Wednesday, 4 March 2009

CBC News Online - North Evening Digest - 2009-03-04

 Wednesday, March 04, 2009

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Proposed Arctic gas pipelines would benefit industry: Stelmach
The plentiful natural gas reserves trapped in the Arctic will be in high demand when the economy bounces back, Alberta's premier said Wednesday.  
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Autopsy shows N.W.T. woman beaten to death
Preliminary autopsy results show N.W.T. homicide victim Alice Black, 31, died from "blunt force trauma," RCMP said Tuesday.
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Yukon premier vows to maintain surplus despite heavy spending  
Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie promises his March 19 budget will contain big spending to stimulate the economy, but says it is not expected to put the territory into the red.
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Hearings studying impact of oilsands on water systems to restart
A federal all-party environment committee is preparing to rekindle a study on the impact that massive oilsands projects are having on Alberta's water systems.
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Colomac tailings pond death under investigation
Three separate investigations are underway into the weekend death of a worker at the N.W.T.'s defunct Colomac gold mine site.
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Ningark wins Nunavut byelection
Former MLA John Ningark staged a political comeback on Monday, winning a byelection in Akulliq,  the second held to fill the seat since Nunavut's general election in
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N.W.T. teen charged after basketball coach assaulted
A Yellowknife teenager has been charged with assault after his coach was injured during a basketball tournament on the weekend, N.W.T. RCMP say.  
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Super 7's number up in September
The national Super 7 lottery will be retired after a 15-year run and will be replaced with a new game. The Interprovincial Lottery Corp., which administers five regional lottery corporations, says the final Super 7 draw will be on Sept. 18.
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Prentice wraps up 'productive'  talks with U.S. on climate change
Canada's environment minister is wrapping up two days of talks with environmental officials in Washington confident the two countries can work together to fight climate change.
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Gwich'in oppose directional drilling in Alaskan refuge
The Gwich'in vow to fight a proposal to use directional drilling to tap the oil and gas believed to be beneath Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd.
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EU panel OKs partial ban on seal products
A European Parliament committee has backed a proposal for a partial ban on the import of seal products from Canada and other sealing countries.
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