British Columbia

Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings and Aquilini Group say they have signed non-disclosure agreements with a substantial number of First Nations in northern British Columbia to earn a “social licence” for the project.

Lack of social licence

Prince George Free Press | April 18, 2014
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The federal government has the authority to approve Northern Gateway without the support of a majority of residents. The question for the Prime Minister and his cabinet is should they ignore the will of the people, particularly when they've made their wishes known in a formal vote?

Shots fired at mining exec's Vancouver home

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
sunnycrest north vancouver shooting

No injuries. No motive.

High tech employs more BC workers than mining and forestry combined

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
tech sector bc larger

Sector still relatively small compared to central Canada and the US.

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2014
Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Canada should allow more private ownership of mineral rights, particularly from First Nations, says the Fraser Institute latest report.

Goldcorp extends Osisko offer once again

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 21, 2014
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New deadline is Friday April 4, 2014.

Fukushima nuclear radiation found in Canada’s coast raises fears across North America

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 13, 2014
Fukushima nuclear radiation found in Canada’s coast raises fears

While the levels detected are said to be "extremely" low, the finding evidences the radioactive plume of contaminated water heading across the Pacific Ocean after the disaster has already reached North America.

PICTURE OF THE DAY: Mining the Panhandle

Michael Allan McCrae | March 11, 2014
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The Wet Coast.

New Prosperity assessment was 'very damning': Harper

Michael Allan McCrae | March 4, 2014
Canadian miners to face stricter rules on overseas payments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the weight of the environmental assessment compelled his government to reject the New Prosperity mine proposal.

Goldcorp, Osisko avoid court battle over hostile bid

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2014
Goldcorp, Osisko avoid court battle over hostile bid

It is not clear whether the agreement means the two firms are now in talks for a friendly takeover deal.

'This is not the end' – Taseko pursues other options for Prosperity

Michael Allan McCrae | February 27, 2014
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The judicial review will continue to run its course.

New Prosperity rejected again

Michael Allan McCrae | February 27, 2014
taseko prosperity project

"Significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be mitigated."

VIDEO: Fortune Minerals makes headway on permits; aboriginal opposition unresolved

Ana Komnenic | February 25, 2014
Fortune Minerals scores permits, moves forward

If all goes as planned, junior miner Fortune Minerals will operate three projects in Canada in the foreseeable future.

Taseko widens loss in 2013

Ana Komnenic | February 19, 2014
Taseko Mines weathers multiple storms

Share price drops 4.5%.

Teck down after announcing 44% profit hit

Michael Allan McCrae | February 13, 2014
Coal on dump truck

Lower prices for key products.

Goldcorp doesn’t give up on Osisko, extends bid offer

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 5, 2014
White knight rides to Osisko's rescue

If it goes through, the proposed deal will make Goldcorp the No. 1 gold producer in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Body of UBC geology student found two years after his disappearance

MINING.com Editor | January 5, 2014
Body of UBC geology student found two years after his disappearance

Matthew Huszar, a University of British Columbia geology graduate, went missing in Dec. 2011.

Mining in Canada’s B.C. remains strong, but facing labour, indigenous issues

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 5, 2014
Mining in Canada’s B.C. remains strong, faces looming labour, indigenous issues

B.C. saw several projects expand, as well as new mines to begin construction, which drove job creation. But mining also faced opposition and labour shortage.

Canadian juniors regain allure: GoGold floats offer for B.C. firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 3, 2014
Canadian juniors regain allure: GoGold floats offer for B.C. firm

Halifax-based gold miner it plans to make an $11-million bid for Vancouver junior.

Expect more write-downs coming soon to a gold miner near you

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 30, 2013
Expect more write-downs coming soon to a gold miner near you

Gold sector's situation is about to get worse.

Troubled Baja’s mine sees another day, firm faces delisting from TSX

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 23, 2013
Troubled Baja’s mine sees another day, firm faces delisting from TSX

Analysts said Baja is done.

BC coal project faces fresh woes over foreign workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 23, 2013
BC coal project faces fresh woes over foreign workers

Canada's United Steelworkers union is asking the British Columbia Supreme Court to revoke the HD's exploration permit, alleging local authorities granted it without addressing safety concerns.

Canada watchdog accuses Silvercorp short seller of fraud

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 20, 2013
Canada watchdog accuses Silvercorp short seller of fraud

Hedge fund manager Jon Richard Carnes wrote a false negative report in 2011 about the silver miner in order to profit from its falling share price.

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Reaction to the Enbridge decision

Michael Allan McCrae | December 19, 2013
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Venting.

Goldcorp faces lawsuit threat from Mexico and a $3.2 million fine in Argentina

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 9, 2013
Goldcorp facing lawsuit threat from Mexico, to pay Argentina $3.2 million in fines

The world's biggest gold miner by market value has more than enough reasons to suffer from “Monday Blues".

Taseko files papers to set aside New Prosperity findings

Frik Els | December 2, 2013
Taseko files papers to set aside New Prosperity findings

Vancouver-based Taseko Mines is asking a federal court to set aside a panel's findings related to damage to water resources at its New Prosperity copper-gold project in BC.

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