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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Athabasca sells stake in oil sands project to partner PetroChina

Athasbasca Oil Corp said on Thursday it has exercised an option to sell its 40 percent stake in the planned Dover oil sands project to its partner PetroChina Co for C$1.32 billion after the project received final approvals from the government of Alberta.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Canada.com

Sunshine Oilsands seeking $200M to restart construction at stalled West Ells project

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., the Alberta oil sands startup backed by Chinese state-owned enterprises , will ask shareholders in a special meeting in Hong Kong Tuesday for permission to issue more equity so it can restart construction of its stalled West Ells project.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Athabasca chief says band will pay for cancer study

The chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says the band is prepared to pay for an independent study of cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan if the government is unwilling.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Daily Kos

Pipeline disaster spun as scientific progress

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge and its allies are working hard on spinning the Alberta Clipper pipeline that increases US dependence on foreign "oil" and delays necessary development of sustainable domestic energy as "energy independence".

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

ThinkProgress

Plagued With High Cancer Rates, One Tar Sands Community's Eight Year Quest For Answers

Dr. John O'Connor can't forget the cancer patients he's seen. The quiet school bus driver who tried to hide his jaundice from his wife.

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CBC News

Alberta First Nation makes the best of big oil money

Angela Sterritt is an award winning Gitxsan journalist and filmmaker from British Columbia who currently resides in Yellowknife NT.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Journal of Commerce

Dover oilsands project receives Alberta cabinet approval

Brion Energy Corporation has received final approval from the Alberta cabinet to start construction of an oilsands project near Fort McMurray, Alberta, after a deal was reached with a local First Nation to drop its opposition to the plan.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Market Wire

Athabasca Minerals Inc. Announces Year End 2013 Results

Athabasca Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended November 30, 2013.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Globe and Mail

The great oil-sands cancer scare

Last month, a crusading Canadian doctor named John O'Connor appeared at a hearing in Washington to warn about the deadly effects of the oil sands.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Staples: Industrial tax ripoff hits small town Albertans hardest

The international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, a riotous farce that has scooped up awards everywhere it's played, is one of six mainstage offerings in the Citadel Theatre's upcoming 49th season, unveiled in the company's Club cabaret Monday night.

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Edmonton Journal

Taste Alberta: Local food movement fuels growing support for Tangle...

The international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, a riotous farce that has scooped up awards everywhere it's played, is one of six mainstage offerings in the Citadel Theatre's upcoming 49th season, unveiled in the company's Club cabaret Monday night.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

Asheville Citizen-Times

March 25 Report Card: Jobless numbers, academic scandal

Got an idea that makes the grade? Send it to JBuchanan@CITIZEN-TIMES.com A to all the volunteers at the Mountain Area Reading Service, MARRS, which broadcasts specifically to sight impaired people.

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Edmonton Journal

Province to release Fort Chipewyan cancer data

Alberta's chief medical officer will announce updated cancer statistics for Fort Chipewyan at a news conference in Edmonton at 11:30 this morning.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

ThinkProgress

While America Spars Over Keystone XL, A Vast Network Of Pipelines Is Quietly Being Approved

After countless marches, arrests, Congressional votes, and editorials, the five-and-a-half year battle over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is nearing its end.

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Sys-Con Media

Denison Intersects High Grade Uranium at a New Target Area at Wheeler River

This new zone of mineralization has been named the Gryphon zone. Drill hole WR-556 targeted the down-dip extension of weak mineralization in two historic drill holes in the K North area.

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Wed Mar 19, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Athabasca Oil's CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to Athabasca Oil Corporation's 2013 Year End Results Conference Call.

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The Globe and Mail

Athabasca Oil posts fourth-quarter loss in pivotal year for company

Athabasca Oil Corp. had a $40.1-million loss in the fourth quarter of 2013, a transitional year for the Calgary-based company as it worked to get approvals for one of its oil sands projects.

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Castanet.net

Critics call Alberta's plan for Athabasca River 'pathetic,' not science-based

Alberta's plan to protect the Athabasca River from the escalating pressure of oilsands development reveals how little the government understands about the environment it claims to protect, say prominent scientists and critics.

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Tue Mar 18, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Sewage issues threaten Wainwright health facility, document shows

Sewage system problems at the Wainwright Health Centre have put the facility at risk of shutting down, Alberta Health Services warns in a document that calls for an $185-million replacement facility.

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