Podcasts

Prosperity and sustainability for First Nations in forestry

In episode two of ForestWorks' second season, we are joined by Dallas Smith, the founder, president and CEO of the Nanwakolas Council and a leader at the forefront of Indigenous-enterprise partnerships in forestry.

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A conversation with veteran politician Leonard Krog

In the first episode of season two, ForestWorks spoke to Nanaimo Mayor and long-time NDP MLA, Leonard Krog about the provincial government’s new forest policy and the impact it will have on forest towns.

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Capturing carbon is the future

"The enemy isn’t fossil fuels. It’s not even coal. It's carbon dioxide. So carbon-capture technologies are the future," writes Cory Channon.

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How a blatantly biased forestry panel steered toward a crucial outcome

Documents released under Freedom of Information reveal how British Columbia's controversial Old Growth Technical Advisory Panel manipulated civil servants and public processes.

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Debunking natural gas myths: The size of BC oil and gas

How big is BC's oil and gas industry? As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the third of the top five myths in this series about the gas that could fuel the world.

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Move to scuttle carbon capture would be equivalent of banning all renewable energy

Opponents of emerging technology to reduce GHGs in the atmosphere are playing a dangerous game. Carbon capture is clearly supported by International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) research. Stewart Muir reviews the situation.

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Change is coming

With 2022 underway, Director of Research Margareta Dovgal weighs in on recent trends in forestry, mining, and oil and gas in BC – and where careful observers may spot the emerging desire to get things built.

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Meet the grand coalition

Stewart Muir exposes environmental lobbying in British Columbia and how it has affected media coverage.

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Energy advocates & leaders give advice to the federal government

In this bonus episode of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal hear from experts ranging from Jean Charest to Aaron Gunn on their advice for the federal government.

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Plans are useless; planning is indispensable

The ongoing energy crisis is a warning for Canada. Is it time to re-think our energy policies? Josiah Haynes explores.

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Debunking natural gas myths: Natural gas subsidies

Does BC subsidize the natural gas industry? As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the second of the top five myths in this series about the gas that could fuel the world.

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Modernization, meet paradigm shift. Paradigm shift, meet chaos

Stewart Muir: How the insider moves of a narrow interest group snookered provincial cabinet, MLAs, citizens, and the broad forestry community.

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Natural resources can build a new Arctic

The cost of adapting to climate change will be staggering. How can Northern communities already struggling with poverty and inadequate infrastructure rebuild and attract investment? Oscar Judelson-Kelly weighs in.

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Looking back on 2021

It has been a historic year for natural resource providers. As we enter 2022, Stewart Muir looks back on 2021.

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Debunking natural gas myths: BC's royalty review

As BC reviews its natural gas royalty system, Josiah Haynes debunks the first of the top five myths about the gas that could fuel the world.

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"What are you doing about this?" Derek Evans on Cause & Affect

In Episode 8 of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Derek Evans about efforts to decarbonize the Oilsands, innovation, and the future of Alberta's energy economy.

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Indigenous resource development opportunities and Canada's Arctic, with Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot

In Episode 7 of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Dr. Heather Exner-Pirot about Indigenous energy opportunities, industry relationships, and Canada's Arctic.

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"They're ruining our names," say Wet'suwet'en community members

As blockaders threaten livelihoods, Josiah Haynes explores the forgotten struggle of Wet'suwet'en workers and pipeline supporters.

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Wet'suwet'en women leaders under fire from anti-development faction

As blockader aggression intensifies, Josiah Haynes takes readers back to the surprising story that led three Wet'suwet'en women to speak out.

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A rural politician pushing back – a conversation with CRD director Mike Hicks

In the twelfth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, guest Mike Hicks shares his story of working with First Nations and fighting anti-forestry pressure within the Capital Regional District.

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Not just logging – a discussion of downstream impacts and forestry regulation

In the eleventh episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Jim Girvan discuss BC's Old Growth Strategic Review and the downstream impacts of curtailing forestry in BC.

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With the stroke of a pen, an industry is gone

British Columbia officials ignored scientists' advice in decision to eradicate the $12-million-a-year mink farming industry located in the Fraser Valley. Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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A life in forestry

In the tenth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, guest John Rustad shares his forestry story.

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The modern science of forestry - a conversation with researcher Gary Bull, UBC professor of forestry

In the ninth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Gary Bull discuss old growth, climate change, and how the industry is adapting. 

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Restoring balance after biased forestry panel requires empathy and transparency

Against a backdrop of sensational headlines, activist antics and heated rhetoric about old growth logging, B.C.’s NDP government sets out to modernize forestry in the province.

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From Ottawa to Glasgow

Breaking down Canada's new Cabinet and COP26 with Margareta Dovgal and Josiah Haynes.

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Fisherman, logger, First Nations Chief

In the eighth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Chief Robert Dennis discuss Fairy Creek, forestry, and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.

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Hydrogen's growth and role in Canada's energy sector, with Matthew Klippenstein

On Episode 6 of Resource Works' Cause & Affect podcast, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Matthew Klippenstein about the growing role of hydrogen energy.

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A perspective from the company on the frontline – a conversation with Teal Jones’ Conrad Browne

In the seventh episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Conrad Browne discuss Teal Jones, First Nations, and misinformation.

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Land management’s role in raging forest fire seasons – a conversation with RPF Murray Wilson

In the sixth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Murray Wilson discuss Land management’s role in raging forest fire seasons.

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The reality of the forestry industry in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island, with Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog

In the fifth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Mayor Leonard Krog discuss the role of forestry in local communities.

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The growing voice of grassroots forestry workers, a conversation with Carl Sweet

In the fourth episode of the ForestWorks podcast, host Stewart Muir and guest Carl Sweet discuss the swelling voice of grassroots forestry workers.

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Reports

Just Transition: Are Canadians ready for lower living standards?

New Resource Works report studies the potential impact of the federal government's just transition policy framework, inviting readers to submit feedback.

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Workers at risk from new tactics by pressure groups

For more than a year, a small band of protesters has tried to force an abrupt change of direction in British Columbia's forest policy. After burning through public resources to stage illegal antics in the forest near Fairy Creek, the blockaders are turning to potentially lethal tactics that place workers, first responders, and themselves in physical danger.

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Canada at a hinge point on energy and climate

Progress has been made, but will the country be able to bend its emissions curve downwards and capitalize on its energy potential? Monica Gattinger offers five recommendations.

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Exposing big business at Fairy Creek

Help us expose the professional protest industry behind Fairy Creek by downloading and sharing our GIF on social media.

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Doing it better, doing it right: A professional forester speaks out (with Nicola Dickson)

In ForestWorks' third episode, host Stewart Muir and guest Nicola Dickson get behind the rhetoric and discuss the real facts of this important industry.

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Why skyrocketing natural gas prices spur BC’s LNG prospects

The cost of energy is tied to the soaring cost of living, writes Stewart Muir.

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Leading us out of the woods, with Brian Butler

In ForestWork's second episode, host Stewart Muir and guest Brian Butler discuss forestry leadership and the concerns of workers.

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Port McNeill, the little town that would (with Mayor Gaby Wickstrom)

In ForestWork's premiere episode, host Stewart Muir and guest Gaby Wickstrom discuss the unique challenges and triumphs of BC's industry towns.

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Launching the ForestWorks podcast and show

Local government and labour leaders, scientific experts and First Nations figure among guests on our newest radio show and podcast.

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Paradigm Shift: Imagining the forestry future of North Cowichan

Here's a presentation that Resource Works founder, Stewart Muir, made to the District of North Cowichan in Summer 2021 as the district undergoes an overhaul of its forestry strategy.

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New study overturns claims about scarcity of old growth forests in B.C.

Resource Works asked whether tall old growth trees are really running out the way that a recent Sierra Club report claims. What we found was startling.

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Fairy Creek is a special spot but it's not the "last intact watershed" in B.C.

Here's the list of 10 intact watersheds close to Fairy Creek.

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Another fairy tale

Dear media, let's fact-check before we publish, please. Josiah Haynes gets behind the latest misinformation on Fairy Creek.

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"Grandfather Tree" on the chopping block? No, it is in a protected area

The large cedar tree, located near a major forestry road west of Victoria, B.C., was affectionately dubbed Grandfather Tree by individuals trying to block access to a large swathe of the working forest. Stewart Muir provides the facts.

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Former BC Green party leader calls out Fairy Creek blockade actions

Andrew Weaver notes that the party has moved to the far left since his departure, and today's activists do not serve their own cause when all they do is criticize.

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Off to sea, with LNG

Delta's new Tilbury LNG facilities are exactly what the city needs.

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Old growth forest – cherished, abundant and growing fast

At Resource Works, we're always looking to uncover the facts about complex and challenging science issues. What we have discovered about the vigorously debated issue of old growth forests in British Columbia might come as a surprise. Stewart Muir provides an update.

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Facts are the first casualties of BC’s new war in the woods

Sitting in a downtown highrise, it's easy to say “don’t cut the trees”. But taking away logging would have a massive impact on communities and First Nations, says Nicola Dixon.

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