Precision Drilling Q3 revenue up more than 50% from year ago as drilling ramps up

Precision, which is the nation's largest drilling rig contractor, says on average it had 51 active drilling rigs in Canada in the quarter, up from 18 in the same quarter last year.
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Winnipeg kidnapping suspect arrested, faces long list of additional charges
Police had been looking for Baker after a Nov. 1 incident that saw a woman escape a kidnapping by jumping out of a speeding SUV.
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Waterloo Region has special plans in store for Every Dose Counts weekend
Waterloo Region has special plans in store at its biggest COVID-19 vaccination clinic as it hopes to host thousands of kids between the ages of five and 11 this weekend.
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Lise Ravary: New logo isn't likely to help the PQ
The Parti Québécois and Liberals are both ailing giants, fighting for their political survival, and currently no threat to the dominant CAQ.
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COVID-19: MLHU reports 111 cases from Saturday to Monday
The Middlesex-London Health Unit is reporting active cases are highest among those 0-11, with 56 cases or 86.9 cases per 100,000 population, up from 33 active cases on Friday.
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Police watchdog to investigate Quebec City officer linked to violent arrests
The SPVQ said the two incidents are connected to an ongoing internal investigation looking at four separate arrests which were caught on video.
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Alberta surgeon who hung noose in hospital receives four-month suspension
Grande Prairie surgeon Dr. Wynand Wessels has received a four-month suspension from a College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) hearing tribunal.
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COVID-19: Peterborough health unit reports 25th death, 16 new cases; closes Peterburgers
Health officials on Friday night ordered Peterburgers on George St. North closed.
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COVID-19: N.S. reports 45 new cases over 3 days, more than 90 recoveries
Of the new cases, 38 were in Central Zone, which includes Halifax. Six cases were in Northern Zone and one case was identified in Eastern Zone. 
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40 new COVID-19 cases reported in Guelph, active cases jump to 72
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says 81.2 per cent of eligible residents in the region are considered fully vaccinated, while 85 per cent have received one vaccine dose.
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More than 85,000 people attended Agribition’s 50th anniversary show
Organizers say Agribition proved to be a success this year with more than 85,000 people attending the show over its six days.
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Nawaz: Vaccination for kids is cause for celebration, even if there are tears
This is the moment parents have been anxiously awaiting for months.
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Superspreader event in Windsor-Essex sees at least 42 people test positive for COVID-19
The county is asking everyone who was at Elite Restaurant in Kingsville from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2. to get tested.
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Opinion: Quebec legal aid needs a major overhaul
Everyone charged with a crime deserves a proper defence, but the current system incentivizes guilty pleas from our most marginalized citizens.
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New COVID-19 travel rules are stranding Canadians in Africa
Politics Insider for Dec. 6, 2021: Confusion in southern Africa; O'Toole's last shot; and 100 years of women in the House The post New COVID-19 travel rules are stranding Canadians in Africa appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Opposition pushes for diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics as Canada awaits U.S. decision
Opposition parties are ramping up calls for a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics as the federal government awaits Washington's move.
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Replica handgun found in weapons investigation: London police
London, Ont., police say an investigation into a person threatening another person with what appeared to be a handgun has revealed that the item was a replica firearm.
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Inquest postponed into fatal train derailment in northern Manitoba
A Transportation Safety Board investigation found the track in the area was neglected and susceptible to heavy rain and high water levels.
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City of Toronto opens warming centres beginning Monday evening
Four warming centres will be open beginning at 7 p.m.
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17 cases of COVID-19 found on Norwegian Cruise ship returning to New Orleans
Some passengers said they weren't told about the outbreak while on board the ship, and only found out from reporters upon disembarking.
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B.C. to provide update on flood cleanup as two recovery milestones reached
The province is set to provide an update on the flood recovery efforts on Monday at 11:30 a.m. PT, which will be broadcast live here, on BC1 and on the Global BC Facebook page.
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Michigan high school officials could face charges for fatal shooting, prosecutor says
Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said the investigation’s findings will determine whether school officials will be charged in last Tuesday’s attack at Oxford High School.
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SIU clears Peterborough police officer after County Road 28 collision kills 1, injures 2
The SIU say a Peterborough Police Service officer initially tried to stop a vehicle for speeding on County Road 28. A short time later, the vehicle collided with a pickup.
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Federal government will soon hand over more residential school records: Miller
OTTAWA — Canada’s Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister says the federal government will soon release a volume of the residential school records it’s been criticized for withholding to a national archives centre. Marc Miller also says there’s no evidence the Liberal cabinet, including former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, was told of a 2015 decision to drop a […]
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Workers at Montreal's Pinel Institute stage protest for increased security
The union is also calling for better salaries for workers assigned to ensure security.
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Vancouver police recovers $75,000 in month-long shoplifting blitz
The clampdown has resulted in 195 arrests and 330 criminal charges, said police. Many are repeat offenders.
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Ottawa home prices rose 19% year-over-year in November: real estate board
A lack of supply in Ottawa's housing market means home prices will continue to climb heading into the new year, according to the local real estate board.
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Leafs’ Simmonds fined, Spezza faces suspension
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds has been slapped with a fine for a cross-check he applied to Winnipeg Jets forward Jansen Harkins on Sunday night.
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Ontario not likely to wind down vaccine passport system in January if Omicron persists: health minister
Ontario's deputy premier says the vaccine passport system may not start to wind down next month as planned if the Omicron coronavirus variant proves itself a greater danger to the public than Delta.
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Leafs’ forward Simmonds fined, Spezza faces suspension following game with Jets
Simmonds has been slapped with a fine for a cross-check he applied to Winnipeg Jets forward Jansen Harkins on Sunday night.
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Saskatoon’s version of Whoville returns to Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan CEO Tammy Forrester said the animated space allows families from the house or the community to spread some holiday season joy.
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Halifax man claiming to be contractor charged for allegedly taking money, but not doing work
Police allege the contractor asked for money upfront, but then stopped communicating with the customers and did not complete the work.
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8 new Omicron cases detected in Alberta, schools may have been exposed
Alberta's chief medical officer of health said 8 new COVID-19 Omicron variant cases had been detected in the province, with potential exposures in north zone schools.
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Dozens of staff at Spanish hospital infected with COVID-19 after Christmas party
Spain's prime minister on Monday urged people to "remain prudent" about COVID-19 over the holidays, as Christmas festivities at one Spanish hospital are suspected of infecting dozens of staff.
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