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‘No explicable rationale’: Alberta wins with Trans Mountain approval, but tanker ban still on the horizon

EDMONTON — Even as Alberta won a victory on Tuesday, with the federal government approving the continued construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta out to the British Columbia coast, incoming federal restrictions on oil tanker traffic and an overhaul on energy project approval have Alberta politicians casting baleful glares towards Ottawa. Read More […]

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‘Harry Potter Wizards Unite,’ the new game from the creators of ‘Pokémon Go,’ is coming to Android and iPhone on Friday

“Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is coming to Android and iOS devices on Friday June 21. Developed by the creators of “Pokémon Go,” the new game will let players encounter Harry Potter characters and other signs of magic in the real world using augmented reality technology. Niantic announced the official launch of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” […]

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US lawmakers are demanding scrutiny — and even a freeze — of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project (FB)

Facebook announced plans to create a new cryptocurrency on Tuesday — and the pushback has already begun. In the US, senior Democratic politicians are calling for careful oversight or for the project to be put on hold completely while they investigate. And European politicians are also raising concerns. Libra aims to be a blockchain-powered global […]

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Slack’s $17 billion direct listing could be the IPO game-changer Silicon Valley has been waiting for. But others say it’s a techie delusion. (SPOT)

Slack is set to go public this week using via a direct listing rather than a traditional initial public offering. In a direct listing, insiders and early shareholders list and sell their shares directly to everyday investors via the public markets, rather than having investment bankers market them to institutional investors. Some venture capitalists would […]

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Beyond Bitcoin: Here are some of the new use cases for distributed ledger technology

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Of the many technologies reshaping the world economy, distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are among the most hyped. DLTs are most often associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but such coverage […]

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‘Concerned’ U.S. senators demand B.C. does more to monitor its rivers for mining contamination

EDMONTON — A group of American senators have written to British Columbia Premier John Horgan, saying the westernmost province must do more to monitor water quality in transboundary rivers, part of the effort to keep waterways free from contamination due to coal and metal-mining operations. Read More …read more Source:: Nationalpost