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The Oil Patch

So there was a recent article on the Huffington Post page about the oil industry, specifically about the people with boots on the ground. Some friends of mine who either work directly in this industry, or are intimately close with people who do, have complained about the article. 1,897 more words


Low Prices Raise Alarm In North Dakota Oil Patch

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers. 843 more words


Out of Work Blues

Since December 10 I have been out of work. After my construction job hauling heavy equipment and water dried up, I went to an oilfield services company to run their vacuum trucks. 1,011 more words


The good news for New Brunswick: Here, in this place 

“Finances bleak, but province not bankrupt” – headline news in the Moncton Times & Transcript, Friday, January 23, 2015

Dear New Brunswick,

Here’s what you do when you’re about to go under: Put on your Sunday best, paint a smile on your face, take a walk through all your favorite haunts, count your blessings, and, above all, keep your mouth shut. 613 more words


Balancing the federal budget or bust

As the we wake up to the nauseating certainty that the Conservative government of Canada finds itself with its shorts down around its ankles, we might properly wonder what all that official, post-Great Recession palaver about economic stewardship and sound fiscal planning actually produced. 681 more words


NB government partners with Alberta for Family Day stat holiday

Fredericton — The New Brunswick government announced today that it will be partnering with Alberta to provide a statutory holiday between New Year’s Day and Easter. 298 more words


Many Homeowners Heating Their Homes This Winter Benefiting From Falling Price Of Oil

By Syma Chowdhry

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “I’m shocked it’s so cheap! I’m shocked.”

Maywood Brown warms his home using oil.

So far the season has been good to him with mild temperatures, but more importantly the low price of hearing oil. 373 more words