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Log exports to China up in December, lumber down

Log exports to China up in December, lumber down

B.C. lumber exports to China took a sharp dip in December, while raw log exports increased, according to BC Stats . Overall, B.C.
Mitsubishi signs $2.9 billion deal with Encana

Mitsubishi signs $2.9 billion deal with Encana

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corp. has signed a deal to invest approximately $2.9 billion for a 40% stake in Encana Corp. (TSX: ECA; NYSE: ECA)'s Cutbank Ridge Partnership.
B.C. has no timber management plan: Auditor General

B.C. has no timber management plan: Auditor General

The B.C. government has no long-term plan for managing B.C.'s future timber supply, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle has concluded in a new report. B.C.'s forests have been ravaged in recent years by both fire and the mountain pine beetle.
B.C. budget: Call for focus on clean energy and natural gas

B.C. budget: Call for focus on clean energy and natural gas

As B.C. waits for the provincial budget to be unveiled February 21, B.C. independent power producer Alterra Power Corp. is calling for government support for B.C.'s resource sectors.
B.C. budget: Mining industry calls for support on growth

B.C. budget: Mining industry calls for support on growth

As B.C.'s government prepares to release the budget February 21, the province's mining industry is calling for key action to support the industry's growth.
Pawpaw grower gets $200k to create viable variety

Pawpaw grower gets $200k to create viable variety

Langley greenhouse operator Bevo Agro Inc. (TSX-V:BVO) is getting $200,000 in federal funding to turn the pawpaw into a commercially viable fruit. The funding comes from the National Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
B.C.'s $20 billion gas gamble

B.C.'s $20 billion gas gamble

The natural gas industry is in a global high-stakes competition to tap lucrative Asian markets, but getting B.C.'s product to market before the economics that support the sector dry up will be a major challenge
Albion Fisheries expands to larger headquarters

Albion Fisheries expands to larger headquarters

Vancouver's Albion Fisheries is moving to an expanded, 65,000-square-foot headquarters in Richmond that is slated to break ground on February 14.

B.C. tidal power plays scoring in east

The potential for generating energy from the ocean’s waves and tides on B.C.’s coast is huge, but not nearly as huge as the obstacles its developers faces Canada’s East Coast using technology developed in B.C. to take leadership role in

Enbridge off the hook for any oil tanker spill cleanup costs in B.C.

Although the energy giant isn’t financially responsible for a spill beyond its dock, approximately $1.3 billion has been set aside to protect taxpayers from the costs of a major environmental disaster