Canada’s top five federal contaminated sites to cost taxpayers $4.38-billion to clean up

Canada’s top five federal contaminated sites to cost taxpayers .38-billion to clean up

Remediation of the Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup.ANGELA GZOWSKI/The Canadian Press With a cost estimate of $4.38-billion, remediation of the Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, vowing more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion) spending, including to boost Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Buffett’s Berkshire loses money as stocks, Hurricane Ian offset rising demand

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) on Saturday posted a $2.69 billion third-quarter loss as rising inflation, falling stock investments and a big loss from Hurricane Ian offset improvement in many of the conglomerate’s businesses. Operating profit nevertheless rose by 20%, topping analyst forecasts. Berkshire benefited from increased demand and prices … Read more

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit critical minerals deals

Canada orders three Chinese firms to exit critical minerals deals

OTTAWA, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Canada’s government ordered three Chinese firms on Wednesday to divest their investments in Canadian critical minerals companies on grounds of national security. The three firms ordered to divest their investments are Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co Ltd, Chengze Lithium International Ltd, also based in Hong Kong, and Zangge … Read more

Billionaire Eric Sprott says he may have lost $100-million on Pure Gold, as Red Lake miner enters creditor protection

Billionaire Eric Sprott says he may have lost 0-million on Pure Gold, as Red Lake miner enters creditor protection

Pure Gold Mining Inc. PGM-X has filed for creditor protection, the latest junior miner to trip up in the notoriously hard-to-mine Red Lake district of northern Ontario. Last year, Vancouver-based Pure Gold ran into trouble when it encountered both grade and production shortfalls at its Madsen mine soon after putting it into production. Over the … Read more

Explainer: When EU embargo comes, where will Russia sell its crude oil?

Explainer: When EU embargo comes, where will Russia sell its crude oil?

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia has ramped up oil shipments to Asia since Europe imposed sweeping sanctions, but … Read more

Tesla discloses lobbying effort to set up factory in Canada

Tesla discloses lobbying effort to set up factory in Canada

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is lobbying the Ontario government as part of an effort to set up an “advanced manufacturing facility” in Canada, filing by the electric-vehicle maker to the province’s Office of Integrity Commissioner showed. The company’s Canadian unit is working with the government to “identify opportunities for industrial facility permitting … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive .8 billion loss;  operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, US, May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in US stock prices … Read more

Chilean authorities investigate mysterious large sinkhole near copper mine

Chilean authorities investigate mysterious large sinkhole near copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chilean authorities started investigating on Monday a mysterious sinkhole about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter that appeared over the weekend in a mining area in the north of the country. Chilean media showed aerial images of the sinkhole on land operated by a Canadian Lundin Mining (LUN.TO) copper mine, … Read more

Explainer: What happens if Germany’s Russian gas flows stop

Explainer: What happens if Germany’s Russian gas flows stop

FRANKFURT, July 11 (Reuters) – Germany, the world’s fourth-biggest economy, is preparing for all scenarios including a complete stop to Russian gas supplies once a regular 10-day maintenance period on the giant Nord Stream 1 pipeline ends. Maintenance on the pipeline, which carries Russian gas directly into Germany, began on July 11 but Berlin is … Read more