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Emterra sets up its recycling shop in Global Transportation Hub
The Leader-Post
Emterra, the Ontario-company that won a 10-year contract to handle recyclable materials from the City of Regina's new curbside recycling program in 2012, is building its flagship material recovery facility at the Global Transportation Hub west of the city."First of all, this plant will incorporate the newest technologies," Leung told reporters.
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Canadian international merchandise trade, December 2012
Statistics Canada
Canada's merchandise imports fell 2.8 per cent in December and merchandise exports declined 0.9 per cent. As a result, Canada's trade deficit with the world decreased from $1.7 billion in November to $901 million in December.
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Trucking


Rule change lets drivers keep on trucking
Winnipeg Free Press
Long-Sought harmonization of rules governing technical and operational aspects of running double-trailer highway rigs have been agreed to by the four western provinces. Rules have been changed so quirky technical regulations governing configurations of axles that were different in all four provinces will now let truckers drive straight through from the Ontario-Manitoba border to the B.C. border.
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Trucking industry rides wave of job creation
The Leader-Post
Robert Boyd quit his job as a bank assistant branch manager to start truck-driving school. He graduated in and landed work behind the wheel of a rig at twice the pay. Boyd saw opportunities in driving school ads on television, articles in the paper and trucks filling the roads.
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Rail


CN Rail puts $5 billion railway line in on hold
Financial Post
Canadian National Railway has suspended preliminary planning work on an estimated $5 billion railway line in northern Quebec because of increased uncertainty on the timing of certain iron ore mining projects. Montreal-based CN and pension fund manager Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec had signed up six mining companies to help fund a feasibility study of the rail link and a related terminal handling facility.
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Canadian Pacific underdog status disappears
The Globe and Mail
It is getting awfully hard to see Canadian Pacific Railway as the underdog it once was. Since Bill Ackman, the hedge fund manager who heads Pershing Square Capital Management, bought a 12 per cent stake in the company in 2011 with the aim of shaking up management, the share price has doubled. It is now by far the best-performing railway stock in North America.
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Air


Securing the air cargo supply chain
Aviation.ca
The International Air Transport Association identified four priorities to make air cargo more secure and urged stakeholders to move forward on the implementation of the Secure Freight principles. Secure Freight was initiated by IATA to promote global security standards in order to facilitate safe, secure and efficient operations of air cargo.
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Marine


Shipping touted as greenest option
Windsor Star
Shipping goods through the Great Lakes is more environmentally friendly and efficient than using land-based alternatives, according to a study funded by the marine industry. "This study reinforces that this vital marine navigation system is the most efficient and sustainable way to transport goods in the region," said Ray Johnston, president of the Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce.
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