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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$4.6 million endowment helps Flowing Wells students get a college education debt free | Local news



A drive-thru graduation ceremony at Flowing Wells High School. Seventy-five percent of the school’s students live in poverty, said Principal James Brunenkant.




A $4.6 million gift will help Flowing Wells High School graduates further their education with full-ride scholarships to the University of Arizona for the foreseeable future.

The Sandra, Pamela and Polly Aley Scholarship fund, announced Monday, was created with a $4.6 million endowment from Sandra Aley, a 1972 graduate of Flowing Wells High School and a UA alum.

The scholarship was awarded to five inaugural scholars for the current school year. Randall P. Irby Jr., Samantha Guerrero, Alejandra Acedo, Elias Avenente and Asia Raymor will each receive about $28,000 a year covering $12,600 in tuition, plus room and board and other necessities.

“With this scholarship, I feel incredibly blessed to the point that I don’t have to worry about financial burden or

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