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Natural Resources

Aug 30, 2018
Federal Court of Appeal rejects Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
By the Editors

In a surprising turn, the Federal Court of Appeal has discarded the federal government’s approval to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. It’s a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. And it’s a huge setback for the feds after their purchase of the existing pipeline and...

Aug 3, 2018
How B.C. manages the complications of combining tourism and the environment
Nathan Caddell

Anyone who’s ever visited B.C. can figure out the province’s main selling point in about five minutes. It’s all over posters and press conferences—heck, it’s on our licence plates: Beautiful British Columbia.But as the tourism industry gets larger by the...

Jul 18, 2018
The 2018 Top 100: How technology is transforming the mining business
Nathan Caddell

Having spent a large part of my childhood strapping into fake car seats in the games arcade section of the Queen of Tsawwassen ferry, I experience a flashback of sorts when asked to man the controls of a replica shovel. But it quickly becomes apparent that Teck Resources’ simulator is...

Jul 4, 2018
The 2018 BCBusiness Top 100 with Goldcorp's Ian Telfer
Paul Duchart

More than 800 attended the sold-out 2018 BCBusiness Top 100 event at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on June 28. The afternoon began with a stand-up networking luncheon followed by an interview with Goldcorp chairman and director Ian Telfer with Canada Wide...

Jun 15, 2018
Go Figure: The raw numbers around the province’s sushi habit
Melissa Edwards

Sources: Provincial health authorities; City of Vancouver;; ChopValue Manufacturing; B.C. Ministry of Agriculture...

Jun 14, 2018
Opinion: How to do business with B.C. First Nations
Lana Eagle

There are 198 First Nations in B.C. While there may be some similar concerns, each Nation is unique. Sadly some are not connected to the grid, others do not have ready access to clean drinking water, and most are contending...

May 29, 2018
Alberta environment minister talks tough with B.C. on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Nick Rockel

In a speech to the BC Chamber of Commerce, Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips highlighted her government’s efforts to build a strong economy resilient to climate change—and repeated its threat to turn off the oil taps to B.C.

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...

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