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Saskatchewan looks to the future with modular nuclear

June 30, 2020

Saskatchewan is taking another step in its march to bring small modular nuclear technology to the province. The Ministry of Environment announced it’s creating an office that will develop policy around this type of nuclear power, according to Canadian Press,

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Alberta’s Recovery Plan includes $10B infrastructure investment

June 29, 2020

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney laid out his province’s recovery plan today, spending a record $10-billion investment in infrastructure with a plan for 50,000 jobs this year. Following the initial economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented crash in

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Alberta’s blueprint to reboot economy coming today

June 29, 2020

Premier Jason Kenney says his government’s blueprint to reboot Alberta’s distressed economy will be announced today. “It will be a bold and ambitious plan to make strategic investments to get people working right now when we need it most, but also

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Anti-oil inquiry findings won’t come until October

June 29, 2020

Alberta’s public inquiry into whether foreign money is bankrolling anti-oil protests in Canada is going into overtime. Energy Minister Sonya Savage told Canadian Press the initial findings from the inquiry’s commissioner, Steve Allan, show more work is needed to complete the final

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Adapt or die: few options for energy sector

June 29, 2020

Adapt or die. That could very well be the mantra of Canada’s energy sector right now. The ground has been shifting for almost five years, but with this year’s short-lived Saudi-Russia price war and the devastating demand destruction caused by

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Alberta to resume environmental monitoring

June 24, 2020

Alberta industries, including the oilpatch, will resume environmental monitoring and reporting in three weeks. The Alberta government and its energy regulator have each issued orders for reporting to resume on July 15. Testing and reporting had been suspended earlier this spring due to

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Canada’s pipeline woes may finally be over – for all the wrong reasons

June 24, 2020

The shortage of pipeline space that has hamstrung Canada’s oil producers for years may finally be over — just not in the way they had hoped. The pandemic-induced oil crash prompted Canadian companies to cut about 1 million barrels of

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Premier applauds Keystone contract awarded to Michels Canada

June 23, 2020

Today’s announcement that Nisku-based contractor Michels Canada will construct the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL pipeline has been applauded by that province’s premier as confirmation of thousands of new jobs to fuel the provincial economy within weeks. “After several

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Co-op, Unifor ratify seven-year contract

June 23, 2020

Hundreds of workers at Regina’s Co-op oil refinery complex will be returning to work after ratification of a tentative contract. The agreement brings an ends to a six-month labour dispute that began after refinery owner Federated Co-operatives Ltd. locked out more than 700 workers last

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Achieving net-zero emissions a “moon shot” says federal minister

June 23, 2020

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says achieving the Trudeau government’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a “moon shot” — but it’s not a case of randomly throwing out ideas. During last fall’s election campaign, the federal Liberals committed to the goal