Dauphin, Canada
Climate Change Conference Concludes with Carbon Pricing Agreement
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's premiers have agreed carbon pricing will be part of any national plan to address climate change.

He says they will study pricing options that would be adapted to the specific circumstances of each province and territory, and the premiers will meet again in the fall.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has said his province would participate "constructively'' in any working groups.

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says there's a common understanding among premiers that action on climate change should take many paths, saying the "do-nothing option is not there.''
 
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Robert Sopuck Pro-Energy East Pipeline
 
The head of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says the US is becoming less dependent on Canadian oil, and that means Canada needs to be able to ship its oil to other parts of the world that need it.

Perrin Beatty told the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce the Energy East pipeline, which would stretch from Alberta to New Brunswick, would create billions of dollars in benefits.

Beatty calls Canadian oil in landlocked Alberta and Saskatchewan a "stranded resource'' whose value diminishes if it can't reach the global market.

Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa MP Robert Sopuck recently wrote a letter to the editor saying every level of government needs to recognize the national benefits and job creation the pipelines brings.
 
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Canada's Gold Selloff
 
The federal government says it has almost completed a gradual selloff of its gold reserves.

Its holdings of the precious yellow metal are down to 77 ounces, worth about $130,000.

Although hundreds of years ago gold symbolized a country's wealth, some economists say there's little reason for the Canadian government to hold any today.

They say the yellow metal has not delivered a good rate of return over time, and it costs money to store it.
 
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Rough Weather Out East, Rough Driving at Home
 
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for northeastern Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton Island.

Forecasters say starting tomorrow, the region could be buried by up to 30-centimetres of snow.
 
Meanwhile, overnight snow has made for some slow driving in and around Dauphin.
 
Highway 10 through the park is listed as partly snow packed on Manitoba 511. Highways 5, 10, and 20 are listed as snow-covered with blowing and drifting snow.

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