PRESS DIGEST- Canada - June 18
June 18 (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 GLOBE AND MAIL
* For the oil industry, it is far too early to hail Ottawa's approval of Enbridge Inc's Northern Gateway pipeline as the removal of the biggest hurdle before proceeding. The Stephen Harper government's acceptance of the Joint Review Panel's clearance for the project is a key step in the sector's aim of getting growing volumes of oil sands crude to the Pacific Coast and on to lucrative Asian markets. However, the government said Enbridge "clearly" had more work to do to bring many First Nations on side. (bit.ly/1yhEYhB)
* A state of emergency has been declared in the central Ontario community of Angus, after a tornado swept the county, tearing off roofs and ripping down trees in its path. The tornado touched down after an afternoon of severe weather warnings in parts of Ontario, and hours after four men were hit by lightning in Stouffville. (bit.ly/1neLwVi)
Reports in the business section:
* China's state-owned gold mining company, China National Gold Group Corp, is working on potential partnerships with both Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp , its president said on Tuesday. If the Asian company is successful, the alliances would bring one or both of the Western miners closer to China, a country that is now the world's largest consumer and producer of the yellow metal. (bit.ly/1r5jobd) Continued...