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Oil shippers demand explanation from Trans Mountain for pipeline cost overruns

Oil shippers demand explanation from Trans Mountain for pipeline cost overruns

CALGARY — A group of oil shippers is asking the Canada Energy Regulator to compel the company behind the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to provide them with a full and detailed breakdown of the project's escalating construction costs.
B.C. gold company fined $276,000 for environmental failures

B.C. gold company fined $276,000 for environmental failures

Barkerville Gold was given 30 days to pay an administrative penalty of $276,360, down from an original $1.4 million.
B.C. orchards and vineyards to get $70M to replant after disastrous weather

B.C. orchards and vineyards to get $70M to replant after disastrous weather

PENTICTON, B.C. — Farmers in British Columbia will get an extra $70 million to replant and strengthen fruit orchards and vineyards after two years of weather-related disasters, says Premier David Eby.
Mass die-off of farmed salmon on the rise, finds B.C. scientist

Mass die-off of farmed salmon on the rise, finds B.C. scientist

Canada found to lead global rise in mass die-offs on salmon farms, but B.C. industry says trend doesn't apply to them.
Lack of fibre has forest industry and communities in 'crisis,' unions say

Lack of fibre has forest industry and communities in 'crisis,' unions say

Forest industry unions Unifor, United Steelworkers and Public and Private Workers of Canada say they want to be part of key reforms in the industry
Politicians want more competition but supply management still a 'sacred cow'

Politicians want more competition but supply management still a 'sacred cow'

OTTAWA — There aren't many issues that garner support across party lines in Ottawa these days.
'Old MacDonald went broke': Technology helps grain farmers confront weather woes

'Old MacDonald went broke': Technology helps grain farmers confront weather woes

British Columbia grain farmer Malcolm Odermatt says all he can do is pray for rain this spring after repeated droughts sabotaged his harvest last year.
Concerns raised over B.C.’s temporary, targeted mining ban

Concerns raised over B.C.’s temporary, targeted mining ban

McMillan lawyers warn precedent could be set for restricting other resource activities
U.S. lumber industry takes aim at Canada’s forestry research centre, alleging unfair subsidies

U.S. lumber industry takes aim at Canada’s forestry research centre, alleging unfair subsidies

The move is part of a new offensive in the long-running trade dispute over Canadian softwood sold south of the border.
Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

REGINA — The value of Canadian farmland rose 11.5 per cent in 2023, a new report by agriculture lending firm Farm Credit Canada has found. Chief economist J.P.