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Diverse resource trade 'is key to success'

Peter Hall is the vice-president and chief economist of Export Development Canada. As such, he’s a pretty smart guy who knows a thing or two about exports. He recently asked a very good question: What’s British Columbia’s secret?

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Resource jobs under our noses

British Columbia's natural resource industry is a powerful creator of career opportunities, and you don’t need to live in a rural area to reap the benefits

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Spice Radio: Revelations from Japan

Resource Works executive director Stewart Muir shares what he learnt from a recent trip to Asia and what that means for BC's natural resources sector

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Can British Columbia afford to share its natural gas?

Here is a question that’s been coming up in discussions around the province's up-and-coming LNG industry: Does it have enough to justify exporting some of it to foreign markets? Absolutely

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BC First Nations torn between evironmental and economic concerns

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On Air: Our take on the BC resource discussion

On CFAX 1070 Radio, Victoria, executive director Stewart Muir shares Resource Works' take on the province's natural resources dialogue

 

 

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Kevin Obermeyer - Pacific Pilotage Authority

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LNG tanker burn-back hazard is 'minor' (extended interview)

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Video: Citizen’s Guide to LNG

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Union ramps up support for pipeline and resource projects

Operating engineers sponsor ads to confront what they see as the public's misconceptions concerning development

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Let’s ride resource jobs to higher wages for all

If you are one of those earning BC’s new $10.45 minimum wage, the raise is no doubt good news, but it is still dramatically lower than what workers enjoy in sectors such as forestry

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A Citizen's Guide to LNG

It was long overdue. Now here, for the first time, is a balanced study of what liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects can mean for citizens of British Columbia, with an emphasis on Sea to Sky Country

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Video: Talking refining with Stockwell Day

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What are BC’s biggest economic drivers?

Here's a question that sometimes causes confusion: how big is the province's resource sector, and how does it compare in importance with others?

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Strong BC growth next year thanks to resource trade: RBC

The province will have one of Canada’s strongest-growing economies in the next two years thanks in large part to its diverse natural-resource sector, according to new projections from RBC Economics

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"Moral Case" mini-series - Join the conversation!


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Video - The Resource Works Natural Runners

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How not to squander our resource wealth

Saving up for a rainy day, or for retirement, is a challenge most people understand, but can governments be persuaded to take the same approach? Now is the time for British Columbians to discuss what kind of fund the province needs and what we can realistically expect it to deliver

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Time for a grown-up discussion about sovereign wealth funds

As Resource Works releases its latest report, Exploring the Potential of BC’s Prosperity Fund, let me personally invite you to take part in a dialogue on what the province can do to improve its economic security

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Who licenses the licensors?

Brian-Lee Crowley, managing director of the MacDonald-Laurier Institute, gave a speech at Resource Works on the concept of social license

 

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Report highlights forest sector's strong economic impact

The BC Forest Industry Economic Impact Study describes a sector that had a combined direct and indirect impact of $12.4 billion on BC’s GDP in 2013 and supported 145,800 full-time-equivalent jobs, more than half of which were in non-forestry industries. The report also finds that the industry directly and indirectly generated $1.4 billion in revenue for the provincial government and $150 million for BC municipalities

 

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Video - Water and Natural Gas

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BC'S low-profile forestry sector still an economic powerhouse

A new study shows that while it has declined in overall importance, it is still the largest manufacturer in the province, adding over $31 billion a year to the provincial economy and 145,800 jobs

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A free, public treasure trove of facts on natural resources

In this era of publicly accessible information, the world is at everyone’s fingertips. However, it is often the case that the first search results you find online are news articles – sometimes written without knowledge of, or access to, the most recent and relevant facts

 

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MEETUP: Come on out and make some new resource friends

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SNIPPET: Tourism and resources, a lasting marriage?

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Lasting Marriage? A tourism industry perspective on resources - Higher Ground

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'Not afraid' - two words to rally around on social license topic

Society’s needs never flag, but Canada’s economic opportunities are constantly challenged by global events beyond our control

 

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How AA batteries can save lives

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Creative Resources – Higher Ground

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The Resource Works way of seeing BC life

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It's 'glory days' for heavy wood timber in British Columbia

When Structurlam president Bill Downing talks about wood and the expanding role he sees for it in commercial and institutional  buildings, he can be forgiven for using superlatives

 

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Community Conversations Report – what do you think about the resource debate?

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Truck & tailor – a surprising connection to BC’s resource sector

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Tanker tussle – behind the protest over increased traffic

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Resource Referendum - Metro Van elections setback or opportunity?

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THIS CAT! - Higher Ground Promo

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Hardhats & Illustrator – surprising tools of the resource industry

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Higher Ground Special - Exploring Shared Understanding

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Resource opinion survey: paver, skeptic or anti-everything?

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Energy transport: opponents want to have their cake and eat it too

It is astounding that Vancouver's mayor and the province's teachers' union actively oppose the very same resource activities that help to pay for infrastructure improvements and public-sector salaries

 

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Brittania Mine: rebuild it, and they will come

In the early days, it was difficult to distinguish the BC Museum of Mining  from the abandoned Howe Sound copper operation that was closed for good in 1974 after the richest reserves had been extracted. Fast forward four decades and the century-old site is set to become a high-tech tourist attraction

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8 surprising facts about Canadian energy

The country's oil industry has released its 2014 forecasts for the next 16 years up to 2030. Here are its findings

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Seven signs BC's forestry sector is on the upswing

Stabilizing employment numbers, a more skilled workforce, and rising net investment and labour productivity are among the contributing factors

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BMO economists see strength in BC forestry and LNG, but difficulties in mining

BMO Capital Markets has released its impressions of the BC economy in its latest BMO Blue Book. Here are some key points

 

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Canada lacks the data to make informed decisions on temporary foreign workers

The federal government has not collected precise information about job vacancies for decades, according to a report

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Port Coquitlam company thrives on resource links

A groundbreaking new study by Peter Severinson, research director for Resource Works, should dispel any lingering doubt that resource development is the foundation of Metro Vancouver’s economy

 

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How rural BC packs a punch in the big city

What is the economic impact of resource companies, especially in urban areas? Resource Works sets off in search of the answer

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