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Forestry, mining, energy have shown resilience and innovation during the pandemic

Forestry, mining, energy have shown resilience and innovation during the pandemic

The natural resources sector has helped B.C.’s economy fare better than economies elsewhere in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the industry could drive the province’s economic recovery – if government allows it.
B.C. expected to eclipse Alberta as Canada's largest natural gas producer

B.C. expected to eclipse Alberta as Canada's largest natural gas producer

The Montney region of northeastern B.C. is very attractive for oil and gas producers because it's rich in liquids.
Northeast B.C. Rig Report - Jan. 28

Northeast B.C. Rig Report - Jan. 28

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada estimates 420 wells will be drilled in British Columbia this year, up from from 367 wells in 2020. There were 19 of 44 rigs active in the northeast as of Jan. 28, according to RigLocator.
Resource ministers concede permitting takes too long

Resource ministers concede permitting takes too long

So, you want to spend hundreds of millions of dollars – possibly billions -- building a new copper mine in B.C.
Service to help Peace farmers deal with oil and gas industry fires back up

Service to help Peace farmers deal with oil and gas industry fires back up

More than a year after its closure, a service aimed at helping farmers in the Peace Region of British Columbia navigate their relationships with the oil and gas industry has been reintroduced.
Service to help Peace farmers deal with industry relaunches

Service to help Peace farmers deal with industry relaunches

More than a year after its closure, a service aimed at helping farmers in the Peace Region of British Columbia navigate their relationships with the oil and gas industry has been reintroduced.
Pipeline construction has Chetwynd straining to house workers, doctors

Pipeline construction has Chetwynd straining to house workers, doctors

Chetwynd has one of those problems that, for a resource industry town vulnerable to the vagaries of commodity cycles, is kind of nice to have, but frustrating nonetheless.
COVID-19 outbreak ends at Coastal Gas Link work sites

COVID-19 outbreak ends at Coastal Gas Link work sites

Northern Health medical health officers have declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at two workforce accommodation sites for the Coastal Gas Link project. The outbreak started on Dec. 19, 2020 and there are no new cases reported.
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.