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B.C. racks up $58 billion in independent power producers contracts

B.C. racks up $58 billion in independent power producers contracts

Auditor General flags BC Hydro’s contentious IPP program as province’s single largest contractual obligation
Northeast unemployment down amid hopes of recovery

Northeast unemployment down amid hopes of recovery

Jobless rate at 8.7 per cent, down half a point over last year
February oil and gas land sale no bonanza, but signs of recovery persist

February oil and gas land sale no bonanza, but signs of recovery persist

Compared to last month, February’s oil and gas drilling licence auction was a bit of a disappointment. Compared to last year, though, it was a windfall. Nine drilling licences and two land leases sold at B.C.
Dawson Creek middle of the pack on tax competitiveness ranking

Dawson Creek middle of the pack on tax competitiveness ranking

Provincial benchmarking amounts compare tax bills across B.C. cities and towns
PRRD to audit closed meetings after fire dispatch outsourcing

PRRD to audit closed meetings after fire dispatch outsourcing

Some directors chafed at call to make controversial decision behind closed doors
Budget 2017: in Northeast B.C., do we give more than we get?

Budget 2017: in Northeast B.C., do we give more than we get?

Declining provincial energy revenues raises age-old question about region’s place in B.C. budget
Engineering company pitches Dawson Creek on oilfield electrification

Engineering company pitches Dawson Creek on oilfield electrification

Valard Group rep says provincial plan to plug gasfields into the grid makes good business sense
MP says trade top of mind at Washington prayer breakfast

MP says trade top of mind at Washington prayer breakfast

Billions on the line as trade-skeptical administration lays out relationship with Canada
Oil and gas, construction lobby groups merge

Oil and gas, construction lobby groups merge

Northeast B.C.’s homegrown oil and gas service sector group is merging with a provincial construction lobby in a move leaders say will increase the profile and issues facing the region’s natural resource sector.
More drilling expected as oilpatch recovers from downturn

More drilling expected as oilpatch recovers from downturn

Industry group predicts 31 per cent increase over preliminary drilling forecast