PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Aug 26

Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:53am EDT
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Aug 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* A U.S. court has approved a multimillion-dollar settlement in a securities fraud class-action lawsuit against Oilsands Quest Inc, a Calgary-based exploration company in which embattled Senator Pamela Wallin was a director. ()

* Canada could be sending its first astronaut to the moon under an ambitious long-term plan being developed by a group of space agencies around the world. A return to the moon within the next two decades is part of the recently updated Global Exploration Roadmap, a far-reaching plan developed by more than a dozen space agencies. ()

Reports in the business section:

* A decision on the controversial and much-delayed oil sands pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast could be pushed into 2014 as a U.S. watchdog examines whether contracts tied to the Keystone XL review process were wrongfully awarded and regulatory safeguards fully adopted. ()   Continued...