Business in Vancouver

BC court fight over treaty vs mineral rights

Companies claim land transfer is de facto expropriation without consultation.

B.C. coal mine to restart, hiring back 200+ workers

Last fall, Conuma put 170 coal miners back to work at the Brule mine. The company is now busy hiring back another 220 miners at the Wolverine mine.

These were the top Canadian mining topics of 2016

Commodity price recovery; King Coal on the way out; mining tech on the way in — among the most covered issues this year.

Vancouver junior mining pump-and-dump scheme exposed

Volkmar Guido Hable, ex Samaranta Mining CEO, will be hauled before a BC Securities Commission panel later this month.

B.C. First Nations, government ink multi-million dollar Coastal GasLink deal

The new new agreement on the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project will help ensure that the Saulteau community can participate in and benefit from B.C.'s LNG opportunity.

US environmentalist to restart three met-coal mines

Restarting idled coal mines might seem like an odd way to fight climate change, but that’s the plan for a U.S. conservationist and his business partners, who recently acquired three Tumbler Ridge-Chetwynd area coal mines.

Lucara announces special dividend of $172m

Lucara is still trying to sell the second-largest diamond ever discovered.

Accident suspends work at Guatemala gold mine

A worker is missing following an accident at a Guatemala mine owned by Vancouver’s Goldcorp (TSX:G).

Government throws lifeline to B.C. mines

The B.C. government is throwing the mining industry an emergency lifeline in the form of deferred electricity bill payments that could be worth more than $300 million.

Falling coal takes its toll – U.S. miner selling B.C. mines

For sale: Three slightly used coalmines in B.C.'s Peace region.

Residential sales surpasses BC forestry, natural gas and mining industries combined

Province wide, resales of homes will total $64. 5 billion in 2015, said BCREA economist Brendon Ogmundson,

Enbridge CEO Al Monaco: a final investment decision on the Northern Gateway project could be determined in 2016

Responding to a question, Monaco said it’s too early to speculate on whether Enbridge might consider a location other than Kitimat.

Finning cuts jobs as new equipment sales fall

Finning will also close 11 more facilities in Western Canada, in addition to 16 other previously announced closures, in an attempt to cut costs.

56 people left on site as Myra Falls mine lays off nearly 100 workers – Vancouver Island

Operations at Myra Falls were suspended in April.

Australian company developing new B.C. anthracite mine

Australian junior working on new $600 million anthracite mine northeast of Stewart.

Gold mine spill in Canada shines light on practice of avoiding environmental assessment

Pollution on a remote northern B.C. island only discovered after whistleblower reported improper practices.

B.C.'s LNG job boom overstated, according to think tank’s report

The 100,000 jobs the provincial government has promised due to LNG projects across B.C. is an overblown figure, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

More LNG development debate hot air

Canada's B.C. legislature’s summer debate over the Pacific NorthWest LNG project development agreement is but one factor in B.C.’s complex liquefied natural gas equation.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Vancouver investors turning to tech, not mining

"Newly listed tech firms are being greeted in a much different manner than just five years ago when the sector was mostly going neglected amid sky-high commodity prices."

Resource-sector legislation targets graft, corruption

It could give Canadians a better idea of how much First Nations are receiving through benefits agreements signed with large oil and gas companies.

Taseko: Court approves judicial review of New Prosperity mines decision

The Federal Court has rejected an application by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) to sue the federal government for rejecting its gold-copper mine in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, but will allow judicial reviews to proceed.

New dangerous goods rail-car rules a boon to Delta manufacturer

A Delta railway equipment manufacturer has its eyes on expanded market opportunities resulting from new requirements for rail cars that carry crude oil and other dangerous goods in Canada and the United States.

What does Alberta's orange crush mean for B.C.?

In a historic upset, Alberta's reigning Progressive Conservatives are out, the NDP is in, and the Wildrose Party will form the Official Opposition.

Goldcorp’s Marlin mine: a decade of operations and controversy in Guatemala

In Latin America, resource development and its economic benefits continue to butt heads with indigenous culture and tradition.