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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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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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Rights-holders not stakeholders – a First Nation perspective on resource development in BC

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Prize & Prospects – Daniel Yergin talks renewables & the future of BC’s LNG industry

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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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