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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/23/14 -- The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is responding to a release of sour gas from a Toro Oil (formerly Kallisto Energy) well 4 kilometres south of Airdrie. The company has since secured the well. AER staff worked with company personnel and well control experts to gain control of the well. There were odours detected in the area and on site air monitoring registered low levels of sour gas. At no time was the public at risk. As a precaution, the City of Airdrie Fire Department evacuated a number of nearby residents on the evening of November 22. The release began at approximately 6:30 p.m. November 22. The AER ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, ... (more)

Retailers Frustrated by Misleading Menthol Stats

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/23/14 -- Canada's convenience store retailers believe that statistics are being used improperly while provincial governments consider a menthol ban and are diverting attention from the real culprit behind youth smoking: inexpensive and easily obtained contraband tobacco. As many provinces debate whether or not to include menthol as part of a ban on flavoured tobacco, retailers are increasingly concerned about the presence of contraband menthol products on the illegal tobacco market. "There is no debate that we should be working towards zero... (more)

Retailers Frustrated by Misleading Menthol Stats

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/14 -- Canada's convenience store retailers believe that statistics are being used improperly while provincial governments consider a menthol ban and are diverting attention from the real culprit behind youth smoking: inexpensive and easily obtained contraband tobacco. As many provinces debate whether or not to include menthol as part of a ban on flavoured tobacco, retailers are increasingly concerned about the presence of contraband menthol products on the illegal tobacco market. "There is no debate that we should be working towards zero... (more)

AER Responds to Sour Gas Release Near Airdrie

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/24/14 -- The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is responding to a release of sour gas from a Toro Oil (formerly Kallisto Energy) well 4 kilometres south of Airdrie. The company has since secured the well. AER staff worked with company personnel and well control experts to gain control of the well. There were odours detected in the area and on site air monitoring registered low levels of sour gas. At no time was the public at risk. As a precaution, the City of Airdrie Fire Department evacuated a number of nearby residents on the evening of Nov... (more)

Toro Reports Release of Gas From Well Near Airdrie and Successful Repair Efforts

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/23/14 -- Toro Oil & Gas Ltd, formerly Kallisto Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE: KEC) (the "Company") reports that a gas well located two kilometers southwest of Airdrie, Alberta began to leak at approximately 6:30pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014. As a precautionary measure, occupants of nearby residences were evacuated as the City of Airdrie firefighters and emergency responders secured the area. No injuries were reported. Officials from the Company took immediate measures to activate its emergency response team and plan. Safety of the residents... (more)