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Training for a brighter future

A new generation of 21st-century workers has the resources to make the world a better place, writes Margareta Dovgal.

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Does Ottawa have selective hearing when it comes to salmon farming in BC?

Dallas Smith of the Coalition of First Nations for Finfish Stewardship says it’s time for Ottawa to listen.

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Pacheedaht succeed despite protests

The Pacheedaht First Nation is a powerful success story, not an inconvenient fact for Fairy Creek protestors, writes Josiah Haynes.

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Three myths you might have heard

From subsidies to the energy transformation and beyond, Josiah Haynes debunks tall tales on BC natural gas.

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Why BC’s reformed natural gas royalty could hold the secret to a thriving sector

Far from the industry's death knell, BC’s new natural gas royalty framework may hold the key to economic reconciliation with Blueberry River First Nations, writes Josiah Haynes.

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Partnering in responsible LNG development sparking cultural renewal within Haisla Nation

Chief Crystal Smith shares insights into the Haisla Nation's revolutionary approach to sustainable resource development.

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Old growth forests do not need an elegy — or a hunger strike

Independent forest researcher Alice Palmer comments on the latest in BC's old growth debate.

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Dear Hollywood: Don't interfere with Indigenous aspirations

Resource Works calls on Hollywood to respect Indigenous economic aspirations in this open letter on celebrities and Coastal GasLink.

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When traditional territories overlap: A BC First Nations example

It's a tale of two neighbouring Indigenous groups, the Wet'suwet'en and the Carrier Sekani, with big implications for a major infrastructure project.

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Equity partnerships represent a turning point for Indigenous communities

Indigenous entrepreneurs are putting tired narratives to rest. Josiah Haynes explores the partnerships defining a new generation of economic reconciliation.

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Canada represents the good guys in the international oil business

In 2022, Joe Biden is courting unstable Venezuela for its oil, while ignoring an obvious solution right next door. Resource Works went back to the archives for this assessment of the issues.

 

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BC’ers taking a pragmatic view to natural gas development – and are concerned about imports

Survey finds British Columbians are concerned about importing oil and gas from countries with lower environmental & social standards.

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It’s time to get Canada into the world LNG game

With Europe dependent on Russian fuel and Asia eager to get off coal, BC LNG could build a safer and cleaner world.

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Capturing carbon is the future

"The enemy isn’t fossil fuels. It’s not even coal. It's carbon dioxide. So carbon-capture technologies are the future," writes Cory Channon.

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How a blatantly biased forestry panel steered toward a crucial outcome

Documents released under Freedom of Information reveal how British Columbia's controversial Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel manipulated civil servants and public processes.

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Debunking natural gas myths: The size of BC oil and gas

How big is BC's oil and gas industry? As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the third of the top five myths in this series about the gas that could fuel the world.

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Move to scuttle carbon capture would be equivalent of banning all renewable energy

Opponents of emerging technology to reduce GHGs in the atmosphere are playing a dangerous game. Carbon capture is clearly supported by International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) research. Stewart Muir reviews the situation.

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Change is coming

With 2022 underway, Director of Research Margareta Dovgal weighs in on recent trends in forestry, mining, and oil and gas in BC – and where careful observers may spot the emerging desire to get things built.

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Meet the grand coalition

Stewart Muir exposes environmental lobbying in British Columbia and how it has affected media coverage.

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Plans are useless; planning is indispensable

The ongoing energy crisis is a warning for Canada. Is it time to re-think our energy policies? Josiah Haynes explores.

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