Oil and gas downturns in B.C. and Alberta ease Site C labour force concerns

Oil and gas downturns in B.C. and Alberta ease Site C labour force concerns

VICTORIA – Alberta’s loss is British Columbia’s gain as fears of labour shortages for the construction of the massive Site C dam evaporate amid a slump in the oil and gas industry, says a new report released Tuesday. The slowdown is providing a steady supply of skilled workers for the Peace River project, the report […]

Mining Recruitment in NE BC

At a recent Home/Business/Trade show in Chetwynd representatives from Teck www.teck.com, Xstrata www.xstratacoal.com and Walter Energy www.walterenergy.com were attempting to recruit workers for the mines in the area. Even though Walter Energy was shutting down the Willow Creek mine they are still looking for workers at their other mines. Teck is going to open up the […]

Coal mine temp workers ‘exacerbate’ concerns over Chinese investment in B.C.

An internal federal review of a decision to grant permits to a Chinese company to bring temporary foreign workers from China for its British Columbia coal mine found the company met or exceeded all requirements. But the November report notes that the sequence of events in HD Mining’s application to bring 201 miners over from […]

Site C = Mining

Site C = Mining

On April 19, BC Premier Gordon Campbell announced that the Peace River ‘Site C’ Hydroelectric Project had advanced to Phase Three. It’s taken forty years for our province to come full-circle and realize that, once again, northern British Columbia is a significant piece of our provinces future and our bankroll. Forty years ago, it was […]

Government of British Columbia: June Rights Sale the Fifth Largest …

Marketwire Nine parcels in the Blueberry area, 80 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John, with per hectare bids ranging from $1137 to $6118. British Columbia supports … Click for more