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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Open-source community dumps the swag bag in favor of supporting STEM education

Swag is synonymous with corporate events as companies entice attendees with freebies in return for a chance to demonstrate their product. But handing out promotional gimmicks that eventually find their way into a landfill doesn’t fit well with the open-source culture of sustainability and giving back.

And when developers don’t like something, they change it. So, during the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe Virtual event, partners Cockroach Labs Inc., Sysdig Inc. and Instana Inc. switched the gift-giving paradigm, gaining potential customer’s attention by raising funds for STEM charity Black Girls Code.

“From a marketing perspective, it was something everyone on the team felt better about than buying yet another cheap tchotchke to give out. And it ended up being just a roaring success,” said Peter Guagenti (pictured, right), chief marketing officer at Cockroach.

Guagenti and Janet Matsuda (left), chief marketing officer at Sysdig, spoke with theCUBE for a Women

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How Olivela Has Reinvented Retail And Accelerated Growth By Supporting Girls Education

Businesses that marry purpose with profit shape meaningful narratives, build bonds with consumers and carve out a competitive advantage. An excellent example of a company driving growth through impact is Olivela. Unlike many well-intended brands in the fashion and accessories space that make meaningful contributions, Olivela was designed to put impact first which in turn has accelerated its growth. I had the opportunity to speak with the luxury retailer’s Founder and CEO, Stacey Boyd, about how Olivela exemplifies how a brand can exist to solve a systemic social challenge.

Simon Mainwaring: Stacey, tell us about the origins of Olivela.

Stacey Boyd: Oli stands for ‘all of the trees’ and is a symbol of growth. Vela is Latin for the ‘sails of a ship.’  The idea is that we help

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