British Columbia Mining News

Teck and union reach agreement at Highland Valley

The threat of a strike at one of British Columbia's biggest mines is no longer hanging over employees and management.

BC won't charge Imperial Metals for Mount Polley dam breach

No charges will be laid under British Columbia’s environmental laws in relation to Imperial Metals Corporation’s Mount Polley tailings-dam breach August 4, 2014.

Teck's steelmaking business jumps from $52M to $785M in 2Q

What a difference a year makes.

Forest fires force temporary closure of two BC mines

A hot and dry summer in British Columbia has set forests aflame, and last week the effects of Mother Nature were felt by two prominent BC mines.

New project results provide expert knowledge about Kootenay-Boundary mineral potential

New paper interprets low-angle faulting near the world-class Sullivan zinc, lead and silver deposit.

Association for Mineral Exploration – Safety Advisory for B.C.

BC Forest Fires – Central Interior

'Out of control' Canada’s wildfires close to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline

Some of the worst fires, raging in BC’s interior, have grown overnight.

Canada wildfires disrupt mines, force 14,000 from their homes

Rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia disrupted operations at two mining companies and damaged public utilities on Monday as 14,000 people were forced from their homes in the interior of the Western Canadian province.

Goldcorp makes headway with plan to give Dome mine a new life

The company may be able to begin developing the potential open-pit Century project in Ontario by 2023.

Teck Resources grabs Goldcorp’s stake in Mexican project for $50 million

After acquiring Goldcorp's 21% in San Nicolás, Canada's largest diversified miner will be the Zacatecas-based copper-zinc project sole owner.

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Copper-zinc VMS project changes hands for C$28.8M

A high-grade copper-zinc volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) project in British Columbia will now be developed by Desert Star Resources (TSXV:DSR).

Former BC Mines Minister now director at project-generating junior

Bill Bennett, British Columbia's former Minister of Mines and Energy, has quit politics and joined Eagle Plains Resources (TSXV:EPL) as a director.

Taseko in court to appeal defamation win by enviro-group

Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO), the company behind a large copper-gold project in north-central British Columbia, was back in court last week to appeal a 2016 decision that went against it.

New BC government could jeopardize Canadian oil exports

The upcoming change in British Columbia’s government could stall the Canadian oil industry’s plans to compete globally by exporting crude to Asia—the world’s fastest growing refining market of which Middle Eastern producers, Russia, and now the U.S. are vying for market share.

British Columbia mining revenue was up $1B last year

Met coal is king.

Suncor plans to build new oil sands project in Canada

The Lewis project would be located about 25 km northeast of Fort McMurray and could eventually produce up to 160,000 barrels a day.

Pretium's Brucejack poised to start-up in BC

The new underground mine powered up on March 31 and is now in the commissioning stage, a few months ahead of schedule.

New method for cleaning coal could help determine economic viability of coal projects

A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.

BC Election: Major parties on future of mining

Question of whether government should be industry overseer or collaborator is at centre of resource platforms of Liberals, NDP and Greens

US thermal coal exports targeted by campaigning BC premier

Christy Clark has proposed a ban on the export of U.S. thermal coal from B.C. ports in retaliation for the recent imposition of a 20% duty on Canadian lumber.

Mount Polley permitted to pipe treated wastewater into Quesnel Lake

Imperial Metals (TSX:III) has been granted a water discharge permit from the B.C. government that will allow the company to flow treated mine wastewater from the Mount Polley mine into Quesnel Lake.

Barkerville shares up 20% after spectacular discovery

BGM discovers formerly unidentified vein network grading 19.2 g/t Au over 54.4m including 32.06 g/t Au over 30.7m at Cariboo project in British Columbia.

Fresh Cariboo drilling gives Barkerville shares another leg up

Vancouver junior is up 70% in a month after a string of positive updates from its flagship Cariboo gold project in British Columbia.

Canadians asked to weigh in on Teck’s proposed oil sands mine

The Frontier project is located 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, around 40 kilometres from the Fort McKay First Nation's reserve.