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Orphan site rehabilitation money to create 5,300 new jobs

April 24, 2020

A new program will provide the energy industry with access to up to $1 billion, creating jobs to immediately get Albertans back to work. The Site Rehabilitation Program – mainly funded by the federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan –

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Alberta appoints new Washington D.C. envoy

April 24, 2020

Premier Jason Kenney has appointed former Member of Parliament and business executive James Rajotte to lead Alberta’s office in Washington, effective May 1. Rajotte’s primary responsibility will be to bring Alberta’s voice to policy makers at both the national and

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The ISA is going virtual for the remainder of the year

April 24, 2020

The International Society of Automation is going completely online for 2020 – but the AEC Edmonton show is still a go for October. In a press release issued yesterday, all of the ISA’s face-to-face conferences in 2020 will be cancelled

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Stampede cancelled for first time in over a century

April 24, 2020

The Calgary Stampede, the annual 10-day festival that has served as a deal-making venue and socializing tradition for Canada’s oil industry, has been canceled this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The July event will not be held this

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Calgary trucking firm lays off 1,000

April 23, 2020

Trucking, logistics and oilfield services firm Mullen Group Ltd. says it has temporarily laid off about 1,000 people because of the impact of measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman and CEO Murray Mullen told Canadian Press the Calgary-based company was

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Trudeau’s “help” for resource sector the final nail in the coffin?

April 23, 2020

Commentary by Dan McTeague, Canadians For Affordable Energy Last week Prime Minister Trudeau finally announced the aid package he is sending to the struggling oil sector. It is not the aid that many hoped for. Indeed, rather than boosting the

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Ottawa will backstop loans to oil sector

April 23, 2020

Canada’s export credit agency on Wednesday said it would backstop loans to hard hit oil and gas producers, in the latest move by Ottawa to free up credit for the struggling energy industry. According to Reuters, banks are reviewing borrowing

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PROCESSWest COVID-19 questionnaire

April 22, 2020

PROCESSWest would like to continue its coverage of the novel coronavirus and the impact on your business. This information will be used for internal purposes only for the magazine to better understand the current challenge facing the industry and how

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Oil sector headed for “deep, deep collapse”

April 22, 2020

The CEO of one of Canada’s largest drilling rig contractors says plunging North American crude prices on Monday and Tuesday are signs that the oil industry is headed for a “deep, deep collapse.” On Tuesday, U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil

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Cargill meat plant at epicentre of COVID-19 outbreak

April 21, 2020

One of Canada’s largest slaughterhouses is halting operations after hundreds of people connected to the facility were infected with the novel coronavirus and one died from COVID-19, marking the first major shutdown in the country’s food supply chain. Cargill Ltd.