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B.C.'s LNG job boom overstated, according to think tank’s report

Posted on July 29, 2015

The 100,000 jobs the provincial government has promised due to LNG projects across B.C. is an overblown figure, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

More LNG development debate hot air

Posted on July 21, 2015

Canada's B.C. legislature’s summer debate over the Pacific NorthWest LNG project development agreement is but one factor in B.C.’s complex liquefied natural gas equation.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

Posted on July 2, 2015

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Vancouver investors turning to tech, not mining

Posted on June 24, 2015

"Newly listed tech firms are being greeted in a much different manner than just five years ago when the sector was mostly going neglected amid sky-high commodity prices."

Resource-sector legislation targets graft, corruption

Posted on June 16, 2015

It could give Canadians a better idea of how much First Nations are receiving through benefits agreements signed with large oil and gas companies.

Taseko: Court approves judicial review of New Prosperity mines decision

Posted on May 12, 2015

The Federal Court has rejected an application by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) to sue the federal government for rejecting its gold-copper mine in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, but will allow judicial reviews to proceed.

New dangerous goods rail-car rules a boon to Delta manufacturer

Posted on May 7, 2015

A Delta railway equipment manufacturer has its eyes on expanded market opportunities resulting from new requirements for rail cars that carry crude oil and other dangerous goods in Canada and the United States.

What does Alberta's orange crush mean for B.C.?

Posted on May 6, 2015

In a historic upset, Alberta's reigning Progressive Conservatives are out, the NDP is in, and the Wildrose Party will form the Official Opposition.

Goldcorp’s Marlin mine: a decade of operations and controversy in Guatemala

Posted on May 3, 2015

In Latin America, resource development and its economic benefits continue to butt heads with indigenous culture and tradition.

Cleanup companies mired in mining sector’s woes

Posted on April 28, 2015

Many wastewater-treatment businesses struggling to make sales, attract investment

Could HSBC relocate its head office from London to Vancouver?

Posted on April 27, 2015

Vancouver ranked 33rd among the world’s most desirable financial centres.

Teck cuts dividend as coal continues downward slide

Posted on April 21, 2015

Canada’s largest diversified miner says slashing the dividend by two-thirds will allow it to keep generating positive cash flow.

Tsilhqot’in leader wins $175,000 environmental prize

Posted on April 20, 2015

Marilyn Baptiste, a Tsilhqot’in First Nation councillor who was on the front lines in the fight against the Prosperity and New Prosperity mine is in San Francisco has received an international environmental award worth $175,000.

North Montney Mainline project approval brings Pacific NorthWest LNG closer to reality

Posted on April 16, 2015

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended approval of the $1.7 billion North Montney Mainline Project, effectively moving Petronas one step closer to making a positive final investment decision (FID) on the Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) project.

Shell merger likely to kill one LNG project

Posted on April 9, 2015

US$70 billion takeover of BG Group Plc by Royal Dutch Shell Plc could bode well for Shell’s liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, but not so well for BG’s own LNG proposal for Prince Rupert, say industry analysts.

Three injured in fire at Teck’s Greenhills coalmine

Posted on April 6, 2015

Three employees of Teck Resources Limited have received non-life-threatening injuries after a flash fire.

Imperial Metals records $37 million net loss in 2014

Posted on April 4, 2015

Imperial Metals (TSX:III) recorded a $37.3 million net loss in 2014, thanks largely to the cost of dealing with last year’s tailings pond failure at its Mount Polley mine.

Blood in the oil sands: Boom and bust in Alberta

Posted on April 1, 2015

Two oil towns that have defined Alberta’s resource – and real estate – boom now show how fast the bloom can fade.

Vancouver zinc miner faces fines in Yukon

Posted on March 25, 2015

At the end of January, the company announced it was placing the mine in care and maintenance, citing a commodity price crash, and earlier this month was forced to seek creditor protection.

Local law firm hits junior miner with $1 million lawsuit

Posted on March 24, 2015

Vancouver’s Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (OTCBB:PTQMF) continues to stockpile financial troubles – the latest being a $1 million lawsuit from a local law firm over unpaid legal bills.

‘Zombie’ miners pulling down TSX Venture exchange

Posted on March 16, 2015

The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.

Raven Coal mine proponent pulls application at the last minute

Posted on March 4, 2015

A Vancouver junior coal mining company that wants to build an underground coal mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has withdrawn at the last minute from an environmental screening, just as the Environmental Assessment Office was set to make a ruling.

Junior mining investment model on life support

Posted on February 24, 2015

Industry fears too many juniors chasing too few dollars will equal too few new mines.

First BC oil slump casualty: Ivanhoe Energy faces bankruptcy

Posted on February 23, 2015

The company has filed for creditor protection and faces possible bankruptcy.

Finning's Vancouver branch to cut 500 workers in Canada

Posted on February 23, 2015

The figure represents 9% of the company's Canadian workforce, and it is due to "soft market conditions."

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