National News CNR plans to cut $1 billion from spending in 2019; PM meets with provincial leaders tomorrow SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 Pipeline stress causing CNR to slash $1 billion from spending Canadian Natural Resources is slashing its costs, blaming dysfunction in pipeline usage. The energy producer says unnecessary pipeline space is being booked by other companies, slowing down transportation of crude and forcing the drop in prices. Most of this misuse of space is reportedly happening with the Enbridge pipeline. Because of this, CNR is cutting 2019 spending by about $1 billion. Premiers primed to face off with Trudeau over pipeline, carbon tax Justin Trudeau is reportedly preparing to take on heavy fire from Canada’s premiers. On Friday, the PM is set to meet with provincial and territorial leaders to speak about bringing down inter-provincial trade barriers. But, reports suggest the focus may quickly shift to frustration over issues like pipelines and carbon tax. Trudeau is also set to meet with Doug Ford privately today. Day School victims may receive compensation next year Former Day School attendees may soon receive compensation for years of abuse. Ottawa is set to provide compensation for these victims in the New Year. Much like in Residential Schools, Indigenous attendees of nearly 700 Day Schools were reportedly victims of sexual and physical abuse. However, victims were left out of Residential School compensation because they were able to go home at night. Gold particles at the heart of new 10-minute cancer test The world’s most useful precious metal may have a new life-saving method. Australian researchers have reportedly developed a ten-minute early cancer test using gold particles to test blood samples. The particles change colour if cancer cells are present anywhere in the body. Scientists say the test has been right 90 per cent of the time.