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Canada’s Crude Oil Pacific Exports and Northern Gateway Likely Dead if Proposed Tanker Ban Becomes Law

Canada’s Crude Oil Pacific Exports and Northern Gateway Likely Dead if Proposed Tanker Ban Becomes Law

On Friday, the Canadian government introduced C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Source: oilandgas360.com)It’s no longer living as a temporary moratorium or simply a political threat. On Friday Canada’s federal government introduced legislation that will turn its informal ban on crude oil tanker traffic off the North Coast of British Columbia into law. This…

Resource Development in Northern British Columbia

Resource Development in Northern British Columbia

Here in Northern BC the next 6 months will be busy with numerous projects in the natural resource sector. In the short term there are a number of events that will help set the pace forward for the next 10-20 years of business development. Cambridge House First up is the…

In Blow to Enbridge, Canada to Ban Oil Tankers Off Northern B.C. Coast

In Blow to Enbridge, Canada to Ban Oil Tankers Off Northern B.C. Coast

Canada Transportation Minister Marc Garneau made headlines this weekend when he announced that by the end of the year, a long-promised ban on oil tanker traffic will be put in place off the North Coast of British Columbia—weeks after the government was harshly criticized for its bungled response to a…

Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

From AMEBC Situation On February 1, 2016, the government of BC and representatives from First Nations, environmental groups and the coastal forest industry celebrated an agreement about land designations along the north and central Coast of BC, referred to as the Great Bear Rainforest. The agreement protects 85% of the…

Non-profit puts British Columbia geological data into the public domain

Non-profit puts British Columbia geological data into the public domain

by Greg Klein | January 26, 2016 A deeper understanding—literally—of some 6,700 square kilometres of northwestern British Columbia has come available not only to professionals but also to the public. Land use planners and local communities, as well as geologists and geophysicists, can benefit from a newly released Geoscience B.C.…

Northern Gateway pipeline: benefits vs. concerns

Northern Gateway pipeline: benefits vs. concerns

CBC.ca The Northern Gateway project is a proposal by Canadian oil and gas company Enbridge to build two pipelines stretching 1177-km between the Alberta oilsands and the West Coast. The Northern Gateway would have the capacity to transport 525000 barrels of … Click for more…

Aboriginal leaders stand firm against Northern Gateway pipeline

Aboriginal leaders stand firm against Northern Gateway pipeline

CBC.ca Stars lend power to fight The public hearings continue in Kitamaat Village Wednesday before moving on to Terrace, BC, Thursday afternoon. MAP Canada’s crude oil pipeline Charting TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline Members from Douglas Channel … Click for more…

BC won’t endorse Northern Gateway until environmental assessment complete: Clark

BC won’t endorse Northern Gateway until environmental assessment complete: Clark

BC won’t endorse Northern Gateway until environmental assessment complete: Clark Vancouver Sun By PETER O’NEIL, Vancouver Sun December 13, 2011 “Certainly in British Columbia we recognize the big contribution that the oilsands make to Canada and to our national economy,” Clark told reporters after a meeting with Alberta Premier Alison…

Mining Explosion in (Northern) British Columbia

Mining Explosion in (Northern) British Columbia

As with any resource dependent economy, one sector always seems to be up at the expense of the other. Unless you count the BC Government’s news about the growing market for BC wood in China, it’s fair to say that in BC, forestry is down while virtually all the good…