RCMP arrest 3 on outstanding warrants near Leduc after car runs out of gas – Edmonton


A woman and two men are in custody after voluntarily pulling over at a traffic stop, when their vehicle ran out of gas.

The vehicle was not pulled over by police.

Their vehicle stopped on Highway 2 near Glen Park Road in Leduc on Jan 11. at approximately 12:30 p.m., when its occupants asked for assistance.

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A woman exited the vehicle and as police continued to converse with her, they discovered she was wanted on an outstanding warrant, according to a release sent Saturday.

They then found two other men in the vehicle, one of whom was suffering from medical distress. He was transported to hospital by ambulance.

The two men were also wanted on outstanding warrants, and attempting to evade police.

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In a subsequent search of the vehicle, police found approximately 900 grams of what they believe to be methamphetamine, and 85 grams of what they believe is cocaine.

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RCMP also say the vehicle they were driving was stolen.

The woman and two men are facing what police say is “a multitude of charges,” and are awaiting a Judicial Release Hearing.

RCMP say an update will be provided once the hearing has been completed.

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Husky Energy looks to get out of the gas station business after 80 years


Husky Energy Inc. says it is looking at getting out of retailing fuels to consumers after 80 years in the business.

The Calgary-based oilsands producer says it is launching a strategic review that could result in it selling its Canadian retail and commercial fuels business and its small Prince George, B.C., refinery.

It says it prefers to focus on its core upstream assets in northeastern Alberta, Atlantic Canada and the Asia Pacific region, adding the decision is not related to its offer that expires next week to buy oilsands rival MEG Energy Corp.

Husky has more than 500 service stations, travel centres, cardlock operations and bulk distribution facilities from British Columbia to New Brunswick. Its myHusky Rewards loyalty program has about 1.6 million members.

The 12,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Prince George processes light oil into gasoline, diesel and other products for nearby regions of B.C. It owns two refineries and is half-owner of a third in the United States.

Spokesman Mel Duvall says Husky started selling fuel to consumers in 1938 shortly after the original owner built a small refinery in Cody, Wyo. The refinery was moved to Lloydminster on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border in 1946.

CEO Rob Peabody says in a news release the businesses are « highly marketable » and will attract strong interest and valuations.

TD Securities Inc. is acting as financial adviser, with Torys LLP as legal adviser.


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For now, optimism is hard to find in Western Canada’s natural gas business


Shell Canada made one of the biggest moves of 2018 in the natural gas industry by deciding to move ahead with a $40 billion liquefied natural gas export facility on B.C.’s coast.

Construction is underway, but patience is needed since it will take five years to construct. Until then, the industry seems stuck with low prices, a lack of spare export pipeline space, and stagnant demand.

Shell leads the consortium behind LNG Canada, the planned export facility in B.C. 

« The mood is definitely one of excitement [about LNG], » said Rej Tetreault, general manager of natural gas projects for Shell Canada. « It’s a bit muted because the current market is very low and that’s curtailing our own short term activities. »

Tetreault overseas the Groundbirch​ natural gas operation near Fort St. John, in northeast B.C. The company has 500 wells in the area that produce natural gas. Even though Shell is spending billions of dollars to construct the LNG terminal, in the interim, the company is limiting costs on producing natural gas.

Over the next two years, no new wells will be drilled. As a result, production will drop by about 15 per cent because of natural declines.

« We don’t plan on being active in the next couple of years because we don’t feel the need to be active, » said Tetreault.

The planned liquified natural gas export facility in B.C. by LNG Canada, one of the largest industrial projects ever undertaken in Canada, is a joint venture between Shell, PetroChina, KOGAS and Mitsubishi Corporation. (Photo courtesy of LNG Canada)

For much of the past year, prices in Alberta have been less than two dollars per million British Thermal Units. In 2014, prices were over five dollars.

« It’s still a big challenge out there [for natural gas producers], » said Martin King, a commodities analyst with GMP FirstEnergy. « I think they’re kind of hanging on with their fingernails. »

Similar to the oil industry, there is a backlog of natural gas in Western Canada because of export pipeline constraints. For those companies able to ship their gas to the U.S., they are receiving more than twice the price than in Alberta.

While the industry waits for the LNG plant to be built, King said companies have to « batten down the hatches. »

Natural gas prices have trended down since 2008.

Mainly through technological innovation, companies have been able to slash costs considerably in recent years. Shell, for instance, said it has cut expenses at its natural gas operations by 40 per cent over the last five years, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent since 2015.

Tourmaline Oil has frozen its natural gas production at 2017 levels and has tried to diversify its transportation options to sell into several different markets in North America. Still, a lack of pipelines is hurting both its oil and gas divisions.

« It’s the most challenging time that I’ve ever seen in the Canadian oil and gas sector by a long shot, » said Mike Rose, the company’s CEO. « I personally spend a lot of time with the staff trying to keep everybody happy. »


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Critics accuse PCs of making ‘misleading’ claims about lower gas prices in Ontario


Drivers in Ontario have been enjoying relatively low gasoline prices this holiday season and, according to a number of Progressive Conservative MPPs, they have the provincial government to thank for it. 

Over the past week, some big names in the PC caucus, including Premier Doug Ford, have taken to social media to tell Ontarians that the cancellation of a « carbon tax » is fuelling a drop in prices at the pump. 

« Taking the carbon tax off gas prices has helped lower the cost of driving your car across the province! » Ford tweeted in response to one of his MPs, Natalia Kusendova‏, who had just posted her own tweet documenting the price board at a Mississauga gas station. 

Other PC MPPs, including Vic Fedeli, the province’s finance minister, and Christine Elliott, minister of health and long-term care, quickly followed suit with posts of their own. Some garnered considerable criticism from Twitter users, many of whom pointed out that the price of gasoline has dropped throughout Canada

An environmental advocate says the messaging campaign amounts to « intentionally misleading » the public by claiming credit for a decrease in the cost of gasoline in Ontario. 

Keith Brooks, programs director at Environmental Defence, a non-profit based in Toronto, says low prices are primarily due to external, global factors — not provincial government policy.

« The idea that getting rid of cap-and-trade is responsible for this big decrease in gas prices is just not true at all, » Brooks said on Sunday, noting that the provincial government did indeed repeal Ontario’s cap-and-trade system.

« I don’t think that the government has a great matter of control over gas prices, quite frankly. It’s market forces at play here, » said Keith Brooks. (CBC)

It has also vowed to challenge the federal government’s impending carbon tax, but the province’s cancelled cap-and-trade program and Ottawa’s carbon tax are two different things. 

« What’s happened here in Ontario with gas prices is no different than what’s happened across the rest of country. Cap-and-trade is a very small factor, » Brooks said. 

‘Market forces at play’

The PC government is « confusing » the situation by equating its cap-and-trade climate change program with a carbon tax, he added. 

Cap-and-trade is a form of carbon pricing that Ontario eliminated in October. It aimed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by capping the amount of pollution companies in certain industries could emit. If companies exceeded those limits, they had to pay for it. 

« From the get go, this new government has conflated the cap-and-trade system with a carbon tax. They know ‘tax’ is a word that sets people off, » Brooks said.

Michael Ervin, senior vice-president of Kent Group Ltd., a consulting firm that provides data and analysis on the downstream petroleum sector, said in an interview from Victoria that low gasoline prices are largely a result of wholesale gasoline prices. 

Michael Ervin, senior vice-president of Kent Group Ltd., said gas prices have been dropping across North America in recent weeks. (CBC)

« It is very correct to say that the reduction in gasoline prices in Ontario are partly a result of the Ontario government getting out of the cap-and-trade system, » he said.

But that move accounts for a drop of only about five cents per litre, he added.

According to GasBuddy.com, an online aggregator of gas prices, a drop in oil prices caused a 22-cent-a-litre drop in overall gasoline prices in recent months.

« Most of the reduction has nothing to do with getting out of cap-and-trade and much more to do with the fact that wholesale gasoline prices are declining right across North America right now, » Ervin said.

« Fundamentally, gasoline prices go up and down as a result of changes in wholesale gasoline prices. The retail market follows wholesale prices quite closely. The wholesale price, being just driven by supply and demand, is really what causes the volatility in prices. »

In an interview earlier in December with the Canadian Press, Ervin said there’s a glut of gasoline on the North American market brought on by lower than expected demand and refineries being forced to produce excess gasoline in order to manufacture diesel — a gasoline byproduct that is in high demand.

In an email statement sent on Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson for Ford’s office said the provincial government is following through on its promise « to make life more affordable » in Ontario.

« Under the leadership of Premier Doug Ford, our government moved quickly to eliminate the ineffective cap-and-trade program, » Laryssa Waler said. 

« Since then, refiners have removed the additional 4.6 cents per litre, cap-and-trade fee they had perviously been passing onto consumers. Recognizing that gas prices fluctuate based on a variety of reasons, drivers in Ontario are now saving an additional 4.6 cents a litre that they wouldn’t otherwise be saving. »

Meanwhile, many twitters users continued to respond to tweets from MPPs throughout the weekend. Elliott’s post seemed to draw particular ire, with some 800 people voicing an opinion on her message. Some suggested that she was not presenting factual information. 


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Experts predict low gas prices in Alberta to be short-lived


With the holiday season coming to an end, Albertans looking to save some money in the New Year might be out of luck when filling their gas tanks. Experts are predicting the price of fuel to jump once again in 2019.

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An analyst with GasBuddy.com explains drivers will have to prepare for what could be a volatile year when it comes to the price of oil in 2019.

“It’s more likely than not that you could be back to a $1.30 range here in Alberta perhaps as close as April, May and June,” said Dan McTeague, analyst with GasBuddy.com

Fuel prices in Alberta have dropped around 12 to 15 cents over the last year, which McTeague attributes to several different factors including low oil prices across the globe and a possible U.S.-China trade war.

McTeague said concerns surrounding oil-producing countries not living up to promises on production cuts could have also contributed to the current drop in fuel prices.

According to Gas Buddy, the average price in and around Calgary is just over 90 cents a litre, with lower rates in the capital region where Edmonton drivers can expect to pay around 89 cents.

However, the southwest city of Lethbridge is seeing no such luck, even with recent drops in price, residents can still expect to fork out more than a dollar per litre entering 2019.

“Retailers [in Lethbridge] don’t have any problems charging 15 or 16 cent retail margins,” said McTeague, who added part of the reason prices remain higher in Lethbridge is also due to a lack of competition.

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McTeague said big box stores such as Costco may also help drive the direction of fuel prices within the city by changing their costs at a moment’s notice.

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LNG Canada partner Petronas cuts natural gas output due to plunging prices


Natural gas prices in Western Canada are so low that a partner in the country’s first LNG export project is shutting off money-losing wells and throttling back its exploration program.

Malaysian-owned Petronas, which has a 25 per cent interest in the $40-billion LNG Canada project, has been curtailing production by between 50 and 200 million cubic feet per day from wells in northeastern B.C. capable of producing 700 million cf/d, the CEO of its Canadian branch says.

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The practice is one being adopted by a growing number of western Canadian producers to avoid selling their natural gas at prices that often don’t even cover the cost of pipeline transportation.

“We talk a lot about oil infrastructure,” Petronas Energy Canada Ltd. CEO Mark Fitzgerald said, referring to oil price discounts in Western Canada blamed on full crude pipelines.

“Gas is trapped as well and if you compare the prices that Canadian gas producers are receiving against our U.S. peers, the differentials are significant and costing us a significant amount of money.”

The company invested heavily in natural gas exploration in northeastern B.C. from 2012 to 2016, employing more than 25 drilling rigs at peak times to prove the resource potential as part of its longer-term plan to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal.

It is running only one rig now, Fitzgerald said.

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Petronas backed out of its $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in 2017, but joined the LNG Canada partnership led by Royal Dutch Shell last May.

The partners agreed to go ahead with their project this fall, but it isn’t expected to be ready to begin supercooling natural gas and shipping it out until late 2023 or early 2024.

Ian Archer, an associate director with IHS Markit, said Western Canada’s gas industry was stable from 2000 to 2008, with production of about 16 billion cf/d and prices of around $10 per gigajoule, but that changed when new drilling and well completion technologies emerged that allowed the U.S. to dramatically grow shale gas production.

Cheaper U.S. gas began displacing western Canadian gas in markets like California, Eastern Canada and New York, and the price in Western Canada dropped by half, with production falling to around 13 billion cf/d by 2012, he said.

The trend worsened when the new drilling technologies began to be used in northeastern B.C. and northwestern Alberta to produce light oil products like condensate, which is in demand as a diluent to mix with raw bitumen from the oilsands to allow it to flow in a pipeline.

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Condensate wells also typically contain high levels of natural gas and the boost in gas production back to over 16 billion cf/d has overwhelmed pipeline capacity and dropped gas prices this year to a projected $1.43 per gigajoule, about one-third of the price in 2014, said Archer.

Meanwhile, the U.S. benchmark Henry Hub spot price is forecast to average US$3.17 per GJ in 2018 (about C$4.12), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Pipeline companies are spending billions of dollars to expand their gas systems in B.C. and Alberta, which will improve market access, but it’s difficult to see where the gas can be sent to win better prices, Archer said.

LNG Canada’s first phase is expected to require about two billion cf/d of gas to produce about 14 million tonnes per year of LNG, but most of that gas is expected to come from the partners, so a big price improvement isn’t expected, he said.

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The best hope of better prices is stronger demand from additional LNG facilities, conversions of coal-burning power plants to gas and more growth in the oilsands, where natural gas is used to produce steam and power, Archer said.

Mike Rose, CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp., says his Calgary-based company froze gas production at about 1.35 billion cf/d at the end of 2017 because of low prices and has switched its focus since to oil production growth.

Gas marketing is more important than ever, he said, as Tourmaline tries to move more gas to any hub that offers better prices than those in Alberta or B.C.

“It’s the most challenging time that I’ve ever seen in the Canadian oil and gas sector by a long shot.”


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School buses go up in flames at N.S. gas station


Three school buses have been destroyed after catching fire in a busy gas station parking lot in New Minas, N.S., about 98 kilometres northwest of Halifax, on Saturday morning.

The New Minas Volunteer Fire Department got the call about a bus on fire at the Irving Big Stop on Prospect Road just before 10 a.m.

It appears the fire started in an engine of one bus due to a malfunction with the electrical wiring, said fire chief James Redmond.

Flames engulfed three parked school buses in a busy gas station parking lot in New Minas, N.S. on Saturday morning. No one was hurt. (Matthew Eagar/Facebook) 0:29

He said the buses had their block heaters plugged in, but didn’t know if that was a factor.

« Three buses were extensively fire-damaged, » he said. « They were totally engulfed when the fire department arrived and their destiny was already sealed. »

Redmond said another school bus sustained minor damages, but that no one was injured and no other vehicles were damaged.

The school buses were parked in a line of about 12 buses at the far side of the Irving parking lot, he said. 

Tina Vaughan, a supervisor at the Big Stop Restaurant, made the call to 911 after another employee saw smoke.

There were about 12 buses parked in a row at the far end of the Irving parking lot, said Redmond. (Travis Tibbitts/Facebook)

« I ran down to the window and by then I could see flames shooting 10 feet [3 metres] in the air, » said Vaughan, adding the restaurant is about 15 metres away from the buses.

She said the restaurant and parking lot were packed at the time and curious patrons were taking photos from the window.

« I was scared. You think about it, one bus blows — are they all going to continue on to blow? You know, you can’t help but think of that, » said Vaughan, who thinks it could have been much worse.

Redmond said the fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious. (Travis Tibbitts/Facebook)

Matthew Eagar, a former firefighter, was waiting for a friend when he saw thick, black smoke. He went to grab the fire extinguisher he keeps in his car but by then flames had covered the entire first bus. 

« With the wind and everything it spread really fast, » he said. 

Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in a matter of minutes, said Redmond, and had cleared the scene within two hours. 

Redmond said the fire doesn’t appear to be suspicious.


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Natural gas bills in British Columbia set to rise after pipeline explosion


Most British Columbia residents will pay more for natural gas after an Enbridge pipeline exploded in October near Prince George.

FortisBC says it’s received regulatory approval from the B.C. Utilities Commission on interim rates for customers to take effect Jan. 1.

Diane Roy, vice-president of regulatory affairs, says in a release that Fortis strives to deliver natural gas at the lowest reasonable cost.

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But she says there has been an impact to costs associated with actions the utility had to take to stabilize supply after the rupture.

Residential customers in Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Interior will see an annual increase of about nine per cent or $68 based on average annual usage.

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Those in Fort Nelson will pay about seven per cent more or $51, while those in Revelstoke receiving piped propane will see a decrease of about 11 per cent or $108.


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Hot Jobs: Is working in oil and gas still a surefire way to make a lot of money?


Whether you’re figuring out your first career path or looking to change directions, a new series from Global News, Hot Jobs, focuses on career strategy for a new era in work.

Terry Reid never worried about holding down a job during the 15 years he worked in oil and gas.

Reid, an environmental engineer, moved to Calgary from Deer Lake, N.L., in 2000. He was laid off during the 2008 recession, but his unemployment stint was brief and seemed par for the course in a commodity-based industry prone to highs and lows. Calgary felt insulated from the recession, he says, a thought that seemed validated when he quickly picked up a new job.

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But in 2014, as the price of oil dropped, Reid started to brace. The project he was managing for Suncor in Fort McMurray was winding down and the company was reducing travel, stripping expenses from its budget.

“I could see the writing on the wall,” he says.

In February 2015, Reid was let go. He wasn’t worried, at least not in those first few weeks. But as his job search stretched on and headlines blared about more and more layoffs, he started to realize this downturn was different.

“I just started riding this roller coaster of looking for work.”

Reid’s not alone in his job quest. More than 52,500 industry jobs disappeared in 2015 and 2016, according to the Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) division of Energy Safety Canada. Four years later, the Canadian oil and gas industry labour force is 25 per cent smaller than it was during its peak in 2014 when it employed more than 226,000 people.

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Those who remain committed to the oil and gas sector face a smaller industry, fewer major investments that hold the promise of new jobs, and technology’s job-altering encroachment. Will oil and gas jobs bounce back? Or is the heyday of some of Canada’s best-paying gigs over?

While 2017 was certainly a “low point for jobs,” says Ben Brunnen, vice-president of oil sands with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), “those that are employed in the sector can continue to earn the highest average weekly wages in the country.”

There are groups dedicated to helping people find jobs through back channels and networking and organizations designed to help people upgrade their skills for a more automated industry. But for some, the more concerning question isn’t how you go about finding one of these jobs right now, but rather, longer-term, will enough people still want them?

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A PetroLMI report last year raised concern about labour shortages that could get worse as fewer workers were likely to enter the oil and gas job market, and an increasing number of experienced workers were leaving it.

Reid would go back if someone offered him a job, although for the most part he’s refocused his efforts on renewable energy. In the last four years, he’s taken solar thermal training courses and taught himself about energy savings by making extensive modifications to his own home.

His power bill is down to $2 a month, Reid says, “which was very exciting for me.”

Since being laid off from the oil and gas industry, Terry Reid has taught himself about energy savings by making extensive modifications to his own home.

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He credits Higher Landing Inc., a career transformation company in the city, with helping him adjust after being laid off, to shift his focus. These days, Higher Landing’s president, Jackie Rafter, says most of the people she helps change their careers are out-of-work oil and gas workers. And while Reid would go back to the industry, she says not everyone wants to.

“They’re so disillusioned with oil and gas that they’re actually looking to get out. A lot of them don’t feel appreciated for all that they did.”

One of the more difficult aspects of the downturn was the number of mid-career folks who were laid off, Brunnen says.

“They’re in a bit of an awkward position,” he says. “They built pretty substantial levels of expertise and knowledge in a sector over time and they’re not ready to retire, but at the same time in a constrained environment companies are reticent to bring them back on.”

In the last year or so, there’s been a roughly seven per cent increase in employment, says Carol Howes, vice-president of PetroLMI.  And while job numbers are substantially lower than they were during the 2014 peak, PetroLMI figures show the industry actually grew 15 per cent between 2006 and 2016.

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“We have seen some jobs coming back,” Howes says, “but it’s still substantially less than the number of jobs we lost.”

Part of the problem, she says, is that there isn’t the same type of growth and large-project construction in the oil sands that there once was. Nobody is expecting any new major investments in Canada for at least the next year, Brunnen says, partly because the economy is so uncertain but also because of the federal court decision quashing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

“I think investors are going to sit on the sidelines a little bit,” Brunnen says, which spells short-term uncertainty for job seekers.

“Folks are going to have to start making those harder decisions about finding alternative opportunities … it’s definitely a wait-and-see atmosphere that we’re in.”

In the current environment, Rafter says, she’s seen two camps emerge: the workers who will fight to stay in and those looking to get out.

Rafter helps the group looking for a way out change careers. She’s seen some more dramatic-seeming changes: geologists become bankers. And then she’s seen the industry’s Terry Reids, environmental engineers shifting focus and trying to find alternative sources of income to float them through the industry lows without leaving it altogether.

For those who want to stay in oil and gas, Rafter says she tries to help them tap into the more “hidden” job market, “which is still alive and thriving.”

That’s where Mike Vickers comes in.

Vickers, who came from Nova Scotia and “fell in love with the industry” started Oilfield Jobs Shop shortly after the downturn. What began as a Facebook page posting links to underpublicized oil and gas jobs is now a website aiming to position itself as the industry’s go-to for jobs.

“What I realized pretty quick is the social reach and the social aspect to this industry has never been really tapped into before,” says Vickers, who works as a field service technician, installing wellheads.

He acknowledges the job loss but is confident that more oil sands investment will come.

“I think any industry that has a big downturn like this is going to see a certain amount of people [leave], but there are still a lot of Albertans that have been really strong, that really believe in the industry, that really want to wait it out.”

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While the industry is already seeing fewer engineering and construction jobs, Howes says advancing technology is introducing new jobs, like emissions management and data-based work, to the sector.

Even as automation changes the skill requirements of employees, she says there’s a real incentive to support current employees in gaining the skills they need to move into new roles rather than purely hiring fresh. It’s a complex industry filled with workers who are already incredibly knowledgeable, Howes says, so employers “do want to marry that skill set with all sorts of new technologies.”

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That doesn’t mean the oil and gas industry isn’t still trying to attract new workers or that there are no opportunities. It’s a challenge to recruit young people to some of the colder, more remote communities for shift work, Howes says, but the industry still retained one advantage that it had before the downturn.

“The salaries are very attractive.”

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Jason Kenney says he would establish ‘war room’ and target oil and gas opponents as premier


Jason Kenney, the leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta, said if he was elected premier he would fund legal action to support energy development and put the weight of the government behind targeting opponents. 

He was the first speaker at the Energy Relaunch conference taking place at the Metropolitan Centre in downtown Calgary on Thursday.

Kenney said he would establish a « war room » within Alberta’s department of energy to counter what he called the lies perpetuated by opponents of oil and gas development. 

He would also establish a legal fund to support groups that want to take their support of energy development to the courts. 

Kenney also said his government would aggressively investigate what he called « flagrant violations » of Canada’s charity laws by environmental groups and submit that evidence to the Canada Revenue Agency — reminiscent of what happened when he was a minister in Stephen Harper’s federal Conservative government. 

He would also boycott companies that boycott Canada’s energy and said there would be consequences for other Canadian jurisdictions that oppose Alberta’s oil and gas industry. 

Watch live throughout the day as New West Public Affairs, a conservative communications firm, hosts a conference on the future of energy in Canada with some of the country’s leading politicians. 

Jason Kenney, the leader of the United Conservative Party in Alberta was the first politician to take the stage, followed by Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous at 11:21 a.m. MT. 

Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer will speak at 1 p.m. MT and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe will speak at 4 p.m. MT. 

Calgary: The Road Ahead is CBC Calgary’s special focus on our city as it passes through the crucible of the downturn: the challenges we face, and the possible solutions as we explore what kind of Calgary we want to create. Have an idea? Email us at calgarytheroadahead@cbc.ca


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