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The cost of a controversial B.C. pipeline keeps rising, leading to plunging share prices

TC Energy says Coastal GasLink price now projected at $14.5 billion, up from $11.2 billion as construction is delayed.

Natural gas, not electricity, to power Canada's first LNG plant, increasing carbon footprint

LNG Canada says electricity constraints have forced it to delay the shift to renewable energy.

Alberta to toughen oilsands emissions standards that reward big Canadian polluters

The province of Alberta will toughen its greenhouse gas emissions standards for oilsands mines, closing a loophole that rewarded some of Canada's highest-emitting facilities with millions of dollars worth of tradeable credits, its environment ministry told Reuters.

Top-emitting Alberta oilsands site got government relief from pollution payments, Reuters reports

For three straight years, Alberta's government granted Canada's most emissions-intense oilsands facility reductions in payments that polluters are required to make for generating higher emissions than most of the industry, a government document obtained by Reuters shows.

Flood risk forces Mosaic to close Esterhazy, Sask., potash shafts, restart another mine

Fertilizer producer Mosaic Co. said on Friday it would immediately cut production at its biggest potash mine due to flood risks, and restart an idled mine to offset some of the reduction.

China suspends pork imports from 2 Canadian companies, agriculture minister says

The federal agriculture minister says that department officials have told her the Chinese government has suspended the export permits of two Canadian pork exporters, both based in Quebec.

Spread of hog virus alarms piglet-exporting Manitoba pork industry

The deadly pig disease PEDv (porcine epidemic diarrhea virus) is spreading faster than expected in Manitoba, Canada's biggest piglet-producing province.

Asylum seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada's courts

Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.

Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

Canada's carbon price may weaken the farm sector in one of the world's biggest grain-shipping countries, raising farmers' costs and discouraging investment in fertilizer production, industry groups say.

Weak dollar would have threatened Winnipeg's NHL bid: Chipman

The Canadian dollar's recent fall is threatening Quebecor Inc's bid to bring back Quebec City's beloved National Hockey League franchise, the Nordiques.