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Cop Cars Burned, 40 Arrested At Canada Fracking Protest

The Elsipogtog claim hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as fracking, could irreparably damage their land and the surrounding area. Witnesses estimated that at least 100 police faced off against several hundred demonstrators, according to news reports. Protesters were arrested for firearms offenses, threats, intimidation, mischief and not abiding a court injunction forbidding the blockade of an SWN Resources Canada compound. Elsipogtog Chief James Arren Sock was among those arrested, CBC News reported . The RCMP said some protesters threw Molotov cocktails, and at least five police cruisers were destroyed. A former Elsipogtog chief told the Globe and Mail that “everybody got mad” after the arrests and that Mounties chased the crowd to a line of police cars. She reported seeing six in flames. At least one shot was fired at Mounties, the RCMP said. Protesters reported that police fired plastic bullets and used pepper spray. No injuries were reported. “The RCMP has worked diligently with all parties involved in hopes for a peaceful resolution. Those efforts have not been successful. Tensions were rising, and serious criminal acts are being committed,” Constable Jullie Rogers-Marsh of the New Brunswick RCMP said in a news release . But native leaders said police provoked the confrontation by arriving with guns drawn. “It is really very volatile.

Canada Tennis Player, Coach Rene Simpson, 47, Dies

Despite the milder temperatures during December and January, an active storm track will bring plenty of snow opportunities to ski country in eastern Canada, while mixed precipitation will be more common over southern Ontario. @ijaycole tweeted: “@BrettAWX Couldn’t of asked for a better prediction to the start of the winter season! #enjoyskiingrestofCanada” Additional Relevant Tweets and Social Media Reaction The West The West Coast, including Vancouver, will have a changeable winter with drier-than-normal conditions for December before more typical winter storminess returns in January. RELATED: Follow Rain on the Canada Radar Temperatures will average close to normal for the first half of the winter then trend above normal for the second half of the season. Snowfall along the Coast Range in British Columbia will be typical for an average winter with the greatest potential for heavy snowfall coming in January and early February. The Prairies The winter will get off to a strong start across much of the Prairie region with shots of arctic air being directed south from the Yukon Territory with increasing opportunities for accumulating snowfall over southern and western Alberta, including Calgary. Average snowfall is expected for the central Prairies, including Saskatoon. However, below-average snowfall is forecast for the eastern Prairies, including Winnipeg, especially the second half of the winter as a seasonably cold, but dry flow of air takes over. Eastern and Atlantic Canada An active storm track through the Great Lakes during December and into a part of January will lead to above-normal precipitation this winter over a large portion of eastern Canada. Snowfall will end up higher than normal from the upper Great Lakes through most of Quebec and into Labrador. Farther south in Ontario, from Windsor to Toronto and Kingston, the milder pattern during December and January will lead to more mixed precipitation events, which will cut down on the snowfall potential. A man crosses the street as a snowstorm swept through Toronto, Thursday, March 1, 2007. (AP Photo/CP, Toronto Star, Steve Russell) Despite the increase in natural snowfall, snow-making in the eastern and Atlantic Canada resorts will be a challenge the first half of the winter due to the higher temperatures and humidity. A drier, colder pattern is expected to take over in Ontario and western Quebec during February as the storm track shifts toward the Maritimes and Newfoundland.

Canada Winter Forecast: Abundant Snow for Ski Resorts

Markets closed Canada crude – Prices strengthen after gas line rupture Reuters 4 hours ago 37.42 -0.02 CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Canadian cash crude prices strengthened on Thursday after a rupture on TransCanada Corp’s natural gas pipeline in northern Alberta forced oil sands producers to pare output. TransCanada has not yet said when its damaged North Central Corridor pipeline, which as the capacity to carry as much as 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day, will return to service. But the closure forced some of Canada’s largest producers, including Imperial Oil Ltd, Suncor Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd, to cut back operations as they wait for critical gas supplies to return. Western Canada Select heavy blend for November delivery was last trading at $29.50 per barrel below the West Texas Intermediate benchmark, according to Shorcan Energy brokers. The differential had earlier tightened sharply to $26.50 per barrel under WTI, the narrowest level since mid-September, as new of the pipeline outage reached the market. That compares with a settlement price of $30.00 per barrel below the benchmark on Wednesday. Traders in Calgary said assumptions that the gas outage would not affect November production helped pare gains. “When will it be fixed is the question,” one crude trader said. “This is quite bad, but it is an October issue.” Light synthetic crude from the oil sands for November delivery strengthened to $9.50 per barrel below WTI, compared with Wednesday’s settlement price $10.60 under the benchmark. @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available.

Canada crude – Prices strengthen after gas line rupture

She was 47. Tennis Canada said she died Thursday in Chicago after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Simpson made her first Grand Slam appearance at the 1989 Australian Open. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 70 that year and advanced to the third round at the French Open. In doubles, she was ranked as high as No. 32, won three titles and was a U.S. Open quarterfinalist. She won three singles tournaments and four doubles titles on the lower-tier ITF circuit. Simpson was a regular on Canada’s Fed Cup team in the 1990s and was captain from 2001 to ’09. Private memorial services will be held in Chicago and Toronto.