Natural Resources Development in Northern British Columbia

Here in Northern BC the next 6 months will be busy with numerous projects in the natural resource sector. In the short term there are a number of events that will help set the pace forward for the next 10-20 years of business development. Cambridge House First up is the Cambridge House Vancouver Investment Resource Show January 22-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show is slowly bouncing back with companies looking for investors for […]

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 […]

Ridley Terminals in Prince Rupert accused of dumping coal in the ocean

By Martina Perry – The Northern View    Published: May 30, 2013 9:02 AM Updated: May 30, 2013 9:02 AM While Ridley Terminals undertakes a multi-million dollar expansion to double its coal-handling capacity, new evidence shows current operations may be damaging the marine environment of Hecate Strait. Documents and photographs obtained by The Northern View appear to validate allegations of purposeful coal dumping into the waters off Ridley Island and knowingly allowing coal-laden water to […]

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