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An invitation to BC's new municipal leaders

From climate change to affordability, Resource Works is here to provide a platform for dialogue around our shared resource future, says Stewart Muir.

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Breaking down the vote

Municipal elections create a new landscape for BC's natural resource towns as familiar faces are replaced with new voices.

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COMEDY: Quick Dick McDick opines on "Just Stop Oil" 🌻🛢️

Saskatchewan comedian Quick Dick McDick, or as we sometimes call him, the Sage of Tuffnell, offers up some incisive, albeit rather colourful, commentary on the recent happenings from the Just Stop Oil crew. Tune in for his latest diatribe, or check out our transcript.

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A chance for change

A world in flux needs Canada. Can we keep up? Margareta Dovgal reflects on how to respond to changing paradigms and political realities.

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Global leadership requires fixing our energy issues first

The British pound is crashing as Europe's energy system falters under Russian exploitation. If Canada wants to help Europe tomorrow, it must act today writes Margareta Dovgal.

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Jobs come from trees

How many forestry jobs are there in BC, and how does the sector compare to the rest of Canada? David Elstone responds and shows why a ban on log exports would be counterproductive.

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BC’s paradigm shift on old growth will be about more than just trees

Alice Palmer: We need to change not only how we log but also how we listen to each other.

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Let’s follow a model of "reconcili-ACTION" this Truth and Reconciliation Day

Chief Ian Campbell shares a path to reconciliation through partnership in this story first published by The Daily Hive.

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Are we playing chicken with reality?

If North America succumbs to childish platitudes championed by energy know-nothings, it risks becoming the next Europe, writes the group of energy commentators known as Doomberg.

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When green hydrogen and reality collide

The international trade of green hydrogen will not make a meaningful contribution to energy security for decades, writes Kelly Ogle in The Hill Times.

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Resource Works marks ten years with fresh commitment to goals

New team to be ratified followed by September 27 lunch event featuring energy expert Peter Tertzakian in Vancouver.

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Carbon tech or carbon taxes: what’s the best approach to climate action?

New Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre lost no time in making it clear he’s a believer in technology-driven climate solutions over taxation. To understand the situation, best look southward.

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Notes on a death spiral

The UK is a world leader in failing energy policy, writes Richard Norris.

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How did things get so bad, so fast?

Notes from the coming energy crisis, by Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal.

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Do they just not care?

Ottawa's discussion paper on BC salmon farms conveys insincere consultation, writes Margareta Dovgal.

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Energy realism begins with carbon capture

Federal carbon capture investment needed to reach emissions reduction targets, writes Margareta Dovgal. 

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Old growth forests, wood products and carbon emissions

The science isn’t black and white, writes Alice Palmer.

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Net-zero needs natural resource innovation

Margareta Dovgal: New innovations in mining, energy and aquaculture offer solutions to environmental and economic troubles.

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Resource Works calls on the provincial government to champion BC's responsible resource industries

By balancing environmental and social values, BC can improve residents' quality of life, attract investment and pursue reconciliation opportunities.

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Pipeline equity deal represents fundamental shift for First Nations and Canada’s resource sector

Historic milestone in Coastal GasLink’s pipeline sets new precedent for Indigenous-industry partnerships, says Saulteau First Nations Chief.

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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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Podcasts

Counting old growth: The science of informing forestry policy with the facts

In our season two finale, Forsite Consultants forester Cam Brown joins ForestWorks to discuss a recent landmark study that turned the tables on Sierra Club claims.

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The impacts of forestry policy on investment

In episode seven of ForestWorks' second season, Russ Taylor joins Stewart to talk about investment, renewable forest products and the impacts of BC’s forest policy on the industry.

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The forest hugger: A conversation Kathy Abusow

In episode six of ForestWorks' second season, Kathy Abusow joins Stewart for a conversation about responsible forestry, wood products and education.

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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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The premier and professor: Mike Harcourt and John Innes on ForestWorks

In episode five of ForestWorks' second season, former BC NDP premier Mike Harcourt and UBC's John Innes join us for a conversation about forest policy and how BC’s approach stacks up in the global context.

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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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Large and small, BC's municipalities are forest towns

In episode four of ForestWorks' second season, Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom and Vancouver City Councillor Lisa Dominato share their thoughts on where BC forestry is headed.

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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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Forestry’s grassroots: a conversation with Tamara Meggitt

In episode three of ForestWorks' second season, we are joined by Tamara Meggitt, an emerging advocate and organizer for grassroots forestry workers and their families.

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Prosperity and sustainability for First Nations in forestry

In episode two of ForestWorks' second season, we are joined by Dallas Smith, the founder, president and CEO of the Nanwakolas Council and a leader at the forefront of Indigenous-enterprise partnerships in forestry.

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A conversation with veteran politician Leonard Krog

In the first episode of season two, ForestWorks spoke to Nanaimo Mayor and long-time NDP MLA, Leonard Krog about the provincial government’s new forest policy and the impact it will have on forest towns.

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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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Energy advocates & leaders give advice to the federal government

In this bonus episode of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal hear from experts ranging from Jean Charest to Aaron Gunn on their advice for the federal government.

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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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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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