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

B.C. moves to reduce raw log exports, boost higher-value wood manufacturing

Existing regulations allow 'minimally processed' cedar and cypress to be exported from the Interior without further manufacturing

Klahoose First Nation buys tenure from Interfor

Acquisition brings First Nations' fibre basket to nearly 300,000 cubic metres

Regulator denies Trans Mountain's pipeline variance request

Decision relates to part of the pipeline located in B.C.

Canada proposes new methane emissions rules for oil and gas sector

Draft regulations aim to cut at least 75 per cent of methane emissions by 2030

B.C. salmon farms linked to explosive spike in wild fish deaths

An estimated 817,265 herring were killed by B.C. salmon farms in 2022, many found with their 'eyes blown out' after getting sucked into a machine that removes sea lice

Feds dish out $12M for salmon habitat restoration work

The funding includes $5M over five years for Nature Trust of B.C. projects on Vancouver Island

BC Hydro to burn wood debris at Site C

Burning is expected to take place now through March in the Portage Mountain Quarry area and along the north and south bank of the Peace River between the Site C dam site and Peace Canyon Dam

Shipper costs to rise as regulator approves preliminary interim Trans Mountain tolls

Approval enables Trans Mountain Corp. to begin charging oil shippers once pipeline becomes operational early next year

Northern B.C. agricultural projects approved for grants

Funding will support agricultural production and economic activity in the Peace Region