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Feb 28, 2014

Bitcoin owners find safe place for digital currency: on paper

SAN FRANCISCO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Some savvy bitcoin investors have a solution to cyber-thieves and instability shaking online exchanges: they print out their virtual savings and hide them in the real world.

The shuttering this week of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and fears that hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency have been lost or stolen are pushing investors to tighten their security.

Feb 26, 2014

Unionized truckers to vote on joining Vancouver port strike

VANCOUVER, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Unionized container truck
drivers at Canada’s largest port will vote on Saturday on
whether to join their non-unionized colleagues in a job action,
after hundreds of truckers walked off the job on Wednesday over
services and pay.

The non-unionized drivers said they will not return to work
at Port Metro Vancouver until their concerns are resolved.

Feb 26, 2014

Container truck drivers to walk off job at Vancouver port

VANCOUVER, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Vancouver container truck
drivers have issued a 48-hour stop work notice to authorities at
Canada’s busiest port over a long-running dispute related to pay
and service levels.

The United Truckers Association of British Columbia (UTA), a
non-profit group representing union and non-union drivers, said
many of its 1,400 drivers will walk off the job on Wednesday,
disrupting the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of
goods and commodities through Western Canada.

Feb 25, 2014

Canada regulators say TransCanada safety practices need work

VANCOUVER, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Canadian regulators said on
Monday that an audit of TransCanada Corp’s safety
practices found the country’s No. 2 pipeline company operated
safely for the most part, but identified some key areas where it
needs to improve.

The National Energy Board said the Calgary-based company,
which is developing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, was
found to be compliant in five of nine sub-elements of the
review.

Feb 20, 2014

Tax clarity helps, but hurdles remain for Canada LNG exports

VANCOUVER, Feb 20 (Reuters) – A new tax regime proposed for
British Columbia’s budding liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry
has nudged plans for export terminals on Canada’s Pacific Coast
closer to reality, but it likely won’t spur a sudden rush of
building.

The British Columbia provincial government wants to build a
world-scale LNG export industry. Premier Christy Clark says such
an industry would power economic expansion and create 100,000
jobs over 30 years.

Feb 20, 2014

TransCanada weighs next steps after U.S. court’s Keystone ruling

TORONTO (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Thursday it is considering how to proceed with its Keystone XL pipeline, a day after a court overruled the Nebraska governor’s decision to allow the controversial line to pass through the Midwestern state.

“We are disappointed and disagree with the decision of the Nebraska district court and will now analyze the judgment and decide what next steps may be taken,” the company said in a statement. “Nebraska’s attorney general has filed an appeal.”

Feb 20, 2014

TransCanada weighs next steps after U.S. court’s Keystone pipeline ruling

By Julie Gordon

(Reuters) – TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Thursday it is considering how to proceed with its Keystone XL pipeline, a day after a court voided the Nebraska governor’s decision to allow the controversial line to pass through the Midwestern state.

“We are disappointed and disagree with the decision of the Nebraska district court and will now analyze the judgment and decide what next steps may be taken,” the company said in a statement. “Nebraska’s attorney general has filed an appeal.”

Feb 18, 2014

British Columbia unveils LNG tax, sees budget surpluses

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – British
Columbia on Tuesday provided long-awaited details on a new
income tax for its nascent liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry,
as Canada’s westernmost province released its second consecutive
balanced budget.

The coastal province is eyeing a two-tier tax that would
apply to income from the liquefaction of natural gas, the
process of cooling gas into a liquid to be transported by ship,
at facilities in British Columbia.

Feb 18, 2014

British Columbia projects budget surplus for next three years

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – British
Columbia’s government on Tuesday projected a budget surplus for
the next three fiscal years and gave details on a new tax regime
for its nascent liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.

The Western Canadian province is expected to have a budget
surplus of C$184 million ($167.94 million) in 2014-15, C$206
million in 2015-16 and C$451 million in 2016-17, the Liberal
government said in its first budget since it was re-elected in
May with a majority.

Feb 15, 2014

Canadian review urges more be done on crude-by-rail safety

VANCOUVER, Feb 14 (Reuters) – A Canadian government-backed
review of the type of rail car involved in last year’s deadly
Lac-Megantic crash found that industry, regulators and shippers
could do more to ensure the safety of the cars that carry crude
across North America.

The report, made public by Transport Canada late on Friday,
also said that older model DOT-111 cars should be retrofitted or
retired over the longer-term, and recommended a feasibility
study on how those retrofits could be performed.

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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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