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DYK: Alberta is a bigger trading partner for BC than China

A fascinating new study from the Business Council of British Columbia reveals high level of mutual dependency between the neighbours.

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Trade is the lifeblood of our prosperity – that is why we must protect it

Resource commodities are nearly 80% of British Columbia's exports today and continue to underpin hundreds of thousands of jobs. Wrong moves on carbon pricing can hurt those workers while doing nothing for climate. 

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Reports & Series

Vancouver's "de facto" ban on natural gas: A study

A trio of city policies amounts to a de facto ban on natural gas in pursuit of a "100% renewable energy" target. Moreover, the ban is based on insufficient renewable natural gas and could blunt more effective work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

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How to work effectively with people we don’t agree with, may not like, and don’t trust

One of the most important skill sets for current times is the ability to work with people we don't necessary agree with or even trust. Finally there is a way to acquire this ability.

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Common-sense Canadians want a clean future as well as a powered present

While a small number of protesters get themselves on the news with emotionally charged displays, it turns out most British Columbia residents are practical green futurists who support new energy projects done right.

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Let's get behind the B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive

Resource families are among the hardest hit by British Columbia's summer of wildfires. As we leave the summer season, they're going to need all the help they can get. Please join us supporting the Thanksgiving Food Drive, an annual event that takes place each September

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Do you love the Earth? Then you should be at Resources for Future Generations 2018

In June 2018, Vancouver will be the site of a major international conference exploring themes of interest to the Resource Works community. 

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Time for a foundational conversation on jobs and the environment

How can we collaborate to protect workers and grow the economy? A roundtable conversation with Canada's environment minister is a reminder that complex regulatory systems are not simple to manage. 

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It's time to build Canada for our children

Recent events prove that when resource investment is driven away from Canada, governments will have no choice but to raise taxes to get the funds they need. 

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Life of a natural gas well

​We're often asked how natural gas, which occurs in great abundance in western Canada, can be extracted with minimal impact on land and water. This animation shows the steps involved.

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Lightship Works: Hardhat experience helps create cutting-edge safety software systems

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Greener and more efficient use of our precious natural resources can only come from harnessing technology. In the Naturally Resourceful series, Resource Works writer Don Hauka looks at the British Columbia companies that are on the leading edge of this transformation. Sixth in the series.

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Here's why Canada depends so much on its energy exports

What country wouldn't want to retain, and keep improving, a trillion dollar industry? (If it was lucky enough to have one, that is.) Stewart Muir looks at some surprising data.

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Petronas pulls the plug on its massive plans to export BC's gas

Attracting job-creating investments to British Columbia requires putting out a welcome mat. It should come as no surprise when hostile messages are taken at face value, and investors head for the hills.

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It's the imbalances that are hurting climate progress for Canada

Trusted and efficient carbon pricing is fundamental if we expect industry to maintain committed to jobs in Canada. There are some worrying signs this is at risk. 

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Responding to climate change: Reinventing forestry practices in British Columbia

The problem is not coming – it's already here. Writer David Jordan took an in-depth look at how British Columbia researchers have been tackling threats to forest health.

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What today's B.C. wildfires can tell us about the future

Escalating devastation in the British Columbia Interior is creating widespread hardship. Through this testing time, we should also be thinking about future-proofing the province's people and resources, since the problems aren't going away.

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"Carbon bomb"? Sorry, activists: natural gas from Canada is necessary to fight climate change

A vigorous effort to erode confidence in Canada's LNG industry has it all wrong. In fact, natural gas is in hot demand worldwide in the crusade against climate change.

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