PRESS DIGEST- Canada- Sept 16

Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:48am EDT
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Sept 16 (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 extradition hearing of former chief executive of Canadian mining company Centerra Gold, detained in Bulgaria, has been pushed back to the week of Oct. 5. A Bulgarian judge has delayed Leonard Homeniuk's day in court for a second time to give the Kyrgyz authorities more time to submit evidence. The judge had delayed a hearing in late August for the same reason. (

** Cash-starved oil sands companies are eyeing fresh cuts to research and development budgets - a sign that today's depressed crude prices could hamper the innovation that analysts say is needed to lower production costs in the expensive sector. Some of the industry's biggest producers, including Cenovus Energy Inc and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, are putting spending on technology development under the microscope even as they seek cheaper ways to wring crude from Alberta. (