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Home Away From Home

Remote camps for workers in Canada’s oil and gas sector used to be spartan, dorm-like affairs where facilities were shared and most of the food was fried, not fresh. But today’s remote camps can feature golf simulators, yoga rooms,...
Jul 24, 2014


Northern Gateway Pipeline Approved

The federal government’s recent approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline from Alta. to B.C. will create thousands of new jobs, but not just for those two provinces, says the CEO of a mobile workforce supplier.
Jul 1, 2014


Go East

Forget Keystone XL. Forget Northern Gateway. Forget Line 9. This is the big one.
May 13, 2014


Thumbs up

Calgary-based energy corporation Enbridge Inc. is moving ahead with its pipeline reversal project, now that the National Energy Board (NEB) has approved the project with a list of conditions.
May 13, 2014


Battling Complacency

On February 16, 1982, the Ocean Ranger sank during a violent winter storm off the coast of Newfoundland — all 84 crew members were lost. On July 6, 1988, a series of explosions and fires wracked the Piper Alpha oil production...
Feb 20, 2014


Fractured Opposition

Unifor, the country’s newest union, is calling for a countrywide moratorium on all new oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. The process, known as “fracking,” involves injecting chemicals under high pressure into drilled wells to...
Feb 1, 2014


Struck Down

In a long-awaited decision, Canada’s highest court has ruled that an employer looking to impose a random alcohol testing policy on its workers must first show the move is reasonable.
Feb 1, 2014


Help Wanted

Despite Canada’s oil and gas boom, the industry is facing significant shortages in terms of the skills and talent required to meet the workforce needs of the sector.
Feb 1, 2014


Struck Down

In a long-awaited decision, Canada’s highest court has ruled that an employer looking to impose a random alcohol testing policy on its workers must first show the move is reasonable.
Sep 1, 2013


Put to the Test

Concerns were immediately ignited last June when representatives from major oil sands companies and unions in Alberta announced their participation in a two-year initiative to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of comprehensive drug and...
Apr 1, 2013


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