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Environmental advocate urges scrapping professional reliance system

Forestry, mining and business groups were quick off the mark with strong criticisms of a British Columbia review calling for a costly overhaul of how foresters, geoscientists, engineers and other professionals are governed. Stewart Muir looks at the issue. 

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Stress alert: Salmon farming's new uncertainty has broad implications

Potential chaos in British Columbia's largest agriculture sector means we need to get back to the basics of trust and collaboration, and deal with the reality of differing opinions and uncertain evidence. Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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Are "subsidies" an actual problem in British Columbia oil & gas?

It's not uncommon to hear critics decrying fossil fuel subsidies as a giveaway to the petroleum industry. When we went looking for them in British Columbia, we found a different story. 

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Elizabeth May's criminal contempt action "extremely dangerous": former Supreme Court justice

Two MPs who defied a judicial order using the excuse of "social justice" forgot their role as political leaders. Ian Binnie spoke out on the practice at the Law Society of BC's Rule of Law lecture.

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Funding the transition to the green economy with billions of dollars in tax revenues

Funding the transition to the green economy is possible, but it will cost money. First in a series on the economic impacts of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. By Don Hauka.

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Unlocking potential of salmon farming depends on crucial decisions

Sharing a vision for the future is the way forward for coastal aquaculture, writes Stewart Muir.

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What good is environmental idealism anyways?

As I see it, writes Margareta Dovgal, the greatest challenge in facilitating a constructive dialogue across Canada on the role of natural resources is in bridging knowledge and perspective gaps.

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Resources: the source of BC's prosperity

Margareta Dovgal shares her thoughts on a weekend roadtrip from Vancouver to Smithers, and back again. 

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May 26 is rally day for a strong Canada

Residents of several British Columbia communities will rally on Saturday, May 26 in defence of a strong Canada. Details here.

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Why you should be concerned about Canada's economic path

A record trade deficit shows Canada is not keeping up. Can we get our crude oil to new markets in time to reverse this growing trend? Maybe, but it will take a pipeline.

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Salmon farming has a key role to play in protecting wild fish

Although you might not know it from coverage in some media of late, salmon farming is one of the greenest and most sustainable rural industries that British Columbia has going for it. Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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Federal government has no choice but to hold its nose and invest in Trans Mountain expansion

There are rare moments when Canada’s federal government must step outside its normal way of doing business for the good of the nation. Now is such a moment. 

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Not too late for Trudeau to spare First Nations unwanted impacts of Bill C-69

Improve Canada's energy project process as needed, argue these experts, but be cautious with federal legislation that puts energy security at risk.

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In search of policy coherence in Canadian carbon taxation

Stewart Muir, Resource Works executive director, delivered this talk at Mining Week 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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Putting a face to the pipeline – one company's story

Resource Works met the founder of a B.C. family business, Surerus Pipeline, that is tooled up and ready to proceed with twinning a section of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. 

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Citizen's Guide to Tanker Safety & Spill Response: Second edition now available

An authoritative and comprehensive source of relevant information about oil tanker safety and spill response on the south coast of British Columbia.

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The progressive case for supporting Kinder Morgan

In a nutshell, taking care of the environment and ensuring that we have a strong Canadian economy are not contradictory – in fact, they can go hand in hand. Being a progressive that wants our society to deliver on social commitments, like poverty eradication, requires also understanding that without economic growth – growth that hinges on market access for Canada’s most valuable commodity – we cannot provide jobs and a social safety net for Canadians.

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5 reasons why KM is the safe way to get Canadian oil to market

The twinning of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, has generated considered discussion and debate. You’ve probably seen your fair share of handwringing, whether about the project or the delays it has encountered. Much of it has, unfortunately, been premised on a poor understanding of the risks as they stand. All-too-frequently, opponents of the TMEP fan fear by pointing to concerns about oil tanker safety that are at odds with what the experts say or misrepresent the probability of risk. Now’s the time to clear some facts up.

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Scientific studies are ongoing to ensure dilbit behaviour understood

Extensive research shows that diluted bitumen behaves much the same way as other heavy oils. Here is an excerpt from the Citizen's Guide to Tanker Safety and Spill Response on BC's South Coast, published earlier this month. 

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Resource denial: Watching the BC Greens denigrate resource people with worrisome implications

The BC Greens, who hold the balance of power in the province's Legislature, have revealed just how contemptuously they view resource people, and how little they understand the basis of Canadian prosperity. 

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