Policing safety of the workplace, drug testing, absenteeism, counselling cited.
Automation and other labour-saving efficiencies will likely keep many jobs from returning with the economic recovery.
RCMP reports 854 crimes in 10 months, exceeding 2015 total: increase blamed on Alberta’s economic slowdown.
Could divert investment away from Canada to the US and exacerbate a glut in American production.
A 2015 forecast estimated Alberta’s tech sector would need to add 17,000 information technology workers by 2019.
The federal budget boosted EI benefits for some parts of the country, but left some areas of the oilpatch out.
Assistance could take the form of commercial loans or guarantees.
Some companies applying wage reductions to save jobs
2016 expected to bring the sector back to profitability as cost-cutting efforts start to pay off.
Edmonton police chief will ask city council for 80 more officers, saying a crime spike could be linked to the downturn in the oilpatch.
Officers have responded to 9,000 more calls for service this year compared to 2014.
Electricity from pilot project in North Dakota could power 300 homes.
Advice for Alberta’s NDP government this time around.
IT services firm says there’s business to be had from energy companies looking to reduce costs.
No end to crude doldrums in sight.