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Elk Valley mines a $1-billion contributor to the provincial economy

The Elk Valley steelmaking coal mines in southeastern British Columbia are a major economic driver in the province, says an independent economic study from Resource Works.

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When we start with shared values, progress is possible

Community Conversations by Resource Works is designed to foster better, more inclusive discussions about important issues. 

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The 7 myths of BC's resource economy

It can be difficult to grasp just how important the resource sector is to the province's economy. But a research report produced by economist Philip Cross for Resource Works gives us a useful picture

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REPORT: Measuring the impact of natural resources on PNWER economies

Statistical data and information is essential for making informed decisions about natural resources. Here's our take on how some provinces, territories, and states in the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region are treating the issue - and how they can improve.

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British Columbia's dysfunctional resource debate

The province has a history of bitter, unyielding fights over resource issues. And no wonder. We have a highly resource-dependent economy, a population of passionate environmentalists, and significant urban-rural divides

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First Nations and industry: Becoming Partners

Report examines a decade of progress in aboriginal-industrial relations in British Columbia.

 

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A Citizen's Guide to LNG

It was long overdue. Now here, for the first time, is a balanced study of what liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects can mean for citizens of British Columbia, with an emphasis on Sea to Sky Country

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How not to squander our resource wealth

Saving up for a rainy day, or for retirement, is a challenge most people understand, but can governments be persuaded to take the same approach? Now is the time for British Columbians to discuss what kind of fund the province needs and what we can realistically expect it to deliver

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Report highlights forest sector's strong economic impact

The BC Forest Industry Economic Impact Study describes a sector that had a combined direct and indirect impact of $12.4 billion on BC’s GDP in 2013 and supported 145,800 full-time-equivalent jobs, more than half of which were in non-forestry industries. The report also finds that the industry directly and indirectly generated $1.4 billion in revenue for the provincial government and $150 million for BC municipalities

 

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How rural BC packs a punch in the big city

What is the economic impact of resource companies, especially in urban areas? Resource Works sets off in search of the answer

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