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BC signs energy agreement with China

Posted on July 26, 2014

There are 16 liquefied natural gas proposals in B.C., although energy analysts do not expect more than two or three will get built in the coming years.

Business council scales back growth outlook of B.C.’s ‘mediocre’ economy

Posted on July 22, 2014

Few signs of stronger growth.

NEB Trans Mountain decision delayed by proposed route revision

Posted on July 16, 2014

The company’s preferred corridor would include a trenchless drill crossing a conservation area.

Drilling down to the economic realities of geothermal power

Posted on July 7, 2014

Reality triumphed over my idealism: Beaty.

Ritchie Bros. appoints Beverley Briscoe as board chairwoman

Posted on July 2, 2014

Among publicly traded companies, 40% have no women in the boardroom.

Mining execs bullish on industry outlook after slide in 2013

Posted on June 16, 2014

Despite a massive drop in mining profits in 2013, a new survey reveals industry executives are becoming more bullish on the strength of the sector — especially in the short term. Vancouver-based Mining Recruitment Group surveyed 232 mining executives and …

Politicians and business leaders urge approval of Northern Gateway

Posted on June 12, 2014

A group of politicians and business leaders have written an open letter in support of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Canadians losing enthusiasm for building closer ties with Asia

Posted on June 10, 2014

In 2013, 45% of Canadian surveyed said they felt Chinese investment would benefit Canada. In 2014, that number dropped to 35% in 2014, the lowest in a decade.

Coloured diamonds poised to appreciate significantly as supply dries up — broker

Posted on June 10, 2014

Natural fancy coloured diamonds are the most concentrated form of wealth on earth, said Colin Ferguson, CEO of Rare Investment. And with demand growing while supply shrinks, they are on the verge of appreciating at a rate never seen before.

Osisko receives court approval for $3.9bn Agnico Eagle, Yamana deal

Posted on June 10, 2014

Osisko had been the target of an attempted hostile takeover by Goldcorp.

B2Gold to buy Australia’s Papillon resources for $570 million

Posted on June 9, 2014

B2Gold Corp. is buying Papillon Resources, which is based in Perth, Australia, and is focused on developing its Fekola mine project in Mali, for $570 million.

Avanti Mining signs agreement with First Nations group over $1b Kitsault mine

Posted on June 4, 2014

Avanti Mining Inc. (TSX-V) has entered into an agreement with the Nisga’a Nation regarding the mining company’s proposed $1 billion Kitsault Molybdenum Mine Project.

Vancouver's Boss power closes on $30m settlement with province over uranium ban

Posted on June 3, 2014

Officially putting to bed a nearly six-year-old lawsuit.

Petronas CEO warns BC against 'unrealistic expectations' on LNG

Posted on May 22, 2014

The B.C. government’s annual three-day LNG Conference opened May 21 in the shadow of an announcement that Russia had signed a $400 billion, 30-year deal to supply natural gas to China – one of B.C.’s hoped for long-term liquefied natural gas customers.

LNG projects could generate $200 billion in investment in BC, EY estimates

Posted on May 20, 2014

By 2020, the British Columbia government hopes to see three major liquefied natural gas plants on the West coast of B.C. – something professional services firm EY estimates would generate more than $200 billion in investment.

Anti-coal group sues B.C. government over Texada project

Posted on May 15, 2014

An environmental advocacy group has launched a lawsuit against British Columbia’s Ministry of Energy and Mines and Texada Quarries, challenging the legality of the ministry’s recent approval of a coal export expansion on Texada Island.

Streaming success: buying metals not mines

Posted on May 6, 2014

More small companies are cutting precious metal deals with sector giants to bankroll new projects without surrendering equity.

Profile of Karina Briño, president of the Mining Association of BC

Posted on May 2, 2014

“I care about the environment and social issues as much as any of those people that sometimes are opposing mining projects because I think there is a tremendous contribution that this industry can make.”

B.C. government's $100b Prosperity Fund projections are "too good to be true," says CCPA

Posted on May 1, 2014

LNG Tanker The $100 billion Prosperity Fund that the British Columbia government claims will be generated by LNG development in the province is unrealistic, according to theCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The projections are based on assumptions of large export …

Reading, writing and LNG: B.C. education to be retooled for job skills

Posted on May 1, 2014

Under the plan, elementary school students will be introduced to hands-on learning earlier; education and training will retooled to "better match in-demand jobs."

Public muzzled in Trans Mountain debate, critics say

Posted on April 24, 2014

Unlike it happened for the Northern Gateway project, there will be no public hearing schedule for the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Vancouver's Goldcorp won't challenge friendly deal for Osisko

Posted on April 21, 2014

"We stated from the beginning of this process that we would remain disciplined with respect to our offer to acquire Osisko"

Prentice to lead renewed Northern Gateway consultation efforts

Posted on March 6, 2014

A former federal minister of Indian and Northern Affairs will lead renewed efforts to consult with and establish partnerships with First Nations and Aboriginal communities in British Columbia and Alberta for Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the company said today.

Guide to aboriginal resource opportunities launched

Posted on February 2, 2014

Much of the discourse surrounding First Nations involvement in B.C. resource projects has been focused on the financial benefits for aboriginal communities in exchange for their approval and access to work on traditional territory.

Coal project poses no significant risks: Fraser Surrey Docks

Posted on November 19, 2013

'After consideration of the potential residual effects, and taking into account engineering design and identified mitigation measures, the Project can be constructed and operated without significant adverse effects.'

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