BC imposes new fees on mining industry: GLOBE AND MAIL

The B.C. government is planning to impose new fees on the mining industry, saying the sector should bear the cost for better services. “It will give the ministry an opportunity to bring a few more resources in to improve our performance,” Mines Minister Bill Bennett told the...
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Two new mines set to enter production in British Columbia this year: MINING WEEKLY

British Columbia, which celebrated the opening of the Thompson Creek-owned Mt Milligan copper/gold mine in 2013, will see two more mines enter production this year, bringing the number of operating mines in the province to 21. The province has promised to open eight new mines by...
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Taseko brushes off Ottawa’s rejection of B.C. mine. PM stands by decision: GLOBE AND MAIL

With its flagship project rejected once more, Taseko Mines Ltd. is refusing to throw in the towel, saying it will not give up its bid for a federal judicial review of what the company calls a flawed environmental report. “After a second lengthy and costly federal review, the...
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Citing environmental risks, Ottawa kills plan for B.C. gold mine: GLOBE AND MAIL

Ottawa has turned down the proposed New Prosperity mine in the B.C. Interior, marking the second time the federal government has rejected the project and rebuffing a last-ditch lobbying effort from B.C. to see it go ahead. In a statement Wednesday, federal Environment Minister...
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Feds reject Taseko’s New Prosperity Mine over environmental concern: VANCOUVER SUN

The federal government again rejected an open-pit gold-copper mine in B.C.’s Interior on Wednesday, citing environmental concerns. The adverse environmental effects of Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity project could not be justified, according to a decision by federal...
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Proposed New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project – Backgrounder

The Project Taseko Mines Ltd. proposed the construction and operation of a large open pit gold-copper mine development, approximately 125 kmsouthwest of Williams Lake, B.C. The Review Process – New Prosperity Project (2013) The Review Panel, Bill Ross (Panel Chair), George Kupfer...
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New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project – Environmental Assessment Decision

For immediate release February 26, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Office of the Minister of the Environment The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, today issued a decision statement under the...
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Delegation in Ottawa to oppose mine: WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE

On the heels of a pro-New Prosperity delegation having just returned from Ottawa last week, another delegation against the controversial project left for Ottawa Monday to have its position heard. Tsilhqot’in Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Xeni Gwet’in Chief Roger William, J.P....
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B.C. coal export plan faces resistance: GLOBE AND MAIL

As Canada’s efforts to send oil abroad encounter thorny opposition, critics are increasingly targeting another resource export: Coal. Plans to export thermal coal from the West Coast to Asia are being put under the microscope as North American miners jockey to ship abundant...
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