British Columbia

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
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“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.

B.C. Liberal government slashes rate in long-awaited LNG tax

Business in Vancouver | October 22, 2014
B.C. Liberal government slashes rate in long-awaited LNG tax

Recognizing the realities of global energy sector competition and under fire from major LNG proponents prior to being finalized, the BC Liberal government’s tax structure for liquefied natural gas production in the Western Canadian province.

COOL PIC OF THE DAY: Fixing the loader on a dump truck

Michael Allan McCrae | October 13, 2014
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Welder at work.

B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

B.C.’s Mines Ministry says release could jeopardize the outcome of several government investigations into the case.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Canadian premiers say Energy East pipeline a 'nation-building' exercise

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

Taseko launches civil suit

Michael Allan McCrae | October 6, 2014
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Suit is significant for who it is naming.

Coal dust seen as serious environmental threat in Canada: poll

Vancouver Sun | October 6, 2014

Metro Vancouver residents polled in a new survey are also concerned that coal dust from a recently approved loading facility at Fraser Surrey Docks will harm regional air quality.

Goldcorp begins production at Quebec's Eleonore mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Goldcorp pours first gold bar from Quebec's Eleonore mine

Output for this year is expected to be between 40,000 and 60,000 ounces of gold, reaching 7,000 tonnes a day by 2018.

Imperial’s cleanup plan underway for Mount Polley mine dam breach, but questions remain

Vancouver Sun | September 28, 2014
Mount Polley disaster

With 24 million cubic metres of water and tailings flushed downstream of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine, the company’s biggest challenge now is to keep the remaining tailings and water contained.

Canada's oil sands to remain unhurt by falling crude prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2014
Canada's oil sands to remain unhurt by falling crude prices

Producers’ limited export pipeline capacity coupled with the end of the U.S. summer driving season has tend to lead to oil surpluses, sending prices down. .. Not this year.

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