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Muskrat Falls hydro project price tag rises by another billion: CEO

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Muskrat Falls hydro project price tag rises by another billion: CEO

Costs for the beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydro development in Labrador are up by another $1 billion.Nalcor Energy CEO Stan Marshall says the new price tag is $12.7 billion with financing.READ MORE: Subsea electric cable linking Newfoundland and Nova Scotia now connected Story continues below That’s up from the estimate last year of $11.7 billion and is…

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Oh deer: Nova Scotia town overrun with deer, officials considering options

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Oh deer: Nova Scotia town overrun with deer, officials considering options

A central Nova Scotia town has become overrun with deer, and officials are considering options including contraceptives and a cull in a bid to control the growing urban herd.The deer have become common sights in the streets and gardens of Truro, N.S., and officials are holding a public information session Tuesday night at the local…

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“They’re not designed to be there permanently’: Wayward whale to be moved from New Brunswick river

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“They’re not designed to be there permanently’: Wayward whale to be moved from New Brunswick river

Animal rescuers hope to capture and relocate an endangered beluga whale that has been making its home in a northern New Brunswick river for several weeks.Tonya Wimmer of the Marine Animal Response Society said they hope to relocate the juvenile whale from the Nepisiguit River to the St. Lawrence Estuary near Cacouna, Que., but it’s…

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Great Lakes’ water levels expected to be the highest in decades this year

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Great Lakes’ water levels expected to be the highest in decades this year

A wet spring season has experts predicting that summer water levels for the Great Lakes could be higher than normal and above last year’s mark through early fall.WATCH: Cobourg beach disappears due to high Lake Ontario water levels Story continues below The Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit…

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Energy East Pipeline opponents march in Fredericton

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Energy East Pipeline opponents march in Fredericton

Opposition to the proposed Energy East Pipeline has taken to the streets once again in New Brunswick. A “Hands Across the Water” event was held Saturday in Fredericton. Organized by the Fredericton chapter of the Council of Canadians, about 100 people marched to the Nashwaak River on the city’s north side.If approved, Energy East would…

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Auditor criticizes provincial government over lack of pipeline regulation

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Auditor criticizes provincial government over lack of pipeline regulation

Provincial auditor Judy Ferguson said the government isn’t doing enough to regulate oil and gas pipelines. Last year’s Husky Energy oil spill happened four years after the provincial auditor told the government to clean up its act around pipeline regulation.“We do know that having strong regulatory processes and active regulation does decrease the chances of…

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Dorval hosts 21st annual tree climbing championships

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Dorval hosts 21st annual tree climbing championships

If you were in Dorval’s Windsor Park Saturday, you may have stumbled upon grownups dangling from trees in what may have appeared to be somewhat precarious positions.While being out on a limb is normally considered a bad thing, reaching new heights was all part of the fun for those taking part in the Quebec tree…

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Wildrose calls for inquiry into Fort McMurray wildfire disaster

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Wildrose calls for inquiry into Fort McMurray wildfire disaster

The Wildrose Party is calling on Alberta’s NDP government to conduct a judge-led inquiry into the prevention efforts and response to the Fort McMurray wildfire.The Wildrose made the call on Thursday for a similar investigation to one conducted in Australia after several people died in the 2015-16 wildfire season from rural brush fires. Story continues…

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Atlantic group urges Ottawa to take ‘aggressive’ approach with Greenland over salmon

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Atlantic group urges Ottawa to take ‘aggressive’ approach with Greenland over salmon

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is urging Ottawa to take a more “aggressive” approach with Greenland as salmon returns continue their decline.A federation report released today says 2016 returns for North American Atlantic salmon were 27 per cent lower than the previous year, and may indicate further declines in 2017.READ MORE: New Brunswick groups worry mud bogging…

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Calgary wildlife woes: common questions about hawks, skunks and ducks answered

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Calgary wildlife woes: common questions about hawks, skunks and ducks answered

With summer fast approaching, Calgarians may notice a lot of wildlife starting to emerge throughout the city.As everything from ducks and geese to hawks and skunks venture into urban areas, residents are likely to have interactions with the animals.Jenna McFarland with the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society joined Global Calgary with some answers to commonly asked…

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