Category Archives: Technology

Hydro-demolition Robots Bring Down Walls

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Watching a hydro-demolition process is like marvelling at what water can do at an extremely high pressure. 

B.C. based cleaning firm, Walco Industries, brought along a couple of specialized robots to demonstrate the efficiency of hydro-blasting at the old Elk falls mill based inside Discovery Park in Campbell River

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Six Years Later: Mount Polley Disaster Recommendations Not Implemented

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Six years after the Mount Polley disaster, B.C. and international regulatory organizations are still failing to  make mining safe, according to several groups monitoring the industry.

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Writing Off Oil Sands Investments

It has been a week since the Supreme Court decided it will not hear an appeal by the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band. Trans Mountain currently has 4,919 people working on its controversial pipeline expansion. This project is expected to bring a sevenfold increase in the number of oil tankers plying the waters off Greater Vancouver. Yet even while we read that this project is going forward, another giant oil company is writing off oil sands investments. 

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LNG Exports Put Canada’s Emissions Targets At Risk

Editor’s Note: in addition to being one of Canada’s foremost energy analysts, David Hughes is also a Cortes Island resident.

By Dan Mesec, CICK News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Canada Info.ca

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to net zero between 2040 and 2055 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The British Columbia government has pledged to reduce emissions by 80 per cent from 2007 levels by 2050 through its CleanBC Plan and the federal government has pledged that Canada will be net zero by 2050.

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Report calls Long Term Viability of LNG Into Question

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A new report is raising questions about the long-term viability of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry around the world as the Trudeau government continues to signal support for one such project in British Columbia.

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