Natural Resources

Nov 29, 2023
Pacific Trader: Fortuna Silver's plan pays off
Michael McCullough

Fortuna’s recent surge to $5.36 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, up 49.3 percent in just the last two months, has to do with operational performance. The company reported revenue of US$243 million and net earnings of US$30.9 million in the third quarter, both representing big leaps forward from the same period last year.

Nov 17, 2023
Vancouver mining exec Mario Vetro is going all out for Hockey Helps the Homeless
Nathan Caddell

Mario Vetro is hoping to avoid any sophomore slumps. The co-founder of K92 Mining and principal at Commodity Partners joined the local branch of Hockey Helps the Homeless last year and ended up dethroning the 12-year fundraising leader. The Vancouver...

Oct 31, 2023
Pacific Trader: Soaring Fission Uranium defies the markets' mood
Michael McCullough

The stock: While investors have been taking cover from the fallout of higher-for-longer interest rates, prices for uranium have quietly shot up to their highest level since the Fukushima nuclear disaster more than 12 years ago. That’s produced big gains...

Sep 20, 2023
Pacific Trader: Metalla Royalty grabs for the brass ring
Michael McCullough

The stock: The mining royalty streaming model has a couple of advantages over investing in mining companies themselves. Essentially, a streaming company is a specialized financial institution that puts money up front into miners’ projects in return for a share...

Sep 13, 2023
Five B.C. companies make list of top performing TSX stocks
By the Editors

For the second year in a row, the TSX30 was dominated by natural resource companies. The list ranks the top performing companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange over a three-year period. This year, two-thirds of the list was comprised of...

Sep 1, 2023
Victoria's Interchange Recycling hits 20 years with new name, advanced scope
Nathan Caddell

David Lawes knows that it’s not always easy to walk the line between the environment and business. The Victoria resident studied both business and environmental science at Royal Roads University and spent almost a decade at the provincial Ministry of Environment...

Aug 31, 2023
5 Questions: BC Hydro CEO Chris O'Riley talks energy transition, reconciliation and Site C's legacy
Nathan Caddell

1. Since starting at BC Hydro as an engineer-in-training over 30 years ago, you’ve spent your entire career with the company or a subsidiary of it. What has kept you on board for so long? I don’t think I intended to...

Aug 22, 2023
Pacific Trader: Still believe in copper? Then Capstone is your play
Michael McCullough

The stock: There are two competing narratives around copper these days. One is that demand will soar over the long term as the global economy gets increasingly electrified to combat climate change. The other is the slowdown in the Chinese...

Jul 7, 2023
Q&A: John Anderson reflects on almost 50 years with Coquitlam-based Oppy
Nathan Caddell

Q: First off, congrats on being inducted into the Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame. What did that feel like? A: It was a big honour. There are a lot of people in there who have contributed a lot to...

Jul 6, 2023
B.C.'s fish farming industry is in murky waters thanks to government regulations
Andrew Findlay

The fish farming industry is fighting for its life on British Columbia’s coast. For the second time in as many years, three of the biggest players in the salmon aquaculture sector have turned to the courts to challenge a decision by...

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