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Why the oil sands matter to every Canadian

Everything about Alberta’s oil sands is huge – from the sheer scale of the 170-billion-barrel resource in the ground, to the two-storey trucks that haul bitumen ore in the mines, to the $30-billion per year in capital investment to expand the flow of crude.<p>The industry was born 50 years ago with …

Court challenges launched to provincial and federal approvals for $8 Billion Site C Dam

Today, the Peace Valley Landowner Association (PVLA) announced that they have served a Petition for Judicial Review on the Ministers of Environment …

Teck profit falls on lower coal prices, drop in copper output | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd TCKb.TO reported a 68.5 percent drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hurt by lower prices for steelmaking coal and a fall in copper production.<p>But the company, which is also one of the world’s biggest producers of zinc, raised its full-year …

Business (Canada)

Awe-Inspiring Fantasy Short AMBITION with GAME OF THRONES Star Aiden Gillen

Statoil exits Shah Deniz gas project with stake sale to Petronas | News Home | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Statoil STL.OL exited Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz gas project on Monday, selling a 15.5-percent stake to Malaysia’s Petronas [PETRA.UL] for $2.25 billion as part of asset sales to shore up returns to shareholders.<p>A general view of Statoil's office is seen in Stavanger in this January …

Oil & Gas Industry

Targa Resources to buy Atlas Pipeline Partners, Atlas Energy in $6-billion deal

Targa Resources is buying Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy in a deal valued at close to $6-billion (U.S.), created a huge energy transportation and storage company.<p>Targa Resources Partners LP, based in Houston, will pay $4-billion and assume $1.8-billion in debt for Atlas Pipeline. Each …

Mystery Road review – stylish Aussie thriller that rises above pulpy cliche

Aaron Pedersen excels as an indigenous Australian cop caught between two worlds in Ivan Sen's evocative outback thriller<p>Despite playing out in locations with such evocative names as Massacre Creek, Slaughter Hill and the titular Mystery Road, this atmospheric Australian thriller is closer in tone …

TIFF preview 2014: The Globe’s Liam Lacey takes on the haters

(Photo illustration by Ben Barrett-Forrest)<p>Esteemed members of the jury, turn off your cellphones, the show is about to begin. On Thursday, the 39th Toronto International Film Festival opens with the Robert Downey film <i>The Judge</i>, which is an appropriate title. During the next two weeks you, the …

A Cheap Sensor To See If Clean Water Projects Are Actually Working As Planned

We’re drowning in technologies to clean water. But which ones are the best?<p>It’s one thing for technology to work in the office or lab. It’s another whether it works properly in the field. Users have an annoying habit of getting in the way of the best laid plans.<p>Take water filters. There are now …

NGOs

Gilded Mason Jars

In just a few simple steps, you can create these colorful gilded mason jars to give as gifts or use as vases or decorations in your own home.

Blackberry-Cantaloupe Salad

For the sweetest flavor, enjoy this fruit salad at room temperature.

Food

Five surefire ways to maximize your life, starting this morning

Many of us have heard the adage, "How you spend your day, is how you spend your life." I believe it's even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how productive that life will be.<p>Giving yourself time in the morning to put …

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Pappa al Pomodoro

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>The soup equivalent of dipping your bread into tomato sauce, this rustic dish is summer’s comfort food.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds tomatoes, cored, quartered<p>2 garlic cloves, smashed<p>½ teaspoon fennel seeds<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>…

Tomatoes

French actor Romain Duris is a man of many moods

In a career that now stretches some 20 years, French actor Romain Duris has moved capably between comedies and dramas, broad commercial productions and smaller, artier efforts. If he has any American counterparts, it might be actors like<p>Ryan GoslingorJoseph Gordon-Levitt, who maintain hip …

Yves Saint-Laurent

9 Amazing Farms that Are Shaping the Future of Food

The modern American farm is led by a new generation of farmers giving DIY classes, hosting pop-up shops and serving terrific meals made with …

Maine's Belgian Beer Mecca

The menu really shines with the Belgian lambics, typically made from blends of open-vat vintages (sometimes from more than one year) that rely on …

How (Good) American Beers Are (Finally) Conquering Europe

With California's Stone opening a brewery in Berlin, American beer—once scorned across Europe—is now ascendant in the Old World, from Italy to Sweden<p><i>Welcome to Foaming at the Mouth, Joshua M. Bernstein’s hopped-up adventures in the ever-expanding universe of beer. And yes, he would like another</i> …

Beer

Energy company Kinder Morgan used service fee for pipeline fund

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says he's shocked by a report that claims the National Energy Board authorized a special fee that allowed Kinder Morgan to build up a $136-million "war chest" to pursue expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.<p>The report by Robyn Allan, an independent economist who has …

Gas supply crunch forces Methanex to shut down plant in Egypt

Methanex Corp.'s majority owned methanol production facility in Egypt is being idled temporarily due to continuing constraints in the supply of natural gas.<p>Vancouver-based Methanex said on Wednesday its joint venture operation, Egyptian Methanex Methanol Co. SAE – or EMethanex – has been idled and …

Jonathan Torgovnik’s ‘Girl Soldier,’ Life After War in Sierra Leone

“Girl” and “soldier”—two words that should never refer to a single entity. Two words that ended up describing a lot of people during the civil war in Sierra Leone, a conflict that lasted from 1991 to 2002. During that time, thousands of children were abducted and made to assimilate with rebel …

Iraq a minor bump on the road to an inevitable oil price surge

The ISIL excursion into Iraq and the images of the columns of black smoke around the Beiji refinery, the country's largest, jolted the oil markets from their slumber. For about five years, oil was hardly the centre of attention. Prices were well below their 2008 peak, a new American oil rush was …

Great value pick: Discount clothing retailer fits the bill

<i>Validea's pick of the week provides a detailed report on a company that scores well in the stock-screening service's model portfolios. On Validea.ca, investors can analyze 1,000 Canadian stocks through 12 different guru-based models and get individual reports on each company. Globe Investor has a</i> …