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Value of British Columbia's mining M&As rebounded after 2017’s decline

A 272.9% increase since 2014 has driven the median M&A deal value to its highest level in six years.

Mining industry advocate tapped to lead BC LNG Alliance

Starting mid-February, Bryan Cox will serve as president and CEO.

Headwinds on horizon for Canadian mining, industry official warns

Gratton was the latest executive to tell Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members that Canada’s competitiveness on the world stage is slipping.

Mining executive steps away from UBC keynote address ahead of securities hearing

Michael McPhie, former CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, intends to clear his company’s name after it was implicated in share distribution scandal.

Activists file securities complaints against Vancouver miners

The complaints come six days ahead of a special shareholders meeting on January 8.

Mining innovation helps lead BC’s economy into high-tech future

BC risks a contraction of the mining sector of the economy by not taking concrete, immediate action while competitors advance initiatives of their own.

Sun Metals Corp. added to Oxygen Capital’s fold

Integrated mining development company rolls investment dice on its first major B.C. project.

The business of heat: British Columbia resource sector struggles to beat the heat

The province’s businesses grapple with the challenge of rising costs, threats to natural resources and changes in consumer spending patterns.

Vancouver-based electric-vehicle maker goes to market

Vancouver-based company Electra Meccanica has pre-orders worth $2.4 billion.

End may be in sight for strike at British Columbia's Mount Polley mine

An end to an eight-week long strike at the Mount Polley copper mine may be in sight, following a tentative agreement reached between the union and Imperial Metals (TSX:III).

B.C. mining and exploration grew last year for the first time since 2012: EY

Exploration spending increased 20% across the Canadian province in 2017, reaching $246 million, compared with $205 million in 2016.

Former millwright suing Copper Mountain for wrongful dismissal

Gordon MacMillan filed a notice of civil claim, claiming “harassment and bullying permeated all levels of the defendant’s organizational structure.”

Nickel prices drag Canadian Mining Eye Index down

After an 11% increase in 2017’s first quarter, the Canadian Mining Eye index dropped 7% in the second quarter, according to professional services firm EY.

CRIN: Energy acronym embodies next wave of resource innovation

It has no executive director, president or staff. It has no address or letterhead. No one has a CRIN business card. You won’t find it with a Google search.

BC mining financing dropped 40% in 2016

The mining industry still received 29% of the Canadian province’s top-grossing corporate financing deals.

Lawrence Roulston takes on new advisory role as junior mining market heats up 

Now that commodities are climbing out of a five-year-long trough, investors that shunned the junior mining sector are looking to get back in on the game.

Montney in high gear despite market uncertainty

Flux in gas demand, delay in Petronas decision among clouds on B.C. northeast’s horizon.

Teck Resources to buy Toronto’s AQM for $25 million

Move will give the Vancouver miner 80% ownership of Zafranal Peru copper mine project

B.C. coal mine poised for restart

Interest is spurred by the rebound in coal price, and by knowledge that steel mills in Asia are looking to diversify their coal import portfolios.

Gold Resource Corp. purchases Mina Gold property from Nevada Select Royalty Inc.

The deal involved US$150,000 in cash as a one-time advance royalty payment and US$850,000 in Gold Resource restricted common stock.

Goldcorp-Kaminak deal sealed

Kaminak became a prime takeover target in January after it announced a feasibility study on its high-grade Coffee gold project in the Yukon.

Plan to take company private clouds future of BC moly mine

Alloycorp Mining Inc. (TSX-V: AVT), a junior miner that has been working on the reboot of a molybdenum mine in Kitsault, is going dark.

Five years on, BC mining industry still struggling

This year marks the fifth year B.C. mining has struggled through low commodity prices, and both capital spending and revenues continue to decline, according to a PwC report on the industry.

CAPP sees 62% decrease in oil and gas spending for Canada

This reduction according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, is the largest two-year decline since the start of tracking this data in 1947.

Commodity prices set for significant rebound in 2016: Scotiabank

While commodity prices fell 0.3% in February and 25% year-over-year, the second half of the month saw the beginning of a price rally that is expected to continue throughout 2016, according to Scotiabank’s commodity price index released March 29.