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BC's Oil & Gas Boom


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In This Series



Sour Gas: The Smell of Money

B.C.'s oil and gas boom emits a deadly poison. As government trims its watchdogs, labour and health activists cry alarm. A TYEE SPECIAL REPORT

By Shefa Siegel, 23 Mar 2004



Who's Saving for after the Boom?

As B.C piles up oil and gas revenues, we aren't yet following Alberta's and Alaska's lead by saving billions of dollars for tomorrow.

By Ben Parfitt, 24 May 2004



Demanding a Say in the Boom

TYEE SPECIAL REPORT Who controls the flow of B.C.'s energy wealth? An historic law suit pits B.C.'s only Metis community against Canada's largest oil and gas producer.

By Ben Parfitt, 31 May 2004



Up In Smoke?

Gold rush hype can overestimate reserves in B.C.. Worse, drilling fast and furiously can harm output in the long run. Witness the incredible shrinking Ladyfern find.

By Ben Parfitt, 1 Jun 2004

Real Cities Give Their People Places to Pee

Public washrooms should be plentiful and accessible, says one scholar. And cities that do flush, flourish.

By Christopher Cheung