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May 29, 2017

Thinking small pays off for liquefied natural gas firm

BC’s Cryopeak LNG Solutions has identified a niche market giving remote Canadian communities and mines access to liquefied natural gas. The company has developed innovative storage and regasification equipment making it possible to turn LNG back into gas that can…

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May 25, 2017

Lower costs drive drilling boom in ‘bellweather’ Montney shale formation in northwest Alberta, BC

From the Vancouver Sun: The Montney region of northern BC and Alberta is experiencing a dramatic surge of investment; in the first four months of 2017, well drilling increased by 80 percent from the previous year, a rate that hasn’t…

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May 22, 2017

First Nations chiefs plan to challenge Liberal oil tanker ban for British Columbia

“I think it’s for the betterment of the country that we do challenge it” – Woodland Cree Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom The federal Liberal government has introduced the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in the hopes of stopping tankers from shipping oil…

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May 21, 2017

NAFTA checklist: A handy guide to key issues, as formal process set to start

On Thursday, the Trump administration notified Congress that the US intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. This notification formally launched a 90 day countdown before talks between the three countries will begin. What…

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May 20, 2017

First Nations fisheries success stories shared at forum

From CBC News: Ted Walkus has the goal of creating economic opportunities for his fishing community, while protecting fish stocks and the environment. As the hereditary chief of Wuikinuxv Nation in Rivers Inlet, BC, Walkus’ area has a unique run…

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May 19, 2017

Trudeau Details Partial Ban on Oil Tankers in North Pacific

The Trudeau government has proposed a political act that will prohibit tankers carrying more than 12,500 metric tons of crude or persistent oils from travelling through an area that stretches from BC’s border with Alaska down to the northern tip…

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May 12, 2017

Could thermal coal exports be BC’s trump card?

The BC Liberal leader has asked the federal government to ban thermal coal exports via BC ports. As NAFTA negotiations near, this could be a useful bargaining chip with the Trump administration; BC’s port terminals have become reliable export gateways for American…

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May 11, 2017

Forest sector losing jobs – but desperately needs more skilled workers

From CBC News: Despite the softwood lumber dispute, some forestry companies in BC are declaring record profits, and are currently experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, resulting in unfilled technical jobs. Over 20,000 new jobs have been projected within the industry as new…

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May 10, 2017

Opinion: Energy policy must be a provincial discussion

Natural gas is playing more of a prominent role on the world stage as countries seek out ways to build innovative renewable energy systems. The BC Chamber of Commerce recognizes the province’s abundant natural gas reserves, and believes harmonized energy policies…

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May 07, 2017

Why Canada may have missed the boat on building a viable LNG industry

Recommended reading from the National Post: BC’s government promised progress for an LNG industry that was expected to rival other resource developments within the country. However, stagnant action has caused loss of economic opportunity for BC and the country, as…

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May 05, 2017

Canada’s rapidly aging population still yields ‘demographic dividends’: StatCan

From CTV News: The latest Statistics Canada report shows the proportion of Canadians 15 to 64 years of age increased by 0.4 percent – the lowest rate in 166 years. Amazingly, there are still projections of economic gains. Statistics Canada…

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May 04, 2017

Why Expand Port Metro Vancouver?

Port Metro Vancouver is Canada’s gateway to Asia-Pacific, creating almost 99,000 jobs and over $6 billion in wages in British Columbia. Deloitte recently touted the city in a study conducted by its multinational consultancy practice. The goal of the study…

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