Business In Vancouver - Nelson Bennett

British Columbia coal terminal for sale – again

Ottawa recently announced renewed efforts to sell the Crown-owned terminal, Ridley Terminal, which is used to export thermal and metallurgical coal.

Canadian oil and gas sector sounds alarm over flight of capital

We’ve seen investment in the oilsands decrease substantially, but at the same time we’ve seen investment in other long-cycle projects globally increase.

The big squeeze: pain ahead if Alberta cuts oil flow to BC

BC drivers might be hit with more than gasoline price spikes should Alberta decide to play hardball.

Major mines increasingly tapping Canadian indigenous labour force

Consulting and partnering with First Nations isn’t just a way to get social licence – it can also provide real solutions to labour challenges.

Appeal of $15m BC thermal coal terminal project rejected by court

The appeal against the terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks was made by two community groups backed by Ecojustice last week.

BC government rejects Ajax mine

"Adverse effects of the Ajax project outweighed the potential benefits."

Environmental group’s office raided to collect for Enbridge

After sending court bailiffs to seize property from Stand.earth, Enbridge backed off, saying it will not seize property after all.

Lead-zinc mine on Vancouver island reopens

Vancouver Island copper-zinc-lead mine, Myra Falls, restarts after nearly two years.

Drilling permit issued to Taseko's New Prosperity mine not legal: CEAA

British Columbia's government says Taseko can drill, federal government says it can't.

Oil by rail riskier than by pipeline: studies

Without new pipeline capacity, more oil will move by rail, two new studies warn

B.C. sits atop untapped lithium reservoirs: entrepreneur

Chemist says geothermal reservoirs could also produce electricity

BC coal mine owners told stop trucking coal

But owners of Wolverine mine say rail line not operational yet.

Clean energy shift a plus for mining – think tank

A new Clean Energy Canada report suggests Canada’s mining sector stands to benefit from the clean-energy transition.

Panel looks to overhaul Canadian oil and gas project approvals

Only after a project got a conditional yes or no from the federal government would it enter a two-year environmental review.

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

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

Eastern 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.