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Why First Nations groups scoring oil sands contracts is ‘no longer a given – Financial Post

While the industry continues to favour First Nations groups working in the oil sands, the days of aboriginal companies securing easy contracts in the oil sands sector are long gone,…

BC Ferries awards $165-million contract for LNG-powered vessels to Poland (updated) – BiV

BC Ferries has awarded a Polish firm a $165-million contract for three new vessels — the first in its fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Remontowa Shipbuilding…

Barrick Gold putting its Golden Sunlight mine up for sale – BiV

Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX), the world’s largest producer of the precious metal, is reportedly ready to offload its aging Golden Sunlight mine in southwestern Montana as part of a now two-year-long…

Vancouver admits: aboriginal people still own the land – Global Construction Review

Canada’s third-largest city, Vancouver, has formally acknowledged that aboriginal peoples still own the land its skyscrapers are built on. The unprecedented move came last week when the city’s planning, transportation…

Why First Nations groups scoring oil sands contracts is ‘no longer a … – Financial Post

While the industry continues to favour First Nations groups working in the oil sands, the days of aboriginal companies securing easy contracts in the oil sands sector are long gone,…

First Nations, CEBC sign agreement for small hydro development in British Columbia – HydroWorld

A memorandum of understanding signed this past week sets up an agreement between BC First Nations and the Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) to cooperate in developing British Columbia’s…

Labrador Iron Mines suspends operations amid falling ore prices, high costs – Mining Life

Labrador Iron Mines suspends operations amid falling ore prices, high costs Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. says it has suspended all operations at its mines for the year, due to…

Are you a Micromanager? – BiV

Constantly checking in with employees about their day-to-day work. Questioning every detail. Looking over their shoulders. If you feel you must make every decision for your staff members, you might…

Battle over Peel River watershed heads to court – The Globe and Mail

Thomas Berger, a prominent Vancouver lawyer who is an authority on northern development and aboriginal policies, is headed to court on a major case that involves an iconic wilderness area…

Manitoba grants licence for construction of northern dam, puts another on hold – CP

THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba is giving the green light to the construction of a $6 billion northern hydro dam but putting the brakes on a second $10-billion dam…

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