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Nine drilling rigs in the field on Sept. 25

Nine drilling rigs in the field on Sept. 25

Saskatchewan’s active drilling rig count spent the third week of September hovering around 10 rigs working, with nine working on Sept. 25, according to Rig Locator (riglocator.ca).
GGC disappointed by lack of federal attention for agriculture priorities

GGC disappointed by lack of federal attention for agriculture priorities

Following the federal Speech from the Throne, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are disappointed that many of the pressing needs for Canada’s agriculture industry were left unaddressed by the federal government.
Saskatchewan banks on abandoned oil and gas cleanup

Saskatchewan banks on abandoned oil and gas cleanup

Saskatchewan is putting more money into fixing abandoned oil wells, a move it says will boost economic recovery by getting oil and gas sector workers back on the job.
Louise Schmeiser comments on movie about court case with Monsanto

Louise Schmeiser comments on movie about court case with Monsanto

BRUNO — A biography drama based on the real life events of Bruno farmers Percy and Louise Schmeiser as they faced a lawsuit from Monsanto, called Percy, has been released nationwide.
Oil industry group suggests energy policies in advance of fall election

Oil industry group suggests energy policies in advance of fall election

In advance of the coming fall election in Saskatchewan, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) released its suggested energy policies on Sept. 17, to both the Saskatchewan Party and the New Democratic Party, for consideration.
Cutting up drilling rigs heartbreaking, says Big Eagle, who built some of them

Cutting up drilling rigs heartbreaking, says Big Eagle, who built some of them

Carlyle – Derrick Big Eagle couldn’t go see what was left of the drilling rigs he had built, as several were scrapped in recent weeks in the former Eagle Drilling Services yard in Carlyle.
Sask. oilfield consultant experiences well-organized pandemic response in Saudi Arabia

Sask. oilfield consultant experiences well-organized pandemic response in Saudi Arabia

Redberry Lake – When much of the Canadian oilpatch ground to a screeching halt in early 2015, Saskatoon wellsite drilling consultant Douglas Tompson soon found his work, supervising drilling rigs, dried up.
Ten Sask.-based drilling rigs cut up for scrap, drilling fleet shrinks 7%

Ten Sask.-based drilling rigs cut up for scrap, drilling fleet shrinks 7%

Like a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex tearing through its prey, a 52-ton excavator equipped with large hydraulic shears tore through the last skid-mounted building of what was once a Saskatchewan based drilling rig on Sept. 14.
Canada's seed system is complicated. Does it need an update?

Canada's seed system is complicated. Does it need an update?

Last month, the Canadian Seed Growers Association , which represents 3,500 Canadian seed growers, voted against a proposed merger with four other seed industry organizations.

Zero-till farming pioneer honoured with hall of fame induction

As a data and numbers guy, Jim Halford never intended to get into the blunt, greasy work of farm machinery; his graduate research in the 1960s at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) focused on the economics of farming.