British Columbia

Seabridge Gold's KSM project granted environmental approval

MINING.com Editor | July 30, 2014
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The $5.3 billion KSM project is located on the site of one of the largest copper gold deposits in the world.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Will the KSM project suffer the same fate as Pebble?

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2014
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Potential problems in the horizon for Seabridge Gold's proposed gold, copper, silver and molybdenum mine in northern British Columbia, just 30 km from the Alaska border.

BC signs energy agreement with China

Business in Vancouver | July 26, 2014
BC signs energy agreement with China

There are 16 liquefied natural gas proposals in B.C., although energy analysts do not expect more than two or three will get built in the coming years.

Teck Resources' profit hit by lower coal prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 24, 2014
Teck Resources' profit hit by lower coal prices

The price drop overshadowed the miner’s coal sales increase during the quarter, which totalled 6.8 million tonnes, compared with 6.3 million tonnes a year earlier.

Business council scales back growth outlook of B.C.’s ‘mediocre’ economy

Business in Vancouver | July 22, 2014
Business council scales back growth outlook of B.C.’s ‘mediocre’ economy

Few signs of stronger growth.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Opposition, new safety rules to test the oil by rail model

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Opposition, new safety rules to test the oil by rail model

Pipelines, however, have proven to be neither an easier nor a cheaper solution.

Why we mistrust the resource sector, and what needs to change

Resource Works | July 21, 2014
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Hint: Environment

Taseko upbeat on New Prosperity after land ruling

Jeffrey Richmond | July 7, 2014
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Miner confident project will move forward.

Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 4, 2014
Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll

A majority of Canadians overestimate the contribution the oil sands make to the world’s 11th largest economy, a study published Friday reveals.

Jack Caldwell

Tsilquot’in Nation and BC Mining–Canada’s supreme court ruling

Jack Caldwell | July 1, 2014

Almost everybody in mining that I talk to has an adverse opinion about the recent Canada Supreme Court ruling that the Crown has a duty to obtain First Nations or Aboriginal consent before mining on claimed land.   Opinions include: "Why invest in potential new mines in BC?  The natives will oppose—forever as far as investing […]

Canada’s Supreme Court grants aboriginal land claims

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 26, 2014
Canada’s Supreme Court grants aboriginal land claims

The landmark decision has major implications for controversial energy projects, such as the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Ottawa says yes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 17, 2014
Ottawa says yes to Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline

The decision will determine Canada’s role as an energy-rich nation in a world trying to balance rising power demands with the dangers of climate change.

Politicians and business leaders urge approval of Northern Gateway

Business in Vancouver | June 12, 2014
Politicians and business leaders urge approval of Northern Gateway

A group of politicians and business leaders have written an open letter in support of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Countdown begins for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2014
Countdown begins for decision on Northern Gateway pipeline

After being conditionally approved in December, the federal cabinet had 180 days to announce its final decision on the pipeline. This makes the deadline June 17.

Vancouver needs the resource sector to pay for expensive commitments: NDP Premier Dan Miller

Michael Allan McCrae | June 1, 2014
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The BC NDP urban and rural divide.

CIM 2014 convention kicks off in Vancouver

MINING.com Editor | May 11, 2014
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Over 6,000 expected to attend.

Mining week in British Columbia gets underway

Mining Assocation of BC | May 11, 2014
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A week of activities is planned.

Enbridge earnings jump, braces for First Nations protest at shareholders meeting

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 7, 2014
Enbridge earnings jump, braces for massive First Nations protest

Coastal First Nations will take their battle against the firm's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Profile of Karina Briño, president of the Mining Association of BC

Business in Vancouver | May 2, 2014
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“I care about the environment and social issues as much as any of those people that sometimes are opposing mining projects because I think there is a tremendous contribution that this industry can make.”

B.C. government's $100b Prosperity Fund projections are "too good to be true," says CCPA

Business in Vancouver | May 1, 2014

LNG Tanker The $100 billion Prosperity Fund that the British Columbia government claims will be generated by LNG development in the province is unrealistic, according to theCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The projections are based on assumptions of large export …

Reading, writing and LNG: B.C. education to be retooled for job skills

Business in Vancouver | May 1, 2014

Under the plan, elementary school students will be introduced to hands-on learning earlier; education and training will retooled to "better match in-demand jobs."

Teck to axe 600 jobs, postpones Quintette coal mine restart

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 22, 2014
Teck to axe 600 jobs, postpones resuming Quintette coal mine

Weak commodity prices hurt Teck's three core business units —coal, copper and zinc— but coal was particularly hard hit due to increased supply from Australia, the company said.

Canada to lose 695 coal mining jobs in same province bringing Chinese workers

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2014
Canada to lose 695 coal mining jobs in same province bringing Chinese workers

While Walter Energy shuts down two coal mines, leaving hundreds unemployed, HD Mining International plans to bring up to 480 Chinese workers to British Columbia.

Lack of social licence

Prince George Free Press | April 18, 2014
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The federal government has the authority to approve Northern Gateway without the support of a majority of residents. The question for the Prime Minister and his cabinet is should they ignore the will of the people, particularly when they've made their wishes known in a formal vote?

Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings and Aquilini Group say they have signed non-disclosure agreements with a substantial number of First Nations in northern British Columbia to earn a “social licence” for the project.

Shots fired at mining exec's Vancouver home

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
sunnycrest north vancouver shooting

No injuries. No motive.

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