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Critical thinking matters amid calls for folding up Canada's oil & gas sector

Renewables-only advocates have seized upon the pandemic as a way to pressure federal politicians into using their powers to deep-six Canada’s domestic oil and gas industry, writes Stewart Muir.

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How the Natural Runners brought a light touch to the story of natural resources

The annual Vancouver Sun Run attracts 50,000 entrants each April for a festive 10 km race. Sadly, in 2020 there won't be a race due to the pandemic. However, here's some good news.

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Notes from Flight 163, the oil sands shuttle from Toronto to Edmonton

"On a recent Monday morning, I found myself on Air Canada Flight 163 from Toronto Pearson to Edmonton," writes Stewart Muir. "As the plane loaded, I began to sense there was something not so regular about the passengers boarding the Airbus 320 for a regularly scheduled flight."

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Resource sector finds ways to carry on despite COVID-19 crisis

But government support needed to weather the storm. Don Hauka filed this report assessing the status of natural resource projects underway in British Columbia.

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Health authority monitoring on-leave employee heading up taxpayer-funded protest camp

A British Columbia civil servant has a surprising second job – she is a director at the Unist'ot'en camp originally created to block any pipeline that might be planned for a North West corridor. Her government employer is monitoring the situation, just weeks after $400,000 in public funding was announced for the camp. Veteran journalist Stewart Muir assembled a number of facts about the situation.

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Another century, another pipeline

In 1956, the Liberal government of Louis St. Laurent was tasked with defending the decision to establish a Crown Corporation in order to build the Trans-Canada Pipeline. Sound familiar?

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Who’s “right” on the CGL pipeline?

Thoughtful and intelligent views do exist on the natural gas project across British Columbia's north. Many others are stunningly simplistic, and are often emotional, and/or romanticized. Others are outright racist.

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Resource Labour Market Information Report 2020

Report will identify job growth in forestry, mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas extraction including liquefied natural gas, paper manufacturing, primary metal products, resource-based construction, utilities and wood product manufacturing in British Columbia.

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Start 2020 right with January 14 must-attend conference

Historic changes to British Columbia’s legal system are now in place that will affect how business is done in the province. And, soon, across Canada. It's a step forward for Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Don't be left out: attend this event January 14 to know what's in store for 2020.

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New Frontier for the oilsands

There’s a constant lack of long-term thinking, and business basics, on the part of so many vocal opponents of major resource projects.

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Declaration of rights opens the door to billions in First Nations partnerships

The benefits to First Nations that participate more fully in the B.C. economy will be measured in billions of dollars. A win-win result will create society-wide benefits. A full-day gathering in Vancouver on January 14, 2020 will look at how a new legal landscape will affect this trend.

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FORESTRY CRISIS: Messages for community leaders

From the Interior to the Island to Metro Vancouver and its suburbs, British Columbia forest workers are facing the biggest threat in decades.

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Mining and the green economy

Radical improvements needed for metal mining to impact climate change as much as it needs to in coming decades.

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The City of Richmond's contorted relationship with fossil fuels

After voting to sue fuel companies for their role in climate change, local officials signed off on a jet-fuel pipeline project that will create decades of emissions. Awkward? Stewart Muir looks at the issue.

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How things were made right after the Mount Polley spill

Dr. 'Lyn Anglin, founding president and CEO of Geoscience BC, takes a look at what happened at the British Columbia copper and gold mine after its 2014 tailings accident.

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Another shipload of Canadian heavy oil sails for China

Despite some myths, crude oil from the Alberta oil sands has a ready market across the Pacific, writes Stewart Muir.

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Why I work in oil and gas – a personal narrative

Deidra Garyk is a Canadian energy advocate based in Calgary.  

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The shame "is on us" if we don't grasp opportunity

Agri-foods visionary Murad Al-Katib – Saskatchewan's lentil king – shared advice on pursuing resource options with Stewart Muir of Resource Works.

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Saskatchewan's resource reliance facing "unnecessary uncertainty"

Bronwyn Eyre, the province's minister of energy and resources, expressed frustration about constraints facing forestry, mining and energy opportunities. 

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Regional Canadian, U.S. policy leaders gather to scope out economic future

Resource Works is among sixty non-governmental organizations attending the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) 2019 summit, being held in Saskatoon July 21-25.

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