British Columbia Mining News

Geoscience BC receives $5 million in new funding from BC government for mineral, water and energy earth science

Geoscience BC to launch its largest airborne magnetic survey this summer in west-central BC

Silver Standard acquires Claude Resources in $337 million deal

With the deal, Saskatchewan loses its only home-grown gold miner.

Getting a heartbeat on British Columbia miners

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has recently released their 48th annual British Columbia Mining Report.

Gold: Have your cake and eat it too

Investors love leverage.

Enbridge back in the black as oil shipments rise

Canada’s largest pipeline company's first-quarter profit rose as record volumes carried on its main pipeline system helped shield it from a sustained drop in oil prices.

BC mining industry faced another difficult year with continued downtown in commodity prices: PwC survey

Despite challenging market conditions some projects are forging ahead in the Canadian western province.

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.