Articles

Natural resource dollars bridge urban-rural gap

New study by iTOTEM Analytics shows the massive contributions of natural gas industry investments to BC communities from Fort St. John to Vancouver.

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Reports

Incentives or subsidies?

Resource Works delivers a new report on fossil-fuel subsidies and incentives to the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

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Canadian energy in a tumultuous world

From net-zero to Ukraine and the energy crisis, here are our top ten takeaways from Peter Tertzakian's remarks on the state of Canadian energy at Resource Work's inaugural lunch event series.

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Obligation or opportunity?

The former CEO of Trans Mountain describes his journey of understanding and reconciliation.

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Must Canada skip the natural gas debate on the path to net-zero?

Stewart Muir makes the case for Canadian LNG in this excerpt from Policy Magazine.

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Natural resources and reconciliation

Adam Pankratz makes the reconciliation case for Canadian natural resource development in this excerpt from the Rights & Respect Magazine.

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Have we forgotten who we are?

Canada can reclaim natural resource leadership by remembering what it is, writes Margareta Dovgal in this update for Resource Works.

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What happens when electrification and reconciliation collide?

New study shows 54 percent of global mining projects are located on Indigenous territories. Finding a collaborative path forward has never been more important.

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Fairy Creek controversy exposes racism (but not where you might think)

Protest groups continue to exclude Indigenous rightsholders from a narrative that was already weak on facts, writes Josiah Haynes.

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The economic cost of reducing nitrogen fertilizer use

Groceries are getting more expensive. But how would the proposed federal fertilizer cuts impact the economy?

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Articles

Must Premier Eby choose between fossil fuels and climate commitments?

Stewart Muir: A response to the Sierra Club, Dogwood BC and other authors of a recent Vancouver Sun op-ed.

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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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Podcasts

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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Podcasts

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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Articles

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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Podcasts

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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Podcasts

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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Articles

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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Articles

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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Podcasts

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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