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Workplace Stress and Employee Well-Being in Northern Workplaces

Dr. Nicole Cvenkel, CEO of My Work & Well-Being Consulting Inc. Some literature uses the terms ‘stress’ and ‘well-being’ synonymously, inferring that the two terms describe the same state. To avoid confusion, it is important to note briefly the difference between them. The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) defines workplace stress as the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is conflict between job demands on the employee and […]

B.C. LNG: AltaGas shelves Douglas Channel project near Kitimat

From cbc.ca In another blow to B.C.’s nascent liquefied natural gas industry, AltaGas Ltd. is shelving the development of its Douglas Channel LNG plant near Kitimat. The decision to halt work on the project was blamed on poor economic conditions and worsening global energy prices. “We believe the project could deliver LNG to Japan at very competitive prices,” AltaGas CEO David Cornhill said Thursday. “However, without a meaningful offtake agreement the consortium can no longer […]

Shell delaying LNG Canada joint venture in northern B.C.

From Brent Jang of The Globe and Mail Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is delaying the LNG Canada joint venture in northern British Columbia. Shell chief executive officer Ben van Beurden made the announcement Thursday as the company released its financial results. Shell’s fourth-quarter profit slid 56 per cent to $1.8-billion (U.S.). Analysts had expected the LNG consortium to make a final investment decision (FID) in the spring of 2016 on whether to invest […]

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