Resources & Agriculture

BIV's resources and agriculture coverage provides the latest news in the mining, oil and gas, agriculture and fisheries sectors in Vancouver and British Columbia

Commercial fishers and wild salmon advocates cheer large returns to B.C. waters

VICTORIA — The summer of 2022 is shaping up to be a bumper season for both pink and sockeye salmon in British Columbia rivers, with one veteran Indigenous fisherman reporting the biggest catches of...

British Columbians pampering pets with AC, says BC Hydro

BC Hydro data shows AC use increased by about 50 per cent over the past decade

New program connecting Okanagan farmers with workers

A pilot program this summer has been connecting employers with seasonal farm workers in the Okanagan's orchards and vineyards

B.C.’s Big 3 lumber giants still making bank

B.C. forestry companies posted strong Q2 earnings, despite lower lumber prices

Vancouver junior miner to pay fine for advertorial

Company focused on Chilean lithium project failed to disclose it paid for advertorial

Canadian lumber producers stuck with American duties

U.S. Commerce department maintains softwood lumber duties at lower rates

Inflation, rising interest rates cool profits for lumber giants

Canfor, West Fraser Timber both report reduced net income in second quarter of 2022

Drax to buy another B.C. pellet plant

UK power producer buying wood pellet plant in Princeton

Sockeye salmon returns look promising

Commercial opening for Fraser River sockeye would be first in three years

'Needs more work': Feds release new framework to phase out B.C.'s open-net fish farms

A new framework was just released by the DFO outlining the engagement process already underway that will aid B.C.'s transition away from open-net pen salmon farms.