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August, 2013 | Northern BC Business
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High-quality coal and house prices: A B.C. town’s second chance

From the Globe and Mail Tumbler Ridge Mayor Darwin Wren predicts that the quality of British Columbia coal will keep his northeastern B.C. community afloat. In 2001, Mr. Wren moved from Fort Nelson to Tumbler Ridge, where he bought a house for $28,000, just months after the nearby Quintette coal mine closed amid depressed prices for the commodity. Hundreds of houses were auctioned off in the fall of 2000 as the closing of Quintette triggered […]

US States Concerned about Prince Rupert Port

  From the Vancouver Sun The Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview container terminal, which is operating beyond capacity, sends about 60 per cent of its import containers to U.S. destinations and senators from Washington state have launched a bid to slap a per-container fee on all that cargo. American interests, including senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, have long contended a that shippers are diverting a lot of that U.S.-bound container traffic to Canada to […]

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