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9 reasons why natural gas is a clean, abundant, and reliable fuel for the future

Why is a clean energy solution that promises to dramatically reduce carbon emissions being met with vigorous opposition from some environmentalists?

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"It's time to stop apologizing for our oil industry"

Alberta's energy minister turns out to be a major booster of the oil sands - but what will it take her to share those views more widely?

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See what $22.7 billion in BC natural resources looks like

Visual Capitalist imagines our yearly resource extraction as giant cubes placed around downtown Vancouver. See just how enormous it is, and how much it's worth

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Oil producers and union workers voice support for proposal

Trans Mountain has applied for permission to expand capacity of its pipeline system between Edmonton and Burnaby, from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of oil per day — a move that would give western Canadian producers better-paying access to international markets

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Korean conference puts spotlight on city-based resource careers

Urban students are often unaware of just how extensively the natural resource industries create the best job opportunities in British Columbia. Resource Works wants to change that

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A growing body of evidence on BC's clean-energy future

People are deeply concerned about water management, and any perception that supplies are at risk from development can be bad news for the energy sector. This infographic should allay those concerns

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Count the ways we count on responsible resource management

BC Day comes just once a year, but every day the province's natural resource economy provides an enviably high standard of living. Check out this infographic and learn how to show your support for reasonable, respectful discourse

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14 lessons in eco-cooperation from the Great Bear Rainforest

A veteran forest negotiator shares his insights into how to save a rainforest – while giving the economy a chance

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A fresh tack on building the nation's resource and exporting future

In Halifax, Canada's provinces and territories issue a crystal-clear unified statement on the urgent need for exports of oil and natural gas

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Resource Works summer program attracts rising stars from McGill

Our summer students are helping the Resource Works Society build an authentic social movement in support of responsible resource use

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Undecided on Site C? Not any more, suggests the latest opinion poll

A planned hydroelectric dam in northeast British Columbia has gained stronger support over the past year, says a new opinion survey.

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Premiers' energy strategy signals a new self-awareness

As energy and mining ministers gathered in Halifax, the rubber hit the road on balancing the economy and the environment

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Great Bear Rainforest – At the finish line

The British Columbia government is seeking public comments on proposed amendments to land use objectives for the Great Bear Rainforest

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Pacific Northwest leaders share an interest in LNG and natural gas

At a Davos-like retreat in Montana, a reminder that British Columbia is in step with other places facing the same issues and opportunities

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What British Columbians need to know about natural gas & LNG

With wages in the sector averaging $105,560 a year, it is no wonder it has found strong public support in BC. As key decisions are considered, here are nine key facts about the fuel

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Who licenses the licensors? Thoughts on the future of social license

Canada’s natural resources can and should be a mainstay of our prosperity for many years to come. For that to happen, however, we need not just the natural resource endowment itself, but some far more valuable elements that provide indispensable context

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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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First Nations becoming meaningful partners in resource development

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

 

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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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