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

Poaching fears as Fraser River salmon are dumped to rot, even as returns slump

VANCOUVER — Rodney Hsu says he has found too many Fraser River sockeye in places they aren't supposed to be this season — from residential areas to gravel roads, wrapped up in garbage bags and...

Teck plant failure could take 1.5 MT of coal out of production

Major plant failure at Elkview mine could take two months to repair

Study confirms B.C. wood pellets sustainably sourced

Wood pellet industry study says 85% of inputs is sawmill waste

FortisBC’s LNG project draws fire from opponents

Community, environment groups want more government oversight of expansion review

'Wrong direction': Feds called out for approving 3 B.C. fish farm expansions

Tofino-based Clayoquot Action says the expansions are in direct conflict with a federal promise to transition from open-net pen salmon farming

B.C.’s wood pellet power play

Local mills helping stoke uptake of wood waste into a booming global market for biomass energy generation

B.C. wineries prepare for later grape harvest

Effect of cool spring and hot August on grape yields remains to be seen

Monitoring of spruce harvest needs improvement, says Forest Practices Board

Canfor's and BC Timber Sales "making progress on harvesting infested and dead spruce trees, but the complainant's concerns are still valid"

No commercial openings for Fraser sockeye

Fourth consecutive year of no fishing spells the end for south coast salmon fleet: union