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Breaking News Affecting Alberta… President Trump issues new permit for Keystone XL pipeline… From Bloomberg News

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WASHINGTON — In an apparent bid to kick-start the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new presidential permit for the project, two years after he first approved it and more than a decade after it was first proposed.

Trump said the permit issued Friday replaces one granted in March 2017. The order is intended speed up development of the controversial pipeline, which would ship crude oil from tar sands in western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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Edmonton Police Service officer charged with off-duty sexual assault

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EDMONTON — An Edmonton Police Service officer has been charged with sexual assault.

Alberta’s police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT), says the alleged assault happened on Jan. 20 when the officer was off duty. 

In a release, ASIRT says the man knows the woman and during an encounter committed a sexual assault. 

Investigators forwarded their findings to the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service which determined the evidence met their standard for prosecution.

The release says Const. Samuel Sanson was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of sexual assault.

Sanson has been released and is to appear in Edmonton provincial court on March 23.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2021. 

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Retired TC Energy CEO Russ Girling aiming to join Suncor’s board of directors

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CALGARY — Suncor Energy says former TC Energy CEO Russ Girling is returning to the energy producer and will stand for election to its board of directors in May.

The Calgary-based energy giant says Girling is well-known in the North American energy industry following a 35-year career.

Girling recently retired after 26 years at TC Energy, including a decade as president and chief executive.

He previously worked at Suncor Energy, Northridge Energy Marketing and Dome Petroleum.

Girling also sits on the board of fertilizer company Nutrien Ltd. as well as some private boards and non-profits.

He holds a commerce degree and a master of business administration degree from the University of Calgary.

“In addition to his deep understanding of issues directly affecting the industry, Russ brings exceptional commercial and financial acumen. His commitment to strong governance aligns with Suncor’s values and we believe he will be a valuable addition to the board,” stated Suncor chairman Michael Wilson.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 24, 2021.

Companies in this story: (TSX:SU, TSX:TRP)

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