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Oilpatch skeptical about Plan B for Trans Mountain

The federal government may have a Plan B, if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline. But the energy sector is still waiting on Plan A to be unveiled. 
Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans MountainOn a conference call with analysts, Kinder Morgan's chief executive Steve Kean said that there were no signs that the political roadblocks were going to be removed.
 

Oilpatch skeptical about backup plan for Trans Mountain

The federal government may have a Plan B, if Kinder Morgan pulls the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline. But the energy sector is still waiting on Plan A to be unveiled. 
Ottawa believes another proponent could step forward if Kinder Morgan bails on Trans MountainOn a conference call with analysts, Kinder Morgan's chief executive Steve Kean said that there were no signs that the political roadblocks were going to be removed.
 

Tim Hortons raises more than $800K for Humboldt with yellow and green doughnut

TORONTO -- Tim Hortons says the sale of a doughnut bearing the colours of the Humboldt Broncos has helped raise more than $800,000 for the junior hockey team that was involved in a horrific collision earlier this month.
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Marijuana sector firms get marketing pushback as legalization looms

TORONTO -- Some Canadian marijuana sector companies are getting pushback against their marketing efforts from social media platforms and government officials as legalization of recreational pot looms and regulations are not yet final.
Lift & Co, which hosts industry events and offers cannabis education, has had its YouTube account suspended and Facebook ad account deactivated, with both companies citing a policy violation.
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Great-West Lifeco Inc. acquires strategic investment in Irish company

WINNIPEG -- Great-West Lifeco Inc. has signed a deal to acquire a strategic investment in Invesco Ltd. (Ireland), an employee benefit consulting and private wealth management firm.
Financial terms of the deal done by Great-West's subsidiary Irish Life Group Ltd.
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Southwest offers apology, travel voucher and cash to passengers on damaged jet

PHILADELPHIA -- Southwest is sending a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia following an engine explosion.
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Are cures bad for the drug business?

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. 
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FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest Airlines plane.
The agency said the directive affects 352 engines on new-generation Boeing 737s, a twin-engine jet that is a workhorse of the aviation industry, used by airlines around the world.
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Could stand-up seats be the future of ultra-low cost air travel?

Would you fly standing up? One aircraft seat manufacturer thinks that if the price is right, travellers will be willing to put up with the inconvenience of flying in an upright position.
The idea has been floating around for years now: As far back as 2010, Italy-based Aviointeriors has been talking about bringing saddle-style seats to commercial flying.
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Metis, Manitoba agree to 2-week 'reset' before heading to court in hydro spat

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Metis Federation and the province have agreed to a two-week "reset" to avoid meeting in court over planned hydro projects.
Metis federation president David Chartrand and Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen had a private meeting to discuss a deal between the federation and Manitoba Hydro.
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Fairfax bids US$300 million for Toys R Us' Canadian business

NEW YORK -- Canada's Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of US$300 million to buy Toys R Us's Canadian operations in bankruptcy.
According to court papers filed late Thursday, the bidder is taking on a role of a "stalking horse" in a court-approved auction set for Monday in New York.
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NAFTA talks continue through weekend as negotiators scramble for a deal

WASHINGTON — NAFTA negotiating teams will keep bargaining through the weekend in an effort to get a deal by early May.
The political ministers leading the process are currently leaving Washington, but will be back next week.
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Fairfax bids $300M for Toys R Us' Canadian business

NEW YORK -- Canada's Fairfax Financial Holding has placed a bid of $300 million to buy Toys R Us's Canadian operations in bankruptcy.
According to court papers filed late Thursday, the bidder is taking on a role of a "stalking horse" in a court-approved auction set for Monday in New York.
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