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More than 500 government and business leaders from across the Northwestern United States and Western Canada are gathered in Saskatoon for the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 22nd Annual Summit.

Estevan's Community Development Manager Michel Cyrenne is attending the conference and said there was a lot of discussion yesterday about the Bakken Oil and the Carbon Capture projects around our area during some presentations yesterday.  Malcolm Wilson, CEO Petroleum Technology Research Centre and representatives from the Carbon Capture in Estevan were among the guest speakers yesterday.

Cyrenne believes the speakers provided a lot of information on the Saskpower and the bakken projects in our region. He felt the presentations opened the minds of the audience of high ranking officials in the both United States and Canada.

One session that Cyrenne is attending today will be discussing workforce discussion. They will be talking a number of pilot programs that worked in other areas to fill the gap in infrastructure needs by bringing skills people from others different areas. He adds that it will also touch on labour mobility and making it easier to bring in workers from the United States to work in Canada.

A diverse list of keynote speakers will highlighted the summit, including Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Sun News Network TV Host Ezra Levant and Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer, amongst others.

The speakers and presentations will wrap up tomorrow and it will be followed by some tours on Thursday.
Source: DiscoverEstevan.com

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