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Nisku oilfield firm’s device could save industry millions

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A simple device that borrows technology from the aerospace industry could soon be found on drilling rigs around the world, saving firms millions of dollars in pipe damage and downtime.

Rigworks Oilfield Solutions has been testing its “torque sensor” for four years with two small drilling firms. The four-person, Nisku-based firm plans to launch a global sales campaign next month and is already interviewing potential staff to build more of the $38,000 units.

“Our sensor prevents an over-torque on drill pipe which damages the threaded joints on a drill string,” said Steve Collier, chief operating officer for the firm.

With about 5,200 rotary drilling rigs in the world, Rigworks is aiming to have its unit on 40 per cent of them within three years.

Rigworks has its units in the field with Ironhand Drilling of Calgary and Red Dog Drilling of Estevan, Sask.

Read the full article here.

Fraser Institute pegs Alberta as best province to invest in

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Alberta has the friendliest investment climate among Canadian provinces, while Ontario continues to struggle, according to a report released Thursday from the Fraser Institute.

The report lauded Alberta for its low taxes on companies and people, careful spending at the provincial-government level and lack of red tape.

“With Canada’s lowest corporate and personal income taxes, most flexible labour market, smallest government and relatively low level of red tape, Alberta continues to offer an investment climate that is the most attractive nationwide,” said Charles Lammam, senior policy analyst with the Fraser Institute.
Excerpt from Vancouver Sun. Please read more at link below

Vancouver Sun Article

10 ways to keep energy costs in check this winter

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Warm air can leak out of a home from places small, such as electrical outlets, and large, such as picture windows. But there are steps you can take to close those gaps, beyond taping plastic to the windows (although that old standby certainly helps). And keep in mind: Your utility bill isn’t the only reason to tighten up your home.
For many people, the compelling thing is to make the home comfortable.
Here are 10 ways to help keep the cold air out and the warm air in this winter

  • 1. Seal or weatherstrip doors and windows ($5 to $40)
    2. Insulate pipes ($2 to $5)
    3. Insulate outlet covers ($1 or less per outlet)
    4. Replace the furnace filter ($8 to $12)
    5. Block the chimney effect ($50 to $2,000)
    6. Install a programmable thermostat ($25 to $100)
    7. Install thermal window coverings ($10 to $500)
    8. Install a ceiling fan ($100 to $300)
    9. Add attic insulation ($50 to $100)
    10. Wear a sweater (Free)
  • Oil service firms see 8 percent more Canadian drilling

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    Canada’s oil field service companies expect an 8 percent jump in drilling next year, with oil targets in Saskatchewan and northeastern Alberta generating the bulk of activity. The forecast is more optimistic than that of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, which said last week it expects drilling in Western Canada to increase 2 percent to 11,811 wells. Companies in the service industries located in Nisku will see demand for workers and more expansion. Thereby bringing more growth to the neighbouring towns,

    Alberta’s weekly wage rise leads the country

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    Even more good news for Alberta. Statistics Canada reported Thursday that average weekly earnings of non-farm employees in the province increased by 7.5 per cent between August 2009 and August this year to $1,004.11. That lead to people buying their home of choice as the dream home become more attainable.

    Daylight Savings Time – November 7

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    We look around us and we know that the seasons are changing. The colourful leaves, crisp evening air and shorter days are all signs that fall is here. It is also that time of year that we switch from Daylight Savings Time (DST) to Standard Time (ST). So on November 7, 2010, you may need to set your alarm system clock back one hour.

    Duplex Lots in Montrose

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    Available for pre-booking these lots are prime for Beaumont. Priced right and ready for possession Spring 2011. Please contact our sales for more information.

    Halloween Pool Party

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    Halloween Pool Party at the S&D Aqua-Fit Centre $5 admission (includes hot dog, drinks, chips). Dare to entre the haunted house. Spooky games for ghouls and goblins of all ages. Brought to you by the S&D Aqua-Fit Centre and Beaumont Credit Union.

    Town of Beaumont – Website

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    WOW! WOW! The Town of Beaumont has given a refreshing and updated facelift to it’s website. We think it is more than just cosmetic – It is functional, well designed and presents the right image for the future of Beaumont. Well Done! Visit and have a walk through.

    Beaumont Blues Festival 2010

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    This annual festival will be held on September 4 and 5, 2010 at the B.A.D.A.S. Fairgrounds. Headliners include: Boogie Patrol, Gordie Johnson on Saturday and Paul Pigat and Amos Garrett on Sunday. New for 2010 will be the Youth at the Blues on Friday, Sept 3 from 5 – 11 pm. Tickets are available at or the Town Office in Beaumont. All other details can be seen on