Canada Mining News

Scotiabank to scrap half its metals business- sources

ScotiaMocatta is curtailing lending to the physical metals supply chain and would refocus on major corporate clients.

Thomson Reuters publishes GFMS Platinum Group Metals Survey 2018

Are the dark days for platinum set to last?

Canada's Quebec halts crypto mining projects, may raise fees

Quebec's energy ministry said it ordered Hydro Quebec to hold off on new digital currency mining operations until regulators set new roles for the industry.

Rio Tinto signs JV exploration deal with China’s Minmetals

The companies are committed to explore for mineral deposits first in the Asian country and then the rest of the world .

Results of Gabriel's lawsuit against Romania may be known late 2019

Company is seeking $4.4 billion in compensation for alleged losses related to its Rosia Montana gold and silver project, which Bucharest halted following relentless protests.

#DisruptMining 2018 winner Acoustic Zoom closes deal with Goldcorp

Gold giant is investing $1 million in the seismic solutions specialist.

Canadian oil has record day after Enbridge scraps new rules

Western Canadian Select jumped as much as $12.20 a barrel to $13.80 below the U.S. benchmark Monday, the narrowest spread since May 16.

US lawmakers set bill seeking to control Trump on tariffs – key lawmaker

Some Republican lawmakers warn that Trump could trigger a trade war that would destabilize the economy and ultimately hurt American workers.

Canada vows to protect metals sector but resists call for quick action

Canada retaliated against the latest punitive measures last week by proposing levies on C$16.6 billion worth of U.S. exports.

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

Golden Predator and the Yukon Mint™ unveil first gold coin

Gold from the Golden Predator 3 Aces Project bulk sample is incorporated into the coins.

Diamonds Q&A with Ken Armstrong, CEO of North Arrow Minerals

James Kwantes, editor of Resource Opportunities, speaks with Ken Armstrong, the CEO of one of the more active diamond companies globally. 

US-China need new trade framework, says former negotiator

The world’s two biggest economies need to agree on a new framework that will allow both of their economic systems to co-exist.

ATAC Resources and Barrick Gold commence drilling on the Rackla Gold Property, Yukon

ATAC’s technical team is operating two diamond drill rigs on the Conrad Zone at the wholly-owned Osiris Project.

Canada mulls aid for steel, aluminum industry after US tariffs

Canada's cabinet on Monday discussed how to protect the domestic steel and aluminum industry from U.S. tariffs.

Trump aide: Canada trade row a "family quarrel", Trudeau overreacting

The United States said it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.

Canada's Teck adopts new resource extraction technology

Teck displayed some of its high-tech approaches to mining at the recent B.C. Tech Summit.

US aluminium tariffs; collateral damage and a missed target: Andy Home

Aluminium in particular shows why tariffs are such a poor trade weapon.

Trump tell allies to fix trade after US tariffs strike

Trump's tariffs on Washington's closest allies also drew condemnation at home from Republican lawmakers and the country's main business lobbying group.

Fraser Institute news release: Federal reforms make environmental assessment process more uncertain, more political

In February, the federal government introduced Bill C-69, which will replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 with the Impact Assessment Act.

Digitization can decrease production cost for oil and gas companies by 10% to 20%

Energy producers expected to do more with less while focusing on the environment.

US allies hit back at Washington's steel, aluminum tariffs

The US on Thursday said it will impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU, reigniting fears of a global trade war.

Mongolia listing boosts investors confidence in Erdene Resource

The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner also said it had launched an offering of common shares to Mongolian residents, as well as a concurrent non-brokered private placement, which in combination are expected to raise up to $4.4 million.

Kyrgyz Republic former PM who signed deal with Centerra charged with corruption

It’s rumoured that Sapar Isakov's charges may put a pact ending long-dragged disputes between the Asian country and the Canadian miner in jeopardy.

Here’s what miners are getting wrong when it comes to digital transformation

While the global mining industry is quickly becoming more digitally mature, that transformation continues to focus on productivity and profitability, rather than on much needed innovation, a new study shows.