Vancouver Sun –Ruling has potential to ‘change the rules of the game’ on consultation, says B.C.’s West Coast Environmental Law group

Ottawa should have consulted First Nation over omnibus bills C-38 and C-45’s sweeping legal changes: Federal Court. By Gordon Hoekstra. A Federal Court ruling that found Ottawa should have consulted an Alberta First Nation before passing sweeping changes to environmental...
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Vancouver Sun – Video Conversation that Matters with Chief Joe Alphonse.

This week’s Conversation that Matters features the man at the centre of the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision Chief Joe Alphonse. Alphonse says  the Tsilhqot’in decision is, “beyond a game changer, we’ve abandoned the game that was being played, we’re starting something new now....
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Black Press papers – Pivotal year ahead for aboriginal relations in B.C. Year-end interview with Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad.

By Tom Fletcher. TF: Can you tell me about some agreements with First Nations you have in the works for 2015?JR: On the liquefied natural gas front, we have agreements with approximately 20 nations that we have signed and we’ll be announcing some time into the new year. I...
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Vancouver Province – Mount Polley spill: ‘Things are not OK here,’ say five grappling with aftermath of massive tailings-pond breach.

 By Glenda Luymes. It has been almost four months since one of the largest environmental crises in B.C. history. On Aug. 4, the breach of an earthen dam, at one end of a four-kilometre-wide tailings pond at the Mount Polley open-pit copper and gold mine, led to the release of 10...
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Resourceclips.com – A mining and exploration retrospect for 2014. By Greg Klein

Resourceclips.com – A mining and exploration retrospect for 2014. By Greg Klein Another difficult year notwithstanding, the resource sector failed to meet its apocalyptic doom. With a mixed bag of good, bad and quirky news, ResourceClips.com looks at some of the stories that...
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Northern Miner – Editorial Top 10 Stories of 2014:

Northern Miner – Editorial Top 10 Stories of 2014: … 2. Mount Polley tailings dam failure — Mining made national news in Canada only once in 2014, and for the worst of reasons: the massive breach of the tailings impoundment dam at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper mine in the...
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Vancouver Sun Editorial: New Year’s resolutions for B.C.

Vancouver Sun Editorial: New Year’s resolutions for B.C. And, that, as comedians like to say, was the year that was. Pheew! Glad that one’s gone. If there was seldom much to elicit chuckles — except the black humour variety — it is, nevertheless the season for resolutions, so...
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MiningWeekly.com. Dec. 20 – Feds give Seabridge Gold’s KSM the environmental nod.

By Henry Lazenby TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – One of the world’ largest undeveloped gold and copper projects, Seabridge Gold’s KSM project, in north-west British Columbia, has received the nod of approval from Canada’s Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq, marking the end...
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CP. Dec. 20 – B.C. KSM Gold Mine Gets Environmental Approval From Federal Government.

By Terri Theodore VANCOUVER – The federal government approved the environmental assessment application on Friday for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwestern British Columbia near the Alaska border. The mine, which is owned by Seabridge Gold Inc., is considered...
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CP. Dec. 18 – Mount Polley mine owner given OK to repair tailings pond

CP – Mount Polley mine owner given OK to repair tailings pond B.C.’s chief inspector of mines is allowing the owner of the Mount Polley mine to start repairs on the tailings pond that breached, sending a surge of mine waste and water into nearby lakes and rivers. The Ministry of...
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CP. Dec. 18 – First Nations band threatens legal action over B.C. mine tailings spill.

 By Laura Kane VANCOUVER – A First Nations band is threatening legal action against a mining company and the B.C. government over a taillings spill in the southern Interior. The Lower Similkameen Indian Band says it is considering seeking an injunction to stop work at the...
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Terrace Standard. Dec. 17: Red Chris mine opening delayed.

 By Josh Massey. The opening of the Imperial Metals Red Chris copper and gold mine has been delayed until the new year as the company continues to seek a final provincial environmental permit and negotiates with the Tahltan Central Council over recommendations contained in a...
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