Canada

Canadian oil sands producer ready to begin digging pits in the US

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2015
Canada-owned oil sands producer ready to begin digging pits in the US

Beginning this fall, the company will start digging the first in a series of pits, each the size of a football stadium, in Utah, about 265km (165 miles) from Salt Lake City.

K+S secures major potash supply deal from its Canadian Legacy mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2015
K+S secures major potash supply deal from its Canadian Legacy mine

The agreement with Kansas-based Koch Fertilizer comes as the European firm attempts to fend off a takeover bid from Potash Corp.

Canada’s Eldorado Gold buys 15% stake in Integra Gold

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2015
Canada’s Eldorado Gold buys 15% stake in Integra Gold

Deal will give Integra up to a $27 million-cash injection, allowing it to move forward with its Quebec-based Lamaque gold project.

Avalon Rare Metals begins pilot plant program at lithium asset

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 17, 2015
Avalon Rare Metals begins pilot plant program at lithium asset

The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.

Barrick Gold reshuffles top management team

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 17, 2015
Barrick Gold reshuffles top management team

Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky will take over as president as the world’s largest gold producer restructures management to boost efficiencies.

Deep sea mining: a potential source of renewable resources?

Michael Saunders | August 14, 2015
Deep sea mining: a potential source of renewable resources?

Not metaphorically, but literally – the deep sea is a gold mine, and that is just scratching the surface.

Approval of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion subject to 145 conditions

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2015
Approval of Kinder Morgan's pipeline expansion subject to 145 conditions

The company will review the conditions and submit comments to the National Energy Board next week.

Global gold demand hits six-year-low as China, India buy less

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2015
Global gold demand hits six-year-low as China, India buy less

Total bullion demand dropped 12% in the second quarter of the year, due in part to directionless prices, the WGC says.

Price of crude from Canada’s oil sands more than halves since June

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2015
Price of crude from Canada’s oil sands more than halves since June

Experts say the main reason behind such debacle is a combination of steadily rising production, pipeline constraints and an unexpected outage at a U.S. refinery.

Most Chinese rare earth miners running at a loss — report

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2015
Most Chinese rare earth miners running at a loss — report

About 90% of China’s rare earth producers are currently operating at a loss as prices for the coveted elements continue to drop due to a global glut and illegal mining.

Commodities, mining stocks sinking as China devalues its currency again

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2015
Commodities, mining stocks sinking as China devalues its currency again

But gold is, so far, profiting from the situation, heading for its longest winning streak in three months.

China's devaluation of Yuan hits miners, commodities

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2015
China's devaluation of Yuan hits miners, commodities

The decision of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) to devalue the yuan by 1.9% sent most mining stocks and commodities down the slippery slope.

China's surprise currency move is more bad news for Canadian commodities

Business in Vancouver | August 11, 2015
Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Stock markets in Canada and the United States fell sharply on the news that China had allowed the yuan to drop 2%.

Gold mine spill in Canada shines light on practice of avoiding environmental assessment

Business in Vancouver | August 11, 2015
Gold mine spill in Canada shines light on practice of avoiding environmental assessment

Pollution on a remote northern B.C. island only discovered after whistleblower reported improper practices.

U.S. and Canadian Mint dysfunction snowballs as silver coin premiums rise

Money Metals Exchange | August 11, 2015

Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren't necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street.

Support for pipelines up amongst British Columbians: poll

Business in Vancouver | August 10, 2015

This increase may be related to the shift in government’s attention toward LNG

Canada investigating mysterious death of 30 herons at Syncrude oil sands

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2015
Canada investigating mysterious death of 30 herons at Syncrude oil sands

Inspectors are currently at the site, but haven't been able to determine how the birds died or whether others are injured.

K+S rejects again takeover offer from Potash Corp.

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 7, 2015
K+S rejects again takeover offer from Potash Corp.

The latest offer was unchanged in its value, but included a more formal “business combination agreement,” K+S said

IMAGE GALLERY: Life in Tumbler Ridge during the early '90s

Michael Allan McCrae | August 5, 2015
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Steve Gill. Photo from Ron Lukey. Ron Lukey posted some stunning black and white portraits of people living and working in Tumbler Ridge two decades ago. Hello to Tumbler Ridge people. My wife Helene and I lived there in the 80's …

Final permit for new $750m BC gold mine

Frik Els | July 31, 2015
Pretium jumps on final permit for $750m BC gold mine

Shares in Vancouver's Pretium Resources jump on news construction of super high-grade Brucejack gold-silver mine near Alaska border can now start.

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Former Exxon President on mission to clean up oil sands

Oilprice.com | July 31, 2015
Canadian oil sands set to benefit from low crude output

Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utah's billions of barrels of oil sands.

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Survival of the fittest — what to expect for rare earth miners outside China

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 31, 2015
Survival of the fittest — what to expect for rare earth miners outside China

While analyst predict a rebound in hard-hit rare earth prices later this year, it is still unclear whether companies outside China, the world’s largest producer, will be able to challenge its dominance.

Nemaska Lithium gets go ahead for its Whabouchi mine in Quebec

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2015
Nemaska Lithium gets go ahead for its Whabouchi mine in Quebec

The proposed open-pit surface and underground spodumene mine will produce lithium, highly used in the manufacturing of batteries for cell phones and electric cars.

Goldcorp slashes dividend 60% amid dire gold market

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 30, 2015
Goldcorp axes dividend

The company also said it will spend between $850 and $900 to produce an ounce of gold this year, less than its previous forecast of between $875 and $950.

Nautilus Minerals: Vessel dewatering plant detailed design contract awarded

Nautilus Minerals Inc. | July 29, 2015
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Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that contract for the detailed design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the Company’s Production Support Vessel has been awarded to the Brisbane office of the DRA Group.

Catastrophic mine waste spills increasing in frequency, severity and cost world-wide

EarthWorks | July 29, 2015

On 1st anniversary of North America’s worst mine waste disaster, failures shown to be global trend attributable to industry & regulatory failure to implement best practices.

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