10/18/2013 03:09 EDT | Updated 12/18/2013 05:12 EST

Athabasca shares plummet as First Nation given leave to appeal project approval

CALGARY - Shares in Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH) are down more than nine per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange after an Alberta court ruled that the Fort McKay First Nation is allowed to appeal the Alberta Energy Regulator's Aug. 6 approval of the Dover oilsands project.