BC Business Magazine - - Special Feature -

Van­cou­ver mining gi­ant Teck Com­inco pur­chases Elk Val­ley Coal Part­ner­ship's as­sets for US$14 bil­lion. A year later, the re­named Teck Re­sources Ltd., which had faced crit­i­cism and le­gal chal­lenges for its en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards, adopts stronger eco­log­i­cal and so­cial sus­tain­abil­ity prac­tices. In 2012, chair and CEO Nor­man Keevil wins the Pa­cific EOY Life­time Achieve­ment Award.

Chief Clarence Louie, Osoy­oos In­dian Band De­vel­op­ment Corp.

pres­i­dent and CEO of

(OIBDC), re­ceives the Pa­cific award for So­cial En­trepreneur. The first and, to date, only First Na­tion chief rec­og­nized by EOY, tough-talk­ing Louie be­came head of the Osoy­oos In­dian Band in 1984, at age 24. He cre­ated OIBDC and built it into a ma­jor player in the tourism in­dus­try, with some $28 mil­lion in an­nual rev­enue and hold­ings that in­clude two re­sorts, a win­ery and a golf course.

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