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Reinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe to merge in $11 billion deal
(Reuters) - Axis Capital Holdings Ltd AXS.N and PartnerRe Ltd PRE.N have agreed to an $11 billion merger to create one of the world's largest reinsurers, PartnerRe said on Sunday.
Axis Capital to Merge With Rival Bermuda Reinsurer PartnerRe  Businessweek
AXIS Capital and PartnerRe to Merge  Wall Street Journal
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation sets up teepee to protest Bipole III transmission line
A western Manitoba First Nation set up a teepee in the path of Bipole III this weekend to protest Manitoba Hydro's decision to push the line through its treaty entitlement land.
Manitoba Hydro trying to contact bockading First Nation  CTV News
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation sets up blockades to stop work on Bipole III
Homeware giant Umbra continues to adapt | Toronto Star
For 35 years Umbra has excelled, despite economic upheaval, technological advances and the Asian manufacturing explosion. Even though the firm goods are carried in far more than 25,000 retailers in 120 countries, has handful of direct competitors, ...
Homeware giant Umbra continues to adapt  Toronto Star
B.C. organic regulations welcomed by farmers, markets
One organic farmer thinks it's about time the province is getting into the certification game. The provincial government announced on Saturday it will move ahead with a plan requiring all �organic� products sold in British Columbia to be certified.
BC to weed out false organic produce claims  Times Colonist
If you want to call your food organic in BC, you now have to be certified  The Province
Transport Canada reviewing concerns about new sewage dumping rules
Transport Canada is reviewing stakeholder comments on its proposal to loosen sewage dumping rules and let small vessels release untreated waste closer to shore, according to a spokeswoman.
Vancouver beaches at risk as pleasure boats may be allowed to dump toilet ...  The Province
Pleasure boats may be allowed to dump sewage closer to Vancouver-area ...  Vancouver Sun
It's time to make a contribution toward your retirement and other savings goals. Which savings vehicle is the best option? It's a perennial challenge for many Canadians to contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or Tax-Free Savings ...
Here are some other things you need to know about RRIFs:
To TFSA or not: Why you should think about paying down debt first  Financial Post
OLG modernizing casino operations
�We've been informed there is going to be some sort of request for proposal (RFP),� said Don Shropshire, Chatham-Kent chief administrative officer.
OLG Doles Out Revenue Payments
Lenin's despised gold becomes the ultimate hedge
Lenin, the implacable Russian revolutionary, despised gold. He thought it should be used to build public lavatories. I was of much the same persuasion early in my career.
Silver, gold coveted once more by investors  The Globe and Mail
Precious Metals Coveted Once More as Draghi Acts: Commodities  Bloomberg
Crude Oil Prices Falling But Wholesale Trade Will Increase Gas Prices
The price of crude oil is continuing its global fall, as prices per barrel plummet to 5 or 6 year lows. Prices of gasoline at the pump have also been continuing to fall since Q4 last year too.
World commodities
Why oil prices keep falling � and throwing the world into turmoil  Malaysia Chronicle
Final First Nation signs on to support TransCanada Pipeline
The final First Nation has signed on to support TransCanada's proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The pipeline would feed the LNG facility being planned by Shell Canada and its partners in the LNG Canada project.
LNG pipeline deals with BC nets First Nation millions of dollars  Prince George Citizen
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