Company proposes two 135-megawatt hydroelectric projects upstream from Fort McMurray, Alta.
Many oil sands lodges have been “temporarily” closed because they don’t have enough guests to cover the bills.
Construction firms complained the tariffs were hampering efforts to recover from last year’s wildfire.
Research by economics professor at MacEwan University looks at direct and indirect costs.
Ramp-up in reconstruction is expected to create about 9,000 jobs next year.
Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs.
Province revises projected deficit to $11 billion.
Water safe for all users of Fort McMurray treatment plant
Includes $84.4 million in direct cash payments for residents.
Blended oil sands bitumen rose 58% to an average of $42.52 per barrel from $26.93.
An estimated 30 million barrel of production worth up to $1.6 billion was lost due to the fire in May.
Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates damage from the May fires to top $3.58 billion.
Plans to have Edmonton refinery back in operation by June 10.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says economic fallout will be largely contained to the current quarter of the fiscal year.
Government warns it’s likely only basic services will be available, hospital partially open.