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British Columbia's dysfunctional resource debate

The province has a history of bitter, unyielding fights over resource issues. And no wonder. We have a highly resource-dependent economy, a population of passionate environmentalists, and significant urban-rural divides

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First Nations and industry: Becoming Partners

Report examines a decade of progress in aboriginal-industrial relations in British Columbia.

 

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A Citizen's Guide to LNG

It was long overdue. Now here, for the first time, is a balanced study of what liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects can mean for citizens of British Columbia, with an emphasis on Sea to Sky Country

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How not to squander our resource wealth

Saving up for a rainy day, or for retirement, is a challenge most people understand, but can governments be persuaded to take the same approach? Now is the time for British Columbians to discuss what kind of fund the province needs and what we can realistically expect it to deliver

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Report highlights forest sector's strong economic impact

The BC Forest Industry Economic Impact Study describes a sector that had a combined direct and indirect impact of $12.4 billion on BC’s GDP in 2013 and supported 145,800 full-time-equivalent jobs, more than half of which were in non-forestry industries. The report also finds that the industry directly and indirectly generated $1.4 billion in revenue for the provincial government and $150 million for BC municipalities

 

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How rural BC packs a punch in the big city

What is the economic impact of resource companies, especially in urban areas? Resource Works sets off in search of the answer

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Resource Stories - A joint venture with The Province newspaper

In a series of conversations with workers and business operators, The Province and Resource Works explore the contributions that trade, industry and natural resources make to the British Columbia economy

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BC's vital but often overlooked miners take centre stage

In a series of stories marking Mining Week, Resource Works takes a look at what the sector means for Metro Vancouver’s economy - particularly in the areas of job creation and innovation

 

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High impact: the economic importance of BC's natural resources

A 10 percent boost in BC’s natural-resource economy would mean an extra $2.137 billion in the province's’s GDP, an extra $4.5 billion across Canada, and more than 39,000 new jobs for British Columbians.

And 55 percent of those jobs would be in the Lower Mainland.

All this and much more from Philip Cross, former chief economic analyst for Statistics Canada.

He says that a 10 percent boost in our natural resource output is indeed realistic.

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