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Protecting our soil and food from mercury contamination

Protecting our soil and food from mercury contamination

One size does not fit all when it comes to using biochar for soil remediation, according to researchers who used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan.
Federal government announces additional coal transition funding for projects in the southeast

Federal government announces additional coal transition funding for projects in the southeast

Through Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), the Government of Canada is providing funding to communities affected by the transition away from coal-fired power generation, enabling their residents to pursue meaningful careers and enjoy a hig
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.