British Columbia Mining News

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.

Imperial Metals to shut its Huckleberry copper mine in BC

Company has already told employees that the mine will shut down in August.

Government throws lifeline to B.C. mines

The B.C. government is throwing the mining industry an emergency lifeline in the form of deferred electricity bill payments that could be worth more than $300 million.

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.