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How to work effectively with people we don’t agree with, may not like, and don’t trust

One of the most important skill sets for current times is the ability to work with people we don't necessary agree with or even trust. Finally there is a way to acquire this ability.

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What can be learned from the disappointment of losing one major project?

Industry and government are paying the price for being tone deaf and numb to their obligations to First Nations and communities. Regulatory burden and uncertainty is another. Layer on top of that regulatory uncertainty and a lack of a real and clear commitment by governments, and it's clear Canada is in trouble. Untitled_design_(2).jpg

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International energy guru's message for Canada

Canada has natural advantages in its oil and gas industry that the country would be wise to consider as it plans its energy future. The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, took time out from a recent visit to Winnipeg to explain what those are. 

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RESOURCES PRIMER: Five proof points showing how primary industries drive the economy

The world is just as dependent as ever on basic materials that need to be responsibly sourced from somewhere. This can be challenging to understand  for those who've heard the arguments that Canada is a post-resource economy. This material can help.

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Building a resilient nation will take courage

Every woman, man and child in Canada benefits from the oil industry through the billions it pays in royalties, corporate taxes and other levies. According to Jamie Carroll, that includes the women, men and children living in British Columbia and Quebec.

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Getting from high-energy to low-carbon lifestyles

In our haste for energy perfection, we are overlooking the more important need to sustain, over the long term, supplies of energy sufficient to let us maintain our standard of living. Stewart Muir looks at what we can do about this emerging crisis.

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Bet you won't guess the most powerful step available to address climate change

Electric vehicles? Solar panels? Wind turbines? None of the above. Educating girls and family planning in combination offer the greatest single opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Proving big things can come in small packages

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Greener 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. Seventh in the series.

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A frontline dispatch from the war on responsible resource development

Sobering thoughts from a retired energy regulator who has won accolades from all sides through contentious processes. 

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A new series celebrates progress through natural resources

Our new daily infographic from adventurer-scientist Tony Morley appears in social media with the hashtag #ResourceProgress.

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Two perspectives on carbon pricing, future fuels and prosperity

Global demand for crude oil and natural gas is not credibly forecast to diminish over most of this century, but there is increasing pressure to change our energy systems. Some leading-edge thinkers examine the thorny issues that result.

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What's in the national interest? Let's start with prosperity, freedom and equality

A court challenge paid for by British Columbia taxpayers claims that building safe energy infrastructure is not in the national interest. Could this be true?

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Resource Works adds its voice to Generation Energy

 Winnipeg conference aims to shape Canada’s long-term energy future.

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Our growth potential is wasting away as resource project inertia continues

"We continue to drag our feet about pipelines, we manage to discourage liquefied natural gas investments in BC..."

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DYK: Alberta is a bigger trading partner for BC than China

A fascinating new study from the Business Council of British Columbia reveals high level of mutual dependency between the neighbours.

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Trade is the lifeblood of our prosperity – that is why we must protect it

Resource commodities are nearly 80% of British Columbia's exports today and continue to underpin hundreds of thousands of jobs. Wrong moves on carbon pricing can hurt those workers while doing nothing for climate. 

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Common-sense Canadians want a clean future as well as a powered present

While a small number of protesters get themselves on the news with emotionally charged displays, it turns out most British Columbia residents are practical green futurists who support new energy projects done right.

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Let's get behind the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive

Resource families are among the hardest hit by British Columbia's summer of wildfires. As we leave the summer season, they're going to need all the help they can get. Please join us supporting the Thanksgiving Food Drive, an annual event that takes place each September

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Do you love the Earth? Then you should be at Resources for Future Generations 2018

In June 2018, Vancouver will be the site of a major international conference exploring themes of interest to the Resource Works community. 

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Time for a foundational conversation on jobs and the environment

How can we collaborate to protect workers and grow the economy? A roundtable conversation with Canada's environment minister is a reminder that complex regulatory systems are not simple to manage. 

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