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Alberta increases pay for continuing care workers to fight COVID

April 21, 2020

Alberta is bumping up salaries, funding and hiring at long-term care centres, which have been hit hard with COVID-19 infections and deaths. Health Minister Tyler Shandro told Canadian Press there will be increased funding for the facilities to hire additional staff and a wage

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Enbridge won’t ration pipeline capacity

April 21, 2020

Enbridge Inc said on Monday it would not ration June deliveries on North America’s biggest oil pipeline network, the Mainline, as Canada’s oil producers step up production curtailments to cope with low prices. According to Reuters, the notice by Enbridge

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ConocoPhillips to cut production at Surmont operations

April 20, 2020

ConocoPhillips says it plans to cut production at its Surmont oil sands operation in northern Alberta due to low oil prices until market conditions improve. The Houston-based company said in a release that it expects to reduce production at Surmont by approximately

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Alberta, Sask issue COVID warnings following Kearl site outbreak

April 20, 2020

Health officials in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are advising people to self-isolate if they’re returning from an area of Alberta where an oil sands site is suffering from a COVID-19 outbreak. The Saskatchewan Health Authority told Canadian Press in a statement that it and the

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CAPP applauds $1.7B federal aid package for oil sector

April 17, 2020

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has given the thumbs-up to initiatives announced today by Ottawa, which will protect about 10,000 oil and natural gas-related jobs across the country. The $1.7 billion announced today, for the closure and reclamation

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Suncor helping essential workers with $3 million in aid

April 17, 2020

Suncor’s Petro-Canada arm is contributing $3 million to help meet the needs of Canadians and their communities by supporting all essential work, through small acts of kindness. According to a press release from Suncor, from fuel discounts, to meals, showers,

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Freeze carbon tax, delay climate change regs, CAPP urges

April 17, 2020

Canada’s oil and gas producers have asked the federal government to freeze the carbon tax and delay new climate change regulations while the industry weathers the storm of COVID-19. In a letter to Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan sent March

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U.S. court rules against Keystone

April 16, 2020

It appears that even COVID-19 can’t slow down pipeline opponents. A U.S. court on Wednesday ruled against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ use of a permit that allows new energy pipelines to cross water bodies, in the latest setback

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CAODC endorses Saskatchewan’s support for energy sector

April 16, 2020

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors is applauding the Saskatchewan government for implementing a series of relief measures for the province’s oil and gas sector. “These support measures will help protect more than 34,000 jobs and show a commitment

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COVID outbreak at Kearl facility under careful watch

April 16, 2020

Alberta has reached almost 2,000 cases of COVID-19 and is now dealing with an outbreak at an oil sands facility. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical officer of health, told Canadian Press three workers have tested positive at the