First Nations active in health of mining industry: WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

IT was fitting the co-chair of the minister’s new Mining Advisory Council was the first speaker at this year’s Manitoba Mining and Minerals Convention. The mining industry in Manitoba has been on its heels for a couple of years, falling dramatically in the rankings of...
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Cliffs suspends Ring of Fire chromite project in northern Ontario: CP

A major U.S. player in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire says it’s indefinitely suspending its chromite project in the mineral-rich area. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. says its affiliate, Cliffs Chromite Ontario Inc., will not allocate additional capital for the project. Cliffs...
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TNG submission to Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: TNG

I am writing in response to letters from Taseko Mines Limited to the Minister of the Environment (November 8) and to the Agency (November 15) impugning the work of the independent panel appointed to review the New Prosperity proposal. In these letters, the Proponent claims to...
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Chief William: New Prosperity project cannot be saved: VANCOUVER SUN

The Vancouver Sun’s editorial heart might have been in the right place when it penned its Nov. 14 appeal to “Find balance to advance New Prosperity mine,” but it would have been more accurate if it had called for “a better balance for mining in B.C.” The editorial’s central flaw...
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Mining needs women, aboriginals, immigrants – MAC chair: TOR STAR

OTTAWA—Zoë Yujnovich has a challenge for the Canadian mining industry: diversify. Not holdings, projects or commodities, but ranks, as in workers, supervisors, company directors. Hire more women, more aboriginals and more immigrant workers to improve the bottom line. Rea...
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Protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake): COUNCIL OF CANADIANS

Have you ever been to a part of the world so pristine that you wondered how many others have lost their breath gazing at the same landscape? Such a place exists in Tsilhqot’in territories, nestled north of the coastal mountains in the interior of British Columbia. It’s called...
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Canada’s Climate Policy Worst In Developed World: Report: CP

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq arrived at a climate change conference in Warsaw late Monday amid exceedingly low expectations. A European report released to coincide with the United Nations conference ranks Canada 55th of 58 countries in terms of tackling...
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Engo vindicated by CEAA review panel report: WILDERNESS COMMITTEE

The Wilderness Committee is celebrating the release of the Federal Environmental Assessment Report on Taseko Mines Ltd.’s proposed New Prosperity Mine, located west of Williams Lake, BC. “We’ve made some harsh criticisms of this mine project in the past, and after reading this...
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Ring of Fire development needs ‘balance’, B.C. Tahltan leader says: CBC

A First Nations leader from B.C. says aboriginal communities in Ontario’s Ring of Fire could benefit from striking a balance between mining development and land preservation. Annita McPhee, president of the northwestern B.C. First Nations Tahltan Central Committee, says a...
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FN, environmental group dismiss TMLs ‘mistake’ claim: PG CITIZEN

The federal government is reviewing the environmental assessment report for the proposed New Prosperity copper and gold mine but is not directly commenting on issues being raised by Taseko about the accuracy of the findings. On Tuesday afternoon, Taseko, the company behind the...
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First Nation takes Title fight to supreme court. : KAMLOOPS NEWS

The Supreme Court of Canada should not fear “havoc” if it supports the Tsilhqot’in First Nation claim to a large area of B.C. Interior land. The assertion was made in a hearing that could lead to one of the most important court decisions on aboriginal rights in...
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BC First Nation takes Title fight to Supreme Court: CANADIAN PRESS

A small British Columbia First Nation has gone before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that could have far-reaching effects on aboriginal title across the country — two decades after a provincial government decision over logging rights. Leaders of the Tsilhqot’in...
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