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Message from silent majority: it's time to collaborate on BC prosperity

Dispassionate discussion based on facts should determine the fate of development projects

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Urbanites flock to BC's coast to experience the life of a logger

When eco-tourists go on a wildlife-viewing trip with the Homalco First Nation, Shawn O’Connor wants them to see more than grizzly bears

 

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Photos tell the story of how natural gas was introduced in BC

A treasure trove of images from the Vancouver archives shows how  consumers over the past 100 years were sold on the benefits of switching from coal and firewood to a clean, modern fuel

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Mining makes your life possible

It's time for some sober thinking about just how heavily we rely on the minerals we extract from the earth - and what we can realistically do to mitigate the consequences of our own appetites

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Canada at 148: What's the true size of our remarkable resource endowment?

1.8 million workers in the sector create $235 billion in exports – that's a legacy of staggering proportions

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Are risks associated with LNG in eye of beholder?

For the first-time visitor to Osaka's Kyocera stadium, the three gigantic spheres a stone's throw from the gates look, fittingly, like gigantic baseballs. Inside them is a highly flammable substance – yet nobody seems to mind

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Resources are key to BC's future

The sector is the foundational stone upon which the province's economy was built, and it is as important today as ever

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Seeing the future of Canada

Natural resources will drive nation's growth over next 10 years: survey of executives

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Fracking review: regulatory framework is 'robust'

Second report shows that BC natural gas extraction is done safely, but regulations should continue to evolve

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Hysteria over pollution from coal trains lacks scientific basis

Citizens’ samples turn out to be mould and spores, not coal dust, levels of which are well below air-quality guidelines, according to tests

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10 lessons from Alaska for running a sound resource economy

Is the US state's model for resource prosperity breaking down? The state will spend $8,200 per resident this year – but takes in only $3,000 per head in revenue

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Membrane carriers are the new face of LNG shipping

Why have ships transporting liquefied natural gas been safely navigating oceans and urban ports for decades without a major incident? Here are some insights into the extraordinary measures taken to ensure safe sailing

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International soccer competition highlights source of our prosperity

It is British Columbia's resource export trade that makes it possible for Vancouver to host events such as the 2015 FIFA World Cup action

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The myth of the “anti-everything” movement

It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon, and people are playing baseball. It’s a perfectly normal game, except that one fellow in the stands is getting increasingly upset. Eventually he turns to the spectators around him and declares: 'What idiots! This is the worst game of cricket I’ve ever seen. They have no idea what they’re doing!'

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How BC's liquefied natural gas is already safely transforming society

If you’ve been hearing a lot about grandiose LNG projects that will boost the British Columbia economy, that’s not surprising. What may come as news is the problem-solving ways in which this form of energy is already in use today

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Why resources are here to stay

Canada's strength as an export nation is based on natural resources. The facts speak for themselves. Here are two infographics that tell the story

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BC's family forest companies get a shout-out in House of Commons

Kootenay MP David Wilks lauds environmental-economic balance achieved by 'cornerstones of communities'

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Sustainable development starts with respect for environment

Stewart Muir: When you invite opposing individuals in the resource debate to the table together, they quickly discover they tend to agree on much more than they expected

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Without natural resources, we'd be naked

Our Natural Runners at Vancouver's 2015 Sun Run caused heads to turn for a second consecutive year. And no wonder

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Respecting the land while caring for people: one woman's view

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Advisory council's newest member has SUCCESSful background

Resource Works welcomes Dennis Chan, who has been decorated by the premier for his contributions to building the province through business

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New Canadians turn out in force to hear resource employment message

100+ immigrants visit the first ever Resource Works job fair in Vancouver

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SheTalks Resources draws women around a common cause

Fresh evidence (did we actually need any?) that resources offer vibrant, responsible, leading-edge opportunities for women

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8 LNG plants that are safely located right beside large urban populations

An excerpt from the Citizen's Guide to LNG – the first attempt to describe the economic, environmental and social aspects of liquefied natural gas in British Columbia

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Big city mayors tour BC resource towns

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First Nations want in, meaningfully

In this Vancouver Sun comment article, First Nations council member John Jack evaluates resource development and the recent Becoming Partners report from Resource Works

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Is your idea worth $10,000?

BC’s urban-rural divide is so deep that a business group has offered a reward for the best idea for managing natural resources in a way that is universally beneficial

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Vancouver Sun columnist lauds 'interesting and instructive' Becoming Partners report

Players in partnerships between First Nations and businesses say establishing relationships is the key to success

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Resources – a foundation for society (and lingerie!)

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Yukon fact-finding trip: 'What's with you people?'

This article was originally published in the Yukon News on May 13, 2015.

Why don’t resource people fight harder for their livelihood? This was one of many questions raised by residents in Whitehorse.

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First Nations and development: 5 things you need to know

The highlights from our groundbreaking report, Becoming Partners

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Don't believe the myths on aboriginal relations

Breakthrough research by Resource Works gets a shout-out in The Globe and Mail

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86 projects in BC with First Nations partners

Data show how aboriginal communities are actively participating in provincial resource development

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First Nations becoming meaningful partners in resource development

Experts identify major improvements in BC aboriginal-industrial relations in recent years

 

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First Nations and industry: Becoming Partners

Report examines a decade of progress in aboriginal-industrial relations in British Columbia.

 

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Talking about why natural resources matter

When Resource Works went North of 60 to Canada's resource-rich Yukon, locals had plenty to say

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Urban disconnection in BC: myths versus facts

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Why women matter to our growing social movement

When 200 participants gather at sheTalk Resources to share their personal stories, it is an empowering moment that is part of a shift that started in mid-2014 

 

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How can we elevate the resource conversation?

'Weighing the competing priorities of environment and the economy ... it's the number one question of our time'

Resource Works Society executive director Stewart Muir travelled to Whitehorse to discuss natural resources with Yukon residents. The Yukon News caught up with him in advance of the visit.

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BC to lead Canada’s economic growth. How did this happen?

Solid performance across the province, including a healthy boost from natural resources, gives strength and stability

 

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Regulating pipelines: interview with NEB's Peter Watson

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Natural Runners - Round Two!

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BC’s builders rely on resources

The sector is one of the most important sources of  money spent on construction and maintenance

 

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Ecomodernism – a game-changing idea on Earth Day

Can people protect special places while allowing seven billion people to enjoy freedom, security and prosperity?

 

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Book review: One man's struggle to save an island

Acclaimed resource economist Peter Pearse tells his personal story of sustainable development in 'A Natural Selection'

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Terminal blaze: facts about importance of shipping to Squamish

The Howe Sound facility is a crucial link in BC’s chain of resource commodity value, and the recent fire is undoubtedly causing ripples near and far

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Exports show province still owes its prosperity to resources

Here’s a question that gets posed to us fairly regularly: Is BC really a resource-based economy?

 

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Ontario plan helps vindicate BC position on climate

Carbon pricing has arguably gone mainstream in Canada, with our largest province planning to implement a cap and trade system. And Ontario’s announcement is just the first in what we expect to be a year full of discussion and debate on climate issues

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Women in resource sector getting attention they deserve

Resource Works is excited to be supporting sheTalks Resources, which is designed to provide a platform for women to share their stories

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Celebrating first anniversary and looking down the road ahead

Resource Works was launched exactly one year ago today. We’ve come a long way since then

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