Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.
Canada could get caught in cross fire of US uranium investigation
Another US Commerce Department “national security” move as the sector bleeds jobs.
Access to Ontario salt mine blocked by striking workers
Unifor alleges Compass Minerals has been flying in replacement workers from New Brunswick to break the strike.
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April
Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.
Trump, facing pushback, vows US will be stronger on trade
US president defends hardball tactics, says he will bring down trade deficits.
Plastic makers say goal is no plastic in landfills by 2030
Targets designed to get ahead of government regulation; Canada in consultation phase of national plastics strategy.
US officials consider robots to combat mine spills
Wastewater containing toxic heavy metals has been spewing from hundreds of inactive mines nationwide for decades.
Explosion knocks out drying complex at Teck coal mine, raises safety concerns
Significant pressure event shoots fireball through vents in the sides and roof of the building.
Alberta bound phosphate shipment from W Sahara detained in Panama A
Agrium’s Redwater plant has sufficient inventory to continue to process for use in several agricultural fertilizers.
Prospectors find diamonds in Manitoba for first time
Discovery is preliminary, no guarantees it will lead to any mining.
Optimism slowly returning to global mining industry
Commodity prices are moving higher after a protracted downturn.
Vale fined $1M after one killed, one injured at Sudbury, Ont. plant
Incident took place at the company’s rock-crushing facility in April 2014.
Cameco, CRA head to court over potential $2.2B tax dispute
Case presents a serious risk of impact to uranium company’s bottom line.
‘Hardest part is behind’ territorial economies: conference board
Economic growth is expected to average 1.8% in the three territories between 2016 and 2020.
Potash Corp., Agrium agree to merge in $36B deal
CALGARY — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium have…