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By Gary Park
Mining News Calgary Correspondent 

Asian boom stokes Canadian coal sector


Last updated 4/24/2005 at Noon

Coal is king again in Canada as producers scramble to increase their output to take advantage of new clean-coal technologies and to meet surging demand in Asia.

Natural Resources Minister John Efford believes coal will be at the forefront of a mining boom in 2005, accompanied by the opening of uranium, diamond and nickel mines.

He has promised coal miners that the Canadian government's implem...

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