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2009-04-28 11:54:52

The central Canadian province of Saskatchewan is poised to become the country's top conventional oil producer, bumping Alberta into second place. Speaking at a convention in Regina Monday, Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd said oil production set a record of 161 million barrels last year as Alberta's output fell 191.6 million barrels in 2007, the Regina Leader-Post reported. Alberta production statistics aren't scheduled to be released until June, officials said. The...

2008-07-21 15:00:56

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) today announced that Saskatchewan, one of Canada's fastest growing provincial economies, has become a member of the organization, joining British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.