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

Pre-COVID, farms report record sales in 2019: B.C. government

Like many industries relying heavily on labour during the pandemic, the farming sector has been particularly hard hit. Facing challenges in getting temporary foreign workers into the country and...

COVID-19 fallout sours B.C. wine sector outlook

B.C. winery owners grapple with lost sales and a potential drop in vineyard land values

Fumbled pandemic response in U.S. hits key B.C. exports

Failure to contain COVID virus in U.S. will delay economic rebound

B.C. authorizes new wine sub-appellation in Cowichan Valley

This is the fifth wine sub-appellation in the province after four were approved within the Okanagan Valley

Agreement reached on Indigenous monitoring of Trans Mountain

The Canada Energy Regulator, Trans Mountain and the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and Existing Pipeline have reached a joint agreement on...

Richmond council reviews concerns over Tilbury LNG expansion

Concerns compiled by Richmond city staff about the proposed expansion of the Tilbury liquefied natural gas plant warn of potential risks from the project and environmental impacts on the Fraser...

All Mowi farmed salmon in B.C. now ASC certified

Aquaculture Stewardship Council has now certified all Mowi fish farms in B.C.

B.C. private forest-land owner: Log exports needed to keep model sustainable for domestic mills

The ability for B.C.’s private forest-land owners to export logs is crucial for the maintaining of supplies to domestic mill production - which is why it is vital to the entire sector for Ottawa to...

BC power producers alarmed by plan to buy power from U.S.

NDP government to eliminate power self sufficiency, potentially leaving private power producers in B.C. without a buyer

‘Conditions are deplorable’: Mexican diplomat calls for oversight for B.C. migrant workers

Mexican consul general in B.C. calls for Mexico's migrant workers to be afforded the same rights as Canadian workers