Cleaning Up Dormant Oil and Gas Wells, Supporting 1,200 Jobs in B.C.

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – The Governments of Canada and British Columbia are working together to support Canadian energy workers during these difficult times by creating thousands of jobs that will have a lasting benefit on the environment as we continue to safely restart our economy.

Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change; and the Honourable Bruce Ralston, British Columbia’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, announced that the first $50 million under British Columbia’s Dormant Sites Reclamation program has been allocated. The funding will support energy jobs at 79 individual service companies that will undertake reclamation work on 1,880 dormant wells in the province, creating over 1,200 jobs in the process.

The British Columbia Dormant Sites Reclamation program was established following the Government of Canada’s April 2020 announcement of a $1.72-billion

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Federal school funding to be used for staff, increased enrollment, cleaning: LaGrange

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – The provincial government has announced what it will do with the $262 million in education funding from the federal government.

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced $250 million of that money will be given to school authorities based on a per-student model for COVID-19 issues.

That includes money for staffing, adapted learning spaces, cleaning for schools and buses and funding for special needs supports and online learning.

The remaining $12 million will be used to help schools dealing with increased enrollment with online or distance learning.

LaGrange said the funding will be given immediately to schools as soon

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