Alberta’s Oil Workers Wary of Returning to Sector, Despite Labour Shortages

Canada is experiencing one of its largest ever labour shortages and more than 30,000 of those unfilled positions in Q3 this year were in Alberta. But the boom-and-bust oil and gas sector is finding the shortage tougher to deal with as workers are becoming reluctant to stay in a volatile and maligned industry. Jason Edwards,

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Mega Dam Project Gets Final Go-Ahead in BC

British Columbia’s Site C hydroelectric dam, under construction near Fort St. John for the past two years, has survived moves to delay or cancel the project. The government of British Columbia decided on Monday to proceed with a large hydroelectric dam project approved and put into construction by a previous government. The western Canadian province

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Trump Administration to Face Fracking Lawsuit

The Trump administration may be facing a lawsuit for allowing fracking companies to dump waste in the Gulf of Mexico. As reported in a statement on The Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD) website, formal notice of intent has been filed against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arguing the practice endangers sea turtles, whales and other marine

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13,000 Union Workers Needed for Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project

America’s biggest building and construction trade unions sign up for Virginia and North Carolina pipeline job boost. Atlantic Coast Pipeline has signed agreements with America’s leading building and construction trade unions to fill the estimated 13,000 jobs the project needs. Agreements were signed last week with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Teamsters

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Entry Level Hiring Event in West Texas Dec 19th

Overview of Opportunity Have you been looking to start a career in the oil and gas industry as a Frac Operator? Don’t have any experience? Well now is your chance! If you are wondering how to get your foot in the door, this is an amazing opportunity! About Continental Production Services (CPS) At Continental Production Services, Inc. (CPS)

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Shares Soar with Major Win for Kinder Morgan & Trans Mountain Pipeline

In a ruling yesterday by Canada’s federal regulator the National Energy Board (NEB), Kinder Morgan does not  have to comply with two sections of bylaws in Burnaby, British Columbia. Today, Shares in Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd rose as much as 9.5 per cent to a four-month high. This comes as the company prepares to begin work on

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Judge says “no go” on random drug and alcohol testing at Suncor

Upon and injunction granted by an Edmonton judge Thursday, Suncor will not be able to start randomly testing employees at its oilsands site for drugs and alcohol. Reportedly, the injunction blocks the energy company’s plan to start random testing for about 4,600 safety-sensitive and critical management positions at its mine site north of Fort McMurray while its

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New Frac Sand Facility in West Texas to Create 130 New Jobs

Texas will be ringing in the new year with among many things, the creation of more new jobs. West Texas based Preferred Sands will be opening its Monahans facility in January of 2018. With it will come the creation of some 130 jobs. Company president T.J. Doyle indicated that “We’re well into hiring,” in a phone interview with the Midland

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