British Columbia Mining News

Geoscience BC releases comprehensive guide for BC communities on development of direct-use geothermal

Geoscience BC today released its Direct-Use Geothermal Roadmap, a comprehensive guide for communities and businesses to help them evaluate and develop local geothermal energy projects to stimulate economic development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada oil sands output to grow 1 million barrels daily by 2025

The 42%-growth to 3.4 million barrels per day by 2025 will come from the expansion of existing facilities rather than new projects, IHS says.

BC's mine minister won't run for re-election

Leaving at the "top of my game."

Decision on TransCanada's Energy East closer than ever as federal board begins review

The East Energy pipeline is expected to generate $55 billion in economic benefit for Canada and create over 3,300 operational jobs across the country.

Silver Standard finishes grabbing Claude Resources in $337 million deal

Saskatchewan has lost its only home-grown gold miner, which last year produced a record-75,748 ounces of the yellow metal.

Geoscience BC receives $5 million in new funding for mineral, water and energy earth science

Firm will launch its largest airborne magnetic survey this summer in west-central BC.

Silver Standard acquires Claude Resources in $337 million deal

With the deal, Saskatchewan loses its only home-grown gold miner.

Getting a heartbeat on British Columbia miners

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has recently released their 48th annual British Columbia Mining Report.

Gold: Have your cake and eat it too

Investors love leverage.

Enbridge back in the black as oil shipments rise

Canada’s largest pipeline company's first-quarter profit rose as record volumes carried on its main pipeline system helped shield it from a sustained drop in oil prices.

BC mining industry faced another difficult year with continued downtown in commodity prices: PwC survey

Despite challenging market conditions some projects are forging ahead in the Canadian western province.

Taseko calls shareholders to vote against dissidents

Raging River Capital LP is leading a bitter proxy battle against some of the company’s key directors.

B.C.’s 2016 jade mining season starts on a high note

Jade mining now a $30 million industry in B.C. and local producer plans to increase production by 50% this season

Fortune Minerals announces appointment of former Minister David Ramsay to the Board of Directors

Rebuilding team for NICO development as public highway to Whati & cobalt market advance

Spill at Teck’s plant in Canada now contained, no risks to human health

The now contained spill, which happened at Teck's Trail smelting and refining plant in British Columbia, lasted for about 15-20 minutes.

Tree-top sampling program may help uncover new mineral deposits in B.C.

Geoscience BC is looking at whether concentrations of trace amounts of metals found in trees could lead prospectors to the next big mineral discovery.

Imperial Metals recalls half of all workers laid off from Huckleberry mine

Imperial said the 44 recalled workers will focus on tailings dam construction.

AME BC Welcomes Mineral Exploration Incentives in Federal Budget 2016

The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) welcomes incentives announced in the Government of Canada’s 2016 budget that assist mineral explorers and developers in British Columbia (BC).

Murray River mine shelved, Chinese workers sent home

Coal mine near Tumbler Ridge is being put on care and maintenance until it receives the necessary permits and market conditions improve.

BC mineral explorers highlight decreasing land base during PDAC convention

This week, the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) is highlighting how restrictive land access and use regulations and policies are putting the future mineral exploration and development industry at risk.

Silver Standard to buy fellow Canadian miner Claude Resources

The deal values Claude Resources at Cdn$377 million in total or the equivalent of about $1.65 per share.

TransCanada's Energy East pipeline faces Quebec injunction

The provincial government asked the court to order a halt until the project has complied with the environmental laws in place.

Canada’s Ontario the slowest to issue exploration permits — report

Growing wait times for permits may hinder Canada's ability to take advantage of its considerable mineral potential, warn experts.

Taseko files lawsuit against Ottawa over B.C. gold and copper mine decision

Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX: TKO) is suing the federal government in B.C. Supreme Court and seeking unspecified compensation for a 2014 decision that blocked development of a proposed $1.5 billion gold and copper deposit.

Teck Resources logs $536M loss in Q4 on depressed commodities, asset charge

The loss includes a Cdn$598 million impairment charge on its Fort Hills oil sands project in Alberta.