British Columbia Mining News

AME BC’s 2016 Mineral Exploration Roundup a success

We are excited to see the collaboration and innovation that’s taking place within the industry to ensure long-term success,” says Roundup Organizing Committee Chair Kendra Johnston.

Shrinking land base for mineral exploration in B.C. risks industry

New report prepared by environmental consultant firm, Hemmera highlights restrictive regulations, lack of clarity in land access and use policies.

Last working coal mine on Vancouver Island shuts down, marking end of era

The last working coal mine on Vancouver Island has halted production indefinitely, marking the end of an industry that established towns, a railway, and some of the province's first labour unions, says a B.C. historian.

Falling coal takes its toll – U.S. miner selling B.C. mines

For sale: Three slightly used coalmines in B.C.'s Peace region.

Canada’s Imperial Metals halts production, lays off 100 due to low copper prices

Low copper prices have forced the Vancouver-based firm to lay-off more than one-third of the workforce at its Huckleberry mine in northwestern British Columbia.

B.C. mulls rescue as miners struggle

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett rang in 2016 with thoughts of a potential rescue package for B.C.’s beleaguered mining industry on his mind to ward off potential shutdowns.

BC mining companies may get help paying for electricity

BC Hydro expects to raise rates by 28% over the next five years.

Imperial Metals escapes charges from Mount Polley tailings breach

"Weak practices, however, do not constitute a legal contravention of existing mining legislation.

Mount Milligan team awarded excellence in mine development by AMEBC

Other winners are Clive Johnson and Eira Thomas.

Kinder Morgans Trans Mountain pipeline wins court battle against Burnaby

Burnaby's bylaw battle against the Trans Mountain pipeline has been shut down by a B.C. Supreme Court judge who has declared that the National Energy Board rules take precedence over the city's.

Suncor cuts oil sands output for 2016

Canada's dominant oil sands player, however, plans to spend about $900 million more next year.

Enbridge warns Line 9 pipeline holdups to hurt 2015 earnings

The company, Canada’s largest pipeline operator, reported a loss in the third quarter driven by both delays in completing its Line 9 project and one-time charges.

Shell logs $7.4 billion loss as oil price slump and write-downs sink profits

The loss prompted the oil giant to shelve and write off a new oil sands project in Alberta and an oil exploration project in Alaska.

Callaghan settles with BCSC to not ‘drag it out’

Asked what he will do during his one-year suspension, Callaghan says he has no "freaking clue."

Canada’s First Nations, mining companies benefited from modern treaties — report

Modern treaties have drove First Nation communities’ real income up by about 17%, benefiting several industries, especially the extractive sector, a new study shows.

Frank Callaghan to pay $30,000 fine for 43-101 breach

An additional one-year ban for the former BarkerVille Gold Mines executive.

Controversial BC coal mine green-lighted with conditions

BC government grants environmental assessment certificate with 24 conditions.

BC firm ships 18 tonnes of jade to China

From the Port of Tsawwassen to the Port of Shanghai

Suncor tightens grip on Fort Hills oil sands project

The project is expected to boost output in northern Alberta by 180,000 barrels a day, with production set to begin by the fourth quarter of 2017.

Australian company developing new B.C. anthracite mine

Australian junior working on new $600 million anthracite mine northeast of Stewart.

Pretium soars after securing $540m for BC gold mine

Shares in Vancouver firm up 7% after inking debt-equity-streaming deal for 7 million ounce Brucejack underground gold mine near Alaska border.

KGHM applies for environmental permit for proposed gold, copper mine in Canada

GHM estimates the project will employ about 500 people and contribute up to $550 million dollars in federal and provincial taxes, $210 million in British Columbia Mining Act tax, and $110 million in municipal taxes.

Pretium could be takeover target: analyst

A high-grade gold mine that Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG) plans to develop near Stewart, B.C. is generating a lot of buzz from mining analysts, at least one of whom thinks the company is a likely takeover target.

Skeena Resources seeks three-peat in Golden Triangle

Neighbours include Imperial Mines and Pretium Resources.

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.