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Here's why Canada depends so much on its energy exports

What country wouldn't want to retain, and keep improving, a trillion dollar industry? (If it was lucky enough to have one, that is.) Stewart Muir looks at some surprising data.

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Petronas pulls the plug on its massive plans to export BC's gas

Attracting job-creating investments to British Columbia requires putting out a welcome mat. It should come as no surprise when hostile messages are taken at face value, and investors head for the hills.

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It's the imbalances that are hurting climate progress for Canada

Trusted and efficient carbon pricing is fundamental if we expect industry to maintain committed to jobs in Canada. There are some worrying signs this is at risk. 

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Responding to climate change: Reinventing forestry practices in British Columbia

The problem is not coming – it's already here. Writer David Jordan took an in-depth look at how British Columbia researchers have been tackling threats to forest health.

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What today's B.C. wildfires can tell us about the future

Escalating devastation in the British Columbia Interior is creating widespread hardship. Through this testing time, we should also be thinking about future-proofing the province's people and resources, since the problems aren't going away.

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"Carbon bomb"? Sorry, activists: natural gas from Canada is necessary to fight climate change

A vigorous effort to erode confidence in Canada's LNG industry has it all wrong. In fact, natural gas is in hot demand worldwide in the crusade against climate change.

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A portrait of our vulnerability

Wildfires across the British Columbia Interior are a reminder that the things we take for granted can be snatched away with hardly a moment's notice. 

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How resources continue to make B.C. a beacon of responsible prosperity

Stewart Muir looks at how it is that British Columbia remains so strongly identified with natural resources. 

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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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