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As the climate changes, so too do Canadians' farm fields and dinner tables

As the climate changes, so too do Canadians' farm fields and dinner tables

Canada's farm fields are in the midst of a transformation. As the country rapidly warms from human-caused climate change, farmers are being pushed to reconsider conventional wisdom about what can and can't survive in this northern climate.
Blackwater gold mine near Prince George, B.C., nears completion

Blackwater gold mine near Prince George, B.C., nears completion

Artemis Gold expects to pour first gold by second half of this year at Blackwater mine
Precision Drilling seeing boost in demand as Trans Mountain start nears

Precision Drilling seeing boost in demand as Trans Mountain start nears

CALGARY — The completion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is leading to a boom in demand for drilling services, said Precision Drilling chief executive Kevin Neveu.
BHP's proposed takeover of Anglo a validation of copper focus: Teck CEO

BHP's proposed takeover of Anglo a validation of copper focus: Teck CEO

Teck Resources Ltd. saw copper production surge in the first quarter compared with a year earlier as its Quebrada Blanca expansion project ramped up toward full production. The roughly US$8.
Donors provide $3M for Royal Roads research into geothermal energy

Donors provide $3M for Royal Roads research into geothermal energy

The university’s Cascade Institute says deep drilling has the potential to provide an unlimited, renewable supply of net-zero power, nearly anywhere on the planet
Export of wood pellets from B.C. forests challenged in report

Export of wood pellets from B.C. forests challenged in report

As B.C. wood pellet exports doubled over the past decade, the author of a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives raises concerns of a 'perfect storm' in B.C.'s forests.
West Fraser Timber earns US$35 million in first quarter, up from loss last year

West Fraser Timber earns US$35 million in first quarter, up from loss last year

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. says it earned US$35 million in its first quarter, up from a loss of US$42 million a year earlier. Earnings per diluted share were 42 cents US, compared with a loss of 52 cents during the same quarter last year.
Canada's logging industry is seeking a wildfire 'hero' narrative

Canada's logging industry is seeking a wildfire 'hero' narrative

B.C. and Canadian forestry associations aim to tell a story that places them as the 'hero' in a fight against wildfires. One critic says the strategy is 'mendacious and dangerous.'
B.C. First Nation to build biggest off-grid solar array in Canada

B.C. First Nation to build biggest off-grid solar array in Canada

B.C.'s Ulkatcho First Nation to get $16-million solar project in a bid to wean the community off fossil fuels and build 'energy sovereignty.'
Quesnel, B.C. pulp mill sold to Atlas Holdings in U.S.

Quesnel, B.C. pulp mill sold to Atlas Holdings in U.S.

West Fraser disposes of two Canadian pup mills West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX,NYSE:WFG) has sold pulp mills it owns in B.C. and Alberta to Atlas Holdings for $164 million.
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