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Geoscience BC day is October 8

geosciencebc | July 5, 2015
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Highlighting a decade of our geoscience contributions to British Columbia.

B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

Business in Vancouver | July 2, 2015
B.C. government cleared by privacy commissioner on Mount Polley

The B.C. government did not fail in its duty to proactively disclose concerns that had been raised over the Mount Polley tailings pond, the province's Information and Privacy Commissioner said Thursday.

Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 30, 2015
Decision on Mt Polley mine re-opening ‘imminent’: B.C. mines minister

British Columbia's energy minister said the official announcement may come "any time" now.

False gold scam in Canada results in arrest of Chinese national

CBC News | June 30, 2015

Bao Sheng Zhong, a Chinese national living in Richmond, B.C., now faces three counts of fraud for allegedly scamming two Asian women and one Asian man from the Lower Mainland.

Red Chris mine gets environmental permit

Andrew Topf | June 21, 2015
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

The Red Chris copper and gold mine in British Columbia has received a full operating permit from the provincial government.

Investment in Canada’s oil sands to fall more than 30% this year

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2015
Investment in Canada’s oil sands to fall more than 30% this year

Meanwhile, the country’s overall oil production is expected to reach 5.3 million barrels a day by 2030, which is 1.1 million barrels per day lower than last year's expectations.

Enbridge to pay $4 million over 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill in Michigan

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
Enbridge to pay $4 million over 2010 Kalamazoo oil spill in Michigan

The proposed sum is on top of the $75 million the firm agreed to pay to Michigan last month.

Mt Polley could re-open by July: mines minister

Andrew Topf | June 7, 2015
Imperial Metals new copper and gold mine ready to begin production

Workers at the Mount Polley mine in central British Columbia could be back on the job as early as July 1st.

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.

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.

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.

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