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New cash will fund Canadian shale operations

New cash will fund Canadian shale operations

Business
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Australian energy company Calima said Friday that investment interest was strong enough to support a robust drilling campaign in a Canadian shale basin. In an emailed statement, the company said it was oversubscribed in a share placement, taking in $ 18.1 million (USD) that it would use to fund operations in the Montney shale basin in western Canada. "Proceeds from the placement will be used by Calima to drill and test three wells on the Calima lands within the Montney," Alan Stein, the managing director for Calima Energy, said. The company said it's uncovered more than 500 drilling sites near its acreage that revealed promise for a hydraulic fracturing campaign in the Montney shale basin in British Columbia. Advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or f...
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

World
Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze "all new business" with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom's arrest of women's rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh's newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 32-year-old future leader, whose recent foreign policy exploits include the war in Yemen, the boycott of Qatar and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's surprise resignation broadcast during a visit to the kingdom. Hariri later rescinded the resignation, widely believed to be orchestrated by Riyadh, and returned to Beirut. Analysts say the dispute between Riyadh and Ottawa shows Saudi Arabia won't accept any outsid...
Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Joey Votto: Reds star apologizes for bashing Canadian baseball

Sports
May 16 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds star and Canada native Joey Votto apologized Wednesday for negative comments he made about Canadian baseball. The five-time All-Star was a guest on a Yahoo Sports podcast Tuesday when he made the comments. Votto was asked about fellow Canadian James Paxton throwing a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 8 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. "I don't care almost at all about Canadian baseball," Votto said on the podcast. "I wasn't raised inside of Canadian baseball really ... I'm coming up on half of my life being in the United States working and being supported by American baseball." Votto later repeated that he didn't "care at all" about the fact that the Seattle Mariners pitcher threw the no-no on Canadian soil. "As far as Toronto, and Canadi...
Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Isolated lakes found beneath Canadian ice sheet

Science
Researchers have found lakes that may shed new light on icy worlds in our Solar System.High in the Canadian Arctic, two subglacial bodies of water have been spotted beneath over 500 metres of ice.The water has an estimated maximum temperature of -10.5C, and would need to be very salty to avoid freezing.There are thought to be similar cold, saline conditions in the subsurface ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa, yet also the potential to host life.The findings, from a team led by the University of Alberta, have been published in Science Advances.A Canadian firstThe two lakes appeared in a radar survey of the Devon Ice Cap, which sits on Devon Island, in Canada's northern Nunavut territory."I was super surprised, and a little bit puzzled," Anja Rutishauser, the study's lead author, said of the di...
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau rules out conducting airstrikes in Syria

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau rules out conducting airstrikes in Syria

World
April 12 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that his country will not join the United States in conducting any future airstrikes on Syria.In an interview with Radio-Canada, Trudeau pointed out that Canada is already conducting military operations in Latvia and Iraq and has plans to deploy to Mali."We are not looking to be present in Syria," Trudeau said.Trudeau's statement comes after U.S. President Donald Trumpwarned of plans to increase air attacks on Syria after reports that Syrian President Bashar al Assad allegedly used chemical weapons on civilians."Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'," Trump said in a tweet. "You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing ...