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Apr 27, 2018
The Whole Hog: B.C. looks to solve its cedar waste problem
Peter Worden

Revelstoke has beautiful mountains—except for maybe one. “This is Mount Hog,” says Downie Timber Ltd. sawmill co-manager Angus Woodman, a guy with an appropriate last name. We scale a bulldozed path to the summit of the mill’s ever-growing pile of bark...

Feb 26, 2018
How much of our food is grown in B.C.?
By the Editors

British Columbians are passionate foodies, increasingly interested in the origin of what lands on their plate and strong supporters of the Agricultural Land Reserve. But nobody really knows how much of the food we enjoy in this province is actually...

Feb 21, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Kalesnikoff Lumber and Leslie Forest Products make wood work
Nathan Caddell

Sometimes places just have the perfect name. Take the West Kootenay settlement of Thrums, for example. The word “thrum” refers to a continuous humming sound, and anyone who has made the journey along Highway 3A between Castlegar and the region’s...

Feb 19, 2018
Two Economies, One Province: Mining giant Rio Tinto gets help from the BC Innovation Council
Nathan Caddell

A partnership based on getting people to a specific location only started because Carl Anderson got lost. Last February the president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), was on a BC Growth Opportunities Tour in the northwest of the province...

Feb 8, 2018
A conversation with B.C. Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip
Nathan Caddell

More than 40 years ago, Stewart Phillip first read Bobbi Lee Indian Rebel, an autobiography by Coast Salish writer Lee Maracle. Phillip, now president and grand chief of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), appreciated the insights contained...

Jan 10, 2018
Enter the Golden Triangle

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Most likely one of the topics of discussion at the January 22-25 Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup 2018 (in which Manning Elliott will be participating) will be what is known in B.C. mining circles as ‘the...

Nov 21, 2017
Some Icelanders cool to a local hydro project backed by Ross Beaty’s Alterra Power
Scott Neufeld

There are few places more remote than Árneshrep­­pur. Nestled in Iceland’s Westfjords region, encircled by mountain peaks that undulate like the ocean below, it’s the nation’s least-populated county, with just 30 year-round residents. Árneshreppur is facing extinction. Weak transportation links...

Nov 17, 2017
Are B.C.’s freshwater ecosystems at risk?
By the Editors

A new report commissioned by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) reveals that nobody knows how the province’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands are faring against a range of threats. The problem? Critical data is outdated, housed in...

Nov 8, 2017
A conversation with Mining Association of BC president and CEO Bryan Cox
Nick Rockel

You might think the mining sector and the beer business have little in common. Bryan Cox knows different: both are technical, highly regulated and people-driven industries, says the president and CEO of the Mining Association of BC (MABC), who led...

Oct 31, 2017
Site C Poll: The results may surprise you

When Mustel Group asked 300 people across B.C. last August what they thought should happen to Site C, half (50.4 per cent) overall recommended proceeding, 26.5 per cent said it should be terminated, and 23.1 per cent wanted it put...

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