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BG slows work on Prince Rupert LNG plans

BG Group announced it is pausing plans for a Prince Rupert LNG project. According to the British group's third quarter statement, "BG Group continues to investigate the best way to advance the Prince Rupert LNG project. However, given current uncertainty about the size and number of North American p...

Calgary approves six-storey wood buildings

Beginning in November, the City of Calgary will be accepting building permit applications for six-storey wood-frame residential buildings. This will only apply in areas where the building proposal would comply with the applicable zoning rules. The current Building Code limits wood frame residentia...

City to appeal NEB decision on Kinder Morgan access for pipeline survey work

The City of Burnaby, B.C., is refusing to back down from its fight with Kinder Morgan, saying it plans to appeal a National Energy Board decision granting the energy giant access to a municipal conservation area. The city has tried in recent months to block the company from conducting survey work in...

Coastal GasLink pipeline gets environmental approval

The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate for TransCanada Corporation's Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project (Coastal GasLink). The certificate was issued with a number of conditions resulting from the assessment by the EAO of environmental, socia...

Think tank slams B.C. LNG

British Columbia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy won't help the problem of global climate change in the absence of stronger policies internationally that limit carbon pollution, new research shows. According to the Pembina Institute, given the climate policies currently in place globally, the...

Pacific NorthWest LNG CEO resigns

The president and CEO of Pacific NorthWest LNG has resigned and a new acting head has been appointed. Dato' Wee Yiaw Hin, Chair of Pacific NorthWest LNG's Board of Directors, announced that he has received and accepted a letter of resignation from Greg Kist who will be returning to his home and fami...

B.C. employers now able to apply to Canada Job Grant

Federal employment and social development minister Jason Kenney has announced that as of October 24th employers in British Columbia can apply for the Canada Job Grant program. The Canada Job Grant will provide up to $15,000 per person for training costs, such as tuition and training materials (up to...

BLOG: Mark Milke on Asian markets, Proposed Energy Projects and Native Land Claim issues at CanaData West

Mark Milke, a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute, was the keynote speaker for the Canadata West conference held Oct. 23 in Vancouver. Milke, who has a PhD in political philosophy and international relations, said that numbers are an accurate reflection of what's happening on the ground, and also ...

BLOG: High-tech presence in B.C. and infrastructure outlook with Mark Betteridge at CanaData West

Mark Betteridge, the CEO of Discovery Parks, gave an overview of B.C.’s high-tech landscape and infrastructure challenges at the Canadata West Conference held in Vancouver on Oct. 23. Betteridge began by saying high-tech is the biggest growing sector of B.C.'s economy and the second highest creator ...

CanaData West Blog: The future of B.C.’s Demography and What it Means for our Labour Market by Ryan Berlin

Ryan Berlin, the demographer and director of Urban Futures Inc., was on hand at the Canadata West conference in Vancouver on Oct. 23 with a talk entitled: The future of B.C.’s Demography and What it Means for our Labour Market Back in 2006-2007, labour was "hot," Berlin said, and he co-authored a re...

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