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Crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada rise by 34,000 bpd in May

CALGARY — Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low.

The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail loadings in May were 231,000 barrels per day, up 34,000 bpd from April.

'Beer insiders' fuelling criticism: Fedeli

TORONTO—Beer “insiders” are fuelling online mockery of a social media blitz promoting the government's bid to expand alcohol availability to corner stores, Ontario's finance minister said yesterday.

Vic Fedeli said the brewers who own The Beer Store are fighting to hang onto a near monopoly afforded them under a 10-year agreement with the previous Liberal government.

Afghan memorial opens tomorrow

OTTAWA—The Department of National Defence says its memorial for those killed in Canada's mission in Afghanistan will open to the public tomorrow afternoon.

People who aren't military members, veterans or their families will have to register for visits in advance but will be guided to the memorial in the department's new headquarters in western Ottawa when they arrive.