Canadian Junior

Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
Desperate Canadian juniors turn to medical pot industry to raise funds

In the last two months at least a dozen juniors have announced they are considering growing cannabis.

Juniors see Australia’s new tax incentive as a lifesaver

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 19, 2014
Juniors see Australia’s new tax incentive as a lifesaver

Currently 19% of Aussie geoscientists are unemployed, compared with fewer than 2% three years ago.

Canada, Australia, the US topped list of countries with most significant drill results in 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 20, 2014
Canada, Australia, the US topped list of countries with most significant drill results in 2013

More than 55% of last year's exploration projects were located in these countries.

Canadian juniors regain allure: GoGold floats offer for B.C. firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 3, 2014
Canadian juniors regain allure: GoGold floats offer for B.C. firm

Halifax-based gold miner it plans to make an $11-million bid for Vancouver junior.

Canadian miners among the most hurt in 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 27, 2013
Canadian miners among the most hurt in 2013

New mining listings in the Toronto Stock Exchange and its junior counterpart, the TSX-V, continue to dive.

Today’s Sweet Spot

PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual look at the state of the top 100 on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (TSX.V) paints a dismal picture.

Mining sector welcomes Canada's shift to 'dollar diplomacy'

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 27, 2013
Mining sector welcomes Canada's shift to 'dollar diplomacy'

By 2018, Canada's government wants small and medium-sized enterprises presence in emerging markets to have grown from 29% to 50%.

Global exploration budgets down 29% in 2013

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 27, 2013
Global exploration budgets down 29% in 2013

Canada accounted for just over 13% of the total, the smallest share in 14 years. The DRC made it to the top 10 mining destinations for the first time.

Canadian miners improve performance, but far from being out of the woods

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 7, 2013
Canadian miners improve performance, but far from being out of the woods

Overall, their performance has fallen 50% in the past 12 months.

Junior washout hasn't materialized, but number of delistings is growing

Ana Komnenic | November 4, 2013
Canadian juniors delisting

PwC report shows not many juniors delisted in year ending June, but since then?

Canadian juniors more resilient than many expected: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 4, 2013
Canadian juniors more resilient than many expected: report

Only 31 juniors listed on the TSX-V were delisted in the 12 months ending June 30.

Another Canadian miner fights over rights in Kyrgyzstan

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 31, 2013
Another Canadian miner fights over rights in Kyrgyzstan

Stans Energy is seeking close to US$118 million in compensation for losses and damage through an international arbitration action launched Thursday.

Most of the 800 junior miners listed on the ASX are worthless— Rick Rule

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2013
Rick Rule: You survived the pain, why not hang around for the gain

Rule’s words echo several recent reports that paint a grim outlook for juniors everywhere.

In search of behemoth porphyries in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle

Doug Hadfield | October 24, 2013
British Columbia doubling coal export capacity

Right about the time I was busy being born back in July 1970, a mining company called Great Plains Development Company of Canada was in the process of drilling two exploratory holes into its “Chris” claims, in northern British Columbia.

Global exploration budget to fall 29% by end of the year

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2013
Global exploration budget to fall 29% by end of the year

Despite this year's financial woes, companies continued exploring in as many as 127 countries, especially on high- or medium-risk jurisdictions.

Romania delays Rosia Montana gold mine report to mid-November

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 22, 2013
Gabriel Resources’ latest setback: Romanian parliament rejects mining reforms

Parliament's special commission couldn't agree on a recommendation by Oct. 20, the original deadline.

Most junior miners won’t make it past this fall: McCoach

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2013
Most junior miners won’t make it this fall: McCoach

But when the market does recover, it is "going to be a screamer," he says.

Cliffs appeals Ring of Fire road decision

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2013
Cliffs appeals Ring of Fire road decision

In a Sept. 10 ruling the miner was told it cannot build a road to its US$3.3-billion chromite project through a Canadian junior's mining claims.

Canadian Batero Gold president and CEO leaves the firm

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 19, 2013
Canadian Batero Gold president and CEO leaves the firm

Momentarily replaced by senior vice president and COO, Darryl Lindsay.

Canada to boost support for mining, but faces challenges

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 18, 2013
Canada to provide more support for mining, but faces challenges

The government is fine tuning details of an aggressive campaign to promote Canada’s mining sector abroad, and so redirect trade spending and foreign affairs to core economic interests.

Gabriel Resources ready to sue Romania for over $4bn

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2013
Gabriel Resources says troubled Rosia Montana project cost up about $100 million

The debated mine has cost the company more than $580 million, a dramatic loss in market value and no fewer than seven different CEOs.

Canadian miner kidnapped in Colombia set free

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2013
Canadian miner kidnapped in Colombia set free

Gernot Wober, 47, had been held captive by the National Liberation Army, Colombia's second most powerful rebel group.

Drop in gold price continues to hit Canadian miners: 34% decline in Q2 — Ernst & Young

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 6, 2013
Drop in gold price continues to hit Canadian miners: 34% decline in Q2

Ernst & Young's most recent Canadian Mining Eye report suggests large companies should consider the option of sharing asset ownership.

Miners’ new trilogy: flat revenues, profit drop and weak share prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 14, 2013
Miners’ new trilogy: flat revenues, profit drop and weak share prices

Report shows mining companies are not longer trusted on their abilities to control costs, deliver on promises and cope with resource nationalization demands.

Access to capital the top current challenge for the mining sector: Ernst & Young

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 13, 2013
Access to capital the top current challenge for the mining sector: Ernst & Young

The report also says junior miners will continue to be cash strapped for at least another year, as the global mining industry slows down.

Nunavut's first diamond mine owners owe Canada $2 million

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 16, 2013
Nunavut first diamond mine owners owe Canada $2 million

Shear Diamonds’ executives have been missing since last year.

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