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A year ago, perhaps a job but not today

A year ago, perhaps a job but not today

Part of our NOW WHAT!?! series of stories on looking for work
A thick file of resumés

A thick file of resumés

Part of our NOW WHAT!?! series of stories on looking for work
Mechanic changes stripes in downturn

Mechanic changes stripes in downturn

Lloydminster – When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That’s how it is for heavy duty transport mechanic Nathan Miller who owns NGM Mechanical Ltd. located northwest of Lloydminster on Range Road 20 off Highway 16.
If not for Crescent Point, SE and SW Sask drilling activity would be near a standstill

If not for Crescent Point, SE and SW Sask drilling activity would be near a standstill

Company tells vendors to cut prices, because they will remember those who do, and who does not.
SRC opens new pipe flow facility

SRC opens new pipe flow facility

Saskatoon – Finding better ways to pipeline light and heavy oil from the wellhead to process facilities will be under study at the newly expanded Pipe Flow Technology Centre at the Saskatchewan Research Council in Saskatoon.
Pongo improved its frac water facilities in 2014

Pongo improved its frac water facilities in 2014

Estevan – In the summer of 2014 Pongo Holdings of Estevan made some improvements to its frac water facility south of Estevan, electrifying the pumping system and building a new manifold.
Working hard for his boy

Working hard for his boy

Cromer, Man. – There’s a picture on Facebook that keeps floating around. In it, a stick figure in a toque asks himself why he lives in a place where the air stings his face.
Fracking since 2010

Fracking since 2010

Cromer, Man. – Jaie Zorzos, 24, has been fracking since 2010. Now he’s running one of the most prominent pieces of equipment on the frac spread, the coil tubing unit.
One rig came home for Panther Drilling due to the slowdown

One rig came home for Panther Drilling due to the slowdown

Weyburn – Panther Drilling of Weyburn was still going strong through much of January as rigs were being racked across the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
Lloyd soldiers on during price dip

Lloyd soldiers on during price dip

Lloydminster – The boom and bust of heavy oil prices is old hat to the city of Lloydminster that continues to plan ahead based on an average population growth rate of 2.5 per cent. The city’s new 2015 capital budget of $52.