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Pricey Bank of Canada meeting included trip to oil sands

A Bank of Canada junket to the oil sands at Fort McMurray, Alta., helped push the cost of a single board of directors meeting last June to over $100,000, a CBC News analysis shows.

RBC predicts potash to offset oil losses in Saskatchewan

RBC Economics is forecasting that the Saskatchewan economy will grow in 2015, even in the face of dropping oil prices.

Canada's mining sector braces for another challenging year

Iron ore suffered the biggest drop in the past year, losing nearly half its value to reach the lowest price in more than five years.

First Nation in B.C. sets out tougher rules for mining in its territory

A group of First Nations from Williams Lake, B.C., whose territory includes the area devastated by the Mount Polley tailings pond breach has created a detailed mining policy that will apply to existing, proposed and future projects in its territory.

Coal mining revival in Canada's Alberta eyed by Australian company

The Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta hasn't seen a working coal mine in decades, but an Australian company has a plan to change that.

First oil sands bitumen tanker arrives in Quebec port

Minerva Gloria's arrival deepens community concern for possible oil spill on the St. Lawrence River.

Keystone opponents 'foolish,' says Calgary mayor

Oil pipeline project is core public policy issue for Canada and the U.S., says Naheed Nenshi

Victoria Gold mine could hike Yukon power rates, says report

An environmental screening report says adding Victoria Gold's proposed mine near Mayo to Yukon's power grid could raise Yukoners' power rates by as much as 20%.

Vintage shafts reopened at old Canada's Engineer gold mine

A mining company operating in northwest B.C., Canada, is re-opening parts of a gold mine submerged for almost 90 years.

Rockfall at Diavik mine stops open pit work for a week

Five thousand tonnes of rock fell from the edge of the open pit at Diavik Diamond Mine last week but employees got out 10 hours before the rockslide started.

Alberta pipeline review to assure Canadians, minister says

A review of pipeline regulations ordered today by the Alberta government is not specifically meant to reassure critics of the Northern Gateway pipeline but if it does, all the better, according to the province's energy minister.

Discord over NW Ont. mine was avoidable, lawyer says

An American company planning to invest $3.3 billion on a Northern Ontario mine and processing plant has waded into the latest front in a countrywide battle over environmental issues and aboriginal rights, a mining consultant says.

Millstream potash mine unlikely, says PotashCorp

The president of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan is not optimistic about the possibility of a new potash mine in Millstream, near Apohaqui.

IMF forecast gets more upbeat

The International Monetary Fund increased its outlook for the world's economy on Tuesday, saying it expects global GDP to expand by 3.5 per cent this year.

Lure of mining leaves First Nations struggling

Isolation often takes the blame as the source of many problems on remote reserves. But North Caribou Lake Chief Pierre Morriseau has decidedly mixed feelings about that.

Vale seeks nickel near Repulse Bay

Vale — the second largest nickel producer in the world — plans to begin looking for nickel this year on the Melville Peninsula near Repulse Bay, Nunavut.

Bruce Power nuclear unit to restart after 17 years

Regulators have cleared Unit 2 of the Bruce A nuclear power plant in Ontario to restart after a nearly two-decade-long slumber.

Mining expected to drive continued economic growth across Canada's North

Canada’s North will be leading the country in economic growth over the next two years as a boom in mining projects takes hold, says the Conference Board of Canada’s Territorial Outlook-Winter 2012 study, reports CBC.

Vale's Sudbury mines to resume production

Potash mining debate heats up in Saskatchewan town

There is rising tension within a small Saskatchewan town over plans by mining giant Vale to build a potash mine in the area, with some anticipating an economic boom and others worrying about the mine's environmental and social impacts.

Keystone XL decision coming today, U.S. media reports say

The U.S. State Department is set to announce Wednesday whether it will approve TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline extension, U.S. media are reporting.

Oilsands' carbon emissions rising

The intensity of oilsands carbon emissions — the amount of greenhouse gases created per every barrel of oil produced — increased by two per cent between 2009 and 2010, according to an industry report.

Labrador uranium mining moratorium lifted

The Nunatsiavut Assembly is lifting a three-year-old moratorium on uranium mining on Labrador Inuit lands.

$9B Joslyn oilsands project gets green light

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says Canada's environmental review process takes too long and it should be streamlined so it doesn't last any longer than two years. Oliver made the statement in announcing federal approval for French oil giant Total's Joslyn North oilsands mine project 65 kilometres northwest of Fort McMurray, Alta.