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Nature and Economic Growth Should Exist in Balance in Canada's North

On June 26, Imperial Oil, on behalf of its partners BP and ExxonMobil, informed the National Energy Board it would not apply as planned for an exemption from the board's same season relief well (SSRW) capacity requirement. Could it be that the oil majors have finally recognized that no collection of subsea intervention devices, blowout preventers, and capping stacks can do what a timely relief well can?
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Arctic Ocean Could Be Open For Shipping Soon

The Arctic Ocean could open for regular commercial shipping within the next five to 10 years, according to a Canadian polar scientist who conducted research for the International Polar Year Conference...

Russia's Next Face Off on Ice

Team Canada's heartbreaking defeat at the World Junior Hockey semifinals has many Canadians thinking ruefully about their Russian rivals on ice. But they'd be wise to pay attention to another Russian rivalry: Vladimir Putin's aggressive new push to expand Russian arctic sovereignty claims.