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Fracking company that caused recent quake in B.C. linked to temblor in 2014

VANCOUVER — A natural gas operation that halted work after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C. last week has been linked to the largest earthquake in the province that’s been attributed to fracking.

Progress Energy, which is owned by Malaysia’s Petronas, paused its operations after the quake on Aug. 17 that occurred 114 kilometres from Fort St. John.

Province, chiefs ink political accord

TORONTO—The Ontario government yesterday signed a political accord with the Chiefs of Ontario that Premier Kathleen Wynne said will guide relations between First Nations and the province.

“As we’ve seen time and time again, when this relationship is not respected or when the trust is broken, the consequences are painful and long-lasting,” said Wynne.

Longest tamale made

BELEN, N.M.—A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning.

Luis Hernandez, of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce, said a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state’s heritage, assembled a 116-foot, seven-inch long tamale at the Valencia County fairgrounds in Belen.