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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


Oil slips below US$30, joining loonie in hitting fresh historic lows

TORONTO — Crude oil briefly dipped below US$30 a barrel on Tuesday, hours after the Canadian dollar fell beneath the 70-cent U.S. mark.

At one point in early afternoon trading, a barrel of West Texas Intermediate — the benchmark oil price in North America — was trading for as low as US$29.93 before it regained some ground. 168 more words


University To Give Scholarship To Oil Patch Workers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota University System is giving out its first scholarship for a new program meant to help people in the oil patch further their educations. 106 more words


Equilibrium between Comfort and Ambition 

There is a point where comfort begins to corrode ambition, so you’re to find the equilibrium between the two.

Spending money on the joys of life decreases future earning power, but having a taste of the finer things of life can make one work harder.

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Number Of Rigs Drilling In N.D. Dips Below 60

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The number of drill rigs in North Dakota slid below 60 on Monday for the first time since 2009 as crude prices tumble and companies focus on richer portions of the state’s oil patch. 362 more words


2015 Year in Review

As the story of another year in Alberta comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the advancements that have been made- both in personal and fiscal development, and also it is a time to outline the outlook for 2016. 828 more words