Natural Resources

Aug 9, 2022
Pacific Trader: B2Gold bucks the commodity slump
Michael McCullough

Precious metals prices have actually crept up in recent months. And the biggest gold producer hereabouts is B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO; NYSE:BTG), with operating mines in Mali, the Philippines and Namibia and exploration and development projects on four continents.

Jul 28, 2022
Teck Resources CEO Don Lindsay retires after 17 years
Nathan Caddell

One of B.C.’s biggest companies will see a big change at the top of the org chart. Don Lindsay, CEO of Teck Resources for the last 17 years, announced his retirement. Lindsay has been the steady hand at Teck throughout that...

Jul 19, 2022
Pacific Trader: Paper profits in sight for Canfor Pulp Products
Michael McCullough

The stock: Most forest products were caught up in the recent downdraft for commodities sparked by fears of an impending global recession. Not so for pulp and paper. U.S. pulp prices have risen sharply this year on supply constraints and...

Jun 27, 2022
The 2022 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
Michael McCullough

Climbing out of the claws of the pandemic wasn't an easy feat. The push and pull of supply chain issues and inflation impacted businesses throughout B.C. in 2021, but even with ground lost in 2020, the economy was able to...

Jun 21, 2022
Pacific Trader: Skeena Resources aims to revive Eskay Creek's glory days
Michael McCullough

The stock: In contrast to **cough, cough** cryptocurrency, gold is once again showing itself to be a genuine store of value in perilous markets. The trouble with buying bullion now is that you’re paying full price. But there’s another way of...

Apr 27, 2022
Pacific Trader: This junior miner’s 500-percent rise will help you forget the markets’ woes
Michael McCullough

The stock: Some weeks it’s best for your sanity, if not your portfolio’s value, to tune out the market noise and think about long-term wealth creation. That’s what the investors in Filo Mining (TSX:FIL) have been doing for the past...

Mar 16, 2022
Pacific Trader: A clean, green way to profit from the oil and gas gouge
Michael McCullough

The stock: Investors who have already decarbonized their portfolios find themselves standing uncomfortably on the sidelines as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drives shares of oil and gas companies to levels not seen since 2014. But wait, there’s a way to...

Mar 15, 2022
Earth-X tech project digs deep to make mining greener
Rushmila Rahman

The worldwide shift toward renewable energy keeps accelerating, but do you know how much metal and minerals we’ll need to go green? Well, with most of Earth’s near-surface mining deposits already in use, the production of copper, nickel, zinc and other critical...

Dec 14, 2021
B.C.’s functional and psychedelic mushroom industry is having a shroom boom
Nathan Caddell

He may have the right name for the job, but it took Craig Garden some time to find his passion. The Surrey native spent years as a project manager for various consulting firms before he and his wife, Brandi, made a...

Nov 9, 2021
The 2021 Top 100: B.C.'s biggest companies by industry
By BCBusiness

Unprecedented times goes without saying. (Also, we never want to hear the word "pivot" again.) Despite the challenges of 2021, B.C. has no shortage of companies that are growing and growing—here are the Top 100 largest businesses in the province...

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