Sep 8
2014

Work begins on LNG Environmental Stewardship Initiative  

Through a series of regional workshops, the B.C. Government is taking the next step in its commitment to work directly with First Nations to create a positive environmental legacy from the development of a safe and sustainable liquefied natural gas industry.

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Aug 6
2014

$3.3M investment helps integrate skilled newcomers into B.C.'s workforce  

More skilled immigrants will be able to have their professional qualifications recognized in B.C. with the renewal of the Foreign Qualifications Recognition (FQR) funding agreement between the federal government and the Province of British Columbia.

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Jul 31
2014

More LNG trades training seats added at Northwest Community College  

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Northwest Community College (NWCC) will receive funding for an additional 100 training spaces to increase access and reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

More LNG trades training seats added at University of the Fraser Valley  

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) will receive funding for an additional 194 training spaces to help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

More LNG trades training seats at Selkirk College  

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Selkirk College will receive funding for an additional 54 training spaces to increase access and help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

CNC gets 56 additional LNG trades training seats  

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will receive funding for an additional 56 training spaces to increase access and reduce wait times for trades that are critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

LNG trades training seats added at Thompson Rivers University  

As part of B.C.'s Blueprint, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will receive funding for an additional 52 training spaces to increase access and help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

More LNG trades training seats at College of the Rockies  

As part of B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, the College of the Rockies will receive funding for an additional 32 training spaces to increase access and help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

More LNG trades training seats at Vancouver Island  

s part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Vancouver Island public post-secondary institutions will receive funding for an additional 238 trades’ training spaces to increase access and reduce waitlists for trades critical to liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

Over 200 additional LNG trades training seats for Okanagan College  

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Okanagan College will be adding 203 training spaces to increase access and reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector and other industries.

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Jul 31
2014

Additional 75 LNG trades training seats for Northern Lights College  

As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Northern Lights College (NLC) will receive funding for an additional 75 training spaces to increase access and help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and in-demand trades.

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Jul 28
2014

More access, reduced waitlist for trades training seats at BCIT  

Government is delivering on its commitment in B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint to increase access and reduce waitlists for critical trades training seats by adding 272 seats at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT). Seats will be available to students as early as September 2014.

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Jul 24
2014

British Columbia, China strengthen ties to natural gas future  

The Province of British Columbia and the National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen energy trade and investment.

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Jul 21
2014

Minister responds to Grassy Point LNG export request  

Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has issued the following statement:

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Jun 29
2014

LNG-Buy BC online tool ready for pre-registration  

The LNG-Buy BC online tool designed to connect local B.C. businesses with international LNG proponents is now available for pre-registration at the LNG-Buy BC web site.

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Jun 26
2014

Visit to Terrace and Kitimat highlights skills training and economic opportunities  

Terrace and Kitimat were in the spotlight as Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, toured the area for a first-hand look at growth in jobs and the economy in the region.

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Jun 20
2014

AltaGas to build regional LNG  

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and AltaGas executive vice president corporate development John Lowe, signed a Letter of Intent to grow the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the province.

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May 30
2014

Legislative session paves way for continued economic and social growth  

After 48 sitting days, representing an estimated 330 hours of debate, government has delivered a successful legislative session that supports throne speech promises to control spending, open new markets and attract new investment, improve infrastructure, protect our environment and modernize B.C.'s laws.

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May 26
2014

B.C.'s Blueprint offers new approach to skills training  

British Columbia is expecting significant growth in the natural resources industry over the next decade, with most major projects located in northern or remote communities.

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May 23
2014

Second international LNG conference a record-setting event  

B.C.'s second international conference furthering the prospects of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports set a new record for an industry-focused event in the province.

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May 21
2014

Hitachi opens Vancouver office to access LNG market in North America  

British Columbia is welcoming the news that Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. and Air Water Plant & Engineering Inc. (HTAW) are investing $2.2 million to open their North American head office in Vancouver.

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May 20
2014

British Columbia congratulates LNG Canada on selecting a main contractor  

Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman issued the following statement about LNG Canada's announcement that it has selected a main contractor for its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Kitimat, B.C.

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May 15
2014

A Blueprint for LNG jobs  

If there is one thing I’d tell young people today, it’s this: The future is in trades.

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May 13
2014

Boot camps and seminars help businesses connect to LNG opportunities  

Contractor-supplier boot camps and request for proposal (RFP) seminars will be offered in communities throughout B.C. to prepare B.C. businesses for the economic opportunity the liquefied natural gas industry offers.

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May 12
2014

B.C. economy, LNG opportunity featured at economic summits  

Finance Minister Michael de Jong travels to Toronto for two events at the upcoming Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit and the Economic Club of Canada on May 13, 2014.

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May 6
2014

Key B.C. issues highlighted during Pacific NorthWest Economic Region capital visit  

The B.C. government will promote priorities like clean energy, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fostering a skilled labour force during a Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) capital visit.

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May 5
2014

New Industry Training Authority board of directors appointed  

A new board of directors for B.C.'s Industry Training Authority (ITA) was appointed by Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour.

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May 5
2014

B.C. and PETRONAS commit to developing LNG industry  

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Tan Sri Dato' Shamsul Azhar Abbas, Group CEO and President of PETRONAS signed a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively to secure long-term investments in British Columbia's Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry.

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May 3
2014

LNG conference supports skills and training plan  

Are you interested in one of the thousands of new jobs being created as a result of LNG? Are you looking to gain new skills or trades training? Or, are you simply interested in learning more about the career opportunities being created by this exciting new industry?

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May 2
2014

Minister responds to Grassy Point LNG export approval  

Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has issued the following statement: Aurora LNG's proposal to expoert B.C.'s natural gas now has the support of the National Energy Board.

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Apr 30
2014

Province opens doors to Asian investment in LNG  

Premier Christy Clark announced she will lead her fifth international trade mission.

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Apr 29
2014

B.C. launches Skills for Jobs Blueprint to re-engineer education and training  

The Government of British Columbia unveiled a comprehensive strategy to re-engineer B.C.'s education and apprenticeship systems, entitled "B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint: Re-engineering Education and Training".

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Apr 28
2014

Shell director joins LNG conference line-up  

Another high-profile speaker has been confirmed for the international LNG in B.C. Conference in Vancouver.

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Apr 17
2014

Minister responds to eighth LNG export approval  

Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman has issued the following statement:

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Apr 14
2014

Bootcamps help businesses connect to LNG opportunities  

Contractor-supplier boot camps and Request for Proposal (RFP) seminars will be offered at five communities to prepare B.C. businesses for the opportunities liquefied natural gas offers.

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Apr 9
2014

B.C. and First Nations sign first LNG revenue-sharing agreements  

Development of LNG export facilities at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert took another step forward with the signing of two revenue-sharing agreements with the Lax...

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Apr 8
2014

High-profile speaker joins LNG conference agenda  

A high-profile speaker has confirmed his attendance for the international LNG in B.C. Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Mar 27
2014

Premier's statement on LNG export licence approvals  

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export licences:

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Mar 3
2014

Northern B.C. students invited to international LNG conference  

Youth from British Columbia's northern communities are invited to take part in an interactive career experience at the second annual Liquefied Natural Gas in B.C. Conference in Vancouver this May.

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Mar 3
2014

B.C. students to explore careers at international LNG conference  

British Columbia youth are invited to take part in an interactive career experience at the second annual Liquefied Natural Gas in B.C. Conference in Vancouver this May.

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Jan 16
2014

Second LNG Agreement reached for Grassy Point with Woodside  

The southern parcel of Grassy Point near Prince Rupert could have a new liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) export facility, thanks to an agreement between the Government of British Columbia and Woodside Energy Ltd.

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Jan 14
2014

Major LNG contract awarded  

A major LNG project proposal has reached another milestone today with Chevron/Apache awarding the consortium of JGC/Fluor with a contract to lead all engineering, procurement and construction services for the proposed Kitimat LNG plant site at Bish Cove near Kitimat.

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Dec 30
2013

How much do you know about LNG?  

How many years have people been extracting natural gas in B.C.? Why is natural gas considered a clean resource?

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Dec 23
2013

Progress on LNG in 2013 paves way for investment  

2013 was a milestone year for liquefied natural gas in B.C. We made substantial progress over the past 12 months, laying the foundation for a prosperous future.

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Dec 20
2013

First LNG community office in Prince Rupert  

Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman was on hand to celebrate the opening of Pacific NorthWest LNG's community office in Prince Rupert.

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Dec 18
2013

Skills training in the oil and gas sectors gets boost  

As B.C. prepares for thousands of jobs in the oil and gas sector the B.C. government is providing Northern Lights College (NLC) with $200,000 as it gears up to provide British Columbians the training they need to get a good paycheque in their back pocket.

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Dec 17
2013

Four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export projects receive approval  

British Columbia's goal to build an LNG industry took another important stride forward when Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) approved four separate export applications.

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Dec 4
2013

Trade mission to Asia grows markets and promotes investment  

British Columbia and its natural gas potential are the talk of Asia as Premier Christy Clark's 2013 Jobs and Trade Mission comes to a close.

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Dec 2
2013

B.C. and Japan take steps to fuel energy needs  

On the final leg of Jobs and Trade Mission 2013, Premier Christy Clark signed two agreements, fortifying relationships to increase investments for natural gas development in B.C.

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Nov 29
2013

LNG momentum evident as Aurora LNG submits export bid  

The province's first LNG proposal at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert has filed its export application with Canada's National Energy Board.

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Nov 29
2013

Agreements in Korea and Shanghai strengthen relationships with B.C.  

As part of the second day of Premier Christy Clark's Jobs and Trade Mission 2013 to Korea, eight additional agreements have been signed, further deepening ties with British Columbian, Korean and Chinese businesses and organizations.

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Nov 24
2013

Building jobs and investment through stronger relationships with China  

The first weekend of Premier Christy Clark's 2013 Jobs and Trade Mission was highlighted by a new natural gas venture establishing a Vancouver head office and Bluestar International Business signing an $80-million forestry deal that will see B.C. lumber used for infrastructure projects in China.

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Nov 21
2013

Over 120 companies and organizations take part in BC Jobs and Trade Mission  

Premier Christy Clark departs today for her third Jobs and Trade Mission, leading a delegation of over 120 companies to China, Korea and Japan from Nov. 21 to Dec. 3, 2013 to deepen British Columbia's relationships with these priority markets.

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Nov 12
2013

Agreement reached on land to build LNG facility at Grassy Point  

A new liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) export facility called Aurora LNG is another step closer at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert.

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Nov 12
2013

B.C. LNG to be promoted at cross-border meeting  

Parliamentary Secretary Norm Letnick will continue to lay the groundwork for B.C.'s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region's (PNWER) winter meeting this week in Banff.

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