Alaska Highway News

Tourmaline to spend $1.7 billion in northeast B.C. over the next five years

Fort St. John, B.C. — Tourmaline Oil Corp. says it remains bullish on its operations in northeast B.C. and plans to spend $1.7 billion on gas exploration and development here over the next five...

Trans Mountain cleared to resume terminal construction

The National Energy Board has given Trans Mountain the green light to resume construction at two of its terminals in B.C. The board approved the company’s request Aug. 1 to resume work at its...

Production cuts at Taylor pulp mill extended

Canfor is extending the curtailment at the Taylor pulp mill into September. The company announced the extension in its second quarter results released Friday, July 26, citing ongoing market...

Site C workforce sets new record in May

Employment on BC Hydro's Site C dam increased to a new record of 4,385 workers in May 2019, including new highs for the number of apprentices and indigenous and women workers on the project. There...

Ottawa pumps $275 million in LNG Canada infrastructure

Ottawa will spend $220 million to help fund energy efficient gas turbines for the LNG Canada project. The federal government announced the funding on Monday, along with another $55 million to...

B.C. minister under fire for visit to Coastal GasLink pipeline blockade

B.C.'s forests and natural resource minister Doug Donaldson is facing scrutiny and a call to resign after visiting a pipeline blockade this past weekend. Members of the Gidimt'en clan of the...

First Nations' Site C injunction dismissed: report

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a bid by two Treaty 8 First Nations to halt work on the $10.7-billion Site C dam, according to reports. Global TV journalist Keith Baldrey broke the news via...

All First Nations agreements now in place for Coastal GasLink pipeline

TransCanada says it has signed project agreements with all 20 indigenous communities along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route from Northeast B.C. to Kitimat. Support for the agreements comes from...

Site C workforce climbs to 3,300

Employment at hydroelectric project rises from 3,093 workers in June

Construction of Site C dam enters its fourth year

3,150 workers are employed on the hydroelectric dam project