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

BC Hydro proposes 1% rate cut, followed by hikes

A 1% rate cut next year would be followed by increases in 2021 and 2023

Global warming causing Pacific salmon decline: DFO

State of Canadian Pacific Salmon report comes in midst of disastrous year for Fraser River sockeye

Western Forest Products strike sees both sides digging in

A strike that has sidelined thousands of forest industry workers on Vancouver Island for the last two months appears no closer to resolution, with one side ratcheting up the stakes and the other...

Shell Ventures invests in Richmond energy storage company

Corvus Energy, a Richmond energy storage company, announced on Aug. 12 that they sealed the deal with Shell Ventures on a major investment that will help towards decreasing carbon footprint of energy...

Enbridge proposing $2.5b NGL infrastructure project in northeastern B.C.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. is proposing to construct and operate the Frontier project, which would include a new natural gas liquids (NGL) straddle plant and NGL pipeline in...

Disastrous year for sockeye salmon returns predicted

Full fishing closure for Fraser River sockeye expected this year

Potential customer for Squamish’s Woodfibre LNG walks away

Woodfibre says agreement with Guangzhou Gas was only preliminary; activists say it’s a big setback

Trans Mountain gives contractors notice to proceed

An estimated 4,200 workers expected to be employed on pipeline twinning project by end of this year

Pembina Pipeline Corp. to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada in $4.35b deal

What happened: Calgary-based midstream service company to acquire former owner of Trans Mountain Pipeline Why it matters: Deal comes about a year after the federal government acquired the Trans...

B.C.’s outlook for rooftop solar: a mix of sun and cloud

Homeowners who invested in solar irked over BC Hydro’s proposed net metering changes