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Extension for expiring Energy Safety Canada tickets

Extension for expiring Energy Safety Canada tickets

Are your safety tickets expiring shortly, and you’re not sure how you’re going to recertify them with all the closures going on due to the outbreak of COVID-19? If your Energy Safety Canada (ESC) ticket was set to expire before Sept. 1, fear not.
Research underway to help cattle, bison industry

Research underway to help cattle, bison industry

To help protect Canada’s cattle and bison and maintain the country’s bovine tuberculosis-free status, scientists from University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and Parks Cana
Record number of oil and gas well abandonments

Record number of oil and gas well abandonments

Increase of 40 per cent over previous year
Winter weights are over, road ban season is here

Winter weights are over, road ban season is here

That +11 C forecast for Friday means an early end to the winter trucking season, and means an early end to the drilling season.
SARM unhappy with PMRA decision to pull strychnine

SARM unhappy with PMRA decision to pull strychnine

Submitted The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says it is appalled to learn that the Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency has made final decision to cancel the approved use of strychnine to control Richardson Ground Squirrels.
New rules in effect for livestock transportation

New rules in effect for livestock transportation

While the full implementation of the rules will happen over the next 24 months, Canada’s new livestock transport rules came into effect February 20, 2020.
Grain Growers seek carbon tax exemptions

Grain Growers seek carbon tax exemptions

The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.
Husky keeps plugging away on 10,000 bpd thermal projects in NW Sask

Husky keeps plugging away on 10,000 bpd thermal projects in NW Sask

Husky’s completed 11 thermal projects already, and five more are on the go
Two weeks left in drilling season, 60 rigs working in Saskatchewan

Two weeks left in drilling season, 60 rigs working in Saskatchewan

Estevan – With a little over two weeks left before the inevitable shutdown for spring breakup, 60 drilling rigs were making hole on Feb. 26, according to sister publication Rig Locator (riglocator.ca). That’s a slight decline from 65 on Feb. 22.
CFIB survey shows most farmers hit hard by carbon tax

CFIB survey shows most farmers hit hard by carbon tax

Eighty-two per cent of farmers say the federal carbon tax is negatively impacting their business (94 per cent of farmers in the field crop sector, 93 per cent in the livestock sector), reveals new survey data from the Canadian Federation of Independe