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"Have you stopped cheating on tests?" and other politically loaded questions

It's that time when resource questions turn political. The question "Have you stopped cheating on tests?" is an old example of a loaded question, as discussed in many a first-year university class on logic and logical fallacy.

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What are the safety rules for foreign energy companies in BC?

A news report about Petronas safety issues in Malaysia raises question of whether foreign companies have to follow Canadian laws - and it's an easy answer

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Resource sector is behind 70% of the things that get made in BC

Natural resources are fundamental to the health of another sector, one that runs across the entire economy

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Australia starts to see its new LNG industry pay off

For anyone hoping to dampen Canada's hopes of developing the liquefied natural export industry, news from Down Under may be a disappointment

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Close urban-rural divide, BC residents urge industry, government

A poll for Resource Works shows that most of us support the natural resource sector, but think our positives could be sold more effectively.

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"NOT AFRAID" - Getting comfortable with our natural resource future

In January 2016, one of Canada's most nuanced thinkers on natural resource issues will again partner with Resource Works for a public speaking event in Vancouver: Brian Lee Crowley of Ottawa's Macdonald-Laurier Institute

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What would it take to run ALL of BC's cars and trucks on electricity?

In 2015, almost everyone agrees that the world needs to change the mix of fuels it uses. But exactly what the result needs to look like, and how quickly that can happen, is one of today's most pressing questions

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A surprising shift in the relative importance of resource companies

Research by a Simon Fraser University marketing professor shows how natural resource companies moved to the fore of the Canadian economy. 

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Footprint of mining

Almost all the things we use in everyday life come from mining – but the land footprint is so small it is practically invisible.

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9 reasons why natural gas is a clean, abundant, and reliable fuel for the future

Why is a clean energy solution that promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions being met with vigorous opposition from some environmentalists?

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"It's time to stop apologizing for our oil industry"

Alberta's energy minister turns out to be a major booster of the oil sands - but what will it take her to share those views more widely?

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See what $22.7 billion in BC natural resources looks like

Visual Capitalist imagines our yearly resource extraction as giant cubes placed around downtown Vancouver. See just how enormous it is, and how much it's worth

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Oil producers and union workers voice support for proposal

Trans Mountain has applied for permission to expand capacity of its pipeline system between Edmonton and Burnaby, from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of oil per day — a move that would give western Canadian producers better-paying access to international markets

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Korean conference puts spotlight on city-based resource careers

Urban students are often unaware of just how extensively the natural resource industries create the best job opportunities in British Columbia. Resource Works wants to change that

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A growing body of evidence on BC's clean-energy future

People are deeply concerned about water management, and any perception that supplies are at risk from development can be bad news for the energy sector. This infographic should allay those concerns

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Count the ways we count on responsible resource management

BC Day comes just once a year, but every day the province's natural resource economy provides an enviably high standard of living. Check out this infographic and learn how to show your support for reasonable, respectful discourse

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14 lessons in eco-cooperation from the Great Bear Rainforest

A veteran forest negotiator shares his insights into how to save a rainforest – while giving the economy a chance

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A fresh tack on building the nation's resource and exporting future

In Halifax, Canada's provinces and territories issue a crystal-clear unified statement on the urgent need for exports of oil and natural gas

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Resource Works summer program attracts rising stars from McGill

Our summer students are helping the Resource Works Society build an authentic social movement in support of responsible resource use

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Undecided on Site C? Not any more, suggests the latest opinion poll

A planned hydroelectric dam in northeast British Columbia has gained stronger support over the past year, says a new opinion survey.

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