• Prime Minister Stephen Harper dissolved parliament calling for an early election for next month. The federal election call ends weeks of speculation and will be held October 14th.
  • An independent evaluation of Southern Pacific Resource Corp.'s Athabasca oil sands leases has resulted in a substantial increase since the last evaluation. This most recent assessment results in an estimate of 3.6 billion bbls of discovered petroleum initially in place. The June estimate was only 793 million bbls of discovered petroleum initially in place. The company said this continues to confirm the Long Lake property as a potential project area.