Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Oil Company Gives Saskatchewan First Nation Compensation for Oil Leak

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Oil Company Gives Saskatchewan First Nation Compensation for Oil Leak

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Husky gives First Nation compensation for oil spill

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MELFORT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan First Nation has received compensation from Husky Energy due to damage from its oil spill in July.

Husky spokesman Mel Duvall says the James Bay Cree First Nation has been given money, but he wouldn't say how much.

Duvall says Husky (TSX:HSE) had oil-sniffing dogs working last week along the North Saskatchewan River and they did find evidence of oil.

The First Nation, about 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert, had ordered residents to not swim, hunt, fish or gather along the Saskatchewan River after oil showed up Aug. 21.

Up to 250,000 litres of oil mixed with a lighter hydrocarbon was detected leaking from Husky's pipeline into the river near Maidstone, Sask., on July 21. …

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