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Moving beyond conflict on resource issues

What’s the way to move beyond conflict on key resource issues? Not just on a contentious pipeline, but on the larger questions of balance between economy and environment? Stewart Muir looks at what will help—and at what won’t.

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How crude oil exports pay Canada's bills

Canadians enjoy the sixth highest standard of living in the world. This single largest factor behind this is our ability to export crude oil.

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Snapshot of Northern B.C.'s resource economy

A study from the Northern Development Initiative Trust shows that the region continues its hefty contribution to provincial well-being. Uncertainties in trade and decision making have consequences for all British Columbia residents.

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What's to like about natural gas?

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A small victory for an industry creating thousands of quality jobs

A Supreme Court judge has rejected the use of violent threats against salmon farm workers' families.

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It's a new year, but the challenges ahead look awfully familiar

In 2018, many British Columbians don’t want to see an expansion of natural resource industries here, especially energy-based export industries. 

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Reports & Series

COUNTRY FOCUS: Taiwan claims its role in international climate action

In this free downloadable report, Resource Works looks at how Taiwan is dealing with pressures to curtail its greenhouse gas emissions. LNG is shaping up as a vital part of the solution.

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Naturally Resourceful: Green growth in the new economy

Can we harness technology to ensure necessary natural resource activities are as safe and beneficial as possible? Judging by the turnout at the Nov. 29 Naturally Resourceful event in Vancouver hosted by Resource Works, the answer is yes. 

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Economists provide their top charts for 2018

Here are seven charts that touch on trends in Canada's natural resource future. They are drawn from Maclean's magazine in its annual Chartapalooza feature looking at the biggest economic trends for the coming year.

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The British Columbia government has made a principled and responsible decision to support Site C's completion.

After reviewing the Site C hydro project, British Columbia's decision to keep going to completion is an important step in a long-term energy transition. Stewart Muir looks at the issue.

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Making the progressive case for a modern oil pipeline

TURNING POINT: Two political leaders, two views of how the expanded TransMountain pipeline project benefits Canada's environmental journey.

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Why hydro electricity is a futuristic climate solution

To reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, Canada must commit to building a vast amount of clean energy infrastructure. That's why projects like Site C are critically important.

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The Notley Doctrine: Making the progressive case for the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Alberta's premier Rachel Notley had a powerful message for Vancouver residents in her Nov. 30 speech: expanding the TransMountain pipeline is a project that centre-left Canadians can embrace. Stewart Muir examines her argument.

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Naturally Resourceful lunch draws an audience of 150

Natural resource businesses mean high wages and high productivity. At our Naturally Resourceful conference, we heard why this is a winning advantage.

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Sacrificing the economy to advance class-action climate lawsuits a terrible idea

An academic calling for class-action lawsuits against Canadian energy companies is ignoring the obvious fact that, ultimately, it's always the consumer who pays. That's you, writes Kim Lonsdale.

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Working from home = Win + Win + Win + Win

An emerging trend that offers significant reductions in carbon emissions is working from home, or telecommuting. Kim Lonsdale takes a look.

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Current measures of eco performance do a poor job of valuing Canada

Canada’s climate is challenging and hugely variable given that our land area begins at the 42nd latitude and extends to the magnetic north. Between long distances and extreme temperature, Canadians use lots of energy for basic heating, cooling, and mobility.

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These nine companies are breaking through tech barriers

Meet nine companies enabling a clean, efficient natural resource industry. They're leading an exciting new export industry based on Canada's traditional strengths: learn more Nov. 29.

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Gaining traction: Why vehicle and engine choice make a huge difference

Most Canadians are concerned about climate change, yet their actions as consumers paint a contradictory picture. In his second article in a series, Kim Lonsdale illustrates how making better vehicle and engine choices can help make actual headway in terms of reducing our carbon emissions.

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Don't miss our Naturally Resourceful event on Nov. 29 2017

Tickets are now on sale for this powerful lineup of thinkers talking about the shift to a more diversified, green resource economy through the global export value chain.

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