Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Trans-Mountain-Pipeline)

The federal government wants a new process to resolve conflicts over permits that Kinder Morgan says is delaying construction on its Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion in B-C.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the government has written to the National Energy Board endorsing the creation of a panel that would address conflicts over municipal or provincial permits.

Kinder Morgan says Burnaby is wrongly withholding construction permits for the 7.4-billion-dollar project.

B-C's N-D-P government has promised to do everything in its power to stop the expansion even though it was approved by Ottawa last year. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Consumer-Protection)

Alberta is bringing in rules to ban software bots that shut out fans when they try to buy concert or event tickets online.

The proposed legislation would also force ticket-sellers to act on complaints.

Secondary ticket-sellers, such as StubHub, would have to refund the full price if a ticket sold was counterfeit or was cancelled because it was purchased by a bot.

Services Minister Stephanie McLean says there is a widespread feeling among Albertans that the ticketing game is rigged against them. (The Canadian Press)

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(Alta-Registery-Services)

The Alberta Motor Association says it wants the province to add more online options for registry services.

Jeff Kasbrick, a vice-president at A-M-A, says very little of registry services is done online.

He says services should be modernized to allow people to do things such as apply for a marriage or birth certificate, renew their driver's licence or register their vehicle.

The government says it is considering the ideas. (Global Edmonton)

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(Sask-Health-Authority)

There are some concerns as the province prepares to launch the new Saskatchewan Health Authority on Monday.

Dan Florizone, C-E-O of the Saskatoon Health Region, says the people who will run the new superboard will face a very steep learning curve. …

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