Monthly Archives: January 2014

Oil drilling forecast boosted on strong start #oil

31 Jan 2014 Calgary Herald DAN HEALING DHEALING@CALGARYHERALD.COM CALGARY HERALD Drilling forecast boosted on strong start A better-than-expected start to the winter drilling season has resulted in a 130-well boost to the 2014 forecast by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. PSAC said it now figures 10,930 wells will be rig released — drilling done […]

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Saskatchewan earnings growth leads Canada | Prosperity Saskatchewan

January 30, 2014

From Statistics Canada

Weekly earnings in Saskatchewan rose 4.7% to $967 in the 12 months to November 2013, led by gains in manufacturing, construction, retail trade and educational services. Weekly earnings in this province have been above the national average since August 2011.

Nationally, average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $928 in November, up 0.9% from the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, weekly earnings increased 2.5%.

Saskatchewan’s weekly earnings also moved from third highest behind NFLD up to second highest behind Alberta.

Saskatchewan earnings growth leads Canada | Prosperity Saskatchewan.

Land line use falling in Sask

Shalyn LaRose has lived without a land line telephone for more than 10 years, and has just convinced her parents to do the same.

“Most people my age don’t have (a land line),” the 33-year-old said. “My parents and their friends are starting to get rid of theirs, too.”

The number of Saskatchewan residents abandoning their landlines is rapidly increasing. In 2010, 10 per cent of people in the province had no landline, according to recently released figures from Statistics Canada

Land line use falling in Sask.

Saskatchewan household spending below Canadian average but earnings above

January 29, 2014 According to Statistics Canada this morning, Saskatchewan’s household spending in 2012 was 4.3% below the Canadian average and in 4th place behind Alberta, BC, and Ontario. From   The context is that Saskatchewan’s weekly earnings are (in October 2013) the third highest in Canada and 3.9% above the Canadian average of $918 in October […]

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