Pontus awarded Plan Approval for Surrey Production facility
Pontus Protein Ltd. announced that it has been awarded…
Electric vehicle sales surge, putting B.C. on track for emission reductions
(CP) VICTORIA – Electric vehicles are selling in record…
Petrochemical complex heading back to Prince George
The massive West Coast Olefins Ltd. petrochemical complex is…
BC disburses first half of federal funds to reclaim dormant oil and gas wells
There are about 7,000 dormant wells in B.C. and 770 orphan wells
$660M in tax incentives, BC reveals details of $1.5B recovery plan
Details about how the money will be spent come amid speculation that Premier Horgan is considering a snap election
COVID-19 turns BC’s 2019-20 budget surplus to $321M deficit
Declines in tax revenues, losses at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and early measures to tackle the pandemic.
Feds announces $3M to support B.C. tech companies
Up to 2,500 innovation firms will benefit and the funding is expected to support about 1,000 jobs
BC study suggests 8 times more people infected with virus than confirmed
Prevalence rate applied to the provincial population could mean 28,000 had the coronavirus versus 3,149 cases confirmed to date.
BC to give loans for fuel efficient switch on home heating
$4.1 million program for conversions to energy-efficient heat pumps that reduce pollution and save on costs.
BC to release fiscal update July 14 showing pandemic’s impact
Will include jobless numbers from June, most recent revenue estimates and data from the federal government’s fiscal update.
BC, Ontario shipyards team up to win multibillion dollar icebreaker contract
The agreement between Seaspan Marine and Heddle Shipyards represents the type of co-operation rarely seen within Canada.
BC swamped with funding applications to restore oil and gas wells: minister
The federal government announced in April BC would receive $120 million to clean up inactive oil and gas sites.
Low profits, few customers in post pandemic recovery: BC survey
43% businesses think they will need government incentives to continue operating.
BC lays out $120 million plan to clean up inactive oil and gas wells
Premier John Horgan says restoring more than 2,000 inactive oil and gas wells would support upwards of 1,200 jobs.
FortisBC first to purchase renewable natural gas made from wood waste
REN Energy’s Fruitvale, B.C., facility is anticipated to produce over one million gigajoules of RNG annually, making it the largest source of RNG in the province to date
Wet’suwet’en pact with Ottawa and BC disputed by elected chiefs
They don’t support the proposed MOU on rights and title, hereditary chiefs have signed on.
BC planning to ease COVID-19 restrictions, but no date yet
Falling case numbers are speeding up ongoing plans to introduce a strategy to ease requirements.
BC’s cleantech sector continues to grow: KPMG
KPMG report finds it’s increasingly export-oriented, with 87% of revenues forecast to be generated outside of the province.
Pipeline protesters expect long term change as awareness grows
Traffic blocked, nearly 60 people were arrested for obstructing busy ports in Vancouver and in nearby Delta.
Former Liberal Blair Lekstrom quits as BC Premier Horgan’s caribou liaison
Was appointed to bridge tensions between local groups, including backcountry enthusiasts and Indigenous nations, over saving threatened herds.
Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed BC liaison in pipeline dispute
Will work with Wet’suwet’en leaders, the RCMP, Coastal GasLink, the provincial public sector and other parties.
BC forest industry seeks hope amid long strike, shutdowns, change
Challenges include US duties on BC softwood exports, mill closures in the Interior, two consecutive wildfire seasons.
Supreme Court to hear BC case to halt Trans Mountain expansion
Key Constitutional question is whether BC’s authority to protect its own environment can include interfering in a federal project.
Indigenous opposition to pipeline shouldn’t outweigh others: Provinces
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.
BC forest industry facing uncertain future as mills close across province
Layoffs, shutdowns are causing economic and social pain as thousands of workers, their families and communities face uncertain futures.
Lumber giant Canfor announces it’s cutting back on mill operations in BC
The forestry giant has 12 sawmills around the province.
$830M in BC fossil fuel subsidies in 2017-18: report [UPDATED]
Think-tank says most of the money is provided to fossil fuel producers rather than consumers.
Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for downturn in BC forestry
Shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills, hundreds out of work, economic growth predictions slashed.
Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015
Liberal strategists say Trudeau intends to spend much of the first week of the campaign on the offence.
BC greenhouse gas emissions near 2007 levels despite carbon tax
Data does not include results from the CleanBC climate plan that set targets of buildings.
Shift reductions coming to Tolko plants in BC as market remains volatile
More than 700 workers will be affected by the curtailments Aug. 17 to Sept. 2 at the Armstrong and Lumby plants.
Appeal of NEB pipeline jurisdiction decision ‘highly probable’: BC activist
Coastal GasLink is a 670-kilometre conduit currently under construction.