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Thanks to you, we've hit a new milestone

The idea of a research group dedicated to building solid information, broader understanding, and a supportive movement wasn’t novel in 2014 when Resource Works came onto the scene.

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Who decides our energy future?

At a conference in Ottawa this week, Resource Works joined a conversation about the ability of Canada to attract investment and foster innovation.

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NGRAIN technology gives "super hero powers" to people

Using 3D scanners and laser scanning measurement devices, workers can scan a piece of equipment, feed the data into the NGRAIN platform and have it automatically identify problems. Naturally_Resourceful_logo.png

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Here's the simple, non-partisan truth about crude oil: exporting it is how Canada pays the rent

Politics has absolutely nothing to do with the urgent necessity to build pipelines, like the Kinder Morgan expansion, to tidewater.

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Because of the resource economy, high tech jobs are going from strength to strength

In the quest for resource innovation, high technology is creating jobs and building the green economy.

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At the nexus of high tech and natural resources

To mark the British Columbia Tech Summit, Resource Works is looking at how foundational industries are at the leading edge of innovation.

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MYTH BUSTERS: Why building the bridge to our energy future is not as easy as it might appear

In part 2 of the Myth Busters series, we look at some of the challenges facing those committed to cleaner ways to power society

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Disruptive innovation comes to mining

As the global mining industry struggles to break through all kinds of limitations, disruptive innovation strategies are suddenly in vogue.

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The bottom line on pipelines and hot commodities

Exports, primarily in natural resources, are how we pay for needed imports: economist Patricia Mohr

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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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MYTH BUSTERS: Here's why log exports do not cost BC jobs

It's common to hear that selling logs to foreign countries is bad for British Columbia jobs. In fact, precisely the opposite is true. Stewart Muir explodes the myth in these six charts that take a long-term view of the evidence. 

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Poll shows most residents want to find a way to make resources work

Results suggest that discussion and debate can help solve concerns about honesty, transparency and inclusivity.

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Small businesses signal green shoots for Canadian resource sector

Highest level of confidence since June 2014: Canadian Federation of Independent Business

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Provincial budget delivers solid (though unglamorous) measures to support resource growth

Tax fairness demanded by union leaders, along with a raft of environmental and market development measures, is BC government's idea of recognizing resource sector needs.

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A picture of openness

Are there ways to build public confidence that natural resource development aligns with the broader interest? A national report on this theme is of special interest to candidates for public office. 

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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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