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"I t comes as quite a shock for people to go to work and find out they no longer have a job. Certainly, we’ve been nervous over the last few months because the price of metallurgical coal had been declining. It's 400-plus jobs. That’s an enormous hit to a community of 4,000 people."

Tumbler Ridge Mayor Darwen Wren, responding to the news that U.S.-based Walter Energy was suspending operations at two coal mines in northeastern British Columbia.
- Vancouver Sun and Financial Post

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux of Fact & Fiction reviews Goliath Staggered: How the people of Highway 12 conquered Big Oil


Mountain West Perspectives
New report highlights opportunities in the Colorado River Basin
New report highlights opportunities in the Colorado River Basin


Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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