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Natural resource development gets majority support from millennials

Forget the stereotypes – these young Canadians are calling for shovels in the ground, writes Scott Simpson.

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Mining workers are among our leading breadwinners

With hourly pay for these jobs now topping $54, we wanted to hear directly from workers and communities that see the direct benefits.

 

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Natural gas is back: British Columbia drilling surge is behind $5+ billion in 2017 investment

In the midst of a particularly frosty winter, signs of spring for an industry that thousands of families depend on.

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Real voices of LNG leadership: First Nations chiefs speak out

VIDEO: Chiefs explain the decision-making process that guided their evaluation of an economic opportunity on their traditional territory.

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When these economists tried to explain how natural resources keep the economy in balance, here is what they came up with

And they looked no further than the nearest bathtub. 

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In the age of fake news, are resource industries failing to tell their story?

Fake news was around long before Donald Trump made it a thing, argues Bill Whitelaw, and that has hit Canada's primary producers hard.

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Why Canadian pensions depend on natural resources

The average Canadian might not know it, but 42 per cent of Canada Pension Plan holdings are natural resource companies.

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British Columbia’s pulp and paper industry is facing tough times despite its hefty impact on the economy

The problem is a provincial tax structure that hands an advantage to competitors in other parts of the country and elsewhere in the world.

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Think again about natural resources

With future prosperity at stake, it's time to ask whether some of the things we think we know about natural resources are even true. 

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Humanity's dependency on energy from the sun is sure to increase, though experts differ on how quick solar can be scaled up

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavour since the beginning of civilization. This infographic from SolarTech and Visual Capitalist details the history of solar energy starting in 4,000 BC.

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Mining returns: Roundup 2017 conference opens in Vancouver

It's that time of January when thousands of mining people descend on Vancouver for a rite of their industry: the Association for Mineral Exploration's annual Roundup conference. 

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INDIGENOUS MISSION: Finding partnerships in BC's mining sector

At the recent Nation2Nation conference in Terrace, Lana Eagle spoke about taking personal responsibility on the path to building reconciliation relationships with indigenous partners. 

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LNG & flying pigs: In BC's case liquefied natural gas is already here

Transportation and industrial uses like mining continue to spur investment in a clean energy supply that British Columbia has in abundance.

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High tech jobs are eclipsing resource jobs? Try again - they're growing in tandem

Latest batch of statistics proves that in the quest for resource innovation, high technology is creating jobs and building the green economy.

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Getting past polarization

Our homepage at Resource Works says it all:  “We have a problem. British Columbia is polarized”. Well, it’s not just British Columbia. We are seeing polarization over many natural resources in many jurisdictions.

 

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5 Conditions: Slacker's Guide

What were those 5 conditions the British Columbia government placed on approving the Trans Mountain Expansion Project? Here they are again. 

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A new way of seeing one Canadian oil pipeline

We need a fresh way of understanding what oil pipeline propositions mean for Canada if we are ever to get to the values that connect people. 

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OUTLOOK 2017: Experts convene to predict path of world's greenest resource export region

British Columbia is the planet’s leader in using the best technologies and standards to get our resources to the world while protecting the environment. Our recent symposium drew together recognized experts to look at how this balancing act will continue into 2017.

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New Advisory Council member: Winston Stothert

A living legend of western Canadian industry and public service steps aboard our community group as we tell the story of British Columbia's green resource brand.

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Stewart Muir provides fresh perspective, seeks middle ground at UBC pipeline panel discussion

They packed the room in C.K. Choi Building at UBC on a snowy Friday afternoon looking for insights into energy policy and climate change. And Resource Works Executive Director Stewart Muir delivered a fresh perspective on Canada's sometimes-puzzling public policy on pipelines.

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