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A realistic look at BC forestry

BC needs a working forest, not activist misinformation. Carl Sweet, a founding director of the BC Forestry Alliance, shares his perspective.

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Exploration and mining can and should be at the forefront of B.C.'s post-COVID economic recovery plan

As a society, we should want these operations in BC where we have some of the highest environmental, social and governance standards of anywhere in the world. Kendra Johnson explains.

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Canada’s plans: clean fuels and hydrogen

Despite mixed reviews on its Clean Fuel Standard, the federal government attracts enthusiasm for hydrogen and biofuels.

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Fishy decision from federal minister

With thousands of Vancouver Island jobs and a $1.4 billion investment on the line, BC salmon farmers take Ottawa to court Federal Court over forced closure of Discovery Island operations.

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Electric vehicles: the fine print

Electric vehicles are improving, but battery and cost problems persist.

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The GHG intensity of the Canadian oil industry – what the scientific research actually says

"If activists are going to attack the Canadian oil industry they should understand what the science really says about the relative GHG intensity of Canadian crudes," says scientist and public communicator Blair King, Ph.D.

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Will UNDRIP hurt resource development?

"UNDRIP does not just provide Indigenous peoples with the right to say no to development; it also supports our right to say yes." National Council of Chiefs tells Prime Minister.

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Canada faces pipeline crunch

With Biden blocking Keystone, the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project is more important than ever.

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Where do federal parties stand on BC aquaculture?

In December, the federal government shuttered nineteen fish farms on the Discovery Islands, putting over 1,500 Vancouver Island families out of work. With the future of BC aquaculture in question, Josiah Haynes compares where the federal parties stand.

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We need private investment to build back better

Government can’t print money forever—we’ll need private investment. So what would happen without investment from mining, oil, and gas? Josiah Haynes investigates.

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Messages to Biden on cross-border energy

Can Biden be persuaded to keep Keystone XL? Canadian industry and government urge energy cooperation.

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West Coast First Nations strike agreement to protect sacred cultural cedars

Nanwakolas Council and forestry companies make groundbreaking agreement to ensure monumental trees are protected within traditional territories.

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Innovation for a turbulent year

From battling misinformation during the Wet’suwet’en crisis to launching the Resource Innovation Forum, Resource Works proved itself a critical advocate for Canada’s resource sectors. We look back on 2020, a year of adapting to meet new challenges and emerging opportunities.

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Yes, we do need those pipelines

Canada Energy Regulator: The TMX pipeline will help Canada meet global demand for crude oil, despite misinformation campaign.

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Island communities left behind as 19 fish-farms shut down

"Scientists have spoken but the government prefers to listen to activists and not to the people who live and work here,” says Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas. Phasing out open-net salmon farming would mean more costs on industry, less benefit to communities.

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When it comes to the new carbon tax, sustainability is a double edged sword

As the federal government drives towards its Paris Agreement goals, concerns abound regarding economic sustainability.

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Innovative start-ups cap 6-week series on energy and sustainability

Sustainably reaching climate targets requires meeting the double bottom line—reducing GHGs while boosting commercial viability. Hydrogen experts Marty Reed and Chris Reid say that the road to green energy is blue.

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Time to "turn the page" on opposing Trans Mountain pipeline, says B.C. cabinet minister Murray Rankin

Though he long had "difficulty" with the venture, British Columbia's new Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister now acknowledges the project deemed to be in the national interest has its approvals and is going forward.

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Yes, Virginia, Trans Mountain does have a business case

Critics of the pipeline project are outdoing themselves to seed doubt and confusion. In spite of this, those who care about Canadian economic-environmental balance needn't worry: TMX will be productive, profitable and climate-friendly for many decades. Stewart Muir explains why.

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How B.C. mayors are taking action to heal the urban-rural divide

Local leaders are the ones closest to public anxieties – they live it every day. In the pandemic response, these are the voices coming to the fore in support of doing the right thing.

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