Northern Communities in Transition:

Offshore Oil and Gas 
A major issue of transition for the communities of British Columbia's North Coast is the prospect of offshore oil and gas exploration.
The economic effects could prove to be significant: it's estimated that the recoverable oil and gas reserves in the Queen Charlotte Basin are worth about $100 billion.
At the same time, many residents worry about environmental devastation and point to the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989.
This 27-minute video documentary examines the issue from both perspectives. It was produced as a companion to UNBC's research on offshore oil and gas that was conducted through the Northern Coastal Information and Research Program. 
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Sunset in Prince Rupert harbour
The video was produced with equipment from the UNBC Social Science Multimedia Research Laboratory in 2005.