Coal mine near Tumbler Ridge is being put on care and maintenance until it receives the necessary permits and market conditions improve.
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BC government grants environmental assessment certificate with 24 conditions.
British Columbia was accepting comments until Thursday (January 29) on a proposal for the Murray River coal river mine that HD Mining wants to build near Tumbler Ridge.
A joint environmental review is now underway for a controversial underground coal mine proposed for Tumbler Ridge that would employ close to 500 temporary foreign workers in its first year of operation.
A controversial mining project in Tumbler Ridge, BC, would include a massive conveyor belt to transport coal underneath the Murray River, a mining executive told an industry conference.
While Walter Energy shuts down two coal mines, leaving hundreds unemployed, HD Mining International plans to bring up to 480 Chinese workers to British Columbia.
B.C. saw several projects expand, as well as new mines to begin construction, which drove job creation. But mining also faced opposition and labour shortage.
Canada's United Steelworkers union is asking the British Columbia Supreme Court to revoke the HD's exploration permit, alleging local authorities granted it without addressing safety concerns.
A Federal Court judge ruled HD Mining properly applied for the 201 worker permits, according to Canada's Labour Market Opinions process.
Finley must ensure disclosure of documents about temporary foreign workers and their permits from HD Mining