David Black

David Black, Press Baron Behind B.C. Refinery Pitch, Has A Climate Denier Problem

Matt Price | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Price

It's bad enough that David Black is allowing his newspaper chain to print misinformation. Newspaper people are usually pretty big on getting their facts right. But it is worse that Black is letting this happen at the same time he is seeking environmental credibility to bolster his refinery plans. The disconnect makes people wonder whether they can trust his "green" claims about Kitimat if his newspapers are preaching climate denial.

$25 Billion Found For B.C. Refinery?

CBC | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. media mogul says he has found the $25 billion he needs to build a crude oil refinery in Kitimat, but he had to raise more than $6 billion in Ca...

China's Largest Bank To Fund Kitimat Refinery

CBC | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

China's largest bank will be helping to finance the proposed Kitimat refinery, which would process oil from the Alberta oilsands in B.C., instead of t...

Clark Supports $25 Billion Refinery

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has come close to offering her government's endorsement of a proposed $25-billion oil refinery development at Kitimat...

B.C. Press Baron's Refinery Gets U.S. Investors

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. newspaper mogul David Black says a group of investors has committed financing for his plan to build a $25-billion oil refinery projec...

1,500 ICBC Workers to Stike

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Unionized staff at 55 claims-related Insurance Corporation of B.C. locations will stage a one-day strike Sept. 18, their union said Tuesday. ...

Why Doesn't Canada Refine At Home?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Whether they're crossing the border into the United States or heading west to the British Columbia coast, the controversial pipelines link...

Refinery Gets Cautious Support In Kitimat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada British Columbia

KITIMAT, B.C. - A proposal to build a $13-billion refinery in B.C. to process oil from the Northern Gateway pipeline has been criticized for its lack ...

Black Says B.C. Refinery Will Create 'Thousands' Of Jobs

The Globe and Mail | Ian Bailey | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia

David Black, founder of Victoria-based Black Press, surprised many last week when he called a news conference and proposed a $13-billion oil refinery ...

Stephen Harper vs. Science

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

For all those who in Alberta that keep saying that the people of British Columbia have to be "educated" about pipelines, and just so Stephen Harper is up to date on his science: Building a pipeline over smashed, broken, uplifted, twisted Jurassic-era islands, downsized by erosion, lost islands turned into mountains, buried and shaped by kilometres of glacial ice, is a completely different story altogether.

B.C. Publisher Proposes $13B Oil Refinery

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia newspaper mogul has injected himself into the debate over the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, revealing a prop...