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The Elephant in the room

February 06, 2014

When contemplating the construction projects in the north planned for 2014 the elephant in the room is the oil sands.

The oil sands projects involve billions of dollars in capital investment employing thousands of workers and contractors. A few of the notable ones:

Meanwhile, some other notable 2014 projects ‘north of 56’ not in the oil sands would include:


The economic significance of the oil sands cannot be overstated. With BC’s LNG projects yet to start construction oil sands projects will account for the bulk of the private sector investment activity in 2014.