B.C. mining officials optimistic despite looming election: STOCKHOUSE

As British Columbia’s mining sector grapples with lower commodity prices and the uncertainty associated with a looming provincial election, industry officials say a number of key developments are giving them reason for optimism. They include exploration results from Colorado...
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Red Chris should be underground mine. GLOBE AND MAIL

With construction for the $500-million Red Chris mine already under way, a group has launched a campaign to persuade the owner to make the project an underground rather than an open-pit operation. Red Chris, owned by Vancouver-based Imperial Metals, is a copper-gold project...
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MABC president says industry wants to do better: VANCOUVER SUN

With much attention focused on the mining industry in B.C. these days, it isn’t surprising that people are asking questions. Do we still need to develop new mines or can we just recycle the minerals and metals we already have? How do we balance social, economic and environmental...
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debate over BC EA process and reform: VANCOUVER SUN

The British Columbia mining industry still doesn’t have what it wants: an environmental assessment process that happens once with one, final decision. But it’s getting closer. A long complaint of the industry has been the duplication of the complex and often lengthy environmental...
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Mining, FN relations – what works, what doesn’t: VANCOUVER SUN

If Tawny Fortier ever needs a reminder as to why she is here, pulled over at the side of the road waiting out a whiteout snowstorm while on her way from her Kamloops home to her job in the Peace River gas fields, she just has to think of her daughter. She left eight-year-old Kyra...
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Tofino mayor calls for BC mining reform; VICTORIA T COLONIST

From Pender Island to Tofino, local governments across Vancouver Island are dealing with controversial mineral claims that may have far-reaching impacts on their communities. Yet B.C.’s antiquated mining laws mean that municipalities and regional districts have little say over...
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In latest blow to Pebble prospect, mining giant Rio Tinto is pulling out. ALASKA DAILY NEWS

Global mining giant Rio Tinto is pulling out of the Pebble mine project in Alaska, the latest blow to the controversial plan to build an open pit mine in the best wild salmon stronghold in the world. Rio Tinto said Monday that it will donate its share in the project to a pair of...
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