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Vancouver zinc miner faces fines in Yukon

Posted on March 25, 2015

At the end of January, the company announced it was placing the mine in care and maintenance, citing a commodity price crash, and earlier this month was forced to seek creditor protection.

Local law firm hits junior miner with $1 million lawsuit

Posted on March 24, 2015

Vancouver’s Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (OTCBB:PTQMF) continues to stockpile financial troubles – the latest being a $1 million lawsuit from a local law firm over unpaid legal bills.

‘Zombie’ miners pulling down TSX Venture exchange

Posted on March 16, 2015

The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.

Raven Coal mine proponent pulls application at the last minute

Posted on March 4, 2015

A Vancouver junior coal mining company that wants to build an underground coal mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has withdrawn at the last minute from an environmental screening, just as the Environmental Assessment Office was set to make a ruling.

Junior mining investment model on life support

Posted on February 24, 2015

Industry fears too many juniors chasing too few dollars will equal too few new mines.

First BC oil slump casualty: Ivanhoe Energy faces bankruptcy

Posted on February 23, 2015

The company has filed for creditor protection and faces possible bankruptcy.

Finning's Vancouver branch to cut 500 workers in Canada

Posted on February 23, 2015

The figure represents 9% of the company's Canadian workforce, and it is due to "soft market conditions."

Stephen Harper promises LNG tax breaks at Surrey appearance

Posted on February 19, 2015

Companies investing in capital assets for the liquefied natural gas industry can expect tax breaks to kick in immediately.

Profile of Goldcorp CEO Chuck Jeannes: sector has brighter future, gold miner says

Posted on February 17, 2015

CEO of world's largest gold mining company talks about the challenges and opportunities posed by peak gold.

Teck profits slashed in half on weak coal, copper prices

Posted on February 15, 2015

Teck Resources Limited (TSX:TCK.B) saw its 2014 profit fall by more than half compared with 2013 as copper and steelmaking coal prices remained low throughout the year.

Search warrant executed on Imperial Metals

Posted on February 4, 2015

"The investigation primarily focuses on offences in respect to the Environmental Management Act and the federal Fisheries Act, but it's not limited to those acts."

China's slower growth stalling price recovery for B.C. commodities

Posted on February 2, 2015

Hardest hit of all B.C. commodities has been metallurgical coal, which is suffering from a double whammy.

HD pushes forward with proposed $300m coal mine near Tumbler Ridge

Posted on February 1, 2015

British Columbia was accepting comments until Thursday (January 29) on a proposal for the Murray River coal river mine that HD Mining wants to build near Tumbler Ridge.

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

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