Posted on November 30, 2014
There was a depression in North America in 1893, and the Vancouver economy sagged for several years. But it rebounded in 1897, when the city became one of the launching points for the Klondike Gold Rush.
Posted on October 6, 2014
Metro Vancouver residents polled in a new survey are also concerned that coal dust from a recently approved loading facility at Fraser Surrey Docks will harm regional air quality.
Posted on September 28, 2014
With 24 million cubic metres of water and tailings flushed downstream of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine, the company’s biggest challenge now is to keep the remaining tailings and water contained.
Posted on December 27, 2012
Nearly three-quarters of Cariboo gold miners failed a “clandestine” audit on environmental standards, according to documents released through a British Columbia freedom of information request.
Posted on December 21, 2012
HD Mining, the Vancouver-based company that in early October sparked controversy with its plan to hire 2,000 Chinese miners for its proposed Murray River Project, is one step closer to becoming a reality through the issuance of a Section 11 order by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office.
Posted on September 9, 2012
The descendants of the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, who was forced to hand over the Koh-i-noor diamond to Queen Victoria, launched a court action Monday for his body and possessions to be returned to India.
Posted on August 25, 2012
Searchers were hunting Saturday for a small plane missing on Borneo island with an Australian and three other people on board, Indonesian officials said.
Posted on May 25, 2012
A $3.3 billion plan to build North America's first major chromite mine deep in the Canadian wilderness promises to usher in an era of prosperity for the region's aboriginals and generate millions of tax dollars over its lifetime.
Posted on May 11, 2012
The head office is just one among 800-odd mining companies clustered in downtown Vancouver. But even in a group so large it serves as the backbone of the city’s business district — and the world’s centre of mining expertise — Teck Resources stands out.
Posted on May 10, 2012
These are the good old days for the British Columbia mineral exploration sector.
Posted on May 4, 2012
The Alberta government is suing a handful of oilsands companies for $100 million for allegedly failing to pay the province its share of revenues from the Syncrude Royalty Project.
Posted on April 28, 2012
Teck Resources' epic $5.6 billion Quebrada Blanca copper-molybdenum mine expansion has taken another step ahead.
Posted on April 22, 2012
OTTAWA – Environment Canada weakened a draft version of regulations to crack down on pollution from coal-fired power plants following pressure from the industry, newly-released federal records have revealed.
Posted on March 14, 2012
Anglo American Plc’s $5.1 US billion plan to almost double its diamond business and platinum mines that are missing targets risk killing its allure as a takeover candidate for a merged Glencore International Plc-Xstrata Plc.
Posted on January 21, 2012
Thousands of protesters gathered at a London park Saturday in a massive show of support for more than 400 locked-out workers of Electro-Motive Canada .
Posted on December 19, 2011
Posted on December 9, 2011
Alberta regulators have accused five top executives of Grande Cache Coal Corp. (GCE-T9.75-0.13-1.32%) of illegal insider trading, alleging they sold securities in 2008 before the company disclosed bad news about its sales.
Posted on November 7, 2011
The Vancouver Sun reports the Liverpool Plains were long considered off-limits to mining, their rich black soils ranking among Australia's best farming land. Until China came to town.
Posted on October 18, 2011
Opposition to oilsands expansion in "Canada's Texas" and a controversial U.S. pipeline expansion project is growing because of a failure to crack down on pollution that traps heat in the atmosphere and causes climate change, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., …
Posted on September 3, 2011
As hundreds of anti-oilsands activists gathered for a final day of civil disobedience Saturday at the White House, the sizable crowd erupted in familiar songs of protest.
Posted on August 28, 2011
Unscrupulous stock tout services have been pumping U.S. junior exploration companies by suggesting that Vancouver-based senior gold producer Goldcorp Inc. is about to buy them out at huge premiums to their prevailing market prices.
The latest tout service to do this is Stock Castle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity Ltd., which is said to be located in the British Virgin Islands.
Posted on August 24, 2011
Canadian miner Timmins Gold Corp said drilling at its open pit gold mine in Sonora, Mexico, showed that there were additional mineralized zones at the site.
Posted on July 25, 2011
The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation located near BHP Billiton Ltd.'s Jansen potash project is calling on the province to consult aboriginal communities in the region about the potential mine.
Posted on July 21, 2011
The federal government is set to announce Thursday a comprehensive environmental monitoring plan for the oilsands that will boost tests on water, air, animals and plants — and seeks to spruce up the international reputation of the massive bitumen resource.
According to government sources, the $50-million "integrated oilsands environment monitoring plan" developed by teams of scientists will spur increased scrutiny of everything from acidification in lakes to the health of fish — across provincial and territorial boundaries.
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