Canada

Sandstorm buys Gold Royalties Corp for $5.7 million

MINING.com Editor | February 18, 2015
Trying to smuggle gold into India man swallows $23,000 worth bars

Sandstorm Gold has entered into an arrangement with Gold Royalties Corporation, whereby Sandstorm will acquire all of its outstanding shares

Cenovus to cut 15% of staff, freeze pay

Michael Allan McCrae | February 12, 2015
cenovus reduce staff oil sands

Oil sands production up 25%

Hedge against short-term cycles with lithium: Daniela Desormeaux

The Mining Report | February 10, 2015
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota's research chief, shows the company's upcoming all-electric city car.

In this interview with The Mining Report, Desormeaux notes that lithium is less dependent on short-term economic cycles than commodities like oil and copper, and says demand for lithium will grow faster than the global economy.

Cameco profits up by a third on higher commodity prices

MINING.com Editor | February 9, 2015
cameco shutterstock

Additional help from lower exploration expenditures and higher income tax recovery

Tahoe Resources buys Rio Alto Mining in $1.2 billion friendly deal

MINING.com Editor | February 9, 2015
rio alto and tahoe resrouces combine 1.2 billion peru

A new intermediate precious metals producer.

First Nickel announces debt refinancing

Market Wire | February 9, 2015

FNI's outstanding indebtedness is currently approximately US$38 million.

NioCorp updates Elk Creek niobium resource

Market Wire | February 9, 2015
niobium niocorp

187% increase in indicated resource tonnage; 226% increase in indicated Nb2O5

Anti-oil sands activists in the U.S. are getting visits from the FBI

Globe and Mail | February 9, 2015

Unexpected visitors have been dropping in on anti-oil activists in the United States — knocking on doors, calling, texting, contacting family members.

Uranium producer Cameco boosts Q4 profit by 14%

CTV.ca | February 9, 2015

Cameco (TSX:CCO) has reported a double-digit increase in fourth-quarter profits despite a nine per cent drop in revenue.

New Mining focused EMBA at University of British Columbia

“Over the next five to 10 years, many mining executives will be retiring. The industry needs a new wave of leadership,”

'Diamonds really did save the Northwest Territories' – mines minister

Michael Allan McCrae | February 6, 2015
david ramsay minister mines northwest territories

"We've seen a lot of people who were involved with the initial diamond rush in the early 90s come back to us."

Meet PDAC's new executive director

Michael Allan McCrae | February 6, 2015
andrew cheatle pdac executive director

The PDAC hosts the world's biggest trade show next month.

Michael Allan McCrae

Miners begin to find a 'level of stability'

Michael Allan McCrae | February 4, 2015
andy robertson head shot 333

For the companies that are doing well, it is a good time to grow within their markets.

Nunavut gold mine given green light by federal government

Michael Allan McCrae | February 4, 2015
Afferro Mining $190m takeover approved by Canada

Building the mine would require about 1,000 people. It would then employ 750 once running.

State of global economy among the Canadian mining industry’s top issues

Mining Association of Canada | February 4, 2015
Teck profit dives, freezes projects in Canada and Chile

The mining industry employed more than 380,000 people in 2013, accounting for one in every 47 jobs in Canada.

Tommy Humphreys

Meet the new CEO of mining’s first equity crowdfunding platform

Tommy Humphreys | February 4, 2015
chad williams red cloud

In essence, we have to create things from scratch.

The mining-related companies that made BC's Top Employers list

Michael Allan McCrae | February 4, 2015
british columbia mining bc

Exceptional places to work.

Yukon Zinc in legal tussle with contractor

Michael Allan McCrae | February 3, 2015
british columbia supreme court yukon zinc procon wolverine mine

Embarrassment and financial harm.

Weak 2014 numbers worsen an already bad outlook for coal companies

coal outlook grim

Some coal-industry executives insist—despite all the evidence that suggests otherwise—on an inevitable turnaround in the years ahead.

China's slower growth stalling price recovery for B.C. commodities

Business in Vancouver | February 2, 2015
China's slower growth stalling price recovery for B.C. commodities

Hardest hit of all B.C. commodities has been metallurgical coal, which is suffering from a double whammy.

'Failure resides in the design': Mount Polley Review Panel

Michael Allan McCrae | January 30, 2015
mount polley panel recommendations released imperial metals feat

"If the downstream slope had been flattened, failure would have been avoided. "

Report on Mount Polley tailing dams failure is being live steamed now

Michael Allan McCrae | January 30, 2015
B.C. breaking information act by not disclosing Mount Polley reports: lawyers

Report is releasd.

New Greek govt. ‘absolutely against’ Eldorado Gold mine, shares dive

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 30, 2015
New Greek govt. ‘absolutely against’ Eldorado Gold mine, shares dive

The company's Skouries project is one of the biggest foreign investments in Greece.

New Gold’s Rainy River project gets key environmental nod

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 30, 2015
gold-bar

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change have separately okayed the project.

Potash Corp. profit jumps 77% on record sales

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Potash Corp. profit jumps 77% on record sales

The Saskatoon-based miner also hiked its quarterly dividend 9% to 38 cents per share.

Report on what caused Mount Polley disaster expected this week

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 28, 2015
Report on what caused Mount Polley disaster expected this week

The highly anticipated independent expert panel report will determine the cause of the dam failure and is expected to lead to new safety standards for the entire Canadian mining industry.

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