Ottawa announces upgrades to Douglas Channel, Kitimat, navigation systems

The federal government today announced that it is going to spend $9,127,000 through the Western Diversification Program to support  ”the development of Ocean Networks Canada’s (ONC) Smart Oceans BC program” to upgrade radar and other navigation aids on the BC coast. … Continue reading

Rio Tinto donates $19 million Pebble Mine stake to charity: Financial Times

Britain’s Financial Times is reporting that Rio Tinto has donated its stake in Alaska’s controversial Pebble Mine to two Alaska charities, one run by a local First Nation. Rio Tinto donates Alaska copper mine stake to charities  (registration/subscription required) Rio … Continue reading

BC releases special report on LNG jobs and training

The BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training today released a special report on the job prospects for the LNG industry and the policies needed on training, job mobility and use of temporary foreign workers. A news release says: … Continue reading

Rio Tinto, Shell LNG on shopping spree in China: Financial Times

Britain’s Financial Times today chose two Kitimat related companies to highlight how western business is turning more and more to China. Shell turns to Asian suppliers in US shale race  (Registration/subscription required) Royal Dutch Shell has said it will deploy more … Continue reading