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'Create that spark': Software testing program seeks to increase Indigenous people in IT sector

Saskatchewan has a new six-month software testing program that aims to bring more Indigenous people into the IT industry. There are 14 students enrolled in the Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization (PLATO) program in Regina. With classes five days a week for 15 weeks, they focus on testing application methodologies. It was a competitive process to choose from…

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Alberta oil and gas producer cleanup cost estimates set too low, says coalition

Alberta’s largest energy companies are underestimating how much it will cost to clean up thousands of oil and gas wells drilled over past decades, a consortium warns — estimating that the bill for just one energy industry giant alone would be $11.9 billion. The Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project — a coalition of landowners, scientists, environmentalists…

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