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Biden rescinds Keystone XL pipeline permit – now what?

Biden rescinds Keystone XL pipeline permit – now what?

President Joe Biden has officially nixed the on-again, off-again US$8 billion Keystone XL pipeline by signing an executive order that rescinds a permit allowing for its construction.
Precision sees positives for 2021

Precision sees positives for 2021

Thanks to the recent uptick in oil prices, and B.C.’s dormant sites reclamation program, things are going well for Precision Well Services in Fort St. John.
Canada looks to strengthen LNG credentials in 2021 with additional FIDs

Canada looks to strengthen LNG credentials in 2021 with additional FIDs

Global demand for cleaner-burning natural gas has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Canada to develop an LNG industry.
Logs rolling in Fort Nelson

Logs rolling in Fort Nelson

A truck of logs rolled across the weigh scale in Fort Nelson for the first time in 12 years last week. Peak Renewables announced the news and posted a picture of the milestone Jan. 14, calling it "one step towards biomass energy production.
Pandemic cut Fort St. John airport traffic by more than half

Pandemic cut Fort St. John airport traffic by more than half

Passenger counts through the North Peace Regional Airport dropped last year to levels not seen in a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rural roads taskforce targets year-round axle loading

Rural roads taskforce targets year-round axle loading

The North Peace Rural Roads Taskforce met with Peace River Regional District directors Thursday to give an update on the state of the roads in the region.
CAPP forecasts modest recovery in Canadian oil and gas upstream in 2021

CAPP forecasts modest recovery in Canadian oil and gas upstream in 2021

Upstream oil and gas investments in B.C. are expected to increase by about $1 billion this year over last year, driven largely by the nascent LNG industry, says the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
Fort St. John property sales up in 2020

Fort St. John property sales up in 2020

Home sales across northern B.C. saw an “exceptional recovery” in the second half of 2020, according to the region’s real estate board. In Fort St. John, 529 properties changed hands last year valued at $187.
Site C workforce at 4,941 in November

Site C workforce at 4,941 in November

Employment on the Site C dam dropped under 5,000 in November, with 4,941 workers reported, according to BC Hydro.
Northeast unemployment at 4.3% to end 2020

Northeast unemployment at 4.3% to end 2020

Unemployment in Northeast B.C. dropped to 4.3% to end 2020 There were 40,000 employed and 1,800 unemployed, according to the latest estimates released by Statistics Canada on Friday, Jan. 8. Unemployment in the region was recorded at 4.