb 13 (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp
, Canada’s second-largest pipeline company, reported on
Friday a better-than-expected fourth quarter profit, driven
mainly by increased earnings from its Canadian operations.

The Calgary-based company, which operates oil and gas
pipelines across North America, also said it has not yet seen
any impact from the plunge in crude prices on its new and
proposed oil pipeline projects.

Feb 10, 2015

Insight – Chinese investors target hotels, wineries, mineral water in British Columbia

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate and hungry to diversify. 

    Flipping houses didn’t appeal to the 39-year-old entrepreneur, who is launching a Vancouver-based tech incubator to help his Chinese-born friends invest in local start-ups.

Feb 10, 2015

Chinese investors target hotels, wineries, mineral water in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Feb 10 (Reuters) – When Liu Chuang landed in
Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese
immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real
estate and hungry to diversify.

Flipping houses didn’t appeal to the 39-year-old
entrepreneur, who is launching a Vancouver-based tech incubator
to help his Chinese-born friends invest in local start-ups.

Jan 30, 2015

Canada investigation finds flawed design led to mine dam spill

VANCOUVER/TORONTO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A massive spill from a
dam containing mine waste in British Columbia last year was
caused by a flawed design for the embankment, which did not
account for the presence of a glacial lake deposit at the
foundation, an independent panel said on Friday.

The probe found that the breach at Imperial Metal’s
Mount Polley mine, which sent billions of gallons of wastewater
and sludge into waterways, happened because the dam’s weight was
too much for the foundation to bear.

Jan 29, 2015

Small-scale LNG projects in British Columbia nudge ahead

VANCOUVER, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Small-scale liquefied natural
gas projects are emerging as bright spots in British Columbia’s
bid to become a major exporter of natural gas, with two floating
projects on the Canadian province’s Pacific Coast moving ahead
even as larger projects face delays.

The Douglas Channel LNG project, an early frontrunner that
was stalled when one of its owners fell into bankruptcy, looks
to be back on course after a consortium led by Calgary’s Altagas
Ltd officially took control on Wednesday.

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