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2016 a sweet year for Peace Region beekeepers

2016 a sweet year for Peace Region beekeepers

Honey production isn’t what it used to be in the Peace, but beekeeping is more popular than ever. A record-setting harvest is expected to give the industry a further boost.
North Montney pipeline granted extension for construction start

North Montney pipeline granted extension for construction start

The National Energy Board has given NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. until June 10, 2017, to begin construction on the $1.7-billion North Montney Pipeline project.
Credit union forecasts ‘prolonged’ period of slow growth in Northeast B.C.

Credit union forecasts ‘prolonged’ period of slow growth in Northeast B.C.

Weak commodity prices, an underperforming global economy and a struggling province next door will continue to hamper growth in Northeast B.C. over the next three years, according to economists with Central 1 Credit Union.
With Enbridge acquisition looming, Spectra moves forward on three Northeast B.C. pipelines

With Enbridge acquisition looming, Spectra moves forward on three Northeast B.C. pipelines

Three pipelines would boost capacity on existing system
September land sale tops $2.7 million, largest sale so far in 2016

September land sale tops $2.7 million, largest sale so far in 2016

The B.C. government brought in $2.77 million at its September land sale this week, the highest at a single sale so far this year. The province has three months left in 2016 (three sales left) to evade the record low of $16.72 million set in 1982.
Northeast unemployment falls for fourth-straight month, but remains B.C.’s highest

Northeast unemployment falls for fourth-straight month, but remains B.C.’s highest

Northeast B.C.’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth month in a row in August, but the region continued to have the highest percentage of joblessness in British Columbia. The region registered an 8.
B.C. natural gas export volumes climb, but value sinks

B.C. natural gas export volumes climb, but value sinks

Natural gas accounted for 3.6 per cent of B.C. exports in the first half of this year
Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy

Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy

Deal worth $37 billion
Sale of Walter Energy mines impending, Brule mine could reopen

Sale of Walter Energy mines impending, Brule mine could reopen

Company in the running has plans to immediately reopen the Brule mine, hire 200
NEB approves Spectra Energy Jackfish Lake pipeline expansion

NEB approves Spectra Energy Jackfish Lake pipeline expansion

Two 36-inch pipeline loops to the Fort St. John mainline will transport sales-quality natural gas