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

Terrace sawmill, bioenergy plant closing indefinitely

Skeena Sawmills, a major employer in Terrace, has announced it is closing indefinitely as of today, throwing more than 150 people out of work, but hopes to reopen at some point. The closure includes...

B.C. forestry group concerned about Biden's America-first project protectionism

Experts doubt U.S. industry’s ability to meet 100% of domestic demand

Mill closures threaten to punch holes in the fabric of rural B.C. towns

When Mayor Shane Brienen of Houston, B.C., thinks about the impact of the impending closure of the town's sawmill, he worries not only about the economic fallout. He thinks about the holes that the...

West Fraser to curtail production at Cariboo Pulp & Paper

Month-long curtailments coming in mid-April and the third quarter

Think tank forecasts financial challenges for LNG projects such as Woodfibre LNG

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis released a new report noting the challenges facing B.C. LNG

TC Energy credit rating under review

Cost overruns on Coastal GasLink pipelines could affect credit rating

Vancouver's First Quantum says copper loading suspended at Cobre Panama port

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. says the Panamá Maritime Authority has suspended loading operations of copper concentrate at the port for its Cobre Panama mine. The stoppage related to the certification...

Study charts ‘shocking’ declines in chum salmon

Central coast chum abundance declined 90 per cent since 1960, new study finds

Taseko in talks regarding potential deal to up stake in Gibraltar copper mine

VANCOUVER — Taseko Mines Ltd. says it is in talks regarding a potential deal to increase its stake in its Gibraltar copper mine in B.C. The company says it has been in confidential discussions with...

Teck completes sale of Fort Hills stake to project partners; exits oilsands

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. says it has completed the sale of its 21.3 per cent stake in the Fort Hills oilsandsmine to Suncor Energy Inc. and TotalEnergies EP Canada Ltd. The Vancouver-based...