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What happens if Canada loses an oil pipeline?

A Parliamentary committee has looked at what would happen if the United States goes through with Michigan's threat to cripple the Canadian economy by unilaterally shutting down the Line 5 pipeline. 

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Pacheedaht First Nation: An example of reconciliation and development

In spite of a concerted pressure campaign to sideline the Indigenous group's economic opportunities, this Vancouver Island people is an example of how reconciliation and development go hand-in-hand, writes Josiah Haynes.

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What an educated millennial thinks about forestry

Social media stoked his belief that old-growth forestry was something to oppose. Now: "After seeing firsthand how forests are managed in British Columbia, I am firmly against a ban on old-growth harvesting."

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What kind of energy Bill are you?

In the battle for energy hearts and minds, are you a Gates or a McKibben? Stewart Muir weighs two different approaches to how humanity might be powered in future.

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Mining plans new future in BC

Amidst uncompetitive tax and regulatory regimes, a new roadmap from the province and the Mining Association of BC hopes to overcome challenges through innovation, ESG, and a revitalized workforce.

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Resource Works: Trans Mountain's request is about the integrity of the public process

In a last-ditch effort to stop TMX, its insurers are being targeted and intimidated. Resource Works supports Trans Mountain's request to make insurer identities confidential, support civil dialogue, and uphold the public process.

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Natural resources in decline? The reality is very different, yet perceptions persist

Renowned natural resource scholar Ken Coates tells Parliamentarians: "We don't see resource development as being particularly attractive or compelling these days. I think it's fair to say that our country's urban areas, which are very powerful and very appropriately powerful, are disconnected from the sector."

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"Shifting the forestry paradigm" requires getting down to serious efforts – but not violence

Those in positions of responsibility must work to lower the temperature on a brewing "war in the woods"

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Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Why oil sands producers say they need it

Do changing attitudes about oil, and projected shifts in global demand for it over coming decades, affect whether the Canadian pipeline is needed? Stewart Muir looks at what oil sands companies are telling investors about this.

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Danish scientists say old-growth forests' climate role overestimated by 1/3

Incorrectly analyzed data led to mistaken view about the climate mitigation impact of old and unmanaged forests.

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Here's the real story on Fairy Creek and the future of responsible forestry

If all your information is from high-volume advertising campaigns, the following might come as a surprise: the Fairy Creek watershed near British Columbia's Port Renfrew is not at risk because of forestry. 

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Meeting Canada's aggressive green targets a tall order

OPINION: In this commentary for Resource Works, Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen of the Business Council of British Columbia explain what a green recovery from COVID-19 might actually look like – and what it might cost. 

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Go for the gold, BC

BC finds a silver lining in exploration investments but won't strike gold without reform. Without regulatory and tax reforms, BC may lose two-thirds of its mines by 2040.

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Natural gas: a way forward for BC and First Nations

Natural gas makes our province an energy giant. But what is LNG, and what does it mean for BC? Josiah Haynes explores.

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How Canadian pipelines reduce global emissions

Want to bring down global emissions? Clean Canadian energy can help, but we'll need pipelines to do it.

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Not your grandparents' oil

With emissions reduced by over 30% since 1990, the Canadian oilsands continue to find innovative ways to reduce emissions and conserve the natural environment.

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Metro Vancouver council rejects "fossil fuel treaty" that would seek to end thousands of B.C. jobs

Mayors’ assembly debating the proposal pondered environmental, social and economic aspects before landing on its decision.

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What's our shared future in BC's forests?

Myths abound about how forestry is done in British Columbia. More than ever, sound judgment and respect for the facts are needed. We've put together some resources to help with that.

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Killing 10 million fish & eggs "unfortunate"

Minister Jordan stands by her decision to cut 1,500 coastal jobs, knocking out almost 25% of BC's salmon farming industry and culling 10.7 million fish and eggs.

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Carbon trading: opportunity and obstacles

With its energy exports to Asia reducing world-wide emissions, Canada could benefit from an international carbon credit trading agreement. But flawed carbon accounting and insufficient liquidity in the international market stand in the way.

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