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As oil patch sheds jobs, unemployment claims rise steadily in Saskatchewan, Alberta

More and more people in Saskatchewan and Alberta are claiming unemployment benefits in the wake of Western Canada’s devastated energy economy, figures released by Statistics Canada Thursday show. 310 more words


Notley demands a ‘yes’ on pipeline for Alberta oil as province struggles with deficit

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, once a reluctant defender of the oilpatch, now says she won’t take no for an answer on getting a bitumen pipeline to tidewater. 588 more words


Alberta's economy doing worse than expected, TD report warns

Ontario’s economy is doing better than bank economists expected, and Alberta’s quite a lot worse, a report published yesterday by TD Economics says.

Canada’s three energy-producing provinces were hit brutally hard by falling oil prices: 571 more words


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Both lead to life. One of those isn’t dependent upon oil field profits.

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Oilpatch M&As off to hottest start in years, fuelled by low prices

Suncor Energy Inc.’s closure of its $6.6 billion Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. purchase Monday and TransCanada Corp.’s US$13.3 billion proposed acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group point to a recovery in M&A deals, with the segment enjoying its best year-to-date performance since 2009, according to data. 841 more words


Making it Through Tough Times in Alberta

As so many of us in the Oilfield life in Alberta know, things are beyond daunting. In the past year, my family has been uprooted and moved to another area of the province, my hubs has thankfully kept his job (so far), but he has been through rounds of layoffs, pay cuts and just damn hard times. 384 more words