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Critics say Ottawa missing critical opportunity to bolster apprenticeships

OTTAWA - Stakeholders are disappointed that the Conservative government has declared its massive new federal-provincial infrastructure project open for business - with nary a mention of apprenticeships.

Sweet gas, ski resorts get a pass from province on environmental reviews

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is exempting about 99 per cent of the natural gas produced in the province from automatic environmental assessment reviews.

Alberta Energy Regulator toughens rules to cut possible effect of gas emissions

CALGARY - Alberta's energy regulator is toughening rules to reduce the potential negative effects of energy industry gas emissions.

CBS wins another Nielsen week with help from basketball and its roster of hit TV series

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said.

Embattled Ontario Liberals set crucial budget date for May 1

TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals will table their crucial budget on May 1, a high-stakes document that could turn into an election platform if both opposition parties refuse to support it.

NDP questions government handling of Heartbleed at Canada Revenue Agency

OTTAWA - Two New Democrat MPs have written to the minister in charge of the Canada Revenue Agency asking her to explain what they say are discrepancies in the timeline of the Heartbleed security bug.

Muskrat Falls project costs going up, power may be delayed: Nalcor Energy CEO

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Costs for the $7.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project are going up and the date for first power from the dam may be delayed, says the head of Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown energy corporation.

TSX slightly higher on China growth worries, escalating Russia/Ukraine tensions

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed with a small gain Tuesday amid concerns about China's growth and worsening tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Poloz expected to keep optimism on Canadian economy in check, dollar weak

OTTAWA - Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has had a good run of it lately.

Fraudsters need more than SINs to commit identity fraud, says experts

TORONTO - Canadians who have their social insurance numbers compromised such those affected by the breach of Canada Revenue Agency's system by the Heartbleed bug can minimize their risk by taking steps to protect their credit and other personal information, security experts say.

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