PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Sept 5

Fri Sep 5, 2014 6:48am EDT
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Sept 5 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


** The long-held dream of boosting exports of Alberta crude to Asia by the decade's end is fading, as multibillion-dollar pipelines get bogged down by local opposition and regulatory wrangling. Enbridge Inc signaled Thursday that its contentious Northern Gateway pipeline to the west coast is unlikely to start up by 2018 as planned. (

** Regulators in the United States have officially granted permission for the first human clinical trial of Canada's experimental Ebola vaccine. NewLink Genetics Corp, the Iowa-based drug company the public health agency of Canada licensed to produce the vaccine, announced Thursday that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start Phase 1 safety trials. (


** Canadian liquefied natural gas may soon be lighting up Hawaii, if plans to ship the super-chilled gas to the Pacific island state come to fruition. As 16 LNG consortiums consider investments on the West Coast, Kelowna, British Columbia-based FortisBC Energy Inc is expected to beat the traffic and start supplying LNG to Hawaiian Electric Company under a 15-year agreement starting mid-2017, subject to regulatory approvals. (   Continued...