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Nov 20, 2014

New Prosperity Mine Just Doesn’t Pass the Test

In most situations, a development project can be designed to respect responsible environmental stewardship. Canadians test that balance with an environmental assessment process. Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity Gold-Copper mine, however, has failed that test. It wasn’t “approved with conditions” like…

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Nov 07, 2014

B.C. Must Look Beyond LNG

Pppfffffttttt. That’s the sound of British Columbia’s LNG balloon losing a bit more air. Another day brings another announcement of a delay. BG Group PLC has deferred their decision to proceed with an LNG Terminal on Ridley Island near Prince…

Oct 23, 2014

What Happens if Oil Spills?

Many reasonable people worry about the response to an oil spill. We can take all reasonable precautions – even in our own lives – but sometimes accidents happen. Yes, and the way to prepare for any industrial accident is with…

Oct 15, 2014

Canada’s Environment Commissioner Ignores Five Key Facts

Last Tuesday, the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development issued a report that the media characterize as “scathing” on Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission control. There are five important facts you won’t find in this report. 1. Canada…

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Oct 04, 2014

Municipalities Risk Prosperity for All of Us

British Columbia’s municipalities seem determined to kill the goose that might lay the golden egg. We have already written here about Burnaby’s activist city council that is determined to reject the $264 million in municipal tax dollars that the Trans…

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Sep 23, 2014

March for a Better Life

Over the weekend, thousands of well-meaning people marched in 150 countries around the world, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in New York, followed by a United Nations summit featuring climate experts like Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It is ironic…

Sep 16, 2014

LNG Delays Threaten Families in Northeastern B.C.

Central 1, the trade association and research arm of the B.C. and Ontario credit unions, has downgraded growth projections for northeastern B.C. The organization now says that northeastern B.C. will grow by a modest 2% annually through to 2017. The…

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Sep 01, 2014

City of Burnaby Overreaches its Jurisdiction … Again

The City of Burnaby has been put in its place by the National Energy Board, and rightly so. In April, BCP objected to Burnaby City Council using taxpayers’ dollars to buy two costly, two-page, full-colour advertisements in Burnaby Now to…

Aug 26, 2014

Right Balance Struck in Fraser Surrey Docks Decision

You couldn’t have missed the news: Port Metro Vancouver has approved a proposal from Fraser Surrey Docks to expand the coal handling facility. The facility will handle about four million metric tonnes of coal from the United States, in addition…

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Aug 12, 2014

Mount Polley has Broad Implications for BC

Let’s agree on this: the breach of the tailings pond at Mount Polley Mine is exceptionally unfortunate. At BCP, we believe in looking at all sides of the story so let’s take a closer look. First, most of the slurry…

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