Business In Vancouver - Nelson Bennett

Energy stocks are shifting from Fort McMurray to Fort St. John

Canadian energy guru Peter Tertzakian addressed the CFA Society Vancouver last week.

Easter Canada now the preferred mineral exploration investment destination

While wew mines continue to open in British Columbia, the perceptionis that the province is no longer a welcome place for mineral exploration.

BC copper-gold mine to reopen after six years

AuRico Metals received an environmental certificate this week for its $684 million Kemess underground project, shuttered in 2011.

Vancouver miner escapes Philippine crackdown

B2Gold escapes crackdown in Philippines, but Australian-Canadian OceanaGold has mine suspended.

BC annual mineral exploration conference reflected a turnaround for the industry

Minerals and metals prices are rising, investor confidence in the majors is returning, and those majors are keen to restock depleting minable reserves.

Mount Polley mine disaster followed years of permit delays — report

Imperial Metals applied for a permit to release water from Mount Polley tailings pond in 2009 – and still doesn’t have one.

Another 37 conditions for Trans Mountain pipeline

Court forced B.C. to issue its own environmental certificate on pipeline expansion.

Kinder Morgan expected to spend up to $300M on Trans Mountain expansion

That is how much the company will have to spend just getting the expansion project shovel-ready, according to Conference Board of Canada estimates.

Why Alberta oil will be California-bound

But Asia rises as potential market for Trans Mountain crude say analysts.

Copper producers feel the Trump bump

Prices are shooting up, but can multibillion-dollar projects be saved?

This mining consulting firm has just jumped on commodities rally

Loss of small brokerages that specialize in high-risk juniors creates market opportunity.

Risk of potential oil tanker spill ‘close to zero' — experts

Pipeline ruptures, bunker fuel spills pose a greater risk than a major oil tanker spill, they say.

Main contractor on Shell LNG Canada project cancels bidding

CFSW LNG Constructors – a consortium of four major engineering and construction firms and the lead contractor for LNG Canada – has cancelled the bidding process for the project.

Trudeau approves Trans Mountain pipeline, kills Northern Gateway

Trudeau approves Trans Mountain and Line 3 replacement project, rejects Northern Gateway.

Canada expected to make pipelines announcement today

Supporters and opponents of oil pipeline projects have been gearing up with preemptive moves this week in anticipation of announcements expected late Tuesday by the federal government.

Oil consumption outlook fuels further pipeline debate

Fossil-fuel-free future far off as world demand to increase, says the International Energy Agency.

Trans Mountain pipeline is nowhere close to approval

Kinder Morgan expects a final decision on pipeline twinning process within four to six weeks.

Major operational overhaul planned for KSM copper, gold mine

Higher upfront costs but better ROI on massive gold-copper mine: Seabridge Gold.

Baja Mining may be losing minority stake in Boleo mine

Running at a loss, it cannot afford its share of a recent cash call to continue funding the Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo mine in Mexico

North Montney pipeline gets extension

Sunset start clause for the pipeline tied to Petronas LNG project extended from June 2016 to June 2017

Mount Polley disaster could have been a lot worse — report

Two years after the mine’s massive tailings pond collapse, the tarnished Golden Triangle environmental and economic fallout continues.

Imperial Metals office occupied by activist group over Mount Polley Mine

The Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society is opting for direct action, rather than legal action, in its attempt to shut the mine down.

Hostile takeover? Pick your poison pill

It’s not yet clear whether it will be generally approved by securities regulators as a defensive mechanism for all other public companies facing hostile takeovers.

This Canadian miner went from zero to a $4bn company in eight years

Since it was formed in 2007, B2Gold has built two new gold mines and bought two others.

BC gold miners reap Brexit rewards

A gold bull market would be good for the badly battered TSX Venture exchange, which is heavily weighted with junior miners with gold projects.