British Columbia

Approval of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion subject to 145 conditions

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2015
Approval of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion subject to 145 conditions

The company will review the conditions and submit comments to the National Energy Board next week.

Gold mine spill in Canada shines light on practice of avoiding environmental assessment

Business in Vancouver | August 11, 2015
Gold mine spill in Canada shines light on practice of avoiding environmental assessment

Pollution on a remote northern B.C. island only discovered after whistleblower reported improper practices.

IMAGE GALLERY: Life in Tumbler Ridge during the early '90s

Michael Allan McCrae | August 5, 2015
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Steve Gill. Photo from Ron Lukey. Ron Lukey posted some stunning black and white portraits of people living and working in Tumbler Ridge two decades ago. Hello to Tumbler Ridge people. My wife Helene and I lived there in the 80's …

Lucky strike eludes colourful B.C. stock promoter

Business in Vancouver | August 2, 2015
Frank Callaghan celebrated the pouring of Barkerville Gold’s first gold bar last year just days before resigning as CEO | Submitted

Frank Callaghan has won praise for his persistence, but critics question his expenditures (Second in a two-part feature on Barkerville Gold Mines)

Catastrophic mine waste spills increasing in frequency, severity and cost world-wide

EarthWorks | July 29, 2015

On 1st anniversary of North America’s worst mine waste disaster, failures shown to be global trend attributable to industry & regulatory failure to implement best practices.

Underground gold miner limits production after pollution violation

Michael Allan McCrae | July 27, 2015
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Banks Island Gold accused of pollution spills

More LNG development debate hot air

Business in Vancouver | July 21, 2015

Canada's B.C. legislature’s summer debate over the Pacific NorthWest LNG project development agreement is but one factor in B.C.’s complex liquefied natural gas equation.

Canadian provinces to cut fuel use, boost tidal energy

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2015
Canadian provinces to cut fuel use, boost tidal energy

The deals represent two ground-breaking initiatives to make Canada’s mining industry more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly.

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The US coal industry just had the worst week in years

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 20, 2015
The US coal industry just had the worse week in years

A wave of bankruptcy is sweeping an industry already hit by competition from inexpensive natural gas, tougher environmental rules and a global coal glut that has decimated prices.

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Netolitzky drills for wealth creation hat-trick in B.C.’s Golden Triangle (SKE.v)

Tommy Humphreys | July 20, 2015
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He found his fortune in northwestern British Columbia.

Wildfires in Western Canada force miners to halt operations, shipments

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2015
Wild fires in Western Canada force miners to halt operations, shipments

Production hasn't been affected so far, but some companies such as Cameco and Areva Resources had to suspend shipments.

True Gold injects $14 million to its Karma gold project in Burkina Faso

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 13, 2015
True Gold injects $14 million to its Karma gold project in Burkina Faso

The Vancouver-based company said it is on track to pour its first gold at the mine in the first quarter of 2016.

Mount Polley gets greenlight for a 'restricted re-start'

Michael Allan McCrae | July 9, 2015
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Production is authorized at half the normal rate.

Geoscience BC day is October 8

geosciencebc | July 5, 2015
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Highlighting a decade of our geoscience contributions to British Columbia.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

Business in Vancouver | July 2, 2015
B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

British Columbia's energy minister said the official announcement may come "any time" now.

False gold scam in Canada results in arrest of Chinese national

CBC News | June 30, 2015

Bao Sheng Zhong, a Chinese national living in Richmond, B.C., now faces three counts of fraud for allegedly scamming two Asian women and one Asian man from the Lower Mainland.

Red Chris mine gets environmental permit

Andrew Topf | June 21, 2015
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

The Red Chris copper and gold mine in British Columbia has received a full operating permit from the provincial government.

Investment in Canada’s oil sands to fall more than 30% this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2015
Investment in Canada’s oil sands to fall more than 30% this year

Meanwhile, the country’s overall oil production is expected to reach 5.3 million barrels a day by 2030, which is 1.1 million barrels per day lower than last year's expectations.

Enbridge to pay $4 million over 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill in Michigan

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
Enbridge to pay $4 million over 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill in Michigan

The proposed sum is on top of the $75 million the firm agreed to pay to Michigan last month.

Mt Polley could re-open by July: mines minister

Andrew Topf | June 7, 2015
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

Workers at the Mount Polley mine in central British Columbia could be back on the job as early as July 1st.

B2Gold secures new US$350 million revolving credit facility

B2Gold | May 20, 2015

On May 20, 2015, the Company signed a credit agreement with a syndicate of international banks for a new Revolving Credit Facility (the "New RCF") for an aggregate amount of $350 million.

Oil sands stakeholder gives Imperial Metals a $25 million helping hand

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 19, 2015
Oil sands stakeholder gives Imperial Metals a $25 million helping hand

The loan will be used for the development of the company's Red Chris gold and copper mine in northwest British Columbia.

Taseko: Court approves judicial review of New Prosperity mines decision

Business in Vancouver | May 12, 2015

The Federal Court has rejected an application by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) to sue the federal government for rejecting its gold-copper mine in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, but will allow judicial reviews to proceed.

Major miner in B.C., on verge of bankruptcy, says overdue payments coming

Business in Vancouver | May 10, 2015

Walter Energy, Inc. says it will come through with $64.2 million in interest payments due May 15 following concerns it was facing bankruptcy.

Mount Polley mining disaster caused major changes to ecosystem — study

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2015
Mount Polley mining disaster cause major changes to ecosystem — study

It also says it is still too early to determine long-term impacts on fish and drinking water.

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