On Episode 3 of Resource Works' new podcast, Cause & Affect, co-hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal chat with Washington, DC-based energy and security analyst Patricia Schouker about how Canadian energy is perceived internationally.
Posted by Resource Works | August 13, 2021 5:11 AM
On Episode 1 of Resource Works' new podcast, Cause & Affect, hosts Stewart Muir and Margareta Dovgal are joined by David Yager, a Canadian energy commentator, author, policy analyst, and former oilfield services executive.
By protesting in places they’re not wanted, conservationists are being called out by Indigenous leaders like Huu-ay-aht Chief Dennis for exemplifying the colonial approach taken by their forebears, writes Rochelle Baker.
As British Columbians are bombarded with emotional claims about old growth forest practices, the trained professionals who work in the field see a very different picture. Stewart Muir examines the facts.
Sometimes an image comes along that seems to encapsulate a moment in time – an iconic photo like an exuberant couple kissing on VJ-Day in Times Square, or a politician fumbling a football on the campaign trail. Stewart Muir looks at one interesting picture.
Western Canadians lead the country in understanding the importance of responsible resources for Indigenous economic development. But more work is needed to tell the story of how Canadian natural resource and energy companies have transformed partnerships with Indigenous communities.
An economic study shows that British Columbia's endowment of natural resources remains a primary source of the province's wealth. Neglecting the health of these industries would come at the cost of our standard of living.
Canada has an opportunity to provide the sustainably sourced materials for electric vehicles, batteries, wind turbines, and solar panels that the world needs, Margareta Dovgal tells a House of Commons Committee.
In spite of a concerted pressure campaign to sideline the Indigenous group's economic opportunities, this Vancouver Island people is an example of how reconciliation and development go hand-in-hand, writes Josiah Haynes.
Social media stoked his belief that old-growth forestry was something to oppose. Now: "After seeing firsthand how forests are managed in British Columbia, I am firmly against a ban on old-growth harvesting."
Posted by Resource Works | April 13, 2021 10:54 AM
In a last-ditch effort to stop TMX, its insurers are being targeted and intimidated. Resource Works supports Trans Mountain's request to make insurer identities confidential, support civil dialogue, and uphold the public process.
Renowned natural resource scholar Ken Coates tells Parliamentarians: "We don't see resource development as being particularly attractive or compelling these days. I think it's fair to say that our country's urban areas, which are very powerful and very appropriately powerful, are disconnected from the sector."
Do changing attitudes about oil, and projected shifts in global demand for it over coming decades, affect whether the Canadian pipeline is needed? Stewart Muir looks at what oil sands companies are telling investors about this.
If all your information is from high-volume advertising campaigns, the following might come as a surprise: the Fairy Creek watershed near British Columbia's Port Renfrew is not at risk because of forestry.
OPINION: In this commentary for Resource Works, Jock Finlayson and Denise Mullen of the Business Council of British Columbia explain what a green recovery from COVID-19 might actually look like – and what it might cost.
Posted by Resource Works | March 25, 2021 12:22 PM