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Five stories in Canada we’re watching

In the news today: Bailouts, drone tests and Keystone XL


 
Bombardier workers look at the CS300 aircraft after it was unveiled at a news conference at its assembly facility in Mirabel, Quebec, March 7, 2013. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

Bombardier workers look at the CS300 aircraft after it was unveiled at a news conference at its assembly facility in Mirabel, Quebec, March 7, 2013. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

Five stories in the news today, Nov.3:

BOMBARDIER TO TEST TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT

Shortly after Justin Trudeau takes power, he will face an early, major test on whether to bail out Bombardier.The prime minister-designate will have to confront what could be a billion-dollar decision in Quebec, his home province and a region where his Liberals made significant gains in last month’s election.

THE LATEST ON KEYSTONE XL

The mayor of the southeast Alberta community where the Keystone XL pipeline would begin says news that TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has asked the U.S. government to temporarily suspend its application comes as a blow. Anita Miller calls the move “really unfortunate” and says it’s going to affect “lots and lots of people” in Hardisty, Alta., particularly in support businesses such as gas stations, hotels and restaurants.

BIDDERSINGH TRIAL CONTINUES

The trial of a man accused of murdering his daughter more than 20 years ago is hearing horrific testimony from witnesses.The body of 17-year-old Melonie Biddersingh was found in a burning suitcase and he father — Everton Biddersingh — has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

DRILLING GROUP TO ISSUE 2016 FORECAST

A drilling industry group will be offering a glimpse later today into what 2016 may look like in the oilpatch. And if next year is anything like 2015, the outlook from the Petroleum Services Association of Canada won’t be pretty.

B.C. TESTS DRONES TO HELP FIGHT WILDFIRES

Drones flying above wildfires in British Columbia last summer hampered aerial efforts to control the blazes. But around the same time, the province was also using the unmanned aerial vehicles to determine if drones could be used to help fight wildfires.The B.C. Wildfire Service contracted two commercial drone companies in July and August to soar above the Boulder Creek and Elaho fires near Pemberton and the Rock Creek fire just north of the Canada-U.S. border.


 
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