Coal miner withdraws from Tahlan lands, for now: CP

VANCOUVER – A Canadian mining company is moving to diffuse a growing dispute with First Nations over a proposed open pit coal mine in northern B.C., by pulling out of the mine site for several months. However, Fortune Minerals (TSX:FT) said it is not leaving Mount Klappan...
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Coal miner withdraws from Tahlan lands, for now: CP … TAHLTAN NR

The Tahltan Central Council is celebrating Fortune Minerals’ decision to halt mineral exploration activities in the Klappan. Mining company Fortune announced yesterday that it is halting all drilling and suspending all activity at its Arctos Anthracite coal project, at the...
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Ross River Dena SCoC decision – impact on country: MINING.COM

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada decided that it would not challenge a Yukon court’s ruling that current land-staking practices defy the constitution. The final legal decision has the industry riled up as it assesses what this means for the mining sector. By the looks of it,...
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B.C. municipalities call for modernization of mining rules: BiV

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) voted September 19 to call on the provincial government to work with First Nations, municipalities, industry and citizens to modernize British Columbia’s “free entry” mining laws. The UBCM said that current “gold rush...
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Tahltan Elders taunt coal mining firm to arrest them: TAHLTAN … UBCIC

(Coast Salish Territories / Vancouver, September 19, 2013) Last week, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs hosted our 45th Annual General Assembly. Minister John Rustad of the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation presented and responded to questions from members of the...
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Now we have clear direction from the courts: WHITEHORSE STAR

The Supreme Court of Canada has denied the Yukon government’s request to hear an appeal involving how mineral claims are staked inside the traditional territory of the Ross River Dena Council. The decision was handed down by the country’s highest court at 6:45 a.m. –...
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Tahltan unhappy with Klappan mediator: TERRACESTANDARD

THE TAHLTAN Central Council is disputing this week’s appointment by the provincial government of a mediator to resolve the conflict between protestors and a company doing preliminary work on a coal mine in the Klappan Valley located within Tahltan traditional territory....
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SCoC refuses YG leave to appeal Yukon mining case.: NATIONAL POST

The Supreme Court of Canada will not review a decision from the Yukon Court of Appeal that put the Territory’s “free entry” staking system into legal limbo. In its usual Thursday morning press release, the Supreme Court said the Yukon government’s application for leave to appeal...
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BC Municipalities call for mining tenure/free entry reform: WCEL

Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory – In a resolution passed with overwhelming support today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference, BC local governments called on the provincial government towork with First Nations, local governments, industry and citizens to...
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Anglo American gives $2.5M to protect BC caribou: CDN MINING JRNL

BRITISH COLUMBIA – On Sept. 18 the CFO of Anglo American’s metallurgical coal business, Brent Waldron, presented a cheque for $2.566 million the BC minister of forests, lands and natural resource operations, Hon. Steve Thomson, to support the government’s Peace...
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Anglo American quits Pebble Mine project. REUTERS

Supporters and opponents of a giant mine to tap Alaska’s gold and copper wealth have found a rare point of agreement: The Pebble project remains alive even without its heavyweight financial backer. Anglo American, the global mining group that partnered with Canada’s...
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Government experts raise red flags: VANCOUVER SUN

The following is a summary of the concerns raised by federal and provincial government experts during the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency review of Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity Mine proposal. 1. Deteriorating Fish Lake Water Quality & Unproven “Aquarium” Lake...
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