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More than 30 train cars carrying potash derail southeast of Saskatoon

Canadian Pacific Railway says it's not yet clear what caused about 35 train cars carrying potash to derail.

Voisey's Bay underground mine on hold

Plans to extend the life of the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in northern Labrador by moving operations underground – already once delayed – are now on hold.

Goldcorp moving ahead with Coffee Gold mine project near Dawson City

A Yukon gold mine project that's attracted national attention is gearing up now that thousands of planning documents have been submitted to Yukon's environmental assessment board for public scrutiny.

Agnico Eagle fined $50K for spill at Meadowbank mine

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has been fined $50,000 under the federal Fisheries Act for failing to report a spill at its Meadowbank site near Baker Lake, Nunavut.

Agnico Eagle green lights construction of 2 new Nunavut gold mines

Agnico Eagle's board of directors has given the go-ahead for construction of the Meliadine and Amaruq gold mines in Nunavut.

Yukon's Minto mine looks to bring back laid off workers

A recent bump in the price of copper has Yukon's only operating mine looking to bring back some laid-off workers.

Rodent bait from oil sands poisoning animals commonly trapped in Alberta

Companies respond by banning rodent poison.

Canadians asked to weigh in on new open-pit oilsands mine

Prospect of another big oil sands mine in Alberta raises issues of growth and cap on emissions.

Dufferin gold mine could be reopened by Vancouver company

A Vancouver company says it plans to acquire and restart a gold-mining operation on Nova Scotia's east coast.

Alberta estimates wildfire put $1B dent in 2016 oilsands spending plans

Alberta wildfires that swept through Fort McMurray in May have resulted in the loss of $1 billion in planned capital spending in the oilsands for 2016, according to Alberta's chief energy economist.

Vancouver-based mining company receives go-ahead to expand near Alaska eagle preserve

The Canadian company exploring for copper, zinc and gold upstream of a southeast Alaska bald eagle preserve has received permission from a U.S. federal agency to expand.

More than 300 workers at risk of temporary layoffs at Ekati diamond mine

More than 300 Dominion Diamond employees and contract workers are at risk of being laid off at the Ekati diamond mine after a fire at the mine's processing plant on June 23.

Chinese mining companies feel misled by Canada, report says

An internal report by Ottawa's ambassador to Beijing details a raft of complaints from the China Mining Council about the unwanted surprises some mining companies encountered in Canada.

Mexican tax demand prompts NAFTA challenge by mining firm ahead of 3 Amigos summit

A Canadian mining company's NAFTA challenge against Mexico could throw a wrench into the "Three Amigos" summit on June 29, when the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico will gather in Ottawa.

Canada's Inuit group shows its members the mining money

Association is set to pocket 1.19% royalty on net Baffinland iron ore sales

Diavik mine owner appeals to N.W.T. minister for help in regulatory dispute

The company operating the Diavik diamond mine says the denial of a change to its water licence could have an "immediate and materially-adverse impact" on the mine.

Canadian police warn of new scam targeting out-of-work miners

Red Maple Mining hoax has been popping up in a classified ad on the website Kijiji, Ontario officers say.

Nunavut board allowed mining exploration on Bathurst caribou calving grounds

This is the second company allowed to proceed on breeding grounds against the advice of N.W.T. government.

PotashCorp profits fell 50% in 4th quarter

The company recently announced the closure of its new potash mine in New Brunswick, resulting in the loss of up to 430 jobs.

Trans Mountain pipeline battle set for NEB hearing today

Brace yourselves Canadians, the pipeline drama is about to heat up again.

Last working coal mine on Vancouver Island shuts down, marking end of era

The last working coal mine on Vancouver Island has halted production indefinitely, marking the end of an industry that established towns, a railway, and some of the province's first labour unions, says a B.C. historian.

Millions of people being contaminated with toxic mercury used in mines

The largely unregulated use of mercury has created a major worldwide environmental hazard.

Commodity price slump undercuts mining sector

Chinese demand kept Canadian mines humming - now there's too much supply of metals, minerals.

Map shows oil sands air pollution doesn't reach N.W.T., Yukon

A new computer-generated video from Environment Canada shows people in the territories shouldn't be overly concerned about air pollution from Alberta's oilsands affecting their health.

Rio Tinto to suspend operations at Quebec titanium mine

Rio Tinto will lay off 100 workers and put about 250 on temporary layoff at its iron and titanium mine in Havre-Saint-Pierre, Que.