Canada is once again about to feel the financial benefits of the Oil Sands,(Billions in capital for maintenance, and infustructure)great wages, lower unemployment, taxes/royalty payments and the spread of wealth/income across our great nation.  Yes Canada's Oil Sands employs tradespeople from coast to coast,some part time and others fulltime...the offshoots of direct employment in the Oil Sands are supporting jobs,restaurants,hotels,housing,realtors,moving companies,fabrication shops,valve suppliers,safety companies,auto sales,airlines and airports,retail sales,highways and infastructure jobs,(sewers,overpasses,paving,heavy equipment)trucking,municipal resources and services,government jobs at all levels...yes the list is endless to the supporting jobs that benefit from Canada's Oil Sands. 

SPOT Oil...http://www.ino.com/

Suncor's 2011 Capital budget and plans...
IMO,Friday's announcement from the French Oil Co., Total Canada, and Suncor,  T.SU will break the Oil Sands open once again,(Suncor plans to accelerate its 10 year growth plans to double its Oil production)... 
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2ESU%26newsid%3D7991940

Totals' Josylyn Oil Sands mine....http://www.stockhouse.com/News/FinancialNewsDetailFeeds.aspx?n=14006919&src=cp

Suncor 70% Teck 30% Wind energy generation project in Drumheller Alberta...
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2ETCK%2EB%26newsid%3D7882886%26apFlag%3D

Syncrude's 2011 Capital budget and plans...
(T.COS.UN Canadian Oil Sands Trust,(37% of Syncrude)many other Oil Co.s own a portion of Syncrude...Canadian Oil Sands’ partners in Syncrude are Imperial Oil Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Sinopec Corp., Nexen Inc., JX Holdings Inc. unit Mocal Energy and Murphy Oil Co)
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2ECOS%2EUN%26newsid%3D7974451

Imperial Oil's latest quarterly update...
The Kearl project, one I'm not up on is starting early phases of growth...it is mentioned within T.IMO's latest quarterly report,IMO also has fingers in other Oil sands projects...
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2EIMO%26newsid%3D7930931%26apFlag%3D

Canadian Natural Resources 2011 Capital budget and plans...
T.CNQ's Horizon plans, and global budgets...
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2ECNQ%26newsid%3D7972620

CNQ's latest production fire,January 2011...short video...looks initially to be some major repairs ahead...http://www.stockhouse.com/Bullboards/MessageDetail.aspx?p=0&m=29079467&l=0&r=0&s=CNQ&t=LIST

Nexen's 2011 Capital budget and plans...
T.NXY's Long Lake project,(65% owned by NXY, and 35% T.OPC), other projects...
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2ENXY%26newsid%3D7953246

Husky's 2011 Capital budget and plans...
T.HSE, with a strong Oil footprint in Eastern Alberta, and now their Sunrise Oil Sands project...
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2Ffinancialtools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2EHSE%26newsid%3D7966662

Cenovus' 2011 Capital budget and plans...
T.CVE,the spin-off of Encana....Foster Creek project...
http://www.stockhouse.com/tools/?page=%2FFinancialTools%2Fsn%5Fnewsreleases%2Easp%3Fsymbol%3DT%2ECVE%26newsid%3D7981269

While this is not all the projects tied to the Oil Sands it is most of the core projects, and as one quickly adds up the Billions of dollars forecast to be spent in 2011, it looks to be shaping up to be a very strong and beneficial year in support of putting food on Canadian's tables. Play safe within the industry and support Canadian Oil NG,(use all forms of energy wisely) and the offshoots of those developments...Goodluck to all my fellow tradespeople within the industry in 2011.

proudly Canadian,

Cheers,Magnum