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Federal minister says nuclear power is key part of renewable energy expansion

Federal minister says nuclear power is key part of renewable energy expansion

VANCOUVER — The federal minister responsible for innovation and industry says Canada could be at risk of losing out on attracting green industries if it doesn't consider all options for renewable electricity, which he says include nuclear power.
Statistics Canada says trade surplus up in February as gold exports hit record high

Statistics Canada says trade surplus up in February as gold exports hit record high

OTTAWA — Canada's merchandise trade surplus increased to $1.4 billion in February as exports of gold hit an all-time high, Statistics Canada said Thursday. The agency said the result compared with a revised surplus of $608 million in January.
Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to enter commercial service May 1

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to enter commercial service May 1

CALGARY — After four years and more than $34 billion in costs, the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion will go into commercial service on May 1.
Can mass-timber development help save B.C.’s forestry sector?

Can mass-timber development help save B.C.’s forestry sector?

A provincial policy shift toward higher value-added, engineered wood products still requires timber—along with hundreds of millions in investment
BC Hydro wants more clean power to help meet demand, clean energy targets

BC Hydro wants more clean power to help meet demand, clean energy targets

VICTORIA — BC Hydro is looking for more clean power to add to its grids as electricity demands are expected to increase by 15 per cent in the next six years.
West Fraser and Mercer International dissolve joint venture in Cariboo Pulp and Paper

West Fraser and Mercer International dissolve joint venture in Cariboo Pulp and Paper

VANCOUVER — West Fraser Timber Co. and Mercer International Inc. are dissolving their 50/50 joint venture in Cariboo Pulp and Paper. Vancouver-based West Fraser will be the sole owner and operator of the mill.
Hoping to help get Delta farmers out of salty situation

Hoping to help get Delta farmers out of salty situation

Delta’s farm water is pumped from the river and moved through a conveyance system of ditches, pumping stations, culverts, outfalls and control structures
Parkland refinery returns to normal operations after unplanned January shutdown

Parkland refinery returns to normal operations after unplanned January shutdown

CALGARY — Parkland Corp. says its refinery in Burnaby, B.C., returned to normal operations on March 29. The company says the return comes after an unplanned shutdown on Jan. 12 due to extreme cold weather.
ICYMI: Tribunal sends FortisBC pipeline permit back to regulator so resident can submit concerns

ICYMI: Tribunal sends FortisBC pipeline permit back to regulator so resident can submit concerns

Permit goes back to the BC Energy Regulator so Squamish resident can submit concerns about the pipeline project that crosses her property underground.
B.C. government to launch emissions cap on oil and gas sector

B.C. government to launch emissions cap on oil and gas sector

The B.C. government says it will introduce regulatory measures in 2025 so that the cap takes effect in 2026.
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