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Boilermakers help contractors become more competitive in the shutdown and maintenance industry

Contractors and Local 555 of the Boilermakers union in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and northwestern Ontario have reached a groundbreaking bargaining agreement in the maintenance industry, and that’s nothing but good news for both sides. For contractors, it means that work such as plant shutdowns, maintenance, and restarts will now be done…

Cenovus reaches agreement to sell interest in Weyburn asset for $940 million

Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) (NYSE:CVE) has entered into an agreement to sell its majority interest in the Weyburn carbon-dioxide enhanced oil recovery operation in Saskatchewan for cash proceeds of $940 million. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. The previously…

A different mine for a diverse workforce: BHP’s Jansen Potash Project is creating exciting roles for diverse backgrounds

Over the past few years, BHP has been progressing the Jansen Potash Project approximately 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon. Jansen is planned to be the first conventional greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan for some decades, and this presents the rare competitive advantage of incorporating new technology to build the safest…