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UBC votes on removing fossil fuel investments from endowment

Posted on January 27, 2015

Divestment intended to put political pressure on the Canadian government to adopt a national carbon pricing system, says campaigner.

Loonie to hit 85 cents US in 2016 as Bank of Canada hikes key rate, TD forecasts

Posted on January 26, 2015

Canadian dollar expected to fall to 75 cents U.S. before slowly climbing back to 85 cents by the end of 2016

Taseko, Wilderness Committee square off in court

Posted on January 20, 2015

Wilderness Committee is in court this week defending itself against a defamation suit over the New Prosperity Mine.

Few Canadian oil and gas companies can sustain business long-term at current oil prices

Posted on January 13, 2015

Fewer than one in five oil and gas companies would be able to sustain their businesses over the long term if the price stays under US$50 per barrel, said CanOils

Kinder Morgan pipeline opponents set up new base camp

Posted on January 5, 2015

Pipeline opponents have vacated Burnaby Mountain but are now camping out at the entrance to Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal.

Site C dam gets green light

Posted on December 16, 2014

Construction on the dam, now estimated to cost $8.5 billion.

Environmental review begins on HD Mining's coal mine

Posted on December 15, 2014

A joint environmental review is now underway for a controversial underground coal mine proposed for Tumbler Ridge

Environmental review begins on HD Mining’s coal mine

Posted on December 15, 2014

A joint environmental review is now underway for a controversial underground coal mine proposed for Tumbler Ridge that would employ close to 500 temporary foreign workers in its first year of operation.

Fracking bans unjustified, says Fraser Institute

Posted on December 11, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not without its risks, but outright bans are unjustified: Fraser Institute

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.

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