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More than a dozen short-term repairs, plans await Mount Polley remediation: report

Posted on November 24, 2014

A tailings berm breached during the Mount Polley mine disaster has yet to be repaired to the point it can withstand the arrival of water…….

Vancouver miner faces civil suit alleging 'slave labour' amid takeover rumours

Posted on November 21, 2014

Nevsun Resources faces rumours of $1 billion acquisition and civil suit on same day.

Weir Canada plans Surrey plant

Posted on November 5, 2014

A 114,000-square-foot service and manufacturing facility

Burkina Faso political upheaval affects Canadian miners’ share prices

Posted on November 4, 2014

As if tanking gold prices weren’t enough bad news for Canadian junior gold mining and exploration companies, now one of the more promising gold-mining nations in Africa is in a state of turmoil.

Teck reports 37% drop in Q3 profit, points to low steelmaking coal prices

Posted on October 29, 2014

Teck Resources Ltd. reported adjusted profit of $159 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014

HD Mining could make Murray River coal mine decision by 2016

Posted on October 26, 2014

A controversial mining project in Tumbler Ridge, BC, would include a massive conveyor belt to transport coal underneath the Murray River, a mining executive told an industry conference.

Imperial Metals issues Mount Polley remediation update, has installed berms, pumps

Posted on October 23, 2014

It said cleanup of the wood that was dislodged after the breach in Quesnel Lake will be completed by mid-November.

B.C. Liberal government slashes rate in long-awaited LNG tax

Posted on October 22, 2014

Recognizing the realities of global energy sector competition and under fire from major LNG proponents prior to being finalized, the BC Liberal government’s tax structure for liquefied natural gas production in the Western Canadian province.

LNG industry in B.C. no slam-dunk

Posted on October 9, 2014

A new industry association representing oil and gas producers trying to develop a liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia made its debut today with a warning: it’s no slam-dunk that LNG plants will be built in B.C.

Threat of downturn worries Canadian companies in China

Posted on September 15, 2014

Economic slowdown, theft of intellectual property rights are among firms’ top concerns, Asia Pacific Foundation survey reveals

Another setback for Canadian met coal mine in Tahltan territory

Posted on September 9, 2014

The government of Canada's British Columbia, has hit the pause button on a high-grade anthracite coal mine proposed by Fortune Minerals Limited in the northwest part of the province.

Canadian junior to acquire gold project in Australia

Posted on September 9, 2014

Vancouver’s Monument Mining (TSX-V:MMY) has entered into an agreement to purchase 100% of the Tuckanarra gold project in Western Australia.

Northern B.C. politicians blast Trudeau for fracking ban comments

Posted on September 2, 2014

At a stop in New Brunswick last week, Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau said more scientific study is required before Canada expands natural gas exploration and drilling.

Canadian firms slow to embrace ‘Internet of Things’

Posted on August 20, 2014

Data-driven efficiency innovations showcased at Grow Conference in Whistler.

Imperial Metal to raise $100 M to cover Mount Polley cleanup costs

Posted on August 15, 2014

Imperial’s battered stocks took a healthy bump of more than 10%.

Tsilhqot'in First Nation tells junior miner to stop drilling

Posted on August 5, 2014

Another mining company has run up against the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, whose aboriginal title to land in its traditional territory were recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada.

BC signs energy agreement with China

Posted on July 26, 2014

There are 16 liquefied natural gas proposals in B.C., although energy analysts do not expect more than two or three will get built in the coming years.

Business council scales back growth outlook of B.C.’s ‘mediocre’ economy

Posted on July 22, 2014

Few signs of stronger growth.

NEB Trans Mountain decision delayed by proposed route revision

Posted on July 16, 2014

The company’s preferred corridor would include a trenchless drill crossing a conservation area.

Drilling down to the economic realities of geothermal power

Posted on July 7, 2014

Reality triumphed over my idealism: Beaty.

Ritchie Bros. appoints Beverley Briscoe as board chairwoman

Posted on July 2, 2014

Among publicly traded companies, 40% have no women in the boardroom.

Mining execs bullish on industry outlook after slide in 2013

Posted on June 16, 2014

Despite a massive drop in mining profits in 2013, a new survey reveals industry executives are becoming more bullish on the strength of the sector — especially in the short term. Vancouver-based Mining Recruitment Group surveyed 232 mining executives and …

Politicians and business leaders urge approval of Northern Gateway

Posted on June 12, 2014

A group of politicians and business leaders have written an open letter in support of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Canadians losing enthusiasm for building closer ties with Asia

Posted on June 10, 2014

In 2013, 45% of Canadian surveyed said they felt Chinese investment would benefit Canada. In 2014, that number dropped to 35% in 2014, the lowest in a decade.

Coloured diamonds poised to appreciate significantly as supply dries up — broker

Posted on June 10, 2014

Natural fancy coloured diamonds are the most concentrated form of wealth on earth, said Colin Ferguson, CEO of Rare Investment. And with demand growing while supply shrinks, they are on the verge of appreciating at a rate never seen before.

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