British Columbia

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.

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.

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.

Mining revenue in British Columbia dropped 14% last year

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 5, 2015
Mining revenue in British Columbia dropped 14% last year

Miners in Canada’s most western province remain under pressure, as prices for some key commodities, mainly coal and copper, have continued to fall.

Canadian First Nations offered $1bn to approve gas project

CBC News | May 4, 2015

A Petronas-led natural gas partnership in British Columbia is offering a Canadian aboriginal community Cdn$1bn to approve a new energy project.

Could HSBC relocate its head office from London to Vancouver?

Business in Vancouver | April 27, 2015
hsbc moving to vancouver

Vancouver ranked 33rd among the world’s most desirable financial centres.

AME BC pleased with federal budget 2015

AMEBC | April 22, 2015
AMEBC pleased with federal budget

“We are very pleased to see the federal government’s commitments to extend the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit through March 2016 and to expand the eligibility of Canadian exploration expenses,” says David McLelland, Chair of AME BC

VIDEO: Imperial Metals posts Hazletine Creek clean-up work

Michael Allan McCrae | April 20, 2015
mt polley Hazeltine Creek rehabilitation imperial metals

The company has submitted plans to restart the mine.

The problem with water is that we seldom have the right amount

Michael Allan McCrae | April 8, 2015
dirk van zyl mine water solutions conference

Mine Water Solutions conference scheduled for Vancouver mid-April.

Imperial Metals records $37 million net loss in 2014

Business in Vancouver | April 4, 2015
imperial metals logo

Imperial Metals (TSX:III) recorded a $37.3 million net loss in 2014, thanks largely to the cost of dealing with last year’s tailings pond failure at its Mount Polley mine.

Goldcorp’s Eleonore mine in Quebec reaches commercial production

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2015
Goldcorp’s Eleonore mine in Quebec reaches commercial production

Eleonore is expected to eventually become Canada’s largest gold producing mine.

Mount Polley disaster prompts new tailings ponds regulations

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 20, 2015
Mount Polley disaster prompts new tailings ponds regulations

The regulation forces mining companies to consider the possibility of a tailings disaster and evaluate the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of an accident.

Taseko’s defamation trial resumes end of March

Williams Lake Tribune | March 18, 2015

The B.C. Supreme Court case examining the defamation suit launched by Taseko Mines Ltd. against the Wilderness Committee will resume March 31.

Canadian miners step up efforts to prevent tailings dam failures

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2015
Canadian miners step up efforts to prevent tailings dam failures

Facing intense public pressure to ensure tailings are handled, stored and monitored better, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has taken the bull by the horns.

Enbridge to shed costs of oil sand pipelines by $320 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 6, 2015
Enbridge to shed costs of oil sand pipelines by $320 million

The planned optimization include the Athabasca Twin and the Wood Buffalo extension projects.

Raven Coal mine proponent pulls application at the last minute

Business in Vancouver | March 4, 2015
british columbia mining

A Vancouver junior coal mining company that wants to build an underground coal mine in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island has withdrawn at the last minute from an environmental screening, just as the Environmental Assessment Office was set to make a ruling.

Red Chris Mine begins trucking concentrate

Marketwired | March 3, 2015

Commissioning of the flotation circuit with low grade ore commenced on February 15.

Canadian miners the world’s top buyers of assets in 2014

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Canadian miners the world’s top buyers of assets in 2014

Gold remains the most-targeted commodity by volume, according to EY’s latest report.

Poor provincial grade disputed by BC mining group

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
poor-provincial-ranking-disputed-by-bc-mining-group

The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia says the province still top destination for companies and investors.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Stephen Harper promises LNG tax breaks at Surrey appearance

Business in Vancouver | February 19, 2015

Companies investing in capital assets for the liquefied natural gas industry can expect tax breaks to kick in immediately.

China's slower growth stalling price recovery for B.C. commodities

Business in Vancouver | February 2, 2015
China's slower growth stalling price recovery for B.C. commodities

Hardest hit of all B.C. commodities has been metallurgical coal, which is suffering from a double whammy.

HD pushes forward with proposed $300m coal mine near Tumbler Ridge

Business in Vancouver | February 1, 2015

British Columbia was accepting comments until Thursday (January 29) on a proposal for the Murray River coal river mine that HD Mining wants to build near Tumbler Ridge.

Report on Mount Polley tailing dams failure is being live steamed now

Michael Allan McCrae | January 30, 2015
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

Report is releasd.

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