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Debunking natural gas myths: Natural gas subsidies

Does BC subsidize the natural gas industry? As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the second of the top five myths in this series about the gas that could fuel the world.

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Modernization, meet paradigm shift. Paradigm shift, meet chaos

Stewart Muir: How the insider moves of a narrow interest group snookered provincial cabinet, MLAs, citizens, and the broad forestry community.

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Looking back on 2021

It has been a historic year for natural resource providers. As we enter 2022, Stewart Muir looks back on 2021.

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Debunking natural gas myths: BC's royalty review

As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the first of the top five myths about the gas that could fuel the world.

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"They're ruining our names," say Wet'suwet'en community members

As blockaders threaten livelihoods, Josiah Haynes explores the forgotten struggle of Wet'suwet'en workers and pipeline supporters.

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Wet'suwet'en women leaders under fire from anti-development faction

As blockader aggression intensifies, Josiah Haynes takes readers back to the surprising story that led three Wet'suwet'en women to speak out.

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With the stroke of a pen, an industry is gone

British Columbia officials ignored scientists' advice in decision to eradicate the $12-million-a-year mink farming industry located in the Fraser Valley. Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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From Ottawa to Glasgow

Breaking down Canada's new Cabinet and COP26 with Margareta Dovgal and Josiah Haynes.

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Workers at risk from new tactics by pressure groups

For more than a year, a small band of protesters has tried to force an abrupt change of direction in British Columbia's forest policy. After burning through public resources to stage illegal antics in the forest near Fairy Creek, the blockaders are turning to potentially lethal tactics that place workers, first responders, and themselves in physical danger.

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Canada at a hinge point on energy and climate

Progress has been made, but will the country be able to bend its emissions curve downwards and capitalize on its energy potential? Monica Gattinger offers five recommendations.

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Why skyrocketing natural gas prices spur BC’s LNG prospects

The cost of energy is tied to the soaring cost of living, writes Stewart Muir.

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Off to sea, with LNG

Delta's new Tilbury LNG facilities are exactly what the city needs.

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A gameplan for economic recovery

We have the tools to build back better. Let's use them.

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LNG isn't dead yet

BC's LNG era is far from over. Those seeking its demise would have better luck finding the Holy Grail.

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The pipeline protest built

What does it look like when a major infrastructure project is hardened in the crucible of years of intense public scrutiny?

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Are Canadians ready to transition to a lower standard of living?

If we're serious about both climate change and having a functioning economy, great care will be needed in crafting "just transition" imperatives. Stewart Muir explains why.

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BC salmon farms: What’s next?

The phrase "like a fish out of water" is taking on new meaning, thanks to what is sure to be an unnecessary and awkward transition away from open-net salmon farming in BC's coastal waters.

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BC’s carbon tax is worse than you think

If one carbon tax kept workers from driving to their jobs, another is driving jobs from workers, Josiah Haynes writes.

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The oil-gas subsidies that aren’t

A new report claims Canada's oil and gas pipelines received over $23 billion in federal subsidies. But is that really true? 

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Digging for the future

The world is electrifying. And it's looking to BC to supply the metals and minerals it needs. 

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