British Columbia

Taseko, Wilderness Committee square off in court

Business in Vancouver | January 20, 2015
Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

Wilderness Committee is in court this week defending itself against a defamation suit over the New Prosperity Mine.

B.C. upholds certificates for two controversial mines

Canadian Press | January 18, 2015

The B.C. government is extending environmental assessment certificates for two controversial mine projects in the province.

Mount Polley mine on track for restart

Andrew Topf | January 18, 2015
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

Beleaguered Imperial Metals (TSX:III), whose Mount Polley mine in central British Columbia breached a tailings pond last summer, has submitted a plan to restart the copper and gold mine.

Innovative tech could improve hunt for gold; Nexus Gold deploys new technology at Walker Ridge

Nexus Gold Corp. | January 13, 2015

A recent innovation in geosurvey methods could help slash costs and risks for mineral exploration projects.

Canadian ghost mining town sold to Chinese real-estate developer

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 7, 2015
Canadian ghost mining town sold to Chinese real-estate developer

The 20-hectares tow of Bradian, including its 22 standing buildings, had been on the market since 2010 for Cdn$995,000.

Kinder Morgan pipeline opponents set up new base camp

Business in Vancouver | January 5, 2015
Kinder Morgan pipeline opponents set up new base camp

Pipeline opponents have vacated Burnaby Mountain but are now camping out at the entrance to Kinder Morgan's Westridge Marine Terminal.

Outlook for B.C. business in 2015 remains stable

Vancouver Sun | January 5, 2015

Even though Canada’s economy is being buffeted by plummeting global oil prices, the outlook for B.C. in 2015 remains stable.

Energy minister tells Imperial Metals it can repair damaged tailings dam

Vancouver Sun | December 21, 2014

The company that owns the Mount Polley mine near Williams Lake will be allowed to repair the tailings dam before the government has finished its reviews into the cause of its partial collapse.

Canada approves world's largest copper-gold project

Frik Els | December 19, 2014
Canada approves world's largest copper-gold project

$9.5bn KSM project in British Columbia boasts reserves of 38m ounces of gold and nearly 10bn pounds of copper – mining 130,000 tonnes a day for 52 years.

B.C. asks you to stuff stockings with local coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 16, 2014
B.C. ask you to stuff stockings with local coal

Coal, a major B.C. export, has been suffering from a global oversupply and falling prices. How is that for a reason to fill up your stockings with it? Hmm…

Environmental review begins on HD Mining’s coal mine

Business in Vancouver | December 15, 2014

A joint environmental review is now underway for a controversial underground coal mine proposed for Tumbler Ridge that would employ close to 500 temporary foreign workers in its first year of operation.

Thompson Creek flounders after announcing moly mine shutdown

Andrew Topf | December 15, 2014
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Shares in Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM, NYSE:TC) sunk to 52-week lows, after news broke last Wednesday that the B.C.-focused company is putting its Endako molybdenum mine on temporary suspension.

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

CBC Ottawa | December 7, 2014

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.

First Nations release 'clear mining policy and rules' for central BC

Michael Allan McCrae | December 2, 2014
first nations cariboo chilcotin region mining rules policies british columbia feat

“With this mining policy we can no longer be ignored or imposed upon"

The Klondike Gold Rush helped lift Vancouver out of a depression

Vancouver Sun | 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.

Taseko's Aley Niobium Project Enters Environmental Assessment Process

Taseko Mining | November 26, 2014

The company has entered the Environmental Assessment Review process for its Aley Mine project with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).

B.C. gold-copper mine has potential for more environmental damage than Mount Polley breach: Report

Canadian Press | November 23, 2014

The results of a third-party review into the design of a northwestern B.C. gold and copper mine says it has the potential to cause significantly more environmental damage than the recent collapse of the Mount Polley tailings pond.

Hit by tailings breach costs, Imperial Metals swings to loss in Q3

Andrew Topf | November 17, 2014
Imperial Metals shareholders mull lawsuit

A catastrophic tailings dam breach at its Mount Polley mine in British Columbia has taken a toll on Imperial Metals' (TSX:III) bottom line.

Imperial Metals to face ancient "protectors" in court

Stockwatch.in | November 10, 2014
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

The Indian group opposing Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris mine, known as the Klabona Keepers, says that nobody properly consulted its members about the project, a "grave and serious" violation of aboriginal rights.

Mining suppliers create more jobs than mining, report says

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 9, 2014
Mining suppliers create more jobs than mining, report says

The sector created 40,960 direct and 27,471 indirect jobs in 2011, paying $4.6 billion in salaries.

Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

MINING.com Editor | November 5, 2014
Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

British Columbia's Energy Minister Bill Bennett wants to show Alaskans why the province’s resource sector is not a threat to the state's environment and salmon fishery.

Enbridge swings to loss, but beats estimates on oil sands transport

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 5, 2014
Enbridge swings to loss, but beats estimates on oil sands transport

The company's Line 9B reversal project has been delayed after the National Energy Board requested additional info last month.

No dramatic turnaround in the near future, says Cabo Drilling

Michael Allan McCrae | October 30, 2014
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A 46% drop in revenues.

HD Mining could make Murray River coal mine decision by 2016

Business in Vancouver | October 26, 2014

A controversial mining project in Tumbler Ridge, BC, would include a massive conveyor belt to transport coal underneath the Murray River, a mining executive told an industry conference.

Kinder Morgan wins battle over pipeline expansion in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Canada’s Kinder Morgan wins battle over pipeline expansion

The National Energy Board said Kinder Morgan can conduct survey work at Burnaby Mountain, despite opposition from the city.

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Kicking tires in Alaska and Yukon with mining engineer Jamie Keech

Tommy Humphreys | October 22, 2014
Kicking tires in Alaska and Yukon with mining engineer Jamie Keech

A standout among three of the best Alaska and Yukon gold juniors today.

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