There were more than just forest company executives in the crowd at the Council of Forest Industry convention in Prince George last week.
Truck loggers, who are largely responsible for getting logs to the mills for those forest companies, were also keenly interested in the future of forestry and in what Premier John Horgan had to say about the industry.
Horgan was the morning keynote speaker at the conference on Friday, his first time addressing the hundreds of forestry figures since becoming B.C. premier.
It was his first opportunity to share his vision for the province’s backbone industry. He wanted to assure the crowd that despite his NDP government being new to them all, he was focused on maintaining their profitable ways.
www.ctvnews.ca/business/trans-mountain-pipeline-expansion-work-suspended-by-kinder-morgan-1.3876428 Kinder Morgan says it is suspending all non-essential activities and related spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The company says its decision is based on the British Columbia government’s opposition to the project, which has also been the focus of sustained protests at the company’s marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C.
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.
The Upper Nicola Band is hoping to build the largest solar farm in the province on its land in the southern Interior.
The community has partnered with Fortis BC 403,000-panel solar farm on the Quilchena reserve, near Merritt, B.C. According to Fortis BC, the project will cost an estimated $30 million.
As the heat continues between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new poll by Abacus Data shows that some British Columbians agree with both sides of the argument.
The poll presented eight arguments, four pro-pipeline and four anti-pipeline, to 900 B.C. respondents and asked them whether the arguments were persuasive.
Transit users will pay more in taxes and fees under a $7 billion transit and transportation infrastructure deal between the Mayors’ Council and the province of B.C.
There’s been lots of talk about mass action to disrupt the construction of Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. But a leaked document outlining a strategy by a coalition of environmental groups to fight the project shows how far they are prepared to go to orchestrate outrage.
Pipeline operators and railways would be required to start assessing and cleaning up an oil spill within two hours if it is near a populated area or four hours anywhere else, under regulations proposed by the B.C. government Wednesday.
The B.C. government is calling on the courts to rule on the controversial decision to consult on restricting the flow of bitumen through pipeline or rail across British Columbia.