B.C. forestry: Why is it short of timber?

Margareta Dovgal looks at the issue, and the impact on forestry communities. 

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LNG leader: Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith on the world’s first Indigenous project

"Now we are working together to make our own opportunities as owners and developers of the resource."

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IPSS: economic reconciliation in action

Margareta Dovgal invites you to join us in June to learn about business partnerships with Indigenous Peoples.

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Nation building takes bold policy action

Bold action over 100 years ago paved the way for success today in places like Prince Rupert. 

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A short history of the Trans Mountain expansion's troubled completion

Our oil is moving in the expanded TMX pipeline, finally. 

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Why did the District of Squamish reject floatel housing for LNG workers?

The rejection of the Woodfibre LNG project by Squamish councillors highlights a disconnect on the housing supply. 

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Red ink and red flags for BC forestry

The Indigenous Resource Network will soon release a two-part documentary that focuses on forestry, a sector hurt by new regulations and economic difficulties.

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Federal budget brings new programs and pains

Our Margareta Dovgal on mixed messages from the latest budget. 

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Workers must be part of the energy transition

Workers will never be onboard with an energy transition that excludes them and their livelihoods. 

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Activists suddenly care about LNG investors

Anti-LNG activists have decided that they now actually care for LNG investors after years of calling to divest. 

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BC energy faces a complicated puzzle

Our Margareta Dovgal on our energy diet, and where our future power will come from. 

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Indigenous investors look to federal loan program

Will Ottawa's anticipated Indigenous loan program include the oil and gas sector? 

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Leonardo DiCaprio is no king when it comes to fish farms

First Nations call out the Hollywood star for opposing BC fish farms. 

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New study to examine the impacts of flaring at the Woodfibre LNG plant

The study will investigate the health impacts of "flaring" from the unbuilt Woodfibre LNG plant in BC

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Time for BC to embrace nuclear energy

Nuclear energy powered Ontario's massive growth that helped make it Canada's economic heartland, and it can do the same for BC. 

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Pioneering Partnerships: The Indigenous Partnership Success Showcase Celebrates Five Years of Reconciliation in Action with June 5-6 event

Be part of IPSS this June as we mark five years of showcasing reconciliation in action at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

 

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Hydrogen is slowly emerging on Canada's horizon

Drilling and testing for natural hydrogen buried underground has begun in Ontario, and there are plans to expand the search to British Columbia. 

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BC mining advocates urge Indigenous engagement as projects face legal action in Quebec and Ontario

Ontario and Quebec have major plans for mineral extraction, but First Nations there say they are not being properly consulted and are taking the provincial governments to court. 

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AME president says uncertainty may drive industry out of British Columbia

In an exclusive Q&A with Resource Works, AME President and CEO Keerit Jutla calls for a more meaningful role for industry in crafting policies that affect mineral exploration projects in the province. 

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Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) – effective technology or convenient scam?

Brad Hayes examines the effectiveness and limitations of CCUS in curbing greenhouse gas emissions and questions its role, success rates, and implications for energy transition strategies.

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Trump could bring back "America First". What could happen to Canada's natural resource exports?

A second Trump presidency likely means more tariffs, and Canada's energy and forestry sectors will feel the impact. 

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Future Land Act amendments demand more consultation and greater transparency from the government

The BC government deserves credit for responding to concerns about the planned changes, but it must properly engage all of BC when it re-opens the issue. 

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Canada's nuclear ambitions clash with clean hydrogen goals

A closer look at Ottawa's policy shifts reveals mixed signals on the future of energy. 

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TMX as a project in the national interest validated by US energy importer analysis

Our Margareta Dovgal looks at the benefits of the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline system.

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Major BC projects wrap up, posing questions on future job prospects and investments

Northern British Columbia is at a crossroads as several major, job-producing projects wind down.

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Indigenous loan program could pave the way for more natural resource economy ownership

Ottawa has promised a loan program for Indigenous communities to buy equity stakes in natural resource projects, but many questions are still unanswered. 

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Bill banning oil and gas ads won't pass, and rightfully so

Our Margareta Dovgal shakes her head at a private member’s bill in Parliament.

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Resource Works’ Comments on the Draft BC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework

The following report was submitted to the Government of British Columbia regarding the Draft BC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Framework 

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Hit by inflation, we need new investment

Our Margareta Dovgal on resources as a priority.

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Canada’s LNG, the cleanest in the world

President Biden's halt on new U.S. LNG projects offers Canada a chance to showcase its commitment to producing exceptionally clean LNG.

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Go electric, BC? Hang on a minute. . . .

Our Margareta Dovgal on B.C. climate policies, and their implications.

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What is possible for BC's energy future?

As British Columbia faces evolving energy needs, it's time to discuss the path forward for a sustainable and reliable energy future, writes Margareta Dovgal.

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16 possible new mines could attract investments worth $36 billion

New mines in British Columbia could attract $36 billion in investment and $11 billion in tax revenues. Ottawa acknowledges the need to secure critical minerals. 

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Penner sounds alarm as BC faces increasing risks to electricity reliability

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First Nations reach historic BC forestry deal

Indigenous communities are recovering forestry leadership, yet questions remain about the industry’s future under new BC policies.

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Canada’s oil and gas emissions cap is under fire from experts and business leaders

As the carbon pricing consensus evaporates, the federal government introduces new policies that could cap the production of oil and gas.

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When BC moved mountains

Oscar Dewing compares the Coquihalla's creation with Trans Mountain's slow crawl to completion. What changed?

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Former BC Environment Minister Barry Penner to lead new Resource Works campaign

BC's Energy Futures: Former BC Environment Minister to lead Resource Works campaign on energy options.

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Resource Works Society announces attendance of Founder and CEO at COP 28 in Dubai

Media release: Resource Works advocating for a responsible resource future at COP28 in Dubai.

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Peak oil: Prognosis, prediction or palmistry?

The International Energy Agency is the gold standard on energy statistics. But can the IEA interpret its own data?

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Canada could be a leader in carbon capture

Oscar Judelson-Kelly: New federal policies are a good start, but more needs to be done to ensure Canadian carbon capture can compete with the US.

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Indigenous people can decide for themselves what to invest in

A federally guaranteed Indigenous loan program is reconciliation progress, but only if it respects Indigenous agency.

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British Columbia is committed to responsible mining practices

Michael Goehring shows how BC miners are responsibly managing shared BC-Alaska watersheds.

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We still need the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Red tape, blockades and delays have cost the Trans Mountain Expansion Project billions. Now, TMX is almost ready to begin paying back Canadians.

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Wab Kinew, Indigenous success and the case for a national Indigenous guaranteed-loan program

From politics to major projects, it’s time for Indigenous inclusion in all spheres, writes Margareta Dovgal.

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Open letter: BC's emissions cap will cost more than we think

BC's new carbon pricing system and emissions cap will be bad for the economy, environment and Indigenous opportunities, writes Stewart Muir in Resource Work's latest regulatory submission.

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The next step for Ksi Lisims LNG

Ksi Lisims LNG is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, says Eva Clayton, president of the Nisga'a Lisims Government, as the project submits its application for environmental review.

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Thank you, Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court’s rebuke of the federal Impact Assessment Act is an opportunity for positive change.

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This major court case holds a silver lining for BC’s mining future

BC Court finds ‘duty to consult’ on mineral claims within Indigenous territories, opening the door to a new relationship with First Nations.

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This BC policy will make the cost of housing the least of your worries

Natural resources are the foundation of our industrial economy, writes Margareta Dovgal. But under CleanBC, both could be wiped out with drastic consequences for the cost of living.

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