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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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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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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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Natural resources can build a new Arctic

The cost of adapting to climate change will be staggering. How can Northern communities already struggling with poverty and inadequate infrastructure rebuild and attract investment? Oscar Judelson-Kelly weighs in.

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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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"What are you doing about this?" Derek Evans on Cause & Affect

In Episode 8 of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Derek Evans about efforts to decarbonize the Oilsands, innovation, and the future of Alberta's energy economy.

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Indigenous resource development opportunities and Canada's Arctic, with Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot

In Episode 7 of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot about Indigenous energy opportunities, industry relationships, and Canada's Arctic.

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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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A rural politician pushing back – a conversation with CRD director Mike Hicks

In the twelfth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, guest Mike Hicks shares his story of working with First Nations and fighting anti-forestry pressure within the Capital Regional District.

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Not just logging – a discussion of downstream impacts and forestry regulation

In the eleventh episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Jim Girvan discuss BC's Old Growth Strategic Review and the downstream impacts of curtailing forestry in BC.

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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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A life in forestry

In the tenth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, guest John Rustad shares his forestry story.

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The modern science of forestry - a conversation with researcher Gary Bull, UBC professor of forestry

In the ninth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Gary Bull discuss old growth, climate change, and how the industry is adapting. 

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Restoring balance after biased forestry panel requires empathy and transparency

Against a backdrop of sensational headlines, activist antics and heated rhetoric about old growth logging, B.C.’s NDP government sets out to modernize forestry in the province.

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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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Fisherman, logger, First Nations Chief

In the eighth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Chief Robert Dennis discuss Fairy Creek, forestry, and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

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Hydrogen's growth and role in Canada's energy sector, with Matthew Klippenstein

On Episode 6 of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Matthew Klippenstein about the growing role of hydrogen energy.

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A perspective from the company on the frontline – a conversation with Teal Jones’ Conrad Browne

In the seventh episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Conrad Browne discuss Teal Jones, First Nations, and misinformation.

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Land management’s role in raging forest fire seasons – a conversation with RPF Murray Wilson

In the sixth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Murray Wilson discuss Land management’s role in raging forest fire seasons.

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The reality of the forestry industry in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island, with Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog

In the fifth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Mayor Leonard Krog discuss the role of forestry in local communities.

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