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Canada at 150

It's a time to remember the things that bind us together. 

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Let these projects go forward: B.C. residents send a clear message

It's time to explode the carefully nurtured myth that British Columbia residents are opposed to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion and Site C. That just ain't so, according to a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute.

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A new reality for British Columbia?

Can British Columbia prosperity be saved from a slate of policies designed specifically to drive natural resource investment out of the province? As investors' hands tighten around their wallets, one thing is clear: the work of our movement has scarcely begun.

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The “R” word sounds sour note in BC’s Northeast

The BC NDP has promised to review natural gas fracking and what it calls subsidies, while the BC Greens campaigned to ban the use of any kind of fossil fuels. Davie Higgins looks at why some residents of BC's north east region, including Tyler Kosick, are concerned.

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Reality check on natural resources

In British Columbia, resource exports have been a stable part of the economy for the past two decades. Last year, they increased. 

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It's Aboriginal Awareness Week

Canada's Aboriginal people consistently speak of their quest for a successful future. Now there is fresh evidence to show that they are twice as likely as non-Aboriginals to find that future through work in natural resource fields.

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In one slide, why the Kinder Morgan pipeline is in Canada's vital national interest

Next time you hear someone claim we can do without the B.C. pipeline expansion, don't be swayed. Without crude oil exports, Canada simply cannot pay the rent. 

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: Here's how one mine is building communities

For those in the natural resource fields, it can prove incredibly challenging to demonstrate to others – like city residents – the positive impact that rural and out-of-sight industrial activities have on the economy. Check out how the Copper Mountain Mine is working to overcome that. 

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Busy time ahead for Resource Works

In communities across British Columbia, Resource Works is part of an emerging movement in support of getting past today's natural resource conflicts. We are also helping keep decision makers abreast of important developments in recognizing the essential role of natural resources in the economy. 

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A moment of reflection – and building the movement

The central role of natural resources in British Columbia life is reflected in the province's general election results. What are the lessons for those of us working toward broader consensus on what will surely be a resource-intensive future? Stewart Muir looks at the landscape.

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Suzuki Foundation researchers come back impressed by B.C.'s natural gas emissions

Looking for evidence of methane emissions in British Columbia's natural gas extraction industry, researchers were surprised at how tight the new wave of field equipment really is.

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Angry about U.S. duties on Canadian lumber? Blame B.C.

A significant chunk of the penalty is due to log export restrictions that exist only in British Columbia, according to Barrie McKenna of the Globe and Mail.

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Veteran woodsman certain "raw" log exports are not a problem

The issue is far more complicated and a ban would not solve anything, says Nanaimo log broker Barry Simpson in this report by Don Hauka for Resource Works.

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How natural resources are spinning high-tech and clean-tech jobs

British Columbia's highest productivity, highest paying jobs are in natural resources. But did you know resources are creating a stunning level of high-tech and clean tech jobs? Meet the companies driving this renaissance.

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Inventys: Saving the world by braving hi-tech's "Valley of Death"

Naturally_Resourceful_logo.pngGreener and more efficient use of our precious natural resources can only come from harnessing technology. In the Naturally Resourceful series, Resource Works writer Don Hauka looks at the British Columbia companies that are on the leading edge of this transformation. Fifth in the series.

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Reality Check - Forest jobs have been recovering for half a decade

Latest data from BC Statistics shows forestry jobs in the province are close to breaking through the 20,000 level for first time since the global financial crisis hit in 2008. With softwood lumber now an issue, Stewart Muir reveals what the employment numbers mean.

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Vancouver’s first shipment of Alberta crude oil

A maritime archivist reveals the story of how Vancouver became an export port for a commodity it has been shipping safely since 1956.

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Future of Site C question is a query about the future of society itself

A new study that says stop building the clean-energy mega project is based on two assumptions – low commodity prices lasting forever, and revolutionary energy technologies "just around the corner". Stewart Muir analyzes the study, which was authored by longstanding project opponents.

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MYTH BUSTER: How do we get the most out of our natural resources?

Doesn't it seem like common sense that the smartest thing to do to strengthen our economy is make finished products? Donald Trump might have made this idea work for him. But the Smiley Curve shows why a strong resource economy like British Columbia should be realistic about manufacturing.

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Here's what we need to know about competitiveness in the carbon pricing era

Carbon pricing in individual Canadian provinces—if not matched by equivalent carbon prices in other jurisdictions—can potentially create competitiveness pressures on individual economic sectors. Check out the Ecofiscal Commission's findings on this issue.

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