Business In Vancouver - Nelson Bennett

The pipeline Canada doesn't know

World’s largest CO2 pipeline is being built in Alberta, but underground sequestering of carbon gets little love from governments.

Plans for logging, mining near British Columbia parks spark concern

Cross-border concerns about mineral exploration and logging in British Columbia's Skagit River watershed may put a long-simmering campaign to close a hole in the middle of two provincial parks back on the front burner.

Imperial Metals pulls ‘a rabbit out of the hat’ with Red Chris deal

Investors ‘flabbergasted’ at $1.1b stake taken in Red Chris mine by Australia’s Newcrest.

Anti-Trans Mountain pipeline funds flow from unexpected sources

Well-funded environmental groups opposed to Trans Mountain received NEB funding.

British Columbia's mining revenue expected to drop by 25% by 2022

Revenue from energy and mining is expected to drop from $1.1 billion in 2018-19 to $861 million by 2020-21.

Is there a new golden age for copper coming to British Columbia?

Even those who don’t follow mining or invest in it could probably tell you that a global energy transition will mean the world is going to need a lot more copper.

Port yanks permit for coal terminal

With the permit cancelled, it is hard to see how the Fraser Surrey Docks coal project could ever end up being built.

Situation critical for critical metals

Despite a clear growing demand for rare-earth metals, investors seem to still be wary about investing in rare-earth projects.

Global energy transition powers surge in demand for metals

The number of electric vehicles will increase 1,389% – to 125 million from three million – by 2030.

Why British Columbia is missing the low-carbon economy bonanza

The world is having a global energy transition party for miners – B.C. isn’t invited

Pipelines to remain a focal point for Canada's Gov't this year

Trans Mountain expansion will be on many voters’ minds in federal and Alberta elections; trade wars promise to add uncertainty to export market.

B.C. moves to phase out gas-fired vehicles

By 2030, 30% of all vehicles sold in B.C. will have to be EV or hybrid, and 100% by 2040.

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, 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.